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Santa Ana

If you’re the type of person who wants to explore beaches and the seas, Santa Ana is definitely the place for you. One of the most underrated destinations in the Philippines, this Luzon beauty is an adventure waiting to happen. Blessed with white sands and tranquil waters, Santa Ana will not only provide you with a breath of fresh air, but it will help you on your soul-searching — if you’re searching, that is.

Aside from beach destinations, Santa Ana is also the Cagayan Special Economic Zone where locals and visitors alike flock to the area for hotels, resorts, nightlife, and casinos. But if you’re more into getting in touch with your inner nature-lover, Santa Ana’s got you covered.

In its outskirts are dozens upon dozens of untouched islets and white sand bars. Santa Ana is also home to the beautiful Palaui Island, which is also the National Marine Reserve, where you can dive and surf in its pristine waters. Palaui Island is one of the top travel destinations by backpackers from all over the Philippines. Santa Ana just keeps getting better and better. And you really don’t have to shell out too much cash either! And if there ever is a need to spend, it will be totally worth it.

Also located in Palaui is a rustic and charming lighthouse that has been standing there for centuries, called the Cape Engaño Lighthouse.

Aside from that, you can go island hopping from Palaui to the reserves of Maninad, to the shores of Mapurao, and perhaps end your day at Crocodile Island with a gorgeous view of the sunset to match.

From beach-bumming, swimming, snorkeling, and diving to trekking, this small town has all the activities to keep your itinerary full!

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  1. Cape Engaño Lighthouse
    5.0 Stars
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  2. Anguib Beach
    4.5 Stars
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  3. Palaui Island
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  4. Cagayan Holiday & Leisure Resort
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  5. J and J Restaurant
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  6. Crocodile Island
    4.0 Stars
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  7. Sun City
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  8. Costa Carina Beach Front Resort
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  9. Baratubot Falls
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  10. Jotay Resort
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