- Posted May 10, 2012 by
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Eye on the Philippines
Anda: The beach is just the beginning
It is included as one of the unsung and unfairly underrated places in Bohol, Philippines.
But for those who have explored this town, Anda feels like a hidden oasis where people can enjoy and relax in its white sandy beaches and bright turquoise sea. The shoreline remains largely untouched by buildings and infrastructures, and a coral reef that keeps the waters calm also makes for an ideal snorkeling and swimming spot.
In fact, Anda has yet to be completely invaded by tourism and is, therefore, still rather secluded and peaceful.
Locals recommend that you take a trip to the less-travelled ‘other' side of Lamanok Point, a place to see hematite rock painting and ancient burial caves. The rock painting is an evidence of civilization during the Paleolithic or Stone Age era. The rock painting in Anda is different from the Lascaux, France and some parts of Spain because there were no images of bison, horses and cattle.
Ask the guide about the love story of Iska and Mugan.