Masasá Beach – Tingloy, Batangas

It was Tuesday morning when I got a message from one of my travel buddies. It was a short pm stating “Sat morning let’s go to Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas, overnight lang” and I replied “What time are we meeting up? How much is the budget?” and that started our planning. 😀

According to, Masasa Beach is found in the southern portion of Tingloy, a fifth-class municipality in the province of Batangas. Tingloy mostly consists of the radish-shaped Maricaban Island, Caban Island, and other minor islets. It is located south of the Calumpang Peninsula in between mainland Batangas and the island of Mindoro. Being next to Anilao, Tingloy is known for its premiere dive spots and is found within a protected coral triangle. Mag-asawang Bato (600 masl), the most visited peak, and Pinagbanderahan are the island’s two mountains.

In a perfect world with no heavy traffic, Masasa Beach can be reached within 4 hours. But unfortunately for our group, we travelled for almost 6 hours (including waiting time for bus and jeepney passengers but mostly due to traffic!) — that’s 3 hours bus ride from Cubao ALPS Terminal to Batangas Grand Terminal, 1.5 hours jeepney ride from Batangas Terminal to Anilao Port , 1 hour boat ride from Anilao Port to Tingloy Port, 15 minutes tricycle ride from Tingloy Port to Brgy. Masasa drop off and finally, 15 minutes walk down the beach (usually, within less than 10 minutes, you can reach the beach, but we made a lot of stops to take pictures).

The coastguards were kinda strict and checked on the number of people on board — making sure we are not overloaded.
The end of the tricycle ride and the start of the trek.
I got excited when I saw this! I walked faster than my usual pace so I can reach the rice fields.
This really is a treat for my  eyes so tired of looking at dual monitors.

The beach area is a little “crowded” when we got there. People seemed to flock in here since the closure and privatization of Burot Beach. You can either pitch a tent in the beach front or rent a room in the transient houses in the area. For us, we have a reservation in one of Nanay Rosie’s Kubo.

It was starting to get dark when we reached the beach area. We proceeded to Nanay Rosie’s Kubo after paying the environmental fee of Php30.00. There were kids asking if you have reservation or none. Some are even asking if you are the specific person who made reservation in their house. I found that such a very good thing. You don’t have to ask around to find your inn, they will look for you.

The next day, we did more exploration on the island. And since Tingloy is known as a premiere dive spot, we rented a small boat and explored what lies underneath the blue water of the said beach (no, we didn’t dive, gang snorkeling lang kami. haha!) AND IT WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD!!!! It was just so annoying that my 5-year old underwater camera decided to give up on me … thus I don’t have any picture of the beautiful and amazing creatures found in the island.

After snorkeling for almost an hour, we walked our way to the lagoon.

You have to pass by rock formations similar to the stones in Kapurpurawan in Ilocos.

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    1. yes po, malapit lang sa beach ung Nanay Rosie… though I don’t think they have the best spot for star gazing, mejo mabato kasi ung shore so if you really wanna lay on the sand while looking up at the stars, dun ka po sa badang left side ng beach. pwede din mag tent dun sa side na un.


  1. Hello po, thanks for your informative blog 🙂 question lang po, madami po kayang pwede pagstay-an sa Masasa? Nahihirapan po kasi akong maghanap ng transient na mapapagstayan. Thanks! 🙂

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    1. Hi Eunice! thanks for taking time sa pagbasa ng post ko 🙂
      Yes po, madami naman pwede pagstay-an dun, in our case, dun kami sa Nanay Rosie Kubo (0919-686-4368). 200.00 per head lang, don’t expect much nga lang, sobrang basic lang ng nandun, higaan lang and shared bath room. Text ka lng sa number na binigay ko, nagrereply yata eh ung anak ni Nanay Rosie. Mababait sila. Enjoy your trip to Masasa Beach 🙂


  2. For those who find Anilao very crowded and hard to get a boat ride, they can proceed to Talaga Pier.
    The boats in Talaga have a different approach going to Masasa, which is from the East side where you will pass by Barangay Pisa, Barangay Corona, Barangay San Isidro, Barangay Papaya before reaching Barangay San Juan where Masasa Beach is located.

    Puede ring bumaba na lang sa Barangay Papaya at mag tricycle puntang Masasa, or maglakad na lang para ma-enjoy ang magandang view ng Barangay Papaya hanggang Masasa.

    Kung nahihirapan ding tumigil sa Masasa, puede ring maghanap ng matitigilan sa Barangay Papaya. Mayroon ding pool resort sa Barangay Papaya (Sitio Pinagkiluhan)


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