Thursday, July 14, 2016

Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island

Aside from Burot Beach,  the Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island is one of the unspoiled beached in Batangas. It features white coastline, pristine water and some rock formations. It's  three-hour land trip and a 45- minute motorboat ride from Manila.

After passing ricefields,  you will be welcomed of some small waves and howling wind. There are some small fishing boats are docked along stretch of the shore. The beach has white sand but it's not  powdery compare with other  white beaches in Batangas. Pebbles in different colors and sizes as well broken corals are scattered everywhere.

The sad part in Masasa Beach, you will find some garbage near the shore and big rocks. Masasa is a public beach. There's no entrance fee. There are no caretakers that will take care and observe the beach.

For those who will visit the beach, it's advisable to bring plastic bag and pick some garbage near the shore. Let's help the town in cleaning the Masasa Beach.

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 at Talaga 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

Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal (Bus)- P157
Grand Terminal to Mabini (Jeep)- P37
Mabini/Talaga Port to Tingloy Island (boat)- P65
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 porst starts at 10AM
  • Last trip of boat from Mabini (Talaga Port) is 3PM
  • Banca schedule from Tingloy island is from 6AM-9AM
  • Private boat starts at P1500 depends on  the number of pax. Boat rental includes island hopping
  • Include on your itinerary 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.
  • There are no resorts or hotels in the beach. If you want to stay overnight, bring your own tent or avail homestay for P200 a day. Look for Aling Rosie at 09196864368

Please leave comment or opinions about Masasa Beach and this blog. Enjoy Travelling :-)

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