Calatagan is slowly gaining the attention of beachgoers, especially the beach campers. You can even combine beach camping with island hopping. It offers a variety of things to do and places to visit; you’ll easily fill a day’s itinerary when you start planning your trip. Here are some of the attractions and activities.

Starfish Island and Sandbar

These attractions are distinct sandbars; the other is just called ‘sandbar.’ You’ll only see either one during low tide.

Photo by Astrid Alvarez

If you’re saving money, the ideal jump-off point is Manuel Uy Beach Resort. The resort provides joiner group tours. You’ll pay around P200 an hour and an extra P100 for each island you add to the itinerary. The usual stops include the Sand Bar and Starfish Island. Usually, the tour costs around P300 per person. If you’re traveling alone or just two in the group, you can get a ‘special trip’ for around P850.

Aquaria Water Park

This theme park is the place for the young and young-at-heart. Try the slide that will splash you into the pool. You can also rent a banana boat or Jet Ski. The park also has a beach where you can relax and play a game of soccer or a couple of rounds of beach volleyball. You can call them at (02) 553-8888 local 23.

Manuel Uy

Photo by Astrid Alvarez

With the closure of Burot Beach, Manuel Uy Beach Resort took its title of chosen camping destination. The resort is also budget-friendly, bolstering its case. Apart from the entrance fee, you have to pay P30 for environmental fee. More info here: Manuel Uy Beach Resort.

  • Day Tour Fees
    Adult: P100
    Senior Citizen: P71
    Children (6 years old and below): FREE
  • Overnight Stay Fees
    Adult: P200
    Senior Citizen: P142
    Children (6 years old and younger): FREE
  • Camping Fee
    The resort provides tents for around P500 a night for up to 4 people. If you bring gear, you’d have to pay the campsite fee. The amount varies depending on the tent’s size and/or the number of people in it.

    P150 (1-4 persons)
    P250 (5-10 persons)
    P600 (11-15 persons)
    P800 (16-20 persons)

EZ Museum

EZ Museum or also known as Museo de Enrique Zobel is an attraction dedicated to Enrique Zobel, his family, and Calatagan. When you visit, you’ll learn more about the municipality’s culture and history. You will also see memorabilia given by the family. The museum also offers tours and sessions for arts and crafts. You can grab a bite at the café or buy souvenirs at the shop.

Stilts Calatagan

Photo by Astrid Alvarez

There are three beaches to choose from if you visit Stilts. It is the ideal place to visit for beach lovers. The good thing is you don’t have to spend the night to enter; you can pay the entrance fee and just do a day trip. It also lets people camp in certain parts for a fee. If you want to stay in one of the rooms, see the rates here: Stilts Calatagan.

  • Entrance Fee
    Peak season: P385/pax
    Off-peak season: P350/pax
  • Camping Fee

    If you have gear, you just have to pay the camping fees, which are:

    Peak rate: P770/pax
    Off-peak rate: P700/pax

  • Other Activities
    Stand-up Paddle: P350/hour
    Single kayak: P250/hour
    Tandem kayak: P350/hour
    Pedal Boat: P400/hour
    Speed Boat: P1500/hour (up to 3 pax)
    Banana Boat: P375/person (minimum of 5 pax)
    Mountain bike: P250/hour

You also have a number of options for activities, some of which include:

  • ATV Rental
    Basic tour (45 minutes): P850/driver + P250/back rider
    Complete course (1 hour, 15 minutes): P1250/driver + P300/back rider
  • Guided Mangrove Boat Tour
    P1000/hour (good for 2 people)
    P500 for every 30-minute extension
  • Sandbar & Snorkeling Tour
    P1500 (1.5 hours), up to 5 persons
    Mask & snorkel set: P75
  • Scuba Diving
    Intro dive (1-2 persons): P3500/person (1 hour, 45 minutes)
    Intro dive (3+ persons): P2500/person
    Fun dive (for certified divers): P1200-3500/person (depends on the size of the group)

Cape Santiago Lighthouse

This towering structure finished construction in 1890 and is recognized as one of the oldest lighthouses in the country that is still functioning. Engineer Magin Pers y Pers led the project, while Guillermo Brockman completed it. Most know it as Calatagan Lighthouse, but it has many names such as Faro de Cabo de Santiago or Punta de Santiago Lighthouse, named after Don Santiago Zobel who donated the land where the lighthouse is located. It is an imposing structure that towers over the surroundings at more than 50 feet high. Its distinctly white color and red bricks set itself apart from the green landscape. Its design shows influences of its epoch.

Burot Beach

When it was still open to the public, Burot Beach was the destination in this part of Batangas. The beach is one of the many coves along Punta de Santiago’s coastline. It is still unsure when this attraction will open again.

Top Calatagan Resorts

Sunrise Cove

Lago de Oro Hotel

Calatagan Private Resort

Lauden Guest House and Resort

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