Islands and Beaches
Taking the Secluded Track of Batangas: An Underrated Philippine Destination
Ryan Real | Jun 06, 2016
Off the southwest coast of Batangas lies an island with unspoiled beaches and exquisite dive spots. Its name was derived from a plant named Tinghoy. Unfortunately, the said plant can hardly be seen now. Because of the myriad beaches, a lot of unspoiled part of nature is in store for beachgoers as well as holiday-makers.
From Manila, take the bus bound for Batangas Grand Terminal. Travel time is about 2 hours
From Batangas Grand Terminal, either you take the jeepney bound for Talaga Port or Anilao Port. We opted to take the route via Anilao Port. Travel time takes about 1.5-2 hours.
From Anilao port, ride the boat bound for Tingloy. Travel time takes about 1-1.5 hours.
Where to stay:
Masasa beach has been attracting visitors especially those who are looking for a beach nearby Manila. We opted to stay in Titus Tingloy situated in Brgy. Sto. Tomas, just a few minutes away from Masasa beach. We were heartily welcomed by the family managing the resort. Their kindness will make you feel like you are a part of their family. They will even allow you to use their fridge for your goods. You can pitch your tent and they will even lend you pillows and blankets for your own comfort. Their kitchen is available for cooking. A grill is also available if ever you will be needing one. Just make sure to purchase all the goods that you need at the market within the vicinity of Anilao port. Goods are either expensive or unavailable in Tingloy.
What to do:
Batangas is known for having numerous beaches and Tingloy is one of them. One of the famous spots in Tingloy is the Sombrero Island. We were also able to visit Sipoc and Maricaban. Masasa beach is the one being eyed by tourists because of its white sand. You can hire a local boatman to take you to these places.
You may contact Titus Marasigan (09996889851) for your queries.
Watch the video below and be amazed by the hidden beauty of Tingloy, Batangas.
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