If you’re planning to go on a beach trip this holy week and you don’t want the hassle of long travel times from the metro, here are 12 places that we found that may just be perfect for you:
The fastest way to Laiya is via the town of San Juan. Take ALPS Bus from either EDSA Nepa Q-Mart, Araneta Center Cubao, or Alabang Grand Terminal to San Juan Batangas. The earliest trip is at 3:00AM and the last trip departs at 5:00PM with 12 trips in total per day. The fare is ₱190.
In San Juan, right in front of the Municipal Hall, board a Laiya- or Hugom-bound jeepney. Take note that the last departing jeepney to Laiya leaves at 5:00PM. There are also tricycles that are willing to take you to Laiya but you just need to shell out more.
Kota Keluarga (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
Blue Coral Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
From Pasay City near MRT EDSA Taft station, take a bus bound for Calatagan, Batangas (Crow Bus or Celyrosa Bus). First trip to Calatagan is at 4:00AM and last trip is at 4:30PM. You can opt to take a commuter van if you fancy. They’re parked in the basement of Metropoint Mall in Taft Pasay. There are also buses going to Calatagan from Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall) if you’re coming from the South. Rate is P150 – P180. Travel time from Manila is about 3 hours via Aguinaldo Highway – Tagaytay – Nasugbu. Alight at the bus terminal in Calatagan town proper and take a tricycle to Bgy. Bagong Silang (P100 – P150). Be ready for a bumpy ride.
Puesto Del Sol (Calatagan, Batangas)
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort (Calatagan, Batangas)
Casa Astillero (Calatagan, Batangas)
San Antonio Zambales
Travel by bus (Victory Liner) to Iba and get off in front of San Antonio Market (P250-270). Ride a tricycle to Pundaquit (P30). Boat tours cost P1000-P2500 for a return trip, depending on your destination. Anawangin is cheapest; Silanguin the most expensive.
Megan’s Paradisio Beach Resort (San Antonio, Zambales)
Capones Vista Beach Resort (San Antonio, Zambales)
Crystal Beach Resort (San Antonio, Zambales)
All Victory liner bus do stopover at Sta. Cruz Lubao Pampanga the bus would arrive approximately 3 hours after leaving the terminal. While having the stop over you have 15 minutes to do anything, stores are available, comfort rooms, fast foods. By the way the cheeseburger there does not taste good. After an hour you’ll arrived at Victory Liner Terminal in Olongapo. From the terminal available transportation are tricycle, Taxi, and passenger jeep. Public transportation there is color coded so you won’t get lost just ask the driver about the address of the place you’re looking for.
Wild Orchid Beach Resort (Subic, Zambales)
Club Morocco Beach Resort (Subic, Zambales)