Manuel Uy Beach Resort, Calatagan, Batangas
Contributed by: Katherine Clarence Cao
The pretty long stretch almost fine white sand, sunset-facing, and clear clean ocean water make the long commute worth it. Entrance fee is cheap and you can bring your own tent if you’re staying overnight as there is a long stretch of campsite covered by trees.
Let me remind you that there’s absolutely no electricity in this place so it’s very advisable for you to bring lamps, flashlights, and power banks.
How to get to Manuel Uy Beach Resort?
If coming from Pasay/Manila,
1. From Pasay Metropoint, ride a van going to Calatagan, Batangas. Fare: P180.00
2. Drop-off to Calatagan Public Market.
3. Ride a tricycle going to Manuel Uy Beach resort. Fare: P50.00/person
If coming from Bacoor, Cavite:
1. From SM Bacoor, ride DLTB bound to Nasugbu/Lian (fare: Php135)
2. Drop off point at Lian Public Market. Look for jeepneys bound to Calatagan (fare: Php40)
3. Get off at Calatagan Public Market. There are tricycles that will take you straight to Manuel Uy Beach (fare: Php180/way – this isn’t a fixed rate, depends on how much you have bargained with the driver)
Entrance fee is Php100 for day tour and Php200 for overnight
Additional Php50 if you’ll pitch your own tent. You can rent tents there but I’m not sure how much it’ll cost you so I suggest bring your own tent.
✔There are stores near the beach but the items are limited and it’s expensive so I suggest buying food at the Calatagan Public Market.
Lastly, please please be a responsible traveler and let’s always practice Leave No Trace Policy.
Manuel Uy Beach Resort TIPS:
1. Get the trike driver’s contact number.
2. Bring your own tent so you’d only pay the entrance fee.
3. Bring your own food. Stores are quite far from the resort.
4. You may drop by Zen’s Coffee Hut for a taste of Lomi.
5. Cooked food is about P100.00 up.
6. Best to go there on weekdays. During weekends and holidays, the resort is crowded.
7. Always bring extra cash, travel essentials, sunblock, etc.
8. Bring your power banks as there is a limited power supply in the resort.
9. Use of electricity – P100.00
Kuya Bebot: 0920 514 0696
Kuya Lupe : (0955) 371 6611
Kuya Kiko – 09203426812
Environmental Fee: P30.00
Tent Rental- 450-500/day
Comfort Rooms – 25 (Ligo) / 10 (Wiwi)
Tables/Chairs rental: P250.00
Sidetrip/Island Hopping Activity
Starfish Island / Sand Bar
Boat rental: P500.00 for the first hour up to 6 people in a boat / or P150.00 per head
Manuel Uy Beach Resort ITINERARY:
6:00 – ETD to Manila
7:00 – ETA to Pasay MRT Taft / Breakfast
8:00 – ETD Pasay Terminal
12:00 – ETA Calatagan Terminal / Lunch / Pamamalengke
14:00 – ETD Pasay Terminal
14:30 – ETA Manuel Uy Beach / Registration / Tent Pitching / Change Outfit
15:00 – Photo ops @ Stilts
16:00 – Back to Manuel Uy / Swimming / Sunset Viewing
18:00 – Wash up
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Socials / Bonfire
22:00 – Rest
6:00 – Photo ops at sandbar/sunrise
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Photo ops
10:00 – Pack up / Wash up
11:00 – ETD to Manuel Uy
11:30 – ETA to Calatagan Terminal
12:00 – ETD to Calatagan Terminal
13:00 – ETA to Olivarez Road Tagaytay
13:00 – ETD to Olivares Road
13:15 – ETA to Mcdo Calamba Road Tagaytay
14:45 – ETD to Mcdo Calamba Road
15:00 – ETA to Olivarez Road / Bus to Manila
16:30 – ETA to Manila
I highly recommend Manuel Uy Beach for those seeking a calm weekend getaway on a budget.
Manuel Uy Beach Review by Mharlon Lon Ilagan:
I like the beach. Of course, there’s something to improve on, there are things I would like to enumerate:
1.) The place itself is very nice to start with, the management just needs to be stricter when it comes to implementing their so-called “house rules” for smokers. Cigarette butts are all over the place.
2.) It is fine to be loud, that’s what other feels but there should be like specific hours that there would be silence like by 10 in the evening.
3.) Establishing stores outside the beach, few stores inside the beach or a cafeteria. It would be nice if visitors can find something to eat if they don’t have foods with them especially in the middle of the night (this is my personal suggestion because when we visited the place, we brought nothing but ourselves).
4.) The security itself needs to be very serious when it comes to checking the place, especially at night. That would be great if we feel like we are secured. Security and safety of the visitors must be on their top priority (I don’t need to elaborate why).
5.) Over-all the place is good when it comes to soul searching, barkada outing, team building family gatherings, etc. We just need to be more extra careful and sensitive when it comes to following house rules or just have the initiative to have that instinct to care for our environment. We will suffer in the end if we don’t.