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Discover Masasa Beach in Batangas

Masasa Beach did not disappoint me on my second visit. I was surprised on the improvement of this unspoiled beach. There's no garbage near the shoreline, no more big stones in the sands, the water was very pristine and transient homes were more organized.  This time, I saw the the real beauty of Masasa Beach.


Aside from swimming, you can indulge into several activities like snorkeling, diving, caving, island hopping and many more. I really recommend walking along the beach because this is the best way to see the wonders of Masasa Beach.




We definitely love unspoiled beaches. We hired a boat and we did snorkeling into the clear water. The beauty under the sea was incredible. We found a lot of fishes, corals and sea turtles. They're very cute. As much I wanted to touch them, it's not allowed and it's a NO! NO! even you go to other destinations. Please don't touch these beautiful sea creatures.



Our room is made up of bamboo materials which is called Kubo or Nipa Hut. Some of the locals serve this as their home. Even there's no aircon, sleeping inside of it is not a problem.



Destinations to explore while in Tingloy Island include Sombrero Island, Sepoc Island, Mag Asawang Bato and Marina Cave.


How to get to Masasa Beach

  • Take a bus going to Batangas Grand Terminal. You can take Jam in Buendia or Kamias Quezon City. Travel time is two hours
  • From Grand Terminal, take a jeep bound Mabini. Tell the driver you will go to Tingloy Island. The driver will drop you off in Talaga or Anilao.Port. Travel Time is 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Take the boat to Tingloy Island. Travel time is 30-45  minutes
  • From the Port, take  a tricycle and tell the driver you will go to Masasa Beach.  You need to walk and pass ricefields before you reach the beach.


Expenses/ Budget
  • Cubao to Batangas Grand Terminal (Bus)- P137
  • Grand Terminal to Mabini (Jeep)- P37
  • Mabini/Talaga Port to Tingloy Island (boat)- P80
  • Tingloy Port to Jump off point of Masasa Beach (Tricycle)- P15/pax - P60/special

Travel Guide/ Reminders / Tips

  • Boats are docked either in Talaga Port  (Habagat) or Anilao Port (Amihan) depends on the weather
  • First trip in Anilao/Talaga port starts at 10AM. 
  • Last trip of boat from Mabini (Talaga Port) is 3PM
  • Banca schedule from Tingloy island is from 6AM-9AM-1PM
  • Private boat starts at P1500 depends on  the number of pax. Boat rental includes island hopping
  • Check out  the "lagoon',one of the best spots of Masasa Beach
  • It's advisable to wear sandals or slippers when swimming or walking along the shore. 
  • Overnight / Camping at night is not allowed at this time. Pitching tent is until 7PM.

There are no resorts or hotels in the beach. Camping is only allowed on daytour. If you want to stay overnight, there are available transient house or homestay for P300 a day. Look for Maricel of Maricel of D' Mariners at 0927972 2679

If you have other reviews, opinions or comments about Masasa Beach please put a comment below. Happy travelling!

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