This used to be a good beach. Now...it's no longer recommended to comb the beach. The better ones is in Tolosa, Leyte. Try Tadyaw Beach Resort.
The greater than life-size statues of MacArthur and the President of the Philippines coming ashore where they led the liberation from the Japanese are the attraction. This is fascinating if you are interested in the history of war - or the War - or Filipino history. Otherwise nothing much to see.
It was built when Ferdinand Marcos was President and Jose Aspiras was the Secretary of Tourism; 30 maybe 40 years ago. The place is aging and is being maintained using a minimum amount of effort. There was one old gardener and one other fellow sweeping the grounds but the plaques were not shiny, the larger-than-life figures of MacArthur's entourage seemed... More
This was an amazing area with bronze statues walking out of the water. However, again it lacked the upkeep. For history buffs, it was worth the jeepney ride. There is nothing else to see except these statues. We did walk down to the Oriental Hotel--now that was beautiful.
I was told that Red Beach is actually a park that has the McArthur statue in it. Red because it was where the bloody battle happened. The current is very strong so not recommended for swimming. There's a lot of coconuts for sale on the other side of the park. And dont forget to have your photo taken by the... More
ever wonder why its called the red beach? it because it was in this same area that Gen Mcarthur landed, fulfilling his promise to the filipino people "i shall return". in this historic spot, the Filipino troops led by the General overpowered the japanese and freedom was gained. Blood spilled into the sea during this battle. And that's the very... More
I went here on a 2 hour taxi tour arranged by the Alejandro Hotel for P 1500. This was very expensive ( I paid P1800 for 10 hours on a tour from O Hotel in Bacolod), but at least he driver knew the places to visit. There is a rather grandiose collection of statues showing the 'I shall return' story.
If you own or manage Red Beach, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing