Our jaded body brought us into a deep slumber and we really had a good sleep at the Kims Garden Inn. It was late in the afternoon when we arrived in Anda, and looking for a place to repose for a night was our priority that time. Hence, we didn’t able to amble around Anda’s long stretch of white sand beach. On the succeeding day, we woke up early in the morning and walk close to the beach to not just enjoy the innate beauty of Quinale beach, but also to see the stunning sunrise.
It was still dark when we got to the beach. I still caught some camping tents that are still standing on the long stretch of white sand beach. And campers seemed to genuinely have a great night on the beach.. We waited for a few minutes to really witness the break of the day.
There’s simply something about the sunrise that always leave me speechless. It’s an unusual scenery to witness as this will invariably remind me of so much to thank for. Genuinely, we all marveled at the beautiful red and orange colors of a sunrise and sometimes experiencing a very rare glaring hues means embracing a new day, and what’s more to offer until it finally rest below the horizon while forming a stunning twilight hue. There are eye-catching sunrises, but there are also places where we can have a perfect spot to stare to a spectacular morning sun-hues. And experiencing the sunrise on Quinale beach is I guess one of those places that you can really say, it’s where the perfect spot to see sunrise.
Anda’s Quinale Beach has been fanning its name for owning a long stretch of white sand with turquoise waters, and a sandy bed. Most people consider this beach as the finest you could find in Bohol and perhaps in the country, matching that of the famous Boracay and other finest white beach in the Philippines. I was really glad seeing the waves kissing the shore as if gently ironing the white sand forming a perfect elevation, which seems to be a perfect playground of every itchy feet while the waves dashing on someone’s feet.
And to my surprise, Quinale beach is actually only a stone’s throw from Anda’s Municipal Hall. It can be seen just across the wide open space in front of the heritage church. The primary public beach stretches about two kilometers, and another two kilometers in the west, which is very secluded. As we amble around, we found out a statue of a World War II soldier, which serves as a landmark, and a reminder of the American landing in this town during the war.
A few meters before traipsing on the white sand beach, there is actually Magtalisay Trees sturdily standing, which serves as a shade during the day. There’s also a charming open Huts along the shore that will entice you to take a photo, which seems to be an Instagram-worthy.
What makes Quinale beach unique is the serenity that it has to offer and a chance to commune with nature’s natural beauty. A great place to unwind, and a perfect place to bond with friends and family. Alternatively, you can rent tables and chairs and set them up along the beach while enjoying the sea breeze, (rental is PHP 75), and chairs (PHP 5 for 2 chairs). The seafront is also cleaned and groomed every morning, which makes the place maintained it’s cleanliness and we have witnessed it when we had our morning walk after enjoying the sunrise.
At the Quinale’s beach, ensuring the safety is actually their top priority as we can’t predict the future, hence, there’s a life guard on duty always. The Quinale beach might be a public beach in Anda, but never estimate the comfort that it has to offer since there are free facilities like open showers, changing room and toilet. I personally consider Quinale beach in Anda secluded during my visit, but to my surprise, there are actually bars and restaurants, which are located close to the beach.
Me and my friends didn’t get a chance to drench ourselves in the turquoise waters of the Quinale beach since we left the beach in the morning to explore more of Anda’s hidden gem. But we genuinely have enjoyed the sunrise, in fact, we are planning to go back soon and we are probably going to just camp on the beach.
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- Canawa Cold Spring: Mysteriously Hiding In The Beautiful Lush Green Forest
- Kims Garden Inn: Anda’s Affordable Place To Stay
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HOW TO GET TO ANDA’S QUINALE BEACH
From Tagbilaran City
Once you arrive at Tagbilaran City Sea Port or Tagbilaran City airport, just hail a tricycle to take you to Dao Terminal. From Dao Terminal ride a Bus or Van bound for Anda, Bohol. Travel time is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours and the fare is around PHP 100.00. At the Brgy. Poblacion in Anda, Bohol, the Quinale beach is only a few meters away from the highway, you can actually just walk going to the beach.
Apart from fare is cheaper from Cebu to Tubigon, travel time is only more than an hour via Fast Cat or other Fast Craft bound for Tubigon. From Tubigon, ride a Bus bound for Guindulman. The travel time is less than 3 hours. The fare is less than PHP 200.00. From Guindulman, take a Bus/Van, travel time is approximately 30 minutes and the fare is around PHP 30.00.
You can also take Motorela or locally known as Rela, fare is around PHP 50.00 and the travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
At the Brgy. Poblacion in Anda, Bohol, the Quinale beach is only a few meters away from the highway, you can actually just walk going to the beach.
- The motorcycle is such a great means of transportation in Anda, Bohol. Hence, I advise you to rent a Motorcycle if you know how to drive and visit all the hidden gem of Anda, especially Quinale beach and the Cave Pools.
- You can take your own camping tent and just camp on the beach, during my visit, there’s no entrance fee yet.
- You can spend many activities on Quinale beach such as walking on the shoreline, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
- Wake up early in the morning and experience the stunning view of sunrise.
- Affordable and home cook food, is located near the Market just a few meters away from the beach.
- Please remember to leave no trace behind. Take good care of our mother nature. Just enjoy and be responsible enough.
WHERE TO STAY IN ANDA BOHOL
I’ve strolled around the beach side of Anda, and the cheapest accommodation I’ve found was in the Kims Garden Inn. It is located very near to Anda’s long white sand beach or commonly known as Quinale beach. Their room rates are ranging from Php 499.00, P599.00 to P699.00, and Good for 2 people. For my complete review of this hostel, kindly read it here.
ITINERARY FOR THE WHOLE TRIP
(Birthday Backpacking: Cebu-Tubigon-Carmen-Alicia-Candijay-Anda-Dimiao-Tagbilaran-Napo-Tubigon-Cebu)
DAY 1 (Binabaje Hills, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Can-umantad Falls, Canawa Cold Spring & Anda Beach)
02:30 AM Depart for Tubigon from Cebu
05:00 AM ETA Tubigon
05:30 AM Depart for Carmen
06:30 AM ETA Carmen
07:00 AM Depart for Alicia
08:00 AM ETA Alicia
08:10 AM Breakfast & Registration for Binabaje Hills
08:40 AM Depart for Binabaje Jump Off Area
09:00 AM Assault Trek to Binabaje Hills Peak
09:50 AM ETA Binabaje Hills summit
10:00 AM Rest and Picture taking
10:45 AM Trek down to Jump Off area
11:20 AM ETA Jump off area
11:30 AM Depart for Alicia Proper
11:40 AM Depart for Lungsod-daan, Candijay
12:05 PM ETA Lungsod-daan Proper
12:10 PM Lunch
12:40 PM Depart for Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
01:10 PM Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
01:15 PM Depart for Can-umantad Falls
01:40 PM ETA Can-umantad Falls and Picture taking
02:10 PM Depart for Canawa Spring
02:30 PM ETA Canawa Spring (Swimming & Picture taking)
03:00 PM Depart For Highway
03:30 PM Depart for Guindulman
03:55 PM ETA Guindulman (Waiting for Van bound for Anda)
04:20 PM Depart for Anda
04:40 PM ETA Anda (Strolling around the white beach and look for cheap accommodation)
05:30 PM Check Inn at Kims Garden Inn
06:00 PM Early rest (Take a nap)
08:30 PM Dinner at the food place near the market
09:30 PM Lights Off (Sleep)
DAY 2 (Anda Beach Sunrise, Cabagnow Cave Pool, Combento Cave Pool, Ingkumhan Falls, Pahangog Twin Falls)
05:30 AM Wake Up Call
05:45 AM Waiting for sunrise at the white beach
06:00 AM Sunrise viewing and Picture taking
07:00 AM Breakfast
07:30 AM Preparation for Cave Pool Adventure
08:00 AM Check Out in Kims Garden Inn
08:30 AM Depart for Cabagnow Cave Pool
08:40 AM ETA Jump Off Area and trek to Cabagnow
08:50 AM ETA Cabagnow
09:00 AM Swimming & Picture taking
10:20 AM Depart for Combento Cave Pool
10:30 AM ETA Combento Cave Pool (Swimming & Picture Taking)
11:30 AM Depart for Guindulman
11:40 AM ETA Guindulman
12:05 PM Lunch
12:20 PM Depart for Dimiao
01:30 PM ETA Dimiao
01:35 PM Depart for Ingkumhan Falls
02:00 PM ETA Ingkumhan Falls (Swimming & Picture taking)
02:40 PM Depart for Pahangog Twin Falls
03:00 PM ETA Jump off area
03:05 PM Trek to Pahangog Twin Falls
03:30 PM ETA Pahangog Twin Falls (Swimming & Picture taking)
04:30 PM Depart for Dimiao Proper
05:00 PM ETA Dimiao Proper
05:20 PM Depart for Tagbilaran
06:30 PM ETA Tagbilaran
07:30 PM Depart for Napo, Loon
08:20 PM ETA Napo, Loon
08:30 PM Dinner
11:30 PM Lights off (sleep)
DAY 3 (Napo Beach)
07:00 AM Wake up call
07:30 AM Coffe Time
09:00 AM Napo, Beach
09:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Swimming & Picture taking
12:10 PM Sleep before heading back to Tubigon
02:00 PM Late Lunch
03:30 PM Depart for Tubigon
04:30 PM ETA Tubigon
05:30 PM Depart for Cebu
06:50 PM ETA Cebu
08:00 PM Going Home
10:00 PM Lights off (Sleep)
EXPENSES FOR THE WHOLE TRIP (Cebu-Tubigon-Carmen-Alicia-Candijay-Anda-Dimiao-Tagbilaran-Napo-Tubigon-Cebu)
- Cebu Tubigon Fast Cat – Php 300.00
- Terminal Fee – Php 25.00
- Tubigon to Carmen Motorcycle – Php 150.00
- Carmen to Alicia – Php 40.00\
- Tour guide fee Binabaje hills – 300.00\
- Fare motorcycle – Php 200.00
- Motorcycle (Can-umantad, Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Canawa spring) – Php 300.00
- Can-umantad Entrance Fee – Php 20.00
- Canawa spring – Php 20.00
- Lungsod-Daan to Guindulman Jeepney – Php 15.00
- Guindulman to Anda – Php 30.00\
- Accommodation (Kims Garden Inn) – Php 499.00
- Cabagnow Cave & Combento Cave Tricycle – Php 120.00
- Cabagnow Cave pool Entrance – Php 50.00
- Combento Cave pool Entrance – Php 20.00
- Anda to Guindulman – Php 25.00
- Guindulman to Dimiao – Php 160.00
- Pahangog Twin Falls & Ingkumhan Falls motorcycle – Php 300.00
- Dimiao to Tagbilaran – Php 80.00
- Tagbilaran to Napo Loon – Php 31.00
- Loon to Tubigon Php 28.00
- Tubigon to Cebu Weesam – Php 250.00
- Terminal fee & ticket – Php 25.00
- Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks) – Php 750.00