Camping at the beach is truly an amazing experience. Gazing at the sunset and sunrise by the beach is one of the most relaxing things in life and if you’re up for it, you could make the beach your backyard just by pitching your tent. It doesn’t cost a fortune and it’s cheaper than other types of accommodations. So here are five Batangas beaches where you can set up camp or camp near it, to have that ultimate beach camping experience.

Masasa Beach


1. Masasa Beach

Overnight camping at the exact beach is prohibited due to security reasons but you can go pitch your tent near the beach. Nanay Rosie’s and Tita Precy’s have available campsites. Their place is a mere 3-minute walk from the main beach and the lagoon.

Electricity: only from 6am to 6pm, but there are solar charged lights available, so you don’t have to worry much about the dark. Charging is free.
Bathroom: Available and Free
Cooking Area: Nanay Rosie- For Rent at 150
Tita Precy- free use is included in the camping fee
Location: Masasa, Tingloy, Batangas
Camping Rate: 120~150 pesos per person

Read:  Masasa Beach: Camping in Paradise


Manuel Uy Beach Resort



2. Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Manuel Uy doesn’t have any fancy amenities such as pools or cottages. The only way around is to pitch a tent and enjoy the beach. They have tents for rent if you don’t have one. The resort is best for that weekend getaway to experience basic of the basic.

Electricity: There are available charging stations but for a fee. There are lights placed around the area.
Bathroom: Available but you have to pay a fee
Cooking Area: There are grills for rent or you can bring your own portable camping stoves and cook
Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Camping Rate: 100 pesos per person

Read:  Manuel Uy: Beach Camping

Mahabang Buhangin


3. Verde Island

One of the best beaches Batangas has to offer is Mahabang Buhangin which is one kilometer long of white sand. For camping, you can check out The Beach Camp Isla Verde’s campsite which is a 15-minute walk from the beach. If you’re going to book a room with them, tent pitching is free but if not, you have to contact them if they have an available tent space for camping. Bring your tent, they’ll provide the beddings. Double sized tents are the only sizes allowed in the campsite. Bigger tents can’t fit the space.

Electricity: Placed around the campsite are solar lamps to light your way at night time. Electricity is only from 6 to 9pm
Bathroom: Available and Free
Cooking Area: You can pay 150 pesos per night for kitchen fee with cookware and bbq but you have to bring your own dinnerware and charcoal.
Location: Verde Island, Batangas
Camping Rate: P500 for 2 persons

You can also try Surface Interval Resort.

Electricity: Available only from 6pm to 6am.
Bathroom: Available
Cooking Area: Bring your own cooking utensils.
Location: Verde Island, Batangas
Camping Rate: around P300 pesos

READ: Why You Should Date A Camper

Fortune Island


4. Fortune Island

The island is famous for its picturesque Greek-inspired columns and ruins which makes your camping experience all the better. What with all the Instagram worthy photos you can get. It is a magical place and even more so with its underwater beauty. You can try snorkeling and cliff diving to complete your island experience.

Electricity: None
Bathroom: None
Cooking Area: Bring your own camping stoves to cook in.
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Rates: P400 pesos per person for overnight


READ: Seven Reasons Why You Should Try Camping


Layag Layag Beach


5. Layag Layag Beach

[Update as of June 8, 2018: Currently Closed]

With the rock formations, crystal clear waters and white sand, the Layag Layag Beach may just be the adventure you need. With just an environmental fee of 20 pesos, camping at the beach is free. For the night, try having a bonfire fee. You just have to pay a fee of 50 pesos.

Electricity: None
Bathroom: None
Cooking Area: They have grillers for rent at 30 pesos
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Camping Rate: FREE

READ: Where to Camp Near and Around Baguio For Less Than 250 Pesos

Bituin Cove

Image | Bituin Cove Beach

6. Bituin Cove

Just past Layag Layag Beach, you will find this new discovery in Nasugbu, Batangas. It’s the perfect place to chill and spend the night under the stars near the beach. With crystal clear waters and friendly locals, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to check out this beach.

Bathroom: Available
Cooking Area: They have grillers
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Camping Rate: 100 pesos per head
Tent Rental: 300 pesos

Check out the camping adventure of Angelo the Explorer in Bituin Cove for more details.

Hope you like my recommendations. If you have some more suggestions, please comment them down below.


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