Masasa Beach is a beach located in Tingloy, it is the only municipality in Batangas, Philippines. The beach is the best beach in Tingloy. The beach is famous for its crystal clear water that will catch your attention even when you are very far away from the beach. The main island is kind of a fish-shaped Maricaban.
You can see, the sand here is not as bright as you expect it to be, but what beach lacks in the brightness of the sand, it makes up more vibrant and the water looks more clear on the beach. Recently got famous, the beach is situated at only three or four hours of travel from Manila, Philippines. It is also one of the most accessible beaches in the country.
The beach also takes an advantage with itself that is not so very expensive, while it is one of the cheapest beaches as well that everyone can enjoy here with a family friendly pocket. To all the beach lovers, this beach is for you. It has recently caught the attention of beach lovers due to its location that it is easily accessible from Manila.
Also, it has created a buzz on social media. If you are gonna make a plan to visit the beach or to know more about Masasa Beach, here is a list of all the things you should know about Masasa –
Things To Know About Masasa Beach
- How to reach
- Things to do
- Where to stay
1. Location –
It is the best beach located in Tingloy, Batangas, Philippines. The main island of the beach which is actually the famous island is located nearly 45 minutes to 1 hour away from Anilao or Talaga Port. A boat ride is the main transport service to reach the beach from both of the ports.
The main island looks like a fish-shaped Maricaban.
2. How to reach there –
To reach one of the best beaches in Philippines, you can manage a lot of things like –
Firstly, You have to take a bus upto Batangas City and then alight at the Grand Terminal. The cost of the travel would be around 170 to 200 Pesos.
The travel can get upto 2 to 3 hours depending on the time of which you have started your travel. Meanwhile, if you leave early in the morning then only you can dodge the rush hour of Manila city. It can take upto two to three hours if you leave early in the morning, otherwise a 4 hours journey is not a long journey to be at Masasa Beach.
Now, You have to ride a jeepney from the Grand Terminal to Talaga Port or Anilao Port. You can find where the jeepney stations would be, if you can’t find out, just look around and ask locals, they would definitely help you to find the jeepney’s stations. The riding cost would be around 40 to 50 Pesos, and can take 40 minutes to 1 hour to reach the Talaga or Anilao Port.
You can find boats to reach Masasa Beach, boats are docked at either Anilao or Talaga Port. Also, Anilao Port is used from the start of December upto June, while the other half time, the Talaga Port is used to reach Masasa Beach or Tingloy. If you met with any problem or want to know about any doubts you have in your mind, you can directly contact the Mabini Tourism Office: (043) 410 0607.
Now, the final journey begins to reach Masasa Beach – Once you reach Anilao or Talaga port, you will have 2 different options to reach Masasa Beach –
But before, you have to pay an environmental fee of 80 Pesos in addition to the fare.
- Catch a public boat to Tingloy Port. It would take around 45 minutes to 1 hour
- You can go directly to Masasa Beach, but to reach directly there are less boats then to go Tingloy Port first, also the fare would be higher than the first option.
So, now you know how to reach the very famous beach of the Philippines, the Masasa Beach.
3. Things to do in Masasa Beach –
● Beach Bumming –
Masasa Beach is the best beach in the Philippines, while the sand isn’t so bright here but it is one of the best beaches for beach bumming. Just loafing around and watching waves coming with your friend is a great idea and one of the best things to do on Masasa Beach.
● Hiking –
Spend your 100 Pesos, hire a guide and hike to Mag-Asawang Bato. This 45 minutes would be one of the greatest times in your life. Wander?
You can see Mt. Gulugod Baboy, Occidental Mindoro and also takes the best views of Puerto Galera from the Mag-Asawang Bato.
● Camping –
Why choose a cottage when you can do camping around the beach? Yes! Upto 7’o clock in the evening, you can do camping on the beach.
Also, it is a pocket friendly option, spend only 120 Pesos and get the best privileges on camping near the beach.
● Cliff Diving –
Diving is a dream of everyone, the Cherry on the cake is that it is not a swimming pool diving, it is a cliff diving you can do on the beach. A rock named Tawil Rock is situated where the people go, fly and dive directly in the sea water.
4. Where to stay –
It is one of the most common questions asked by travelers who want to visit the beach, where they will be going to stay? A lot of camping sites and resorts takes place near beach –
● Anilao Resorts –
There are many resorts in Anilao, offers beach tours and takes you to Masasa Beach and Sepoc Beach as well.
- Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort
- BagaLangit Hideaways
- Anilao Beach Buzz and Dive Resort
- Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
● Nanay Rosie –
Fully furnished private rooms and a campsite is being provided by the Nanay Rosie. It is just 2 minutes away from the main beach and also the nearest accomodation to Masasa Beach.
Contact for more info: 0919 686 4368 / 0995 986 3780
● Tita Precy –
Tita Precy is also one of the best accomodation near beach, one can spend 150 Pesos/Head and get the best 1 night camping experience.
Contact for more info: 0949 836 3279 / 0915 663 7669
5. Conclusion –
To do nothing is far better than to stand up and explore the world, just pack your backpacks and visit one of the beaches in the world – The Masasa Beach.