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If you want to take a break from your work and daily routine, the province of Batangas is the perfect getaway to chill and relax. It is one ...

Glamping at Kalika Balayan for a Quick Weekend Getaway

If you want to take a break from your work and daily routine, the province of Batangas is the perfect getaway to chill and relax. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila, boasting of beautiful resorts, historical landmarks, white sandd beaches and the famous Taal Volcano. And if you are looking for unique accommodation without sacrificing the luxury of a hotel experience, then Kalika Balayan is the right place for you. 

Situated on a half-hectare property in the humble town of Balayan, Kalika Balayan is one of the resorts that you should try in Batangas. It features glamping tents for solo, couples and even big groups, perfect for barkada or family getaway. Each tent comes with a comfy queen-size bed, a fan, bedside lamp, a small wooden table, and power plugs.  You can upgrade and go for the Semi-Deluxe which comes with air-conditioning; or the Deluxe which has air conditioning and a mini jacuzzi. The premium tent that can accommodate 6 pax comes with air-conditioning, additional fans, and a mini jacuzzi. 

Rates are below:


Standard @3800php

  • Semi- deluxe - 4200php
  • De luxe - 5000php
  • Premium - 9500php

Friday - Sunday (Weekends):

  • Standard - 4000php
  • Semi- deluxe - 4500php    
  • De luxe - 5300php
  • Premium - 9800php 

Deluxe/semi/ standard tent

  • Tent rate is for 2 people
  • maximum 4 people in one tent
  • 3rd and 4th have additional
  • breakfast is included

Premium tent 

  • Tent rate for 4
  • Maximum 9( 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th person with additional) 
  • breakfast is included 
  •  Additional 750php per person aged 3-12
  • Additional 1500php per person  aged 13 and above 
  • 0-2years old free

The resort is pet friendly. Your lovely pets can go around in and out of your tent. It has also free parking space which is private and gated.

Each guest will get a complimentary breakfast. Kalika offers Filipino and Continental breakfast. For Filipino breakfast, they serve tapa, garlic rice and coffee. Conversely, Continental breakfast is composed of pancake, sausage and scrambled egg. They also offer dishes for lunch and dinner. I highly recommend Salmon Sinigang. It's super sarap!

You may bring snacks and drinks -ONLY to be consumed by the booked tent. No cooking and outside food/drinks are not allowed in public/ common space- main building/ swimming pool. Any special food request/ big gathering menu can be accommodated if informed in advance

The glamping resort has an outdoor swimming pool which is best enjoyed in summer. It's a great spot where guests of all ages can relax and have fun. The bathrooms are located a few steps away from the tents. It is composed of a shared outdoor sink area, toilet, and outdoor shower. Shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and blower are available in the shared bathrooms. 

The common space is composed of a ground floor and terrace equipped with tables, rattan chairs, and sofas. You can enjoy here board games: card decks, monopoly, uno, jenga, chest, domino, scrabble, cluedo, catan and many more. This spot is a great venue to view the spectacular sunset. 

What I like about this resort, it is surrounded by several trees and plants with a magnificent view of Mount Dalig. It's nice to wake up in the morning and feel the good vibe of nature. The greeneries around the property are very relaxing. 

Checkin time is  4pm, out 2pm next day. 

How to get there ( Commute) 

  • Take a van in Pasay ( a few steps from MRT Taft). Fare is P250 and travel time is around 2.5 hours. Tell the driver to drop you off at Walter Mart Balayan. 
  • From there, take a tricycle and tell the driver to bring you to Kalika or Barangay Tanggoy. The special fare is P100 and the regular fare is P20. Travel time is around  15 minutes. 

For Private Car

  • You may take SLEX then T'agaytay- Nasugbao Highway going to Balayan.
  • The best option is to use the Waze App. 

Kalika Balayan is along Balibago Road, Barangay Tanggoy, Balayan, Batangas. It is 15min away (by car) from Matabungkay beach. For more information, you may contact them at +63 915 256 9531 or follow Kalika Balayan on Facebook.