March 19-20, 2016. It was a very youthful and nice weekend experience in the beautiful Island of Tingloy, and overnight camping in their secret gem, the Masasa Beach.
One day and One night getaway. A superb experience for young-adults who are craving for salt water and summer-y vibes.
HOW TO GET HERE-
0600 ETD Terminal @ Buendia (Buses going to Batangas, Grand Terminal)
0900 ETA Ride a Jeepney (route to Anilao Port)
1000 Anilao Public Market (buying of camping foods)
Roro ride going to Tingloy Island
0100 ETA Tingloy Island
0300 Ride a tricycle going to Masasa Beach (there will be a 15-20 minutes walk in the harvest field going to the Beach itself)
0330 ETA Masasa Beach (Set-up Tent)
Note: The roro from Anilao to Tingloy has a last trip at 09:00-10:00 am and 09:00 am from Tingloy to Anilao Port. Make sure that you catch up the schedule trips because special trips might cause you a little expense (P3200-3500/PER TRIP)
So glad that I have a college friend, Marinel who lives in the island, atleast we have a place to stay and for any emergency (in case there is a call of nature).Though I wanted to trek the mountain near the beach, the Mt. Mag-asawang Bato, my colleagues wanted to stay and enjoy the beach. That’s why i don’t have any choice but to just include it in my next adventure to the place.
(It was a little bit late in the afternoon when we went to the beach which is so strikingly hot! Kindly don’t forget your umbrella/cap/bandana…especially when walking to the crop field)
Since there is NO ELECTRICITY in the beach side, we had to cook our foods like the usual campers do and for the bonfire.
WHAT WILL BE THE COST-
Bus going to Grand Terminal – P157.00
Jeepney going to Anilao Port – P53.00-57.00
Roro (boat) going to Tingloy – P65.00
Tricycle going to Masasa – P40-50.00/per trip
If you want to travel in a budget friendly expense to nearby beaches in Metro Manila, you may want to visit Masasa Beach. I’ve also heard, you can charter a boat in Anilao for Diving and Island Hopping Tours in Batangas.