Places to visit in Santa Ana, Cagayan


Santa Ana is a small town in Cagayan which hosts big online casinos and other gaming facilities. Under Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port, Santa Ana is famous for its abundant marine life, scenic spots and is the Game Fishing hub of the Philippines so if you’re looking for a place to relax, unwind, escape from city life and feel the wonders of nature, Santa Ana Cagayan is the place to be. Blessed with beaches and historical landmarks, you will definitely enjoy staying here.
Anguib Beach, famous for being secluded, untouched and also tag as Boracay of the north is one of Cagayan’s best kept secret.  The water is calm for swimming and snorkeling, fine sand great for sun bathing or sand castle building.

Although the place is not as develop as other beaches in the Philippines, it is one of the most visited place in the North. Can be reached by land or by boat, this place is definitely worth visiting.

Manidad Islandalso known as Crocodile Island is a small island in front of Palaui. This rock island is formed like a sleeping crocodile that disappears during high tide. The island is surrounded by wide coral reefs where aquarium fishes, seaweeds and grasses grow. During low tide, fisherman gathers sea urchins, clams and seaweeds in this area. It takes about five minutes to reach the island from San Vicente Port.

Nangaramoan Beach is one of the white beaches you can visit in Santa Ana, adjacent to Anguib beach. Famous for its rock formations, this beach is open to public.
The beach is very suitable for swimming although a bit rocky. You can no longer swim during low tide but you can enjoy gathering sea shells and other sea stuff. The rocks are perfect for picture takings.

Palaui Island, a haven for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts, is a must see place in Santa Ana. It has hosted national and international decathlons, where athletes run through the rugged terrain of Punta Verde to Cape Engaño. It has a wide expanse of white sand and crystal clear water. There are three trails on the island that are open to tourists – (1) Siwangag Trail highlights the primary forest of the island, (2) Leonardo’s Trail, named after the late taxonomist Leonard Co, is a five-kilometer trail that traverses a forest area rich in unique, rare and threatened species of flora, (3) the Lagunzad Trail, named after the late ecologist Dr. Dan Lagunzad, features a seven-kilometer tapestry of ecosystems, such as a mangrove forest, a beach forest, seagrass meadows, grassland and an ultra-basic forest.
Palaui’s beautiful coral beach and its rugged mountain landscapes, this island have its unique charm and diversity that is so appealing it makes you wanna come back.
Santa is not only known for having scenic spots but also for its historical landmarks like Cape Engano. Located at the heart of Palaui Island is a centuries-old Lighthouse Faro de Cabo Engano built by the Spaniards in the early 18th century. From the lighthouse you can see the crystal blue water, lush green forest and treacherous tides over the cliff below, this place is simply…BREATHTAKING!

For Travel guide to Santa Ana click here.

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