If you are looking for beach near in Manila and you’re on a fixed budget, this place will got you covered. Batangas. There are lots of beaches and resorts you can actually choose from. Laiya, Nasugbu, Anilao … a few to name all. But have you ever heard Calatagan? Maybe ‘yes’, and maybe you knew it because of Burot Beach. If not, this one’s for you.
Calatagan has stretch of beaches named after Burot beach, Caisip beach, Isla Puting Buhangin, Ivory beach and a lot more. Calatagan, also known for its spectacular sunset view which I guarantee that you’ll catch one of the best sunsets from this place, next to any mountain tops.
Ivory beach. Never heard until our contact from Batangas suggested this beach to my group as an alternative to the crowded Burot beach. This beach is best for camping and perfect for a quick weekend getaway. There is no electricity on daytime, though they have power generator that runs from 6PM-10PM only.
Here’s to summarize the details – What’s on the beach?
Electricity and Water Supply: YES – 6PM-10PM
Phone Signal: YES
Cottage/Room rentals: X
Tent rentals: YES – 500 for 3 pax; 700 for 6 pax
Comfort room: YES, clean? YES. Well maintained
ACTUAL PHOTOS OF THE BEACH
– PLAYING WITH SUNSET –
“Sunsets are just little glimpses of the Golden streets of Heaven…”
Experience it here!
HOW TO GET THERE
From Pasay, Coastal Mall terminal, take Bus going to Calatagan(Celyrosa buses), fare is P150 travel time would take 4 hours maximum depending on the traffic. From Calatagan terminal, hire a tricycle and tell them you’re going to IVORY BEACH, fare is P50 per head for minimum of 4 persons. Meaning, if you are 3 in the group you have to pay for P200 fixed rate.
From Coastal Mall to Beach proper
[Bus] Coastal Mall to Calatagan Terminal – P150
[Tricycle] Calatagan Terminal to Ivory beach – P50
From Ivory beach back to Pasay
[Tricycle] Beach to Calatagan Terminal – P50
[Van] Calatagan Terminal to Pasay(Rotonda) – P180
Entrance Fee- P200 per person for overnight stay
Total – P630 for 2D1N
11:30AM – TD Coastal Mall Terminal to Calatagan Terminal
3:10PM – Arrival at Calatagan Terminal
3:15PM – Stop over to Calatagan Market for foods
3:45PM – Arrival at Ivory Beach/Pinch
4:00PM – Snacks
4:30PM onwards – Swimming/Sunset viewing
7:00PM – Wash up
8:00PM – Dinner
9:00PM – Free time – Card games
10:00PM – Lights off
2:45AM – Prep
3:15AM – TD Ivory Beach to Calatagan Terminal
4:00AM – TD Calatagan Terminal to Pasay(Rotonda)
7:00AM – Arrival at Pasay
- Last trip of Celyrosa bus is 4PM from Calatagan Terminal to Coastal mall.
- You can maximize your stay at the beach, in our case, we were not expected ourselves to spend the whole night that time and some of us have appointment the next day so we have to leave early.
- Bring your own food and tent to lessen your expenses
- Observe CLEANLINESS.
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Thanks for these peeps for being game na game sa biglaan.
Go out! Chase sunsets and collect summer memories! Cheers!
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