Masasa Beach is one of the unspoiled white beaches in Batangas. It can be reached via 2-3 hours land trip and a 45- minute motorboat ride from Manila. This island features beautiful white coastline, pristine water and some amazing rock formations.

Masasa Beach

Masasa Beach is located in Maricaban Island, Tingloy, Batangas, Philippines. Jump off point is in Mabini port. It’s a perfect place who loves white beach and budget-friendly destination. It’s a great place to relax or to have a break from the busy Metro.

How To Get There

  • Take a bus going to Batangas Grand Terminal. You can take Jam in Buendia or Kamias Quezon City. Travel time is two hours
  • From Grand Terminal, take a jeep bound Mabini. Tell the driver you will go to Tingloy Island. The driver will drop you off at Talaga Port. Travel Time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Take the boat to Tingloy Island. Travel time is 30-45  minutes.
  • From the Port, take  a tricycle and tell the driver you will go to Masasa Beach.  You need to walk and pass ricefields before you reach the beach.

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Things To Do

You can book a snorkel tour, or indulge into other water activities like swimming, boating, island hopping and free diving. You can also enjoy playing frisbee and volleyball here. If you want to achieve a perfect tan, bring a clean cloth or just lie down on the sand and feel the heat of the sun. Drinking a refreshing juice or liquors is also the best thing to do along the shore. Please make sure don’t put your trash anywhere.

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Masasa Beach is a open to everyone. You can either bring your own tent or rent a room in the island. You can avail homestay for P200 a day. Look for Aling Rosie at 09196864368 or Mr. Florencio Mandanas  at 09053078654.

Budget/ Expenses

Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal (Bus)- P157
Grand Terminal to Mabini (Jeep)- P37
Mabini/Talaga Port to Tingloy Island (boat)- P65
Tingloy Port to Jump off point of Masasa Beach (Tricycle)- P15/pax – P60/special

Travel Tips

  • Boats are docked either in Talaga Port  (Habagat) or Anilao Port (Amihan) depends on the weather
  • First trip in Anilao/Talaga port starts at 10AM
  • Last trip of boat from Mabini (Talaga Port) is 3PM
  • Banca schedule from Tingloy island to Anilao/Talaga port is from 6AM-9AM
  • Private boat starts at P1500 depends on  the number of pax. Boat rental includes island hopping
  • Include on your itinerary the “lagoon’, one of the best spots of Masasa Beach
  • It’s advisable to wear sandals or slippers when swimming or walking along the shore.

If you have anything to say about Masasa Beach, please leave your comment or opinion below. Thanks to Sir Ed for the wonderful photos.

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