Top Beaches in Batangas to visit this 2020
Summertime is one of the times of the year that travelers, such as myself, look forward to with the eagerness of a five-year-old. Summer is the perfect time for beach hopping and frolicking in the blue waters, that is why many sun worshippers are looking for beaches near Metro Manila. In this post, I listed down 14 Amazing beaches in Batangas that you should visit this summer:
Isla Verde, or Verde Island
Among the most popular Batangas Beaches, Verde island is becoming a common tourist hotspot as of late. Also known as Isla Verde, this beach destination is one of the few beaches in the province that has not been overly developed yet.
Unlike most beaches in Batangas, Verde Island has rockier shorelines. With that said, that means the best beach activity for this island paradise is snorkeling and diving into the farther outskirts of its waters.
How to get to Verde Island:
Take a bus that goes to Batangas Grand Terminal SLEX. Buses to Batangas leave the Metro Manila terminals (Buendia Taft ave. Pasay, Jam transit, BLTB, Ceres).
To arrive in time to catch the boat to Isla Verde, Leave Metro Manila about 4.00am or 5.00am. Once you reached Batangas City Grand Terminal, hire a tricycle to take you to Tabangao Aplaya. Once you reached Tabangao Aplaya, look for the MV St. Paul.
There is a belief that Fortune Island hid a trove of treasures in the earlier days. When a group of archaeologists unearthed this treasure when the island was given its name, Fortune Island—because it hid a fortune.
But whether or not the myth is real, it is no doubt that today, Fortune Island still makes all of its visitors fortunate.
Beautiful blue waters, pale sands, and rocky geologic wonders that hold a replica of ancient European pillars are just some of the few things one could expect from this island.
Read our Fortune Island Travel Guide
Anilao Beaches in Mabini
Mabini is a town on a peninsula. With that said, it’s expected that each edge on this peninsula is a beach that has its own perks.
One would never run out of spots to hang out in here in Mabini’s famous group of Anilao Beaches. There is also a wide spectrum of beach resorts to choose from, including Vivere Azure, Casita Ysabel, Le Chevrerie Resort and Spa, Eagle Point Dive Resort, and more.
However, it should be noted that Anilao’s beaches are more suitable for diving and snorkeling than swimming. There are several beach resorts in Anilao that have a fantastic infinity pool overlooking the sea.
Anilao Beach Resorts -> Best Beach Resorts in Anilao Batangas
Laiya Beach in San Juan
White sand beaches? Check. Coconut trees and shade? Check. Azure waters? Check. Blue, sunny skies, picturesque sunsets, and accessible beach resorts? Check.
If there’s anything that’s not yet in Laiya, San Juan, it’s you, your friends, or your loved ones. Laiya, San Juan, has all the perks anyone can imagine the perfect beach can have.
Laiya Beach Resorts -> Hotels and Beach Resorts in Laiya San Juan, Batangas
Another must-visit beach island in Tingloy, Batangas, is Sombrero Island. The island got its name from its extremely unique shape.
Sombrero is a Filipino term that means hat, and Sombrero Island looks exactly like a hat. If you’re yearning for a secluded beach experience, Sombrero Island is the place to go. This well-endowed island has white sands and is ideal for snorkeling, diving, and swimming.
Just remember to be careful with the sharp barnacles in some of the rocky parts of the island.
Sepoc Island is one of the most known beaches in Tingloy Island. It is located on the western tip. The island got its name from the abundance of Sepoc trees on the island.
It is rumored that Sepoc trees only grow here. These trees serve as shades and as the most unique characteristic of the beach.
What’s more, this island is perfect for picnics and other beach-side activities with your loved ones.
Masasa Beach is located in the Southern part of Tingloy. The town of Tingloy is also known for its beautiful dive spots and is found within a protected coral triangle.
Masasa Beach’s winning features is that it’s a public island, and people may camp out here for free! That is why if you’re looking for a camp-able beach here in Batangas, Masasa Beach should be on your list.
Also Read: Masasa Beach Travel Guide
Nasugbu is a municipality in the western part of mainland Batangas. It is characterized by hills and flatlands, but it is also known for its rich beach coastlines and beautiful beach coves.
With that said, there are also a lot of beach resorts that are located near Nasugbu’s blue waters and white sand beaches.
Where to Stay in Nasugbu:
Burot Beach in Calatagan
Burot Beach is a white-sanded beach that is famous for many residents from Metro Manila. It’s just a few hours’ drive away from Manila. Although the topography of the road to Burot Beach is challenging, getting to Burot Beach, which directly overlooks the sea and the beautiful sunset of Batangas, makes the trip all the more worthwhile.
Matabungkay is a coastal barangay of the municipality of Lian in Batangas. Matabungkay Beach is another beach that is well-known among metropolitan beach-hoppers.
This beach is known for its light gray sand and friendly waves, making it suitable for all kinds of beach-goers, be it friends, your loved ones, or young relatives.
One also has the choice to rent high-end nearby beach resorts or the close-to-nature cottages by the seaside. If you prefer simple accommodation, there are several affordable beach resorts in Matabungkay.
Recommended Beach Resort -> Matabungkay Beach Resort
Mahabang Buhangin Beach in San Juan
The term “mahabang buhangin” is a combination of the Filipino terms “mahaba,” meaning long, and “buhangin,” meaning sand. Surely enough, Mahabang buhangin Beach lives up to its name by being a long, white beach.
It’s quite far from mainland Batangas, but the long way to this beach paradise is just one of the things that make it more beautiful.
Balayan Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in Batangas, and that is just a 3-4 hours’ drive from Manila. It’s one of the beaches that are perfect for solitude-seekers.
The beach itself is not overly developed, and some parts of its shores are rocky and covered with coconut trees.
However, if one is looking for a silent place close to Batangas’ blue waters, Balayan Beach should be your first choice.
Malabrigo Point Beach in Lobo
Malabrigo Point Beach, or simply Malabrigo Beach, is one of the most unique beaches in this list. Although it is a white-sanded beach, Malabrigo’s shorelines are covered mostly by smooth pebbles! That is why it is not advisable to go barefoot on this beach.
However rocky this beach is, however, Malabrigo is known for one of the most beautiful beaches in Batangas.
Its solitude, azure waters, and the nearby lighthouse are just some of the few characteristics that make this beach the paradise of all the beach paradises.
Majuben Beach in Mabini
Majuben Beach is located in a barangay with the same name in the municipality of Mabini. This public beach has cream-colored sands, tall coconut trees, and clear waters suitable for swimming, diving, snorkeling, and even boating.
This beach is a family-friendly beach that goes well with any beach-side activity. So whether you’re with friends or with your younger relatives, Majuben Beach is suitable for your trip.
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How about you? What’s your favorite Beach near Metro Manila? How about your favorite Beaches in Batangas, Philippines?