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8 Batangas Beaches Perfect for a Quick Summer Getaway

With thousands of beaches across the country, Manileños are lucky that despite living in the concrete jungle, a quick beach getaway is less than a couple of hours away. If you can’t take a leave or take a flight, then why not head over to one of these Batangas beaches over the weekend?

 

 

1. Nasugbu Beach

Nasugbu Beach Batangas

This humble town in Batangas is ideal for travelers who are into camping and who enjoy exploring coves with crystal clear water, soft off-white sand, and breathtaking cliffs.

As an added bonus, you can take a boat to nearby Fortune Island which is home to a grand Grecian acropolis standing atop the island’s limestone cliff.

  • How to Get There: There are Nasugbu-bound buses from the bus stations in Pasay and Buendia. Travel time is about three hours. Ask to be dropped off at the town proper, where you can hail a trike that will take you to your chosen beach resort.
  • Recommended Hotels: Canyon Cove Hotel and SpaPico Sands Hotel, The Mediterranean House

 

2. Laiya Beach

Laiya San Juan Beach Batangas

With a long shoreline and soft sand, Laiya houses a number of beach resorts. Travelers can opt to either kick back and relax or to partake in fun water activities such as jet skiing, or riding the flying fish and banana boat.

Laiya is also close to Mt. Daguldol, where you and your loved ones can bond over a session of hiking and biking.

  • How to Get There: From Manila, board a bus with a Lipa City signboard. Ask to be dropped off at the terminal, then take a jeepney or van ride to San Juan, Batangas. Tell the driver to take you to the municipal hall. From there, hire a tricycle going to your preferred beach resort.

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3. Matabungkay Beach

Matabungkay Beach Lian Batangas
Image Credit: @matabungkaylianbatangas8 via Facebook

Matabungkay Beach is probably the most popular among the beaches in Lian. The sand may not be purely white, but you’re sure to appreciate the crashing sea waves and the cool wind blowing against your face. The area is also known for the floating rafts (or balsa) on the beach.

 

4. Lobo Beach

Lobo Punta de Malabrigo

If you’re into scenic rocky beaches, Lobo is the destination to be. Every beach is oozing with coral-rich spots and marine life, making the area perfect for snorkeling and diving activities.

The Faro de Punta de Malabrigo or Malabrigo Lighthouse is not only another breathtaking reason why you should visit Lobo, but it also serves as a guide for sea vessels passing through the Verde Island Passage.

  • How to Get There: Take a Batangas City-bound bus and get off at the Grand Terminal. You’ll see jeepneys with Balagtas placards; take one of those. Tell the driver to drop you off at the Lobo Jeepney Terminal where you can ride public vehicles going to town.

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5. Anilao

Lipo Island Anilao Batangas

When thinking about the best beaches in Batangas, Anilao is difficult to ignore. Aside from beach resorts, dive centers are everywhere, attracting local and foreign thrill-seekers. It is probably because the town has a rich underwater ecosystem.

While here, you can also try island hopping and snorkeling at relatively budget-friendly rates.

 

6. Bauan Beach

Bauan Batangas
Image Credit: @honeybee.cornwell via Facebook

Bauan isn’t exactly the place to go if you want to chill on the beach since the beaches are rockier than usual. Bauan is more of a jump off point for snorkeling or diving.

Since most of the waters here are part of a marine sanctuary, you can expect a diverse and colorful underwater ecosystem – which is why disruptive water activities are out of question.

  • How to Get There: From the Batangas City Grand Terminal, you can find jeepneys bound to Bauan.

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7. Burot Beach

Burot Beach
Image Credit: @burotbeachcalatagan via Facebook

In love with sunsets? Burot Beach in Calatagan is one of the best spots for watching the sky light up with relaxing hues of red, orange, and yellow. It also has one of the longest shorelines in the province, which means more spaces to stroll around and to chill.

When in Calatagan, make sure you visit the IG-worthy Cape Santiago Lighthouse, which is the oldest working lighthouse in the province.

  • How to Get There: Calatagan-bound buses can be found in Pasay, Cubao, and Lawton. Ask to be dropped off in front of City Hall, then hail a trike ride going to your resort.
  • Recommended Hotels: Anciano Beach House

 

8. Isla Verde (Verde Island)

Verde Island Batangas
Image Credit: @ISLA-VERDE-419325282147397 via Facebook

As its name suggests, Isla Verde or Verde Island is a lush island located between Luzon and Mindoro. This unassuming destination requires a boat ride of about 1.5 hours, depending on water conditions.

The best time to visit here are the months of January to May when the waves are relatively gentler.

There is no white or fine sand here, but the surrounding waters may be some of the clearest and bluest you’ll ever see in your life.

    • How to Get There: Ride a bus bound to Batangas City and get off at the Grand Terminal. From there, call a trike driver to take you to Tabangao Aplaya Port, where you’ll find boats going to the island.

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