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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):

Map of the Philippines showing the location of Batangas (© Eugene Alvin Villar, 2003)

Map of the Philippines showing the location of Batangas (© Eugene Alvin Villar, 2003)

Matabungkay Beach

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!

Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines (Hyougushi / Hideyuki KAMON / Wikimedia Commons)

Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines (Hyougushi /Hideyuki KAMON /Wikimedia Commons)

Calatagan Beaches

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 bothColorful fishing boats also dominate the seascape and some are made available to tourists who wish to roam the shorelines for a fee.”

Map of Batangas showing the location of Calatagan (Mike Gonzalez/ Wikimedia Commons)

Map of Batangas showing the location of Calatagan (Mike Gonzalez/Wikimedia Commons)

Bauan Beaches

The town of Bauan, Batangas touts several great beaches that are great for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Notably, the Portulano Dive Resorthas 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!

Virgin Beach, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines (Urville86/Wikimedia Commons)

Virgin Beach, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines (Urville86/Wikimedia Commons)

Kabayan Beach

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?

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18 Responses to “Best Beaches of Batangas, Philippines”

  1. Another gorgeous beach to add to my list of places I want to go! I got the capt talked into going to the seaglass beach in NorCal the next time we head up to SF, so thank you so much for that!

    • Jody said

      Wonderful! You’re going to love it. -I’ve never been to the Philippines but these beaches create plenty of opportunities for my daydreams!

  2. Jody said

    Alaina, I love the look San Juan beach. There’s some shade for me just beyond the sugar-white sands. A good book, a cooler full of iced tea and a big, floppy hat should be all I need! Ahhhhhhh~

  3. Ruth said

    That brings back lovely memories of a Philippine holiday, how I wish I was going back.

  4. missgreyshus said

    Come, and visit me! Batangas is waiting for you! 🙂

  5. Pooja said

    Ohh wanna visit this beach…..so beautiful..
    thanks for posting it…

  6. Amy said

    So blue, Wow! I’ve never been to the Philippines, maybe someday…

  7. Iñigo said

    Beautiful! My parents and I are planning for a 3-week vacation to the Philippines this coming Feb to March. I wish we could drop by Batangas, although the actual plan is another beach in Palawan.
    There are so many beautiful beaches in the Philippines. You might also want to check out the last one we visited there – Boracay beach! Check out my stories : http://inigobautista.wordpress.com/?s=boracay

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