2019 • 3 • 14
Over the past couple of years, Masasa beach has emerged as a preferred hideaway among the Manila crowd. What utilized to be a best-kept trick has ended up being a go-to weekend destination particularly for campers.
Although fairly remote, Masasa beach is rather accessible, even if you’re taking public transportation. If you’re utilized to changing modes of transportation several times in one journey, you most likely wouldn’t mind costs 3 hours on the bus, one more hour in the jeepney, as well as 45 minutes on a traveler boat.
1. trip the bus going to Batangas City Grand Terminal.
You’ll discover buses going to the Grand terminal at terminals in LRT-Buendia as well as Taft in Pasay, as well as Cubao as well as EDSA-Kamias in Quezon City.
If you want a shorter travel time (and I understand you do), trip the bus with the indication CALABARZON. That bus will bypass the cities of Tanauan as well as Lipa, which means no traffic.
Speaking of traffic, leave early. Leave in the early morning, if possible, to prevent the horrendous Manila traffic.
Fare: P185 from LRT-Buendia (higher if from Cubao, lower if from Alabang).
Travel time: 2-3 hours, depending upon your point of origin.
2. At the Grand Terminal, take a jeepney to Anilao.
The jeepney area is found a short walk from where the buses decrease off passengers. just make your method on foot toward the area where the little canteens as well as stores are located. The jeepney queues are behind these stores. If you can’t discover it, just ask anyone where the jeepneys to Mabini/Anilao are parked.
Travel time: 40 minutes – 1 hour.
3. get off at Anilao Port or Talaga Port.
Anilao Port (aka Mabini Multi-purpose Port) is utilized from the begin of amihan season, sometime in December, up until the end of Philippine summer, sometime in June. When habagat season kicks in, they move it to Talaga Port in Brgy. Talaga. There is no fixed date since it depends upon the conditions of the waves as well as currents. however you may phone call the Mabini tourism office to be sure: (043) 410 0607.
The Gulugod Baboy stop is different so don’t get off when the jeepney stops next to a corner along the method as well as other tourist-looking passengers alight. They’re most likely going to Gulugod Baboy, which is NOT your stop. I’ve done this path many times as well as a great deal of people make this mistake. get off when you’re at the port.
There is a tourism office on the other side of the port so if you requirement assistance, you can pay a visit.
4. Take the public boat to Tingloy Port or Masasa Beach.
You have two options:
Option 1: catch the boat to Tingloy Port. Fare: P80. travel time: 45 minutes – 1 hour. At the port, trip a tricycle to your homestay or to the begin of the hiking path to Masasa beach (P80 per trip or P20 per person).
Option 2: catch the boat that goes directly to Masasa Beach. There are public boats that go directly to Masasa Beach, however they are fewer as well as their sched is even more unpredictable. Fare: P100.
Tingloy boat Schedule
Below is the routine of boats going to Tingloy Port from Anilao Port or Talaga Port.
ANILAO / TALAGA PORT to TINGLOY PORT
TINGLOY PORT to ANILAO / TALAGA PORT
However, based on experience, the routines above are not always followed. The boat usually only leaves as soon as there are 80 passengers onboard, so during off-peak season as well as weekdays, prepare to wait longer.
Note that the last trip from Tingloy to the mainland is at 2:30pm. This means that if you’re on a day trip, you requirement to catch that last boat or you’ll be stuck in the island or required to charter a personal boat, which is waaaay more expensive.
If you’re visiting on a weekend, you may be overwhelmed by the crowd. visitors tend to stay as well as camp on the primary beach. however Masasa beach is long. You can discover quieter areas in the farther corners in the area.
Find resorts near Masasa Beach!
If you’re not camping as well as you don’t do homestay, you may stay at one of the many resorts in Anilao as well as just see Masasa beach on a day tour. browse for a resort below.
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