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Cochinos Point: An Amazing Bird's-Eye View Of Bataan

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Maui Sanvictores
Maui Sanvictores | May 08, 2017

Found across west of Mariveles Bay is an adventure destination that is soon taking the center stage of the Philippine spotlight— the 'Mariveles Five Fingers'. Aptly named as so, a bird's eye-view of the peninsula will reveal a shape forming that of a hand with five sprawling fingers, one of which is the Cochino's Point, also known as 'the thumb' of the cove.

From the port of Bonifacio in the town of Poblacion, the sail would take you around 30 minutes to the jump-off point of Cochino's. The paths leading to the foot of the hill are clam-studded sedimentary rocks, that is why it's a good idea to bring in some stealthy slippers with you on this trip.

The heat could be debilitating during the summer days making the 30 minute hike, through the steep and slippery terrains, an arduous one. But take heart as you go through this challenge, your saving grace would be in the stunning 360-degree-view of the Mariveles Bay which only gets more and more breathtaking in increasing altitude.

Frolic under the sun on the rolling hills of the summit, as you find your best spot to take it all in— the gift of calm that the nature brings. Other than the satisfaction you'd get from its panoramic hills, Cochino's waters is also a must-explore with its cinematic cave entry ways housing various marine species.

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So how do you get there?

Manila to Mariveles, Bataan

(By car)

Via San Fernando Exit

  • Manila to NLEX
  • San Fernando Exit
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue to Lubao Pampanga
  • Roman Superhighway
  • Balanga, Bataan
  • Mariveles Mental Ward
  • Port Bonifacio

Via SCTEX

  • Manila to NLEX
  • SCTEX
  • Dinalupihan Exit
  • Roman Superhighway
  • Balanga Bataan
  • Mariveles Mental Ward
  • Port Bonifacio

(By bus)

  • Pasay to Mariveles via Genesis Bus
  • Cubao to Mariveles via Bataan Transit

Where else can you go from Cochino's Point?

  • Hop around the caves, coves, and cliffs of Mariveles. For island hopping inquiries contact Bataan Weather Page
  • Zip over to the northwest of Bataan, in the town of Morong, where several beach resorts are lined up.
  • If you're looking for some sort of a cultural retreat, your best bet would be a visit to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in the town of Bagac.

Read related stories:

Five Fingers Island Hopping Adventure: Day Trip Itinerary And Budget 

Sisiman Bay: Have An Amazing View Of Bataan's Rustic Side From The White Light House

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