We just had our day tour here in this island, we went there without even researching hahaha to add on our adventure. 🙂
Tingloy Island is located at the Province of Batangas near Anilao. It is a 3-hour drive from Manila.
We left Manila for Anilao Port at around 6 o’clock in the morning. It’s easier to travel now with the use of waze or google map 🙂 it took us 2 hours to get to Batangas City proper, and a total of 3 hours drive to get to Anilao Port.
There is an 80-seater passenger boat going to Tingloy Island that costs only P80 per head. We embarked the boat at 9:30 AM, it is a big boat and so since its a weekday we needed to wait for the boat to be in full capacity, and if there are no more passengers the boat leaves at 10:30 AM, that’s the earliest they have during weekdays. (but during weekends trip starts at 7AM). Travel time is 1 hour.
Upon arrival at Tingloy Port there will be tricycle that you can ride going to Masasa Beach. It is a 10-minute ride and costs P15 each. Expect a 15-minute easy trek down to the beach.
From the short trek we had I was in love in this place, it felt like this was the first time I had a trip like this hahahaha. There were home stay available in the place and sorry I did not ask how much would it be, you can also rent a tent if you wish to camp at the beach it costs P200 for 2 pax and P400 for the larger tent.
The beach it is amazing, the different depths of color of the sea, oohh the perfect scenery in front of me.
And then I saw the sand beneath my feet and the whole place, it was full of garbage, it was dirty, it was sad, it was sad, it was sad, it was sad.
I hate to see a beautiful place like this get ruined by the people. We paid a fee of P30 per head to the locals and I asked them “kuya bakit ang dumi? walang naglilinis?” they said it was always like that whenever there are tourist camping there, but there were hired cleaners for the place once a week, how sad is that? Can we be more responsible in our trash and help the environment get the respect it deserves??
Anyway, we rented a small tent that costs P200 for our things, and our spot is perfect for a small shade 🙂
Since we needed to leave in the afternoon and the last trip for the passenger boat is 2:30 PM we decided to hire a private boat back to Mabini for P2000 that is already good for I think 8 persons.
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HOW TO GET THERE:
Via Public Transportation
Ride a bus bound for Batangas City in Buendia or Cubao and get off at Batangas City Bus Terminal Fare is around P160. From there catch a jeepney going to Mabini and ask the driver to drop you at Anilao Port, costs P40. Then take the boat from Anilao Port to Tingloy Isand fare is P80.
Via Private Car
Take SLEX and then all the way to STAR toll and exit at the end of the express way and then use waze or google map 🙂 hahahaha
Toll Gate: P214 + P25 SLEX + P53 STAR Toll = P292 (P584 two way)
Boat : P320 (4 pax)
Tricycle: P60 (4 pax)
Envi fee: P120 (4 pax)
private boat: P2000
TOTAL: P3,884 / P971 per person
Thank you for reading pls leave your comments or dont hesitate to ask questions 🙂
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