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Matukad Island

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Address: Caramoan, Luzon, Philippines

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Beautiful white sandy beach

Beautiful white sandy beach clear water and near to the place where you rent to banca boat Very peaceful outside of major vacation times

Reviewed 1 week ago
karl m
Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful white sandy beach clear water and near to the place where you rent to banca boat Very peaceful outside of major vacation times

1 Thank karl m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit! Very fine sand and clean water. Great for kids and adults alike. You can buy buko (young coconut) here. For those daring to climb, it has cliff with a lagoon and spectacular view.

Thank iamkcg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Far & remote place but it was worth it for me & my family. Loved it there & we're hoping to come back again & again. Wide sand bar, great for snorkling!

Thank Cecile K
Great Falls, VA,USA
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The most interesting part of this island, is the vertical limestone cliff that leads to a lookout from the top overlooking an inner lagoon which has a large solitary milkfish. According to folklore, the mate of this milkfish was taken by local people who befell a tragic illness. The white sandy beach below it is also great for swimming.

Thank DolceVita_9
Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The beach is definitely nice. Swimming here is definitely a must. BUT, it will not be complete if you don't climb to see the lagoon. It's the highlight of the island. Camping is allowed in the area. Arrange it with your tour operator or guide. Bring lots of water.

Thank AiExplorePh
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

My friends and I climb the steep and rugged rocks just to see the giant bangus. Risky but it's all worth it. Good for photo ops. The water is clear though the sand is not as white and fine as Boracay, it doesn't get hot just like in Anawangin. The view from the top is breathtaking. You'll regret if you... More 

Thank Nuelene G
Baguio, Philippines
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

fine sand with beautiful shoreline, safe for kids / non-swimmers to play at the shore line, clear blue water and clean surroundings as well

Thank TATAH213
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Traveling from Tugawe Resort, I was taken by Jomar to several islands. Definitely an amazing way to spend the day being taken from one island to the next. Matukad and Lahos were my personal favorites.

Thank Kent K
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Crystal clear warm tropical waters. Pristine islands. Great for swimming and wandering around taking in lush forest and unusual rock formations. Take one of the local boats out and explore many other islands around the the area. Put on your bucket list while in the Philippines.

4 Thank RobCentralCoast
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The place boast of white sand beach comparable to Boracay. The place is secluded, you'll find yourselves amazed how pristine the location is. No structures built (no stores, no houses) just plain beautiful beach. The area is a great spot to swim, water is very clear and large beach area is sandy.

Thank rod m

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