Masasa Beach, Batangas: Affordable Weekend Getaway Near Manila

How to get there

  1. Take a bus at Jam Liner Cubao going to Batangas Grand Terminal. Bus fare is 165 pesos.
  2. At Grand Terminal take a jeepney going to Mabini Talaga Port. Jeepney fare is 37 pesos.
  3. At Talaga Port you have to pay the Environmental Fee worth 30 pesos. Then take a boat (55 passenger capacity) going Tingloy. Boat fare is 100 pesos.
  4. At Tingloy Port ride a boat (6 passenger capacity) going to the transient house. It was free since we also rented the boat for our island hopping, 25 pesos each if the boat will only take you to the transient.

Total Travel Time – 4 to 5 hours

Where to stay

Tita Nady’s Transient House +63 919 290 3703 – Recommended for those looking for a front beach house. It’s between Masasa Beach and Blue Lagoon.

Tita Precy’s Kubo +63 949 836 3279 – The last but nearest transient to Blue Lagoon and no neighbor transient house.

What to see and things to do

Day 1
Island Hopping – 300 pesos each for a group of 6
This is the first thing that you should do if you are planning to go here for 2 days and 1 night only. You’re time will be very limited if you will do it the next day since the last trip of the boat going to Talaga/Anilao Port is 12 pm.


Day 2

Roam around Masasa Beach picturesque sceneries and rock formations
Swim and enjoy Masasa beach’s crystal clear water

Island-hopping highlights

Where to eat

There is no restaurant near our transient house. The only available is a mini sari-sari store wherein cost is 10-20 pesos higher than the normal price.

It is recommended to buy ingredients at Talaga or Anilao Port and just cook it in the transient house to maximize free use of gas stove and kitchen tools. Since day 1 was a busy and tiring day for us we just asked the owner of the transient to cook the meals for us. We paid 50 pesos for each meal. We spent a total of 150 pesos – 50 for rice, 50 for pork sinigang and 50 for the pork barbeque. Then the next day we fried hotdogs and the remaining rice on our own.

EXPENSES

🚌 Bus 165 x 2 = 330
🚎 Jeep 37 x 2 = 74
🏖 Environmental Fee 30
Boat 100 x 2 = 200
🏡 Transient House = 300
🏝 Island Hopping = 1800/6 = 300
🥘 Food and Drinks = 1000/6 persons = 167

Suggested Budget
= 1,500

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