Saturday, September 11, 2010

Unexplored Philippines: Quezon Beach in Patikul, Sulu

Jolo, Sulu can be reached through a ferry ride from Zamboanga City. Ferries leave Zamboanga Port every evening and arrive in Jolo at about four in the morning.

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Quezon Beach is located in Barangay Igasan, Patikul, about twelve kilometers from Jolo Town. According to travel blogger Ivan Henares, you need to pass by several military camps and check points before reaching this place. Due to the political and cultural conflicts in the area, tourists need security escorts in order to visit this paradise beach.

Not a few bloggers declared Quezon Beach as the best beach in the Philippines, even better than the world-famous Boracay. And judging from their photos, it is not too hard to agree.

According to Ivan Henares: "...I could see that the beach was stunning even with the overcast skies. The beach was wide and the water was baby blue. I was told that further down the road, the sand was even finer, powder fine in fact to rival the best beaches of the country."

Another blogger, Gio Sabio, narrated in his pbabase,com post: "Somebody once told me that the best beach in the Philippines is not Boracay but a certain Quezon Beach in Patikul, Sulu. As an avid fanatic of Boracay, I was skeptical about his claim ... until I recently got the chance to actually set foot in the fabled Quezon Beach. True enough, it's definitely a notch greater than Boracay in terms of fine sand, clear waters, and the immensity of the beach area. To top it off, it's far from being commercialized. It is probably the best beach in the Philippines!"

Take a look at these photos of the Quezon Beach in Patikul, Sulu and judge for yourself:
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It is very unfortunate that due to security reasons, many of us may never set foot in this place which is indeed a paradise island. But who knows, someday the conflicts might be resolved and peace and order will finally reign. By then, Quezon Beach in Sulu will definitely be high on my bucket list of must-see places in the Philippines.   


  1. Sulu is a paradise indeed! Fine foods are great and the coffee is the best!

    Dr Sakur Tan

  2. @ Dr Sakur Tan: Thanks! I haven't been in this place but judging from the photos alone, I can say that Sulu is indeed a paradise just waiting to be discovered!

  3. wow grabe . .daghana jud mga nice place sa philippines ..

    kani oh, mga nice beaches pud sa philippines

  4. Wow, so beautiful.

    Yet, I don't like the sound of needing a security escort to visit this beach. Was it a policeman, a soldier or a private security guard?

    And how much did this escort cost you? And what if Abu Sayef showed up in force? I believe I'll stick with Boracay for the time being.

    I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the conflicts to be resolved, unfortunately.

  5. Quezon Beach in Sulu, paradise indeed. The only downside is that you need to be accompanied by a security guard. I've been there 3 times now, and every single time we had to be escorted by a security guard. Would love to go back though, eating the best sea foods in the evening hours, sitting on the beach watching the sun go down...

  6. kakainggit naman ang lakwatsa mo, gusto ko rin yung beaches , ang sarap magbabad sa water.....

  7. What do u think is the comparison between these two lovely beaches amampulo/pamilican beach in palawan and quezon beach in patikul Zulu?

  8. I want to visit Quezon Beach , the paradise of Jolo. The last time that i visited the place was long, long time ago.

  9. yes philippines are very wonderful place, you dont need to visit abroad to see a beautiful nature. keep posting guys.

  10. Gusto ko ring pumunta diyan. Judging by the photos posted here, Quezon Beach is a paradise that can rival the likes of Boracay, El Nido, Panglao, etc.


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