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“Beautiful beach but...”
Review of Salagdoong Beach

Salagdoong Beach
Quezon City
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159 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach but...”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I would've given Salagdoong Beach a higher rating if not for the slide and concrete slabs haphazardly constructed. The man-made structures detracted from the natural beauty of the beach. This beach could've been better if the structures were well thought of. But still the beach was beautiful and the water great.

Visited February 2013
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Bacolod, Philippines
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98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Unpreserved beauty”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The beach was great, although the waiters were not accomodating. I think they discriminate fellow filipinos. Anyway, the beauty wasn't maintained.

Visited December 2012
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Arizona
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6 reviews
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“A place to sadden your trip”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Besides the uglification mentioned by others, I would like to add something about safety. Concrete slabs have been built to jump off of into the ocean. But they were built at a point where water is too low, at least during low tide. There are no warning signs, nothing indicating that one could break their legs if jumping. Plenty of workers around, of course, none of whom will mention this to you. The slabs could have easily been placed in another location, where the water was plenty deep, but apparently this was beyond their foresight.

I have been to 24 countries, and have seen a lot of dangerous sites for tourists. This, however, sets a new record--a site specifically built where tourists would get hurt, rather than 5 meters away, where they wouldn't. Wow! I am stunned.

The slides shown in the picture, of course, have long stopped having running water on them. Trying to slide down them will rip your skin off. This only adds to the impression that the designers and owners of this are simply stupid.

Visited September 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“More of the same,not worth the effort”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Took us a long time to find it, when we did, it reallybwasn't much different than the one at the resort(coco grove) we were staying at

Visited November 2012
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Istanbul
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Used to be the best beach on the island”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

It's so sad to see what kind of senseless destruction human greed brings into such pieces of paradise. Of the 150 meters or so of the whole beach maybe 30 meters is left without concrete. The central rock is almost lost under concrete slides. But still, with the lack of good deep beaches on the island, the small part is still enjoyable. If you bring your mask, you can see many fish in the crystal clear waters, reminiscent of tourism advertisement. Although there were many local people barbequeing on one side, we still enjoyed to lay our towels on the sand and get a sunburn.

Visited November 2012
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