Playa La Caleta Travel Guide (Itinerary & Expenses)

by Rizanoia

Playa La Caleta is a 100-hectare beach cove cleverly hidden within Morong, Bataan and can easily reach 2-3 hours from Manila through 1Bataan Integrated Transport System. Owned and run by the Camacho family, the overall ambiance of the resort displays elements from different parts of the world. Mr. Miguelito Camacho is actually the one who primarily runs the resort with the help of his beloved parents. Furthermore, the nearest island from the resort was named after him which is the Miguelito Island.

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The water at Playa La Caleta is quite clear and anyone walking along the shore will be able to see the sand underneath the water for what seems like miles. The ripples in the sand look like it has been drawn there by hand, but they are simply from the waves and marine life that swims through the area.

ACCOMMODATION

While Playa La Caleta used to be a remote destination, nowadays, it is a resort area that you will feel at home.  The owners of the resort constructed all the open cottages and huts out of wood, and they all look native to the area.  A few newer rooms have been built that include air conditioners.

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picnic tables

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gazebo

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camping area

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THE ROOMS

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AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES

Most people will want to be in the water during their time at Playa La Caleta, but they have many more options than just swimming.  Everyone can rent kayaks, sailboards, paddleboards, and more and challenge themselves to stay out on the water for much of each day.

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75 feet slide

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kayak

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volleyball

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Miguelito Island

Visitors can walk along the sandbar near the southern side of Playa La Caleta to go to the small island of Miguelito Island.  The tide needs to be low in order for people to do this, but those who time their visit right will be able to have some fabulous adventures like snorkeling and cliff diving when they are there.

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Cliff jumping at Sugong Cave, Bagac, Bataan is one of the BEST ACHIEVEMENT EVER in my life!!! Whooohooo!!! This must be included in your itinerary if you will be visiting Playa La Caleta.

I haven’t tried this before but it seems so easy while watching some jumpers from our boat. When my foot stepped on this cave I was the first one in our group who went to the top of the cliff. But after I saw how high the cliff was from the top my knees started to be shaky. It took 36 minutes with many attempts and cheers from the crowd before I finally jumped in the cliff.

During the rainy season in Playa La Caleta, visitors may want to hike into the forest behind the beach, as there is a waterfall there.  It can take a couple of hours to reach the falls, but it is the perfect destination for a picnic lunch or a mid-day snack as everyone sits down to relax.  Of course, relaxation can also be found in one of the hammocks that are scattered about Playa La Caleta.

SIDETRIP

LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR

Photo by The Jerny – Travel and Inspirations

PHILIPPINES-JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP TOWER

OVERALL

Playa La Caleta is truly a paradise in the heart of Bataan. The place is perfect to chill and relax especially when you go here on weekdays. Visitors will leave Playa La Caleta with a plethora of pictures because everything there seems so photogenic.  Marine life is waiting to be photographed as are the unique rock formations that seem to be everywhere a person looks.  The sunset viewing is phenomenal that you shouldn’t miss out.

INFO

HOW TO GET THERE?

Option 1 (Via 1Bataan Ferry)

1. Book online through 1Bataan Integrated Transport System.
Travel Time – 1 hour
Fare – 499
2. Avail free shuttle bus/van from Port Capinpin in Orion, Bataan to Balanga.
***Or you can ask Kuya Akal on 0906 540 9762 to bring you to Bagac jumpoff for only P1500 only good for 10pax.
3. Then ride a boat to Playa La Caleta for 1800 for 12 pax roundtrip.

Option 2

1. From Cubao take a bus to Balanga via Bataan Transit (inside Five Star Bus terminal) other bus company going to Balanga is Genesis
Travel Time – 3 hours
Fare – Php 200
2. From Balanga ride a jeep to Bagac Market
Travel Time – 1 hour
Fare – Php 47
3. From Bagac Market ride a tricycle to Fajardo’s beach resort
Fare – 15 pesos if you’re alone or 10 pesos per person for a group of 4 persons
4. Then ride a boat to Playa La Caleta for 1800 for 12 pax round trip

SAMPLE OVERNIGHT BUDGET BREAKDOWN

UPDATE: I made a detailed itinerary and budget breakdown for both transportation via land and via ferry. You may access and download the files HERE.

In case you cannot access the files, below is the basic budget breakdown for an overnight stay at Playa La Caleta.

Cubao to Balanga and vice versa  200 x 2 = 400
Balanga to Bagac Market = 47
Tricycle to Fajardo’s = 10
Boat to PLC 1800/10 pax = 180
Overnight Entrance Fee = 300
Tent Pitching 300 per tent/2 pax = 150
Tricycle from Fajardo’s to Market = 10
Tricycle from Market to jeep terminal = 10
Jeep from Bagac to Balanga = 35
TOTAL 1,142 per person

*Food expenses not included

TIPS

  • Contact Playa La Caleta so that they can recommend a boatman for your group
  • If you will stay overnight, bring mosquito repellents and a thick blanket
  • Mobile Signal: Smart – 3G; no signal for Globe
  • Overnight parking fee at Fajardo’s is P200.

CONTACT

Website: www.playalacaletabataan.ph
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/playalacaletabataan
Address: Playa La Caleta Waterfront Estates (with Miguelito Island) Morong, Bataan
Booking Price: check here
Check-In: 1PM / Check-Out: 11AM

Recommended boat man:
Joko Diaz
09121676877 or 09474130420

Disclaimer: This was a sponsored trip that was made possible by Playa La Caleta together with 1Bataan Integrated Transport System

Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

34 comments

Aaron June 3, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Hi Rizanoia,

Any idea how to go here via a private car?

Thanks!

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Rizanoia June 3, 2018 - 10:38 pm

Waze lang papuntang Fajardo’s Resort then bangka na papuntang Playa.

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Aaron June 4, 2018 - 7:30 am

Pwde na po magpark dun sa Fajardo’s resort?

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Rizanoia June 4, 2018 - 7:31 am

Pwede, with parking fee na 200 pesos overnight.

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manilyn sincabo January 15, 2019 - 9:59 am

HI ! may contact ka po ba dun sa playa de caleta . thank you

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Rizanoia January 19, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Email lang po gamit nila for inquiry [email protected]

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Aaron June 4, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Thank you.

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Marielle louise June 30, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Hello may number po ba kayo ng boatman pa playa? Salamat!

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Rizanoia June 30, 2018 - 2:03 pm

Wala eh. Contact Playa sila yung maghahanap ng bangka for you.

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KRISELLE R CELIS July 2, 2018 - 10:44 am

How many hours po estimated from cubao to playa?

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Rizanoia July 3, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Less than 3 hours via 1 Bataan

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Danina Matulac July 22, 2018 - 3:28 pm

Hi, this blog is very helpful. Btw, just wanna ask kasi nag wworry ako
1. paano pag hindi napuno yung boat ng
10pax? 2 lang kasi kami e.
2. May nagpeperent ba ng tent don? If yes HM?
3. May bilihan ba ng food? or if none, may marrent ba na mga pang luto?

Thank you!!! 🙂

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Rizanoia October 26, 2018 - 12:38 pm

Hello! Sorry late response.

1. Kahit 2 lang whole rate pa rin po ang bayad.
2. May nagpaparent po check my post rate is indicated already.
3. May resto bar sila and pwede rin magluto may grilling station sila and pwede magrent ng mga lutuan.

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Anonymous October 1, 2018 - 10:43 am

hi good day! ask ko lang if may mairecommend kayo na boatman going to PLC? salamat in advance

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Rizanoia October 26, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Hello contact Playa sila yung maghahanap ng bangka for you.

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Kitchie October 23, 2018 - 9:21 am

Hi I was actually going to ask the same question as Danina Matulac, 2 lang kami , kindly answer po gusto talaga namin makapunta dun , thank you very much

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Rizanoia October 26, 2018 - 12:18 pm

Kahit 2 lang whole rate pa rin po ang bayad.

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Anonymous November 2, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Hi ate, ask ko lang po kung paano sila macocontact?, pwede po ba mag dala ng sariling tent? may corkage fee po ba?

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Rizanoia November 2, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Hello contact details are already provided. Pwede magdala ng own tent with pitching fee pa rin and no corkage fee.

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Jomar January 10, 2019 - 1:51 pm

pde po mag bonfire?

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Rizanoia January 19, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Pwede po, magsabi lang muna sa staffs.

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Marnie Onda February 5, 2019 - 10:10 am

Hello po , ask ko lang po pano po makakarating po dyan , Bulacan po ako

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Rizanoia February 6, 2019 - 10:43 am

Hello Marie! Sorry, ang alam ko lang bus terminal going to Bataan is sa Cubao.

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Anonymous March 9, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Hi!! Pwdeng sakyan victory bus going to san fernando and sakay ka na lang ng bataan (mariveles)

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Anonymous February 8, 2019 - 4:48 pm

may corkaege fee po ba kapag nag dala ka ng sariling pagkain mo ??

thank you in advance

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Rizanoia February 9, 2019 - 11:07 pm

Wala naman.

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Anonymous February 12, 2019 - 11:16 am

hi ms. rizanoia…may anak ako na 2, 8, 11 ok lang ba isama sila sa resort? child friendly ba ito tnx

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Rizanoia February 12, 2019 - 11:34 am

Yes child-friendly naman yung resort. Medyo maliit nga lang yung mga bangka papunta dun saka medyo maalon. Other than that ok naman. 🙂

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Ac February 13, 2019 - 1:24 am

Hi Guys I’m interested to visit the place pero nasa 3-4 lng kami magkakaibigan if ever po na gusto niu ng ma add for the boat expenses pede po kami para mas marami mas mura ang hatian sa bangka. If ever lng nmn. Ac here [email protected]

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Anonymous March 16, 2019 - 9:58 am

hello po! wala na bang ibang option for private car parking? like free parking?

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Rizanoia March 17, 2019 - 9:54 pm

May fee po yung parking dun sa may port.

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christine joye correa June 10, 2019 - 9:50 am

magkano po kaya mga room rate nila. wala kasi sa webpage nila eh.

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Anonymous August 23, 2019 - 10:54 am

hi, may pagkain po ba sa playa? kainan, ganun?

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Rizanoia August 25, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Hello meron po but their menu is very limited the last time we visited. Better to bring your own food. 🙂

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