In Batangas, there’s something for every kind of camper. Whether you prefer a no-frills campsite on a deserted island or a more glamorous experience in a luxe dome, you can find a quiet spot to embrace the great outdoors just two to three hours away from Manila. Kick off your shoes and get back to basics in our picks of the best campsites in Batangas.
1. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Retreat into Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, a tranquil hideaway by the lush mountains of Batangas that enjoys a spectacular view of Taal Lake. It offers a variety of accommodation options, but the pretty glamping bell tents are the pick of travelers seeking to immerse in the outdoors. Each seven-person tent is nestled on a private deck, giving guests their own slice of paradise to enjoy during their vacation.
Address: JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan, Balete, Batangas
Price: PHP 10,318 per tent for six
Contact: 8534 9644, 8240 5021, 8240 3478
Found in a secluded 1.5-hectare property in Nasugbu, the dreamy Domescape is a unique take on glamping and indoor-outdoor living. Travelers won’t have to pitch a tent here! Instead, the enchanting hideaway offers self-contained glamping domes with ultra-comfy beddings, boho-inspired décor, and floor-to-ceiling views of the lush greenery outdoors. Plus, each air-conditioned dome features a private natural swimming pool.
3. Mer’s Space
If you’re on a tour of the Tagaytay-Batangas area and on the hunt for one-of-a-kind accommodations, Mer’s Space may be the perfect place for you and your crew. The entire property is for rent, giving groups of 10 to 15 people the opportunity to enjoy a private campsite of their own. Rental includes two glamping tents, a kubo, a bathroom, outdoor showers, and a fully equipped kitchen. The glamping tents are minimalist but comfortable and roomy, while bigger groups can set up an extra tent on the property. The beach is a short 15-minute stroll away.
Address: Nasugbu, Batangas
Price: PHP 8,900 on weekdays, PHP 11,900 on weekends
Contact: 0917 7234404
4. Casa Antonio
Beach lovers can sleep just steps away from the shore in Casa Antonio Glamping. One of Calatagan’s best-kept secrets, the glamp-site is tucked away in a private spot by the white sand beach. It’s the perfect spot for sunsets, as well as ocean activities like swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking. At night, groups can gather around the bonfire for scary stories and bonding. Travelers can choose between the glamping huts or glamping tents—either way is great. A bonus: pets are allowed, so fur parents can bring their four-legged companions to enjoy the beach with them! Glamping packages with meals are available.
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5. Noni’s Resort
Purists may find this beautiful Batangas resort much too refined to be a campsite, while others may say this is simply glamping done right. Noni’s Resort offers the two-level Talisay Cabins for an elevated glamping experience—literally and figuratively! Each cabin is perched on a private deck overlooking Taal Lake and Mt. Maculot, with a heated pool and a picnic table. The air-conditioned cabins also feature a solo firepit, a private bathroom, a queen-size bed, a double bed, and Wi-Fi.
6. Taal Lake Yacht Club
Adventurers interested in water sports will love the Taal Lake Yacht Club, a sailing club known for offering a variety of recreational activities in the water. Besides sailing, the club also offers facilities for windsurfing, rowing, and kayaking. And thrill-seekers can extend their adventures into the night by pitching tents at the campgrounds onsite. While campers can bring their own equipment, there are also tents for rent with a foam pad and two pillows. Campers are also required to rent a cabana hut in addition to their tent fees.
Address: Talisay, Batangas
Price: PHP 100 fee per four-man tent or smaller of your own, PHP 500 per tent rental, PHP 400 per cabana
Contact: 0917 8383726 (text only), email@example.com
Website: https://tlyc.com, Facebook
7. Sawang Dive Camp
Believe it or not, there are a handful of Batangas beaches that remain relatively uncrowded and pristine—Verde Island is one of them. Experienced divers flock to this little gem to explore the rich marine life underwater, but the waters are so crystal clear that even non-divers can get a glimpse of colorful fishes from the surface. There are a couple of accommodation options on the island, one of which is Sawang Dive Camp. The resort offers cozy cabanas, but if you’d rather sleep under the stars, there are also dedicated camping spots overlooking the tranquil beach. Small and big tents are available for rent.
Address: Verde Island, Batangas
Price: PHP 500
Contact: 0908 8953100
8. Fortune Island
Another famous—but even more deserted—island in Batangas is Fortune Island. Found off the coast of Nasugbu, the remote isle gained online popularity with the emergence of stunning photos of its empty white shores, Greek-inspired ruins, and craggy cliffs. The hour-long boat ride from Barangay Wawa to Fortune Island is occasionally a bit rough, but well worth it! Activities include snorkeling, diving, cliff jumping, and swimming. If you’re staying the night, keep in mind that there are few facilities on the island. Don’t forget to pack all the basics, including food (Miss B’s pandesal is the perfect baon), water, and toiletries.
Address: Nasugbu, Batangas
Price: Overnight fee is PHP 500 per person, Boats start at PHP 4,500
Contact: 0935 7889777
Batangas Travel Tips For The New Normal
Tourists are advised to double-check the current travel restrictions of each city or municipality before making the trip to the province. As of May 2021, most establishments only accept travelers ages 15 to 65. With Batangas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until May 31, 2021, only guests with long-term leases, Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs), and business travelers are permitted at DOT-accredited hotels. Tourism-related establishments are open at limited capacity. And don’t forget to pack all the New Normal essentials, like face masks, face shields, and hand sanitizers!
Ready for your next getaway? If you’re thinking of traveling a little further south, consider sailing from Batangas to Caticlan for more pristine white beaches and sun-soaked sights!
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