Whether during high tide or low tide, there’s always something to see in the famous Paguriran Beach, one of the most popular beach destinations in Bacon, Paguriran Island.
While nearby Caramoan Peninsula may have beaches that boast of unbelievably fine white sand and crystalline waters that can leave everyone with a beach hangover, Sorsogon has something different — unassuming beaches that have little surprises! Visit Paguriran Island, which gives tourists a long stretch of white sand riddled with the most beautiful shells during the low tide, and the most stunning, tempting, aquamarine waters that beckon you to take a dip during high tide. Explore the nearby mangrove area, or visit the famous lagoon where you can interact with the locals, take postcard-worthy snaps, and have a relaxing dip while enjoying the spontaneous showers provided by the crashing waves.
Paguriran Island is located at Sawanga Beach, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon.
Opening Days and Hours
The beach can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee ranges from PhP 20 to PhP 50 (USD 0.40 to USD 1), Other charges include camping fees of PhP 100 (USD 2), and cottage fees which range from PhP 300 to 1000 (USD 6 to USD20).
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Legazpi, Albay via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, ride a tricycle to Legazpi Central Terminal.
- Board a bus to Sorsogon Town Proper.
- From the town proper, board a jeep bound to Sawangga and tell the driver to drop you off at Paguriran Beach.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend between 2-6 hours in this beach.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Paguriran is a popular tourist attraction and sometimes, it can get too crowded. Start your trip early by visiting the place between 8:00 and 11:00. A late afternoon swim is also ideal here.
Tourists are encouraged to bring their own food as there are no nearby restaurants in the area.
- Mount Pulog
- Bagatao Island
You can book your stay in nearby hotels such as Villa Isabel Hotel, Ingko Hotel, and Fernando’s Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 60.