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“Busy, crowded, full of touts”
Review of Alona Beach

Alona Beach
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Where the sea ends and the shops and restaurants begin, is a land populated by hawkers, plastic tables and seats to eat at, open air massage parlours, hawkers selling day trips, trinket stores etc. It feels very crowded. The food is OK, but it seems that the restaurants don't really try, competition does not in this case promote better standards. If you couldn't see the beach, you might not even know it's there. For me Alona beach was more a port to catch a boat for a day trip or for diving, not a destination in its own right.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

just lay on the beach, see the same color from sea to sky outaway, clearing seawater, pure blue sky with white clouds, the sunshine is shining cross the leaves...

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Alona Beach itself is not the best place in Philippines. Quite boring place with decent low quality cafés and restaurants. Be aware of locals offering private boat tours, they’re cheating! One guy promised us a big speedy boat to reach Oslob for 1,5 hours and took a down payment “for fuel”. Next morning he brought us to a small slow boat, said that we have to pay the rest direct to captain and disappeared. We had to take this boat, and it took 3 hours one way; we came back completely wet from waives, exhausted and very angry. Definitely better to spend your holidays in other places (like Boracay or El Nido).

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Clear water you can see the sea bed, too much boats though. There weren't that much crowd. I had a massage right in front of the beach which is just fantastic!

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

The sand reminds me of caffe latte with just the right consistency. Beach is kept clean, not crowded with minimal people traffic unlike Boracay. It's public and private at the same time. Just be careful of the sea urchins when wading. You'll be surprised by the vivid colors of different types of starfish- purple, blue, orange and fuschia!

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