MASASA BEACH: Your 1000 Peso Weekend Getaway!

August 2015: (UPDATED at March 2017)

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Not so far from the crowded vibes of Manila is a beach located along the southern part of Batangas. A merely 4 hour bus and boat ride will bring you to the municipality of Tingloy where the unspoiled beach of Masasa is situated. It boasts of clear inviting water, very laid back surrounding and a place that is serene in its own right.

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GETTING THERE

DLTB bus line along Buendia terminal offers a trip going to Batangas grand terminal. From there, ride a jeepney bound to Anilao port and tell the driver to drop you off at Talaga port. Ask for the boats bound to Tingloy island. Do not forget to register your names before disembarking. From Tingloy port ride atricycle going to Masasa beach. You will be dropped off near the rice field, a merely 10-15 minute walk away from the beach.

Note: Talaga Port is used only during HABAGAT SEASON. Anilao Port is used during summer season/regularly. (Anilao to Tingloy Port boat trip schedule: 10am, 11am, 12nn and 3:30 pm. Tingloy to Anilao Port: 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am and 2:30pm)

WHERE TO STAY

You can either camp or stay at Aling Rosie’s Bahay Kubo. Aling Rosie’s is the only choice of accommodation in the island unless you pitch your own tent along the shore. Rate starts at 200/head for an overnight stay in one of her kubos. This includes usage of the kitchen and utensils. She will also provide you banig, pillows and blanket for the night. However,the kubo is really intended for sharing especially if you’re travelling alone or in pairs.  But the place is spacious enough and has two bathrooms so you don’t need to worry.

Ate Rosie’s contact number +639196864368 and facebook page Nanay Rosie Kubo and Transients’.

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Path to Masasa Beach

If you would like to have a room of your own, I think the rate starts at 700 good for two persons. You would have your own comfort room and kitchen. For larger group accommodation, Aling Rosie offers a two-storey Bahay Kubo that can house 20-30 guests. The rate starts at 2000 pesos depending on the number of the guests.

UPDATE: Please read the comment below for the updated (Mandana’s Residence / +639178255513) I’ve read that they have a very nice service also.

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WHAT TO DO

The place itself is very laid back and there’s no other best thing to do than to relax and enjoy the beach. You can go swim and snorkel at your own risk. There are rock formations on the other side of the island that you can check out. It’s the best place for you to watch the sun to set. You can also hike the nearby Mt. Mag-Asawang Bato for you to see the panoramic view of the island.

NOTE:

·     The first trip from Talaga port going to Tingloy is scheduled at 10:30am but the boat may leave early once it is full. It would be better if you arrive early so you would have ample time to buy food and stocks in the market. (There’s a market near Talaga Port). Last trip is scheduled at 2pm.

·     First trip of the boats back to Talaga Port isat 6am. Last trip is scheduled at 9am. If you happen to miss the passenger boat, you can negotiate with the bangkeros (boatman) around the island. The rate usually starts at 2500 that can accommodate up to 25 persons.

·     Do not forget buy stocks and foods as there are no available maket and store in the island.

·     Electricity in the island is unpredictable. It usually runs at 12 in the afternoon until 12 midnight. Just have your powerbanks ready because sometimes the schedule is not strictly followed.

·     Aling Rosie has her own sari-sari store near her Bahay Kubo. But it is only limited to certain goods and the price is higher than the usual.

·     Bring your own snorkeling gear or goggles, as there are no available for rents in the island.

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EXPENSES

  • Bus (Manila to Batangas grand terminal): 157php/head
  • Jeep (BGT to Talaga port): 37php/head
  • Passenger boat (going to Tingloy Island): 65php/head
  • Tricycle (to Masasa Beach): (60php/ride) devided by 2 = 30php/head/ride

Total transportation: 289php/head x 2 = 578php/head round trip 

  • Accommodation: 200php/head
  • Food: 220php/head

TOTAL: 998php

UPDATE: Environmental fee of 30Php!

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Enjoy Masasa and PLEASE BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER! Thank you!

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204 Comments

  1. Meron ka po ba Actual Itinerary ng trip mo kasama ung Mt. Mag-asawang Bato? Pde po ba mag camp ng tent? May Common CR po ba?

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    1. Hi. Di po kami nag-hike ng kasama ko 🙂 Mas pinili na lang namin magrelax sa may lagoon banda 🙂 Yes pwede ka magpitch ng tent. Yung CR ay nasa bahay ni aling Rosie at may bayad kung hindi ka naka check in sa kanila.

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  2. Been to Masasa beach last month. Awesome place I would say. Night swimming is great. We get to explore 2 sides of the beach. Feeling namin nirentahan namin yung seashore. Ate Rosie and her family are so friendly and hospitable. We will definitely go back here. We’re just disappointed sa maraming kalat sa seashore. Thanks to this blog kaya kami naging interesado sa place.

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  3. hi good aft. nagpaplano kmi pumunta jan. from pampanga kmi i read nman ung directions. concern ko lng. wala kc kming tent nag paparent ba c aling rosie. and may entrance fee ba. for 3 days 2 nights kmi. thanks po

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  4. madami me question oks lng? hhe here it is. meron bang trees na mapagsasabitan ng hamok. meron bang palengke na mabibilan ng raw foods veggies. pwede bang maghiram ng kaldero. san bibili ng drinking water like ung naka gallon na. if magrerent nlng kami ng stove sakanya hie much every time na mag cook kmi. may update na po ba sa num ni aling rosie tnx a lot po

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  5. Hi sir good am! mag plano po kami magpunta dyan on Nov 26.
    Is it possible if we can bring some liquor? if not, okay lang din nman po for us.

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  6. Hi. Active pa po kaya yung number ni ate rosie? Dipo kasi namin macontact. Balak po sana namin pumunta ng mga friends ko this coming november 26. Reply asap. Thankyou po. 😊

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  7. Hi.. updated pa po number ni Ate Rosie, kaka-contact lang namin sa kanya kanina. We’re planning to visit Masasa beach this coming Dec 26, day tour lang. 🙂 thanks for this blog.

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      1. Hi, Thanks a lot. I’m glad this blog is active. Nice blog by the way. I’ve invited my friends to join me and now we’re around 20. I’m just wondering if we arrive at Talaga port around 9 AM and we can already fill up a boat to Tingloy, will they bring us there that early? We’re also planning to go there on 22nd of January and we’ll be leaving 23rd afternoon. Any tips? Thanks in advance.

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      2. Hi, If you arrive there early and the boat is filled with enough passengers then you can leave early 😁 Bring aquashoes and powerbank 😊 I hope you enjoy Masasa Beach 😁

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      3. Hi. Depende po 🙂 Pag may available boat (kasi minsan marami ding nag daytour lang sa Masasa) or may nag rent ng private boat going back to talaga/anilao port pwede kayo makisabay. 😊 Tanong po kayo sa mga locals kung merong byahe ng hapon 🙂

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    1. Hi 🙂 Depende po sa dami ng tourists. Minsan may mga nagrerent ng private boat 🙂 Pero once a day lang po talaga ang sched nila 🙂 Ask nyo na lang po yung may-ari ng tutuluyan nyo regarding sa sched that specific day, minsan sila po kino-contact 🙂

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  8. Hi. Ask ko lang po what if sunday morning until monday morning kami dun kala Aling Rosie? or overnight stay lang talaga pwede? Thank you 🙂

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  9. Thanks for this blog. Plan namin ng mga tropa this January 25, 2017 pumunta. Wala namang changes sa expenses? Like yung sa kubo overnight stay? And, mas advisable ba na jan na lang kami bibili maluluto? Thanks!

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      1. Last. Okay lang ba kahit di na kami mag pa reserve sa isa sa mga kubo? Thank you, di namin makontact pa yung number provided. Thanks a lot.

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      2. Hi 🙂 Minsan kasi walang signal doon. pag weekday siguro di na kailangan magpareserve. pero weekends siguro kailangan bro. Anyway, malaki naman kubo ni aling rosie

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  10. Ask ko na rin po kung magkano pamasahe sa bangka papuntang tingloy? tsaka kung may entrance po ba sa masasa beach. Thanks

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  11. Hi! ask ko lang po kung safe po ba kahit may mga bata na kasama? and ano po ba yun best time para mag travel going to masasa beach. thank you

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  12. Thank you po sa good comment. Nio sa lugar namin. Hope to see u soon again po. In case you need transient house sa Masasa
    09359771336/ 09163801859. Inay Josie Transient house po.

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    1. Yes po tama po pwede ang sariling tent pero ang pet po ay mahirap ipasok sa isla but you can ask help the owner ng transient house po. she is a brgy official din po ng brgy sanjuan.

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    1. Anilao port n po tayo ngayon kase summer na.
      From Anilao to Masasa Beach 100 per head.
      Frm Anilao to Tingloy (bayan) 80 prr head na po

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