6/15/2016

Layag-Layag Beach - An Ideal Beach Camp Destination 4 Hours Away from Manila!


During my previous hike to Mt. Pico De Loro, I was able to speak to a guide that helped us climb up to the summit of that mountain. He told me that there is a beautiful beach called Layag-Layag that is free and very accessible from Manila. I immediately searched for that beach and when I saw how pretty it looked on the internet, I immediately scheduled a beach camp with my friends. 

From Buendia, it took them over 3 hours to get to the town of Nasugbu. If you have a private vehicle, you can try a faster route via Ternate - Kaybiang Tunnel - Barangay Papaya. 

We decided to stop at a fast food outlet for breakfast and bought some more food to take to the beach as Layag-Layag is an uninhabited beach so we had to carry all the essentials with us to the beach. 

From there, we hired a tricycle to Barangay Papaya which took us around 30 minutes from Nasugbu Town. 


From there, we met our guide or should I say my contact person to Layag-Layag beach. Kuya Casiano is a resident of Barangay Papaya and organized everything and provided us with cooler, drinking water, ice, and much more. 

His boat took us to Layag Layag beach for Php 150.00 both ways. For those who are driving, there is also a secure parking lot for 100.00 / night. It was an exciting 15 minute journey to the beach and we were blessed with a great weather. 




Layag-Layag Beach is located in Barangay, Papaya in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is a beach cove where tourists can visit for a day or even camp out for a night. As we were getting closer and closer to Layag-Layag beach, we were getting more and more excited for our beach camp. 

Since this was my first time to camp, I was expecting this to be a challenging yet very fun camp with friends. Layag-Layag Beach doesn't have any toilets nor any drinking water. So as mentioned a while ago, we brought everything with us to the beach. 


After pitching our tent, we decided to walk around the beach and just appreciate the beautiful landscape of Layag-Layag. Since the beach is FREE of charge, expect a lot of visitors during weekends. That is why it's better to get in touch with Kuya Casiano, so he could prepare everything for you ahead of time. 



You can swim anywhere around Layag-Layag. Just make sure you wear your slippers or any type of wet shoes when swimming to protect you from rocks and sea urchins. The water was clear and warm which was so nice. 



This side of Layag-Layag was so picturesque and my favorite spot to sun bathe. 


Out of interest, we invited some of our Instagram friends whom we know are adventurous enough to join our craziness. We all introduced ourselves and got to know each other more. And as time goes by, we became more closer and more comfortable with each other. 

From Left - Right ( IG ID) :
@iamjamescandelaria , @i.am.pusangkalye , @verunner16 , @michaelfranks , @jubatz, @simplymeglenn


Later in the afternoon, it was time for us to prepare for our dinner. We basically just bought fish, pork, rice, and other seasoning for dinner. For breakfast, we had coffee, bread, eggs, sausages, luncheon meats, and rice. 



Sunset was fast approaching so we decided to swim and catch the afternoon sun and later chill on the beach while waiting for the sun to go down. I found that very special! 




There is no electricity on the beach, so make sure you bring your LED lamps or torches with you. I brought candles and mosquito coils too to repel any insects bugging us that night. 


The next morning, I decided to walk around specially on the edge of the beach where you could take nice photos of Layag-Layag beach and the nearby beaches and resorts like Hamilo Coast. 



On the other side of this rock, you will find a nice private cove that is crystal clear and less rocky. I love this part of Layag- Layag! 


If you feel more adventurous, you can even try cliff jumping. A fun way to end your Layag-Layag adventure! 


Our beach camp at Layag-Layag Beach was really fun and memorable. I also couldn't believe that this was only 4 hours away from Manila. And the most important thing was the beach was FREE! What else could you ask for! 

Note: Though not visible on the pictures, one thing we observed when we arrived was the amount of trash on the beach coast which we believed was left behind by the campers. I talked to Kuya Casiano and they said that they clean the beach themselves and with the locals during weekdays. More measures need to be put in place and I hope they do it soon. It's a beautiful beach but the amount of trash can be off putting to other tourists. 


Layag- Layag Beach is going to be a famous beach. With the little amount of money needed for this adventure, I see backpackers and beach goers would definitely schedule their visit in the coming weeks to explore this beach. Let us always remember to be responsible specially with the trash and don't forget to have fun! 


Our Contact Person: Kuya CASIANO 
Mobile Number: 09398638839

57 comments:

  1. Batangas is so full of wonderful beaches. I'd want to visit here. Worth the 4 hour travel time.

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    1. Oh definitely Lux! You should try and visit this place too! ;)

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  2. Is the Php 150 boat ride round trip is per person? I'm dying to go here! Thank you for your great blog! <3

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  3. Hi, can you give the break down of expenses esp yung fare? :)

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    1. Hi Leeza,

      We went there on a private vehicle kaya libre na ang gas. We basically just paid for the boat trip na 150 balikan na and the beach is free. Pag commute trycicle from Nasugbu to Brgy Papaya is around 250 sa trycicle for 5 pax. So most probably around 1k all in all including the food sa beach.

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    2. gud pm sir.. ask q lng qng ung 150 for boat ride is per head po ba or isang ride na un? tnx po.

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  4. Updated po ba number ng contact person?

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  5. hi po nakamotor po kasi kmi ppunta dyan. take off time nmin is 3pm so gabi na kmi ddting may maghahatid pa po ba samen sa boat?

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    1. May parking spot po sila dun... Dala ko rin po ung car ko nung nagpunta kami. super safe naman mo. Ok lang po un.. ung friend ko nga po 10pm dumating sa beach. ehehe

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  6. Hello ... Very interesting po ung blog mo...we are planning to go there this weekend... How much po ang bngay nyong fee sa guide nyo??

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  7. hi Angelo the explorer, ask ko lang, napansin ko kasi na parang walang comfort room. hm, wala nga ba? heheheheehehe thank you sa sagot.

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  8. hey angelo, been to layag lyag more 15x na since early 2016 so i guess you can tell i fell in love with the place. kuya kc and the locals are very accomodating and nice. you might want to try taytayin cove, its north of layag and you will need to loop around hamilos cove and on the map its called north etayo cove, we went there mid feb this year. its nice, wala nga lang signal =)

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    1. Goods sa etayo cove?

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    2. yep, ok nman dun. medyo madumi na nga lang. nag fishing din kme dun, improvised nga lang gamit nmin

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    4. the good thing about taytayin is hndi mabato, kalmado ang dagat.. wala nga lang cliff jumping site gaya sa layag.

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  9. Did you try snorkeling? How was it? Thanks for the reply!

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  10. Hello sir, san po mas ok layaglayag or taytayin?

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    1. hi! mas ok sakin layag, kse pde ka mag cliff jump. mas malapit sa barangay papaya 10-15 mins, pag sa taytayin around 30-45mins. Ang ok sa taytayin hndi mabato, maganda ang view, unfortunately madumi na ngayon dun..and like what I said on my comment above, we went there mid feb medyo madumi na tlga. we went to layag march 4-5, we found out they're now asking P20 for registration and nilinisan nila yung layag.. ayun..daldal ko.

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  11. my cr po ba sa layag?

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  12. hi po, ask lang po kung marami din nag oovernyt dun? pupunta kase kami ng hubby ko this april6. worry ko lang is bout sa safety? and kung may nagbabantay sa parkng lot ng motor?

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  13. ASK KO LNG PO KUNG OK PA YUNG CONTACT NUMBER PO PUPUNTA PO KSE KME NG MGA TROPA KO SA APRIL 13, 3 KME NA PUPUNTA FIRST TIME LNG NAMEN MALILIGO SA MALAYO PERO SA CAVITE LNG NMN PO KME NKATIRA

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    1. saka tanong ko narin po kung pwede ng 3days sa layag

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    2. kahit ilang araw dun, one time pumunta kme may naabutan kme na pang 5th day na nila.. kulang na lang mang tomas, roasted na sila eh haha

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  14. we're going there 2mrw! that's me pala the anonymous, finally retrieved my google acct =)

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  15. Ei.. May contact kayo ng bangka? Penge naman ng number.. Papunta kami ngayon.. 09215847967..

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  16. I forgot to say please.. Please po.. Hihi..

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  17. Hi nabigyan mo ng justice yung ganda ng place through your blog. . Ask ko lang may signal ba sa entire island? Thanks

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  18. Hi. Thanks for your blog. Question lang po. Anong bus po ang pedeng sakyan going to nasugbu? At saan po kayo bumaba at sumakay ng tricycle? Thanks po

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  19. Hi sir ask ko lng po magkano po budget jan sa layag layag ...entrance ? Or may cottage and kung mag babangka pa po kami

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  20. Hi sir ask ko lng po magkano po budget jan sa layag layag ...entrance ? Or may cottage and kung mag babangka pa po kami

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  21. kua may update po ba kau ngaun ng rate?o ganun padin po?

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    1. yes so far it is the same. but expect a lot of people during weekends po ha. ;)

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  22. Hi may nakakaalam ba sa inio papunta dto magcocommute lang kase kami we are planning to got there by April holyweek...

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  23. Hi may nakakaalam ba sa inio papunta dto magcocommute lang kase kami we are planning to got there by April holyweek...

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  24. Kuya ask lang po safe naman po duon ? hehe salamat :)

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  25. Hi angelo,

    do you have a brother name kenneth? you look so familiar!

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  26. Hi angelo,

    do you have a brother name kenneth? you look so familiar!

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  27. We've been here last Friday and Saturday. Even for a short time, my friends and I were able to escape from all those stressful stuff. Away from city, far from worry. It gave us a feeling of total satisfaction leaving this paradise with positive vibes and now ready for action! \m/

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  28. I like this blog, its awesome! It is detailed and informative, nice photos with captions. Makes me want to go there with friends right away and experience the same thrill as yours.

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  29. Hello, active pa po kaya yung number ni kuya casiano? thanks!

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  30. hello ask ko lang nsgpunta kayo tru private vehicle po dba san po kayo nagpark planning to go there to but im worried kung saan pede iwan sasakyan thanks

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  31. Hello po. Ask lang po sana if yung P150 na roundtrip para sa bangka is per person po ba or per trip ? Salamat po :)

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  32. Gud morning ask koh lang poh kung mgpapareseve kah pah or pwede nah agad pumunta jan..pno pla poh ang oras ng over night jan..??and until wat tym lng pwede..balak poh san nmin ng mga friends koh nah pumunta jan first week ng may..??

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  33. Pwede pah bigay poh ng number pra maicontct poh nmin if ever man nah mtuloy poh kme jan..tnx poh

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  34. sir ask ko lang kung matatarik ba kalsada via ternate?

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  35. ask ko lang safe po ba kung magsama ng bata 9 yrs old po...db nkakatakot ung s pagsakay ng bangka?safe po b pagsakay don

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  36. We're planning to go layag bukas..safe bang dalhin namin ung ddaughters namin..7years old and 1year..may tent rentals ba?hm?thanks..

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  37. we're planning to go there this july3-4. just wanna ask if magkano at anu ano ung mga gagastusan namin specially the boat fee? as i check on the previous comments, its PHP150 round trip? thanks

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  38. Hello po! Ask ko lang kung may pinapa rent po silang tent dun? Thank you!

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