how to get to burot beach
How to go to Burot Beach!!!
… That’s what I have been typing on in Google for the past 3 weeks; yes, forgive me but
I am, well, I WAS in a severe state of finding a good beach. Why? Because it seemed that eversince my family saw Calaguas Island way back in 2010, their standards of a “good beach” really changed… hmmm, I cannot blame them.
So, in my manic pursuit of finding a good beach for my family (an alternative for a 9-hour-drive Calaguas getaway), I learned about Burot Beach.
by Public Transportation (a.k.a. Commute)
You can either take a bus or a van to Calatagan.
By Van – There are vans available going to Calatagan near the Bus Station and MRT Taft Station. Fare is Php180.00/pax. Travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours. At Calatagan Market, hire a tricycle for Php150.00 or Php60.00 per person. Again, use your haggling skills, you can avail the tricycle fare for Php120.00.
By Bus – Bus Terminal is located along EDSA near MRT Taft Station (at the back of McDonald’s and Sogo Hotel). Fare is Php180.00. Travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours. Calatagan-bound buses are available daily, first trip is 4:00 AM. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Calatagan Market. At Calatagan Market, hire a tricycle for Php150.00 or Php60.00 per person.
Note: Tricycle ride will be around 20 minutes only.
by Private Vehicle
1. From Manila, take Coastal Road or SLEX (South Luzon Express Way). Drive all the way to Nasugbu, Batangas until you reach a junction or rotonda. At the junction, take the right turn going to Lian; a Caltex Gasoline Station will serve as your landmark.
2. Drive straight ahead. After passing the CADP (Central Azucarera Don Pedro) Sugar Refinery, take a left at the intersection (Landmarks: Shell and I-Gas Gasoline Stations).
3. Drive straight ahead. Once you see Sto. Domingo Church, turn right.
4. You’ll pass through a small public market (Talipapa), then a cemetery. From there, you’ll see signs going to Burot Beach. 🙂
Note: I will not give any more directions from here, because getting lost and asking locals where Burot Beach is, are definitely part of the fun. Try it!
Burot Beach, at last!
Burot Beach is pretty relaxing because of the fact that it is unknown to many (I hope my friends in Facebook would now understand why I had hesitations on sharing where this place is). The whole place is undeveloped, unspoilt, and peaceful. There are no vendors who will keep on bugging you to buy souvenir shirts, keychains, or pearls. There are no bars, no stores, no colored flags; everything is just so raw!
* There is no electricity in Burot. Do not forget to bring flashlights, headlamps, torches (sulo).
* Make sure to bring insect repellant.
* There are no restaurants or convenience stores in Burot. Buy meat and other things you need at a small market or Talipapa that you’ll pass through. Actually, after the Talipapa, before going straight ahead to the cemetery, you may turn right to reach the Public Market of Calatagan.
* Tents are available for rent for Php300.00 (regardless if you will stay for one whole day or overnight)
* There are comfort rooms here. However, for those sensitive, ahmm.. you do not have any choice. The CRs are not that clean but have ample supply of running water. That’s it! :p
* Be careful when exploring the rocky side of the beach. The rocks are too sharp. There are a lot of sea urchins too, so be alert!
* Bonfires are allowed. You may bring your own stack of wood or collect some dried twigs, wood, or paper. Or you also have an option to buy a stack of wood in Burot for Php200.00. Just ask the guards or caretaker.
* Rental fee for tables – Php200.00
* You have the option to go for an island hopping to White Island for Php30.00/pax.
* If going here via public transportation, make sure to get the contact number of the tricycle driver so they can fetch you the next day.
* Lastly, do not go here during weekends. I bet you know why. =)
Burot Beach Rates/Fees:
Day Tour: Php65.00
Overnight Stay: Php130.00
Burot Beach Contact: Mang Ramon – 09156028907
Do you think Burot Beach is a good chase? =)
Who says one needs to grab cheap airline tickets to experience paradise?
Update as of June 2016: Burot Beach is no longer open for public.