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- Budget Friendly Adventure – Masasa Beach in the Philippines - December 22, 2017
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Here is a breakdown of our Masasa beach budget
If you are living in Makati area I’ll recommend this route to you. We rode a bus in the Buendia bus terminal to Batangas. The cost per head is P167. It should take 2hrs but if there is traffic then its 3.
Once you have arrive to the bus terminal at Batangas, youll need to ride a jeep to Anilao which is P37 per head. Estimated time is 1 hour but if there is no traffic it will take less than 30minutes.
Note: that there is an environmental fee that is P30 each you will be given 3pcs of small tickets which will be the pass to the beach, but this is not the fare for the boat.
Fare for the boat is P100 , Please be aware that the time the boat will sail is only 6am to 6pm only.
The estimated time of arrival in masasa is 1hour
Note(again):Please buy food at the port they do not sell any food there. They do not have any restaurants as you have seen in Boracay or other islands.
If you don’t not have a hotel booked, I have a recommendation for you! The Salazar Transient Rest house for travellers gets 10/10 from me. Their place has the best spot for the beach. They have 3 rooms which can occupy 4 to 8 people. If you are in a big group, instead of going for Kubo Kubo we stayed in the transient for the cool and relaxing experience. They also have clean restrooms and very friendly accommodating house owners who rent for P350 (this is for the overnight rate , prices may vary if you will stay more than 2 days ,contact number is 09219862598 or 09172033845).
If you prefer something new and experience the fantasy of living in the beach, you can bring your own tent and set up there. There are a lot of people doing that and its helps if you are on a budget.
Things you can do in the beach
- Go Island Hopping
- Freestyle swimming
- Visit the Lagoon
For now I’ll share our experience of our island hopping. The island hopping costs 300 per head but it inlcudes the snorkling and diving in the ocean plus they have life vest to secure you will not drown.
During the island hopping they will give you a tour in a cave. The cave will make you feel like a mermaid. Because it is under the water, you have to swim then get here.
If you have extra money , Id suggest that you buy protection for you feet because it is full of corals and under the see rocks. Like the picture below
Try not to forget to take pictures in this warming sea. For me, it was a very memorable experience as a first timer to the island. I will also never forget the diving. It is not every day you get to swim deep into the ocean.
First time diving at about 30ft. It is good thing they have life vests and free goggles to use.
You will get the chance to be tied up on the boat while it is sailing. Not in a bad way though! It is so relaxing to move along the water effortlessly and have a good look on the water below.
This trip is best if you have friends to share it with or alone if you want to have a peace of mind. You can stay here as long as you want or as long as your have a budget can handle. Taking everything into account, all the expenses for the trip come to P947. Not bad huh? This excludes the food though, It depends on the food you want to buy , so hope I guided you along the way.