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Top 5 Batangas Beaches Near In Manila That You Need to Visit this August

Upset because it feels like you’re late to enjoy the summer that ended early? This is not the end. Why not do it in the month of August?

It’s not too late to listen to the calming sound of the waves, to complete the whole island vibe you desire but you are worried because of the hassle and long trip?

Worry no more! Batangas is just 3 hours away from Manila and has a lot to offer for you.

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  1. MATABUNGKAY BEACH

The one of the most famous and visited beaches of Batangas, the Matabungkay Beach in Lian Batangas. This is where outings are held, family and friends weekend getaway. Matabungkay is so famous that it is always crowded when summer starts but due to the pandemic, visitors are limited.

Matabungkay Beach is filled with beautiful ash like sand and clear salt water that are perfect for the summer outings, Balsa or floating cottages are everywhere to accommodate you.

Travel Hours are just 2 hours away from manila. 

  • Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Batangas City.
  • A light at the grand terminal and rode a transit to Calatagan Batangas.
  • Get off at the intersection of Matabungkay beach in Lian. Ride a tricycle to Matabungkay Beach Resort.
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  1. MASASA BEACH

Masasa Beach is the hidden gem of Tingloy Municipal of Batangas. The breathtaking view of the beach that was once captures the hearts of some Manileños. The shimmers of its waves are mesmerizing that it makes visitors keep coming back.

The hidden gem wasn’t hidden anymore, as people kept talking about the beauty of it, the word spread throughout the Town that attracted more guests. 

The sand is not just purely white as expected but with the beauty of its waves, the vibrancy is just captivating.

Travel hours are just 2-3 hours away from Manila. 

  • Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Batangas City.
  • A light at the Grand terminal
  • Upon arrival, take a Jeepney to Talaga or Anilao port.
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  1. FORTUNE ISLAND

The whole scenery of Fortune Island is just surreal. Stepping once on this island makes you feel you trespass the realm of Gods and Goddesses. A paradise full of mythical and mysterious vibe, that’s the Fortune Island of Nasugbu Batangas.

Just a one brief history, the acropolis like in Greece stood on a cliff, and an empty swimming pool in the abandoned resort is owned by the Governor Jose Antonio Leviste. The scenery is made for a Greek themed resort but because of typhoons that always hit the island. The resort became a bad investment and left abandoned.

However, Fortune Island is a home of fruitful history because of the Spanish Galleon-turned-warship San Diego sank off near the Island in 17th Century

Year 2017, when it started re-opened again for tourists. Truly Fortune Island is the most mythical and mystery Island that is great for adventure seekers like you.

Travel hours are just 2-3 hours away from Manila.

  • Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Nasugbu Batangas.
  • Get off to Jollibee Nasugbu and ride a tricycle to Fortune Island Resort
  • From Fortune Island Resort mainland, rent a boat to travel the Fortune Island.
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  1. SEPOC BEACH

Sepoc Beach is located at the center of Maricaban Island in Tingloy. Perfect for travelers that needs a quiet and peaceful place to rest. Home of local birds, therefore in the morning except for the soothing sound of the waves, birds humming in the air is your alarm clock. Clear waters, marine animals, white sand beach name it all, Sepoc Beach can offer you more.

The little cliff is just Instagram worthy. It gives you all the view from the beach that is truly worth capturing and sharing it to the world.

Sepoc Beach is owned and managed by the Eagle Point Resort.

Travel hours are just 3 hour away from Manila.

  • Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Batangas City
  • Ride a Jeepney to Anilao
  • Take a tricycle to Eagle Point Resort.
  • Board a service van to the resort. Only a van from the resort can take you there so make sure to make reservations.
  • Ride a boat to Sepoc Island
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  1. Isla Verde

Don’t miss out on the best of  Batangas Beaches, the most untouched and protected Beaches, Isla Verde also known as Verde Islands, located At the center of Verde Island Passage, described by a 2007 Smithsonian Institute study as the “Center of the center” of the world’s marine biodiversity citing the high concentration of marine species. Indeed, majestic and the best gift from Mother Nature. 

Travel hours are just 4 hours away from Manila.

  • Ride a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Batangas City
  • A light at the grand terminal and ride a Jeepney to Bagong Palengke.
  • Get off at Tabangao Post and ride a small boat to MB Super Mario. To bigger boat MB Super Mario, the stops you will take are Mahabang Buhangin and Sampalukan.

REMINDER:

Batangas is now open for visitors under GCQ and MGCQ. Make sure that you have an identification card, medical certificate, valid RT-PCR negative test results prior to travel and booking. 

However, some accommodations only allow 18-65 years old. Follow health protocols and always remember places are limited to the number of visitors. Always wear your face mask. Safe travels and enjoy the summer vibe even in the month of August.

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