Looking for a beach destination near Manila? I will recommend Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas! In fact, this is one my favorite beach and had visited twice this year. In case you are planning to visit this place as well, here is the detailed direction so you and your group will not have to worry if you’re heading in the right way or not.
How to get to Masasa Beach Tingloy Batangas from Manila?
1. Take a bus going to Batangas Grand Terminal.
- There are buses going to Batangas Grand Terminal at JAM Liner Cubao and LRT-Buendia.
- Best to leave as early as 2 am to avoid traffic and catch up the first trip of public boat going to Tingloy.
- Choose Cubao terminal because it has the earliest trip compared to LRT-Buendia terminal.
- For a shorter travel time choose the bus with the sign CALABARZON.
- Lastly, make sure that you are on the correct bus and not the Lucena Grand Terminal. It happened to us hahaha! Luckily the bus doesn’t leave yet so we had a chance to transfer to the correct bus.
- Fare: P165 from Cubao, P157 from LRT-Buendia
- Travel time: 2 to 3 hours
JAM Liner Trip Schedule going to Batangas Grand Terminal
* From Cubao
First trip – 12:00 am
Last trip – 10:30 pm
* From LRT Buendia
First trip – 3:45 am
Last trip – 9:00 pm
2. At Batangas Grand Terminal, take a jeepney going to Mabini/Anilao.
- Bear in mind that the jeepney won’t leave until the seats are fully occupied of passengers.
- While waiting, ready your toilet fee of 5 peso coin and take a pee in terminal’s public CR. Girls toilet bowl is clean so no need to worry too much.
- Fare: P37
- Travel Time: 50 mins to 1 hour
The following photos show arcs and markers going to Talaga Port.
3. Get off at Talaga Port or Anilao Port.
- There are 2 ports going to Tingloy, the Talaga and Anilao Port. Talaga Port during habagat season, usually from the month of December to June while Anilao Port is for amihan season that usually starts at July.
- There is no fixed date and port because it depends on the condition and current of the waves. You may call Mabini Tourism Office (043) 410 0607 or your transient owner to know where to drop off.
- There is a public market in both port where you can buy ingredients and food supplies.
Pay Environmental Fee of P30 per person.
4. Take the public boat going to Pirasan, San Juan or Tingloy Port.
- At peak season, the earliest boat leaves at 7am or as soon as the boat is already full. When it’s off-peak, ready your patience to wait more longer.
- The last trip is at 2:30 pm.
Option 1: The easy way.
* Take the boat going to Pirasan, San Juan.
– Fare: P100
– Travel Time: 1 hour or more
* From Pirasan, take a small boat going to your transient house.
– Fare: P25 per person; free if you will also rent the boat for island hopping
– Travel Time: 5 mins
Pirasan, San Juan, Tingloy, Batangas
Mobile signal here at Pirasan is very weak for both Globe and Smart. It is advisable to contact the transient owner 30 minutes after you leave at Talaga/Anilao Port and let them know to pick you up at Pirasan.
Option 2: For the adventurous one.
* Take the boat going to Tingloy Port.
– Fare: P80
– Travel Time: 45 mins to 1 hour
* From the port, take a tricycle going to your transient house or to the start of hiking trail to Masasa beach.
– Fare: P20 to P30 per person
– Travel Time: 10 mins
TOTAL FARE: P302
TOTAL TRAVEL TIME: 4 to 5 hours
Contact Mama Nady for kubo and room rent.
Masasa Beach, Tingloy, Batangas
Read Masasa Beach, Batangas: Affordable Weekend Getaway Near Manila for detailed travel guide.