Information about Quinale Beach
Quinale Beach is a white sand beach with clear waters located in Anda, a small town on Bohol Island. Its powdery white sand is often compared to those of Boracay, El Nido, and Puerto Galera. It has gained popularity over the years yet is still not as well-known as other Bohol beaches like Alona and Dumaluan. This public beach is owned by the local government and can be enjoyed freely by tourists.
Anda was once a place of the wilderness: its shores were covered with hardwood trees and mangroves. During the early part of its civilization, Anda was called “Quinali” because of its land formation consisting of sand, gravel, and corals that piled layer after layer amassed by sea waves. Many of its residents settled near the shore to engage in fishing and farming.
How to get there
Anda sits in the eastern tip of Bohol Island and is about 100 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City. To get there, you can take a tricycle in Tagbilaran City to the Dao Terminal. From there, board a bus bound for Anda. You can also ride a private car straight to the beach or join a tour package for a more convenient trip.
Best time to visit
The beach is open to travelers every day of the year. Its recommended that you visit between the months of December and April when there are fewer chances of rain in the Philippines. If you would like to avoid the heat, you should head there before noon or during the late afternoon.