Travel Guide : How to get to Tingloy, Batangas (Masasa Beach)

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  1. Ride the bus going to Batangas City Grand Terminal.
    Fare: P165 from Cubao, P157 from LRT-Buendia, P127 from Alabang.
    Travel time: 2-3 hours, depending on your point of origin.
    You can find a lot of buses going to Batangas Grand Terminal. ALPS, DLTB, Joy Bus, Ceres are just some them. These bus lines have terminal in the following locations :\

    •  LRT-Buendia
    • Taft in Pasay
    • Cubao and EDSA-Kamias in Quezon City.
  2. At the Grand Terminal, take a jeepney to Anilao.
    Fare: P37. Travel time: 40 minutes – 1 hour.
  3. Get off at Anilao Port or Talaga Port.
    Anilao Port (aka Mabini Multi-purpose Port) is used during amihan season. During habagat season, you can take a boat from Talaga Port in Brgy. Talaga. There is no fixed date because it depends on the conditions of the waves and currents. But you may call the Mabini Tourism Office to be sure: (043) 410 0607.
  4. Take the public boat to Tingloy Port or Masasa Beach.
    • Option 1: Going Tingloy Port. Fare: P80. Travel time: 45 minutes – 1 hour.  At the port, ride a tricycle to your transient or to the start of the hiking trail to Masasa Beach (P30 per ride or P10 per person).
    • Option 2: Going straight to Masasa Beach.  Few boats only and their schedule is unpredictable since they are not fixed. These boats were usually available during weekends. It requires at leat 80 passengers onboard before it leaves. The last trip is scheduled at 2:30pm. Fare: P100.

Additional info :

  • If you go on a weekend expect the place to crowded.
  • Make sure to reserve your home-stay in advance.
  • Camping beside the beach is only allowed form 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

 

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Travel Guide : How to Get to Mt. Batulao?

By Bus:
  1. Take a bus bound for Nasugbu – Lemery. Inform the conductor that you’ll be going to Mt. Batulao. Exit the bus when you get to Evercrest Golf Course in Lemery, Batangas. Travel time is roughly 2 to 3 hours depending on the traffic.
  2. Once you get to Evercrest, you can either walk or take a tricycle going to the jump-off point which is Php 20.00 per head. In our case, since we ran out of budget, we walked from Evercrest going to the jump-off point.
 By Car:  Follow the route to Tagatay until you see Evercrest.
Things to Bring

For Day Hike

  • 1.5 to 2 L of water
  • Energy drinks (Pocari Sweat or Gatorade)
  • Hiking or trekking shoes or Sandals
  • Sun protection (hats, sun block, headgear, sunglasses)
  • Hiking gloves (optional but recommended)
  • Food (Snack and Lunch)
  • Picnic mat
Overnight
  • Tent of course
  • Cooking equipment
  • Prepare PHP 30.00 per head for the camping fee
Now there’s 4 ways to hike on Mt. Batulao
  1. The old trail (Difficult)
  2. The new trail (Medium)
  3. The new to old (Difficult)
  4. The Old to New (Medium)

Mt. Batulao Conquered!

I am not new with hiking and nature. I’ve been exposed into nature trips, hiking, camping and more as early as 6 years old. But after few years I become busy a lot of things and wasn’t able to give time with this passion. Finally after a decade I had a chance to do one of activities that I love – hiking! Through my Office mate Jann I was invited to join their climb with Trail Warriors and without any hesitate I immediately said YES! I haven’t had any hiking activity for a long time and less exercise but it didn’t stopped me from pursuing my passion for hiking. Then Nov. 5 2016 came and that passion was fulfilled again.

We went to Mount Batulao and conquer it. It was tiring and I will eventually get body pains but everything is worth it. Because more than the tired feet and body pains I brought home in my heart the peace that the nature brings. the joy for fulfilling my passion and meeting new people. the fulfillment and satisfaction for conquering my fears and I also took home the thought that there is no mountain to tall that I cannot be conquered . I have proven to myself that I can still do a lot of things even with my current situation right now.

 

 

Villa Ester Resort, San Pascual Batangas

I had my very fisrt Undas (all saints and All Souls day) at San Pascual, Batnagas City with my first Jonel, Ruther, Joel and Nathaniel. This was my very vacation during this holiday since I started working. We spend our vacation at Jonel’s house that is right in front of Villa Ester Resort. We spent our vacation Swimming, bowling, tracing Jonel’s childhood history and basically just chilling out.

When we visit Villa Ester Resort we were the only guest their. It’s like it was exclusive for us. The Resort have three swimming pools. The plase is nice and very spacious. They also have hotels/room if you want to spend over night their.

For Reservations you may call 781-0496