Batangas is a province in the Philippines located in Luzon. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is known for many things like- churches, volcano. a strong accent and beautiful beaches. Here is the list of 10 best Batangas beach that you can visit
1. Laiya, San Juan
Laiya is one of the best Batangas beach and it is the most developed as well. It is long and wide and has white sand and attracts thousand of tourists in summers. It has many resorts, from high end to budget that can fit your pocket and give you a comfortable experience.
2. Verde Island, Batangas City
Verde Island is also known as Isla Verde is among the beautiful beaches in Batangas. It is around an hour away from the port of Batangas. It is covered with coarse beige sand, mixed with corals pieces and seashells. It may not have the white sand as Laiya but this Island is a paradise for marine environment.
3. Masasa Beach, Tingloy
Around 3-4 hours from Manila, it is one of the most accessible Batangas beach on top of it, it’s the cheapest as well. It is completely isolated from mainland Batangas
What to do in Masasa Beach
- You can go for a swim, the water of Masasa beach is crystal clear, you can even see the white sandy sea bed in deeper water, farther more it would be cold. So go and take a dip.
- Snorkeling- Batangas is blessed with diverse marine life and Masasa beach is no exception.
4. Sombrero Island, Tingloy
Sombrero means hat in Spanish and Filipino, and the island is shaped like a hat. It has a beautiful marine life. It is a good spot for snorkelling. The Sombrero Island is very small and you can explore it in less than a hour. Do not forget to bring your sunscreen as the sun can toast you here. Staying is not allowed in Sombrero Island but you can rent open cottage for your day trip here. If you want to stay a little longer you can book a hotel in Anilao.
5. Calayo Beach, Nasugbu
Nasugbu is one of those Batangas beach that had an early taste of development. It is famous for it’s beautiful coastline. Some of it’s coves and beaches are in exclusive villages which requires membership or advanced reservation such as Canyon Cove. Some beaches are privately managed and some are open for public which requires no reservation or membership. The beach has light brown sand and blue water.
6. Pulo Island, Nasugbu
Puro Island is also known as pulo-pulo and Loren Island. Generally the local people call it pulo-pulo and tourists call it Loren Island. It is around 10 km from Calayo Beach. The sand here is beige and pebbly at best. The sad thing is, this island is a private property but the good news is, the owner charges very minimal amount from tourists.
7. Bituin Cove
Bituin Cove, also known as Angara Cove by locals, is about 15 min away from the main beach in Calayo in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is said to be owned by Sen. This beach is privately owned, but people can access it for a minimal fee. The sand is not white and a combination of pebbles and coarse sand. You can go for snorkelling, trekking, camping, Island hopping, etc.
8. Manuel Uy Beach, Calatagan
It is one of the most popular destination in Manila. It is not very luxurious, but it is perfect for adventures. Manuel Uy Beach Resort does not look like a resort at all, it does not have concrete structures with exceptions of toilets and a staff station. The beach is located in Calatagan, around 3-4 hours drive from Metro Manila.