Playa La Caleta - a hidden cove paradise in Bataan


When we talk about Bataan, we often think of war and history. But did you know that it is also rich with nature and eco-tourism? Let me tell you why!
Playa La Caleta is a stretch of 1-kilometer white sand beach surrounded by the lush mountain ridge and coupled with an islet called "Miguelito Island".


THINGS TO DO

This beach cove has a long list of activities that can make your stay loaded with fun. Here are some:
  • Chill - relax and be one with the nature
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Food trip
  • Enjoy the live band at night
  • Watch bonfire and eat smores
  • Photo-ops - catch the sunset or milky way
  • Disconnect to the world - talk to any one in the resort

OPTIONAL

  • Snorkeling
  • Trekking
  • Water Sports


RENTALS


  • Stand Up Paddle 350 / hour
  • Kayaking 350 / hour
  • Slip N Slide Per Person / Per Group (10 persons max) (75-foot slide) 100/30mins / 300/1 hour
  • Windsurf Board & Sail Sailboard with Sail 350 / hour

MIGUELITO ISLAND

This islet on the left side of the cove can accessed via walking or a short boat ride (please ask the staff for assistance).


This 1 hectare islet is full of beautiful rock formations and natural pool. We roam around the area and took some photos around 9am. I love the view here. You can see the horizon of West Philippine Sea and the cove itself.


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Overall, my weekend here was one of the best memories I will bring in life. I love how we disconnected from the social media world. We talked and laugh. We just feel the beach life for a short while.


HOW TO GET TO PLAYA LA CALETA

Via Public Transport
1. From Cubao take a bus to Balanga via Bataan Transit (inside Five Star Bus terminal) other bus company going to Balanga is Genesis
Travel Time – 3 hours
Fare – Php 200
2. From Balanga ride a jeep to Bagac Market
Travel Time – 1 hour
Fare – Php 47
3. From Bagac Market ride a tricycle to Fajardo’s beach resort
Fare – 15 pesos if you’re alone or 10 pesos per person for group of 4 persons
4. Then ride a boat to Playa La Caleta for 1800 for 12 pax roundtrip

Via Ferry
1. Book a trip from Esplanade Seaside Terminal to Port Capinpin, Orion, Bataan via 1Bataan Integrated Transport System. Watch my full experience below:
2. Passengers can avail free shuttle bus/van from Port Capinpin in Orion, Bataan to different drop-off points in Mariveles, Dinalupihan and Balanga.

Or you can ask kuya Akal on 0906 540 9762 to bring you to Bagac jumpoff for only P1500 only good for 10pax.

3. Then ride a boat to Playa La Caleta for 1800 for 12 pax roundtrip.

RATES OF ENTRANCE, FOOD, ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES

Accommodation
  • Gazebo (1-4 pax) – 1500 Daytour, 2000 Overnight
  • Cottage (1-6 pax) – 2000 Daytour, 3000 Overnight
  • Tent Rental (1-4 pax) – 500
  • Tent Pitching – 200 Daytour, 300 Overnight
Beach rooms are recommended. Especially, you get to enjoy the use of the sundeck to chill out and do photo-ops!


SAMPLE BUDGET

As recommended by Rizanoia.com
Cubao to Balanga and vice versa                                                                        200 x 2 = 400
Balanga to Bagac Market                                                                                                          47
Tricycle to Fajardo’s                                                                                                                    10
Boat to PLC                                                                                                              1800 / 12 = 180
Walkin Fee (please check photo above for inclusions) Day tour 200 / Overnight 300
Camping tent                                                                                                               500 / 4 = 125
Tricycle from Fajardo’s to Market                                                                                            10
Tricycle from Market to jeep terminal                                                                                    10
Jeep from Bagac to Balanga                                                                                                     35
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TOTAL – 1,017 (Daytour) / 1,117 (Overnight)
*Food expenses not included

TIPS AND REMINDERS

  • Contact Playa La Caleta so that they can recommend a boatman for your group
  • There is no restaurant on PLC so it is recommended to bring your own cooked food or buy ingredients first at the nearest market and grill it on Playa La Caleta.
  • If you will stay overnight, bring mosquito repellents and a thick blanket
  • Overnight parking fee at Fajardo’s is P200.
  • Mobile Signal: Smart – 3G; no signal for Globe
Special thanks to Franco of lagawtravelogue.com for including me in this awesome experience! Follow him on Facebook and Instagram! :)

Playa La Caleta Waterfront Estates

Address: Playa La Caleta Waterfront Estates (with Miguelito Island)
Morong, Bataan
Contact Number: 6379147
Facebook Page: Playa La Caleta Bataan
Instagram Account: @layalacaletabataan
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Website: www.playalacaletabataan.ph

DISCLAIMER
Although we were invited to come and try their service, this review is 100% personal. Special thanks to PLC Team for making this possible for us. :)

If you are a business owner and would like to invite us too, please send your email at sponsor@morefunwithjuan.com or contact us HERE.

Also check out my fellow travel bloggers who made this trip more fun!
Franco 
| Lagaw Travelogue
Michael Footlocker Wanderer
Jomar Byahero si Bes
Milet Project Gora
Riza | Rizanoia

SEE ALSO

 BATAAN BLOGS
Where to stay in Bataan?
1Bataan ITS - the fastest way to Bataan

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