A Simple Guide To Masasa Beach, Tingloy Island, Batangas City, Philippines

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Tingloy is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The name “Tingloy” was, according to legend, derived from a plant of almost the same name, “tinghoy”, which is no longer found in abundance on the island.”

In Tingloy Island, you will find Masasa Beach which is becoming famous for its natural beauty. I’ll share you a simple guide on how to get there and some tips that can help you plan your trip.

We decided to go on a 2-day trip to Tingloy Island. I went there with my “Frennies”, Mariel and Jaja. Both of them are from Laguna while I am from Batangas so we agreed to make Batangas Grand Terminal as our meeting point.

We met at the Grand Terminal at around 10:30AM.

We rode a Jeepney to Anilao Port – Fare is 37 Php. Travel time is around 1 hour.

When you reach Anilao Port, you have to pay an Environmental Fee – 30 Php.

TIP: If you’re planning to cook, Anilao Port is the best place to buy everything from. Prices in   Tingloy Island is a bit higher.

From Anilao Port, you have to take a boat to Tingloy Island – Fare is 80 Php. Travel time is around 45 minutes. They will make you wear life vests before leaving the port for coast guard inspection purposes.

Boat Schedule from Anilao Port to Tingloy: First boat leaves at 9AM and the last trip would be up until 5PM.

NOTE: There are times that last trip is only until 3PM so it is best to arrive before 3pm to make sure you wouldn’t miss the boat.

From Tingloy Port, you have to take a tricycle to Masasa Beach – Fare is 20 Php each.

You have to walk for about 5 minutes to reach the beach. You will pass through a rice field which has a very “instagrammable” view.

We reserved a “Kubo” through Nanay Rosie and cost us 300 Php each. Additional 100 Php if you’re gonna use a cooking range. You can contact Nanay Rosie using the below numbers.


Snorkeling – 100 Php
Pose at Hagdang Bato – Free
Swim at the Lagoon – Free
Hike up Mag-asawang Bato – 100 Php
Swimming – Free
Bonfire and Star Gazing – Free
Island Hopping – 300 Php per person

Going back to the city is pretty much the same.

Boat Schedule from Tingloy to Anilao Port: 6AM, 7AM, 8AM 9AM and 3PM

Here are some more photos from our Masasa Trip:

“Life is simple. Just add water.”

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