Misamis Oriental has always been a home to a number of attractions, from the beaches of Opol down to the continuous development of white sand beaches in Initao and the recent discovery of unaccounted beaches in Laguindingan.
Take a break from all the stress and have some pampering time in a place just an hour away from the busy city of Cagayan de Oro, the newly discovered piece of paradise located at Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, the Palanhay Beach.
Palanhay Beach will surprise you with its crystal clear waters, fine sand and fresh ocean breeze that would literally take your breath away. It also features amazing land formations that you can totally rock while taking photos around the beach.
Palanhay Beach is called such, as the locals refer the beach to be a spot of relaxing and unwinding or “palanay” in Visaya.
It is easier if you own a mobile when traveling to Barangay Moog but if you don’t have one it’s always an option to commute. From Cagayan de Oro City, you can ride a jeepney going to Alubijid or Initao (access to jeepney can be at Gaisano Mall) which would cost you only around P30 within 40 minutes travel time.
Don’t forget to inform the driver to drop you off at Alubijid Public Market and from there you can pay another P50 per person for the habal-habal to get you to Palanhay Beach or Parola sa Moog as the locals usually refer to it.
But there are a few things that you should note before travelling to this location: first, since it’s an open beach, you don’t have to pay for anything as you plunge in; second, you won’t find any cottages in this area, which also means that you will have to find your own ways to change into your desired swimwear; and most importantly, pack your own meals as there are no stores nor stalls visible in this part of Alubijid. It is also advisable to visit the beach in the morning when the sun is up and there would be few people around.
Truly, Philippines is a piece of paradise on Earth that keeps on providing us precious gifts. And as human beings responsible for the Earth’s future, we must always keep in mind that we have to become responsible protectors of our land by keeping our trashes away from the shorelines or better yet put them into proper trash bins. As human beings, we must all practice preserving our mother nature not only for our sake but for the future generation.