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Nice clean beach

The beach is nice and clean and it’s not too big. Lot of food options are available and many hotels... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Virender J
via mobile
Cheap restaurants and a good base to explore by scooter

Nice and inexpensive meals on the beach ... not too touristy like El Nido or Borocay or even... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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“santiago bay”(17 reviews)
“low tide”(7 reviews)
“white sand”(6 reviews)
San Francisco 6050, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The beach grounds were cute, with small sari sari stores and huts to sit under. I did t photograph the beach because the shoreline was filthy. It could use some attention with clean up of cans and other debris.

Thank Christine Faye D
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We only visited this beach for one day. The beach was the dirtiest that we have seen in a long time with debris from the tide littered everywhere. Volunteers were trying to clean it up as we left

Thank Peter Desmond D
Reviewed 20 June 2018

For swimming, it is not very good, as you will have to walk "forever" to get to deep water. Water itself looks clean, but its som much grass and soil in the water that many places it is not clear at all. 5 small beach...More

Thank Ronny64Norway
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The beach is nice and clean and it’s not too big. Lot of food options are available and many hotels are also available nearby. Good to enjoy a swim with family and friends

1  Thank Virender J
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

It was worth the wait. The beach is in an utter beauty. You would be timeless in camotes.. all you do is swim and swim.. You will surely miss camotes compared to your busy life in the city... you can bring your own tent and...More

1  Thank Kate n
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great white beach especially on high tide. Restaurants is good along the beach. Transportation is quite expensive.

Thank Blue M
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I’d love to say different we were disappointed with Santiago Bay. The sand was scattered with rubbish and water not clean at all. I can see people on here saying the beach is great and really clean!? Perhaps it’s the time of year that we...More

1  Thank Chickenhopack
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this place on our island tour as the first place. Nice and clean beach. We stopped just for few minutes so that we can't mention more about it.

Thank Alfredo H
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Nice and inexpensive meals on the beach ... not too touristy like El Nido or Borocay or even Malapascua! So here prices are reasonable and you won't be overrun by other tourists. For 500P/day we rented a scooter and did quite a circumnavigation from both...More

Thank lucseawalker
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is the best stretch of white sand beach on Camotes. Unfortunately as with most nice places, it has not been very well cared for. Extremely busy with locals who camp all over the beach, play loud music and leave large amounts of trash when...More

3  Thank mhaywardtravel
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Response from mhaywardtravel | Reviewed this property |
If you really want a serious answer I would suggest that Santiago bay will never be pristine again. During my last visit at Easter it was overrun by Filipinos camping and leaving garbage on the beach. Weather does play a big... More