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The Beguiling Beach of Balite

on February 24, 2016
The Beguiling Beach of Balite

The beach of Balite has always amazed visitors with its creamy white beaches and clear, endless waters all up into the horizon.  The people of Catanduanes have always been proud of such a wonder of nature and have invited visitors from all over to partake and enjoy themselves in this piece of paradise.   

Balite has a narrow opening that provides a challenging point of entry and is hidden in the midst of thickets. The whole stretch of the beach continues to beguile visitors with its unspoiled beauty – an asset which the locals within the area are guarding zealously. The sprawling beach is covered with cool and shady trees and blessed with fine white sand, both in the shorelines and in the swimming area. 

Ideal for snorkeling and spear fishing because of the well-developed coral formations, the beaches are with creamy white sand and blue waters; providing visitors with alternative areas for recreation, fun, relaxation and picnics.


The beach is located in the capital town of Virac in the province of Catanduanes.

How to get there

By Air

Zest Air and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila going to Virac, Catanduanes.

By Land and Water

Numerous bus lines operate air-conditioned coaches from Manila to Tabaco, Albay. From the seaport of Tabaco, hop on either at MV Calixta 2, 4 and 5 or MV Eugene Elson to reach the island of Catanduanes going to the seaport of San Andres or Virac.
Another way is to take RSL bus from Manila to Catanduanes that has terminals at Alabang near Metropolis or Ermita.

Going around the Island

Tricycle is the primary mode of transport within the capital town of Virac. PUJs and buses ply from Virac to the different municipalities daily on scheduled time. For the more daring and adventurous, the entire province could be reached by motorcycle.

Where to stay

•    Terrazas de Ponti Mansions - Real Street, Calatagan Proper, Virac, Catanduanes
•    JM Pension House  - Gogon, Virac, Catanduanes
•    Villa Tolledo Travel Lodge  - Sta. Elena, Virac, Catanduanes
•    Monte Verde Lodge   - Danicop, Virac, Catanduanes
•    Nitto Lodge - Cavinitan, Virac, Catanduanes
•    Moonwalk Villa Resort - Moonwalk, Virac, Catanduanes