Tulang Island, off the northern coast of Pacijan, has a stunning sandy beach where you can play Robinson Crusoe for an hour or so. Boaters in Tulang Daku will shuttle you across for P500 return.
Off the main road south of Esperanza is stunning Borromeo Beach, a blinding expanse of white powder.
For authentic local flavours, this barbecue place specialises in particularly spicy kinilaw (raw seafood cured in vinegar), grilled or chilli shrimp and great sizzling squid – and other delicacies from the sea.
On Santiago Beach, Pito's Sukotil does inexpensive, excellent seafood including grilled fish and shrimp guisado (sautéed with tomato); both P90. Beers are just P30 to P40 a pop. It also has budget rooms.
Near Esperanza on Pacijan's northwest tip is touristy Timubo Cave, where a set of (slippery) stairs leads down to a refreshing cave pool.