Here's your ultimate beach guide for Nasugbu, Batangas.
Being one of Batangas coastal towns, Nasugbu boasts a list of beaches and coves that you definitely should not miss to visit! Nasugbu is also known for having white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
|Map of Nasugbu, Batangas|
As you can see on the map, a long coastal line and several beach coves are found in Nasugbu. Making the town a top tourist destination in Batangas.
Best Time to Visit Nasugbu
Nasugbu is open all year round but the best time to visit is during summer. This is from March to May. Due to its proximity to Manila, expect crowded beach even during off season. I recommend to schedule your trip during weekdays.
WHAT TO PACK FOR NASUGBU
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
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What to Expect for Nasugbu
Nasugbu is known for its array of beaches with azure blue waters. Its proximity to the metropolis is one of the reasons it is popular, but Nasugbu’s beaches are already so well-known by themselves that the place makes a compelling case as a summer destination.
Personally, I've been to Nasugbu a few times. In 2019, I brought my family and friends to Pico de Loro (Hamilo Coast) for a chill stay. Early this year, my family went for a 4-day vacation to Calayo Beach.
Here are the beaches you should go to in Nasugbu:
Tali Beach is basically one whole exclusive seaside subdivision in Nasugbu, so it has less crowd. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the beaches or go cliff jumping. You cannot get in unless you know someone or you are a homeowner.
The good news is that most of the property there are rest houses, so some of the owners rent out their property. You can contact them directly and book in advance before going there.
Book a stay: Find an Airbnb or house for rent.
Layag-layag beach is a rising beach destination in Nasugbu. Located in Barangay Papaya, locals flock to the beach to douse the heat and unwind.
Jump-off: Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas
Papaya Island Cove
Located in Sitio Iba, Barangay Papaya, Papaya Island Cove features crystal clear water, powdery white sand and beautiful unspoiled scenery.
From Papaya Cove, you can go on an island-hopping adventure to Mother Elephant Cove, Baby Elephant Cove, Taytayin Cove and Santelmo Cove. The latter is a marine sanctuary, where you can go snorkeling and see schools of fish, giant clams with paarls, and colorful corals. Taytayin Cove, on the other hand, is a popular stop for cliff jumping.
Location: Sitio Iba, Brgy. Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas
Cayraang Cove (Kayraang)
This cove is part of a big real estate company, so boats cannot dock on the beach. You can still enjoy chilling in the shallow water while your boatmen wait for you.
This is normally not part of the island hopping tours offered, but if you want to include this, the boatmen may take you there for an additional fee.
Jump-off: Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
Bituin Cove, also known as Angara Cove, is also privately-owned. Like Pulo Island, it is also open to the public. If Loren Island is popular among locals and daytrippers, Bituin Cove attracts campers.
You may bring your own tent or you can rent there. You can also bring your own snorkeling gear. There’s a small stall selling snacks, but it’s best to bring your own food. Please observe proper garbage disposal.
Entrance Fee: P25
Tent Rental: P300
Camping Fee: P100
Jump-off: Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
- Dorado Cove
- Arkaya Cove
- Balibago Cove
- Etayo Cove
- Subli Cove
Note: some of the coves can be accessed via island hopping usually offered from Papaya Island Coves and Calayo Beach.
Calayo is a fishing village in Nasugbu that draws visitors looking for a serene getaway. Sandy Calayo Beach has calm, shallow waters, and the lush hills of Sitio Hulo offer scenic views.
Laid-back beachfront resorts overlooking the West Philippine Sea feature restaurants with local seafood specials. There are also unpretentious shops and eateries along Calayo Road.
Note: Calayo Beach I am pertaining on this article is the exact beach cove in Brgy. Calayo, NOT the Calayo Beach Resort which is a resort accommodation in Calayo.
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
Batangas is also known for having beautiful islands. They are usually flocked by beach lovers and campers, too.
Known to locals as Pulo Island or Pulo-pulo, Loren Island is like that one person who is easy to get along with yet still retain some kind of mystery; she will intrigue you. The island has two beaches and what looks like a sandbar that links to another rocky islet.
The cove part is welcoming with its mixture of fine and course beige sand, but the sloping beach just beside the cove and the beach behind will either intimidate you or challenge you with their rugged appearance highlighted by the rocky shores and unspoiled islet.
Location: Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
Back in 1995, Fortune Island was a 27-hectare private luxury island resort located 14 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu. It is famous for its collapsing Grecian statues and the iconic pillars overlooking the sea, inspired by the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
Aside from the beauty of its abandoned structures, the island has a 20-meter stretch of pristine white-sand beach.
Jump-off: Fortune Island Resort, Brgy. Wawa, Nasugbu, Batangas
Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Batulao for as low as P1,500 per head
|Islands in Nasugbu|
Other undeveloped and private islands in Nasugbu:
- Campanario or Turtle Island
- Cutad Island
- Twin Islands (North & South
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
Nasugbu Beach Resorts
Here are top resorts you can book in Nasugbu, Batangas:
Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club
Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club is an exclusive leisure club found within Pico de Loro Cove, a 40-hectare residential resort village and the first development in the premier sustainable coastal resort town of Hamilo Coast.
A beachfront recreational facility exclusive to members and their guests, the Beach Club is the perfect venue for relaxation and recreation. Enjoy captivating sights of nature and the open horizon as you lounge and immerse yourself in seaside bliss.
Address: Nasugbu, Batangas [ Get Directions ]
Contact number: 02 8464 7888
Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa
Offering breathtaking views of the West Philippine Sea, Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa is known to be one of Nasugbu’s premier beach resorts. With rooms adorned in an elegant blend of neutral colors and wood that exude calm and comfort, guests can be ensured of a relaxing stay. Most rooms also offer a generous view of the sea which makes it a welcome sight to wake up to.
Address: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa 4231 Nasugbu, Batangas [ Get Directions ]
Contact number: 0908 812 0955
Facebook: Canyon Cove Hotel & Spa
Nasugbu Beach Resorts, Hotels, Transient and Vacation House for Rent
- La Althea's House Papaya Beach
- Munting Buhangin Beach Camp
- Club Punta Fuego
- Amara Residences
- Calayo Beach Resort
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