Blue Lagoon

North Luzon

Paradisical Blue Lagoon holds Luzon’s whitest sand and bluest waters but the large-scale development here has eaten up a big part of the beach and it's now covered with concrete Godzilla statues and a parking lot. The water is still beautiful but the beach gets insanely busy, especially at weekends.

It’s 16km from Saud to reach the turn-off to the beach, and then another 4km down a sealed road.

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