Best Beaches of Batangas, Philippines
Posted by alainaflute on January 22, 2013
A popular destination near Metro Manila, Batangas is a province known for its gorgeous beaches. According to PhilippinesBoard.com, these are the top 5 beaches close to Manila-Philippines (all found in Batangas):
Located in Lian, Batangas, Matabungkay Beach is popular among locals and tourists alike. The sea breeze is refreshing, and the waves are gentle, thanks to a small coral reef about 50 meters off shore from the low tide mark. Matabungkay is known for its bamboo raft rentals for swimming, snorkeling, or even picnicking on the water!
A popular destination of the elite, Calatagan is home to several beach resorts, some of which “have swimming pools adjoining the sea to give guests the choice of enjoying the pool, the sea, or both…Colorful fishing boats also dominate the seascape and some are made available to tourists who wish to roam the shorelines for a fee.”
The town of Bauan, Batangas touts several great beaches that are great for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Notably, the Portulano Dive Resort “has an ideal beach front and coastline conducive for good and satisfying dives.” Also, you’ll be able to find lovely places to enjoy “the cool and gentle waves of the azure South China Sea and ample grounds of fine sandy beaches for sun bathing, leisurely walking, frolicking, and picnicking.”
San Juan Beaches offer stretches of fine sand with great views of the “cerulean” sea (I had to look that up – it’s another word for azure). San Juan is also known for its beach resorts. You’ll have absolutely no trouble shedding your cares on these relaxing beaches!
If you’re looking for affordable quality, Kabayan Beach is your destination for “clear water, gentle waves, fine and clean sand, comfortable amenities for sun bathing, some water sports, picnicking, and cooking…”
I don’t know about you, but I’m putting Batangas on my beachy vacation to-do list! Sun, fun, sand, surf, and a reason to use the word cerulean! Who could ask for more?