I love Mabua Beach because it is beautiful and it has its own story to tell. It means a lot to me and to my family because we have been living here for many years. I grew up in this place and to me it is filled with lavish wonderful memories. It is so soothing and calm. I can hear the waves crushing onto the shore and, even when I am sleeping, I can feel that the best waves are yet to come. I can hear the birds chirping their songs. I can feel the breezy wind blowing into my face. I can touch the hot grey sand and I can feel it in between my toes. I can see the living creatures moving around on the sand. I can smell the salt from the sea when I am closer to it and I can touch the cool waters. All these create the unique environment of this spectacular niche.
Mabua Beach is also one of Alan’s favorite nooks every time we visit my family in Tandag. He had a lovely time reading his books, writing his own book, playing with his computer games and drinking his favored Red Horse Beer on the beach while enjoying the unlimited supply of free fresh sea breeze.
This beach is one of the most popular beaches in town. It is located in Tandag City, a 4th class city and the capital of the province of Surigao del Sur in the Northeastern coast of Mindanao Island of the Philippines, where it faces the Philippine Sea. The beach is clean, green and safe, being protected by a coral reef. It has a safe family friendly ambiance. It is cheaper when compared to other beaches. It requires no entrance fee. It provides tourists a fancy swim at anytime of the day especially during the summer. Most importantly, it has a safer area for swimming for both children and adults than any other beaches in town.
For some obvious reasons, many locals come here to take pleasure in a simple family picnic, relax on the sand, savor the gentleness of the fresh sea breeze, enjoy a good swim, building a sandcastle or just simply to have fun. However, many people also celebrate some of their life’s important events on the beach such as wedding, christening, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions with family or with friends, meetings and many others. Some others come to enjoy karaoke, which most Asian enjoy but Filipinos do so with a revenge.
When the tide is low, tourists have the opportunity to explore the marvelous variety of fauna and flora in the middle of the sea. It is locally known as “hunasan.” Many locals love this time of the year when they can freely experience the magnificent beauty of nature and walk in the middle of nowhere on the seabed with their loved ones and friends.
While looking at the horizon, you can see a small beautiful island called “Mankagani Island.” If the weather is good, tourists have the opportunity to explore this island. You can hire a private motor boat to reach the Island. The rent of the boat may vary depending on how you negotiate with the owner.
Indeed, Mabua Beach promises unforgettable fun with family and friends as it brings everyone closer together. So, come and discover the breathtaking Mabua beach.