This beach in Opol is host to Roan Beach Resort, Ajis Beach Resort, Apple Tree Resort and others.
Like many places in the Philippines, Misamis Oriental is endowed with springs, brooks, rivers and beaches. Resort restaurants and a few hotels have sprouted near these sites.
When scouting for beaches, ask if the management owns a clean bathroom. Many bathrooms are small, dark, dirty, and may not have toilet paper. One of the beach resorts in Opol used to have a pleasant set of spacious, roofless bathrooms. But recently, two large water tanks have been installed above them.
Be wary of hotels that do not use tempered glass for their sliding doors, windows and tables. The Department of Tourism guideline for hotel accreditation does not mention tempered glass. In April 2012, a four-year-old child incurred tiny, bleeding cuts on his forehead when he accidentally bumped a sliding door near a swim pool. The glass was not tempered.
These and other beach resorts are situated in an 800-meter stretch of sand. All of them have huts for rent. Some have wash rooms with fresh water.
Birhen Milagrosa Beach Location:Brgy. Moog, Laguindingan Description:The place offers crystal clear water and fine gray sand. Its name is derived from the image of the Virgin Mary on its rockwall. In that spot, an altar has been built in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Punta Gorda Beach Location: Brgy. San Antonio, Jasaan and Hermano, Balingasag; 31 kms. east of Cagayan de Oro. Description:Located just below the Provincial Road. Has round, smooth stones that cover the beach front. The water is crystal clear even when viewed up the road. The Sangguniang Bayan Council of Balingasag proposes that it would be developed as a marine sanctuary if they would be given financial support by the local government.
St. Bernadette Beach Location:Brgy. Poblacion, Binuangan Description:Located along the highway, this beach is a magnificent sight for it offers crystal clear water. A shrine is built in honor of St. Bernadette.
Mempepe White Beach Location:Brgy. Poblacion, Binuangan; 66 kms. east of Cagayan de Oro. Description:An undeveloped beach that is blessed with fine white sand. The place is shaped like a cove with lush vegetation in the background.
Alibuag White Beach Location:Brgy. Mangga, Sugbongcogon; 71 kms. east of Cagayan de Oro Description:A unique beach that has a fresh, underwater spring. The beach has fine white sand.