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Batangas is considered to be one of the beach capitals in the Philippines. Situated in Southern Luzon, this destination has always been famous for having the best sandy beaches and pristine waters. Budget isn’t even a problem because they offer a wide range of affordable to high-end resorts.

With its picture-perfect and serene setting, Batangas is one best holiday beaches that will give you a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. Moreover, this destination is highly accessible since it’s only a two-hour, at least, drive from Metro Manila.

Excited to plan your next outing? Here is a list of beaches that you can visit:

1. Anilao Beach
Located in Mabini, Batangas, Anilao is also a famous beach in this southern Philippine province. Anilao is popular for its clear, blue waters and white, sandy shores. In addition, this too has some of the best diving sites.

Some resorts to check:
•    Aguila Beach Resort
•    Dive7000 Resort (Diving)
•    Anilao Outrigger Resort
•    Punto Miguel White Beach
•    Vistamar Beach Resort and Hotel

2. Laiya Beach
Laiya Beach is found in the quiet town of San Juan Batangas. It’s no surprise that their grayish white sand and pristine blue waters are the top reasons why tourists love to visit them.

Some of the resorts you can visit are:
•    Acuatico Beach Resort
•    Acuaverde Resort
•    Balai sa Laiya

If this is a family beach vacation, you might want to check these destinations:
•    Blue Coral Beach Resort
•    Hugom Beach
•    Laiya Coco Grove
•    Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resorts

3. Matabungkay Beach in Lian
Matabungkay beach is very accessible from Metro Manila, which is why most people choose this as their weekend or day trip getaway. Visitors love going back to this place because of its white sand and crystal clear waters. Since Matabungkay is a 5 kilometer stretch, there are definitely a thousand things to do.

The resorts you can visit will include:
•    The Coral Beach Club
•    Al Fresco
•    Fred Beach Resort
•    Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel

4. Calatagan Beach
The Calatagan peninsula is considered a home to the near-white sandy beach resorts, making it a favorite escape for the rich and famous. Because of that, this little piece of heaven was categorized as ‘Forbes Park of the South. In fact, a number of wealthy families are lucky to own their very own estate at Calatagan’s beach front.

Since Calatagan is surrounded with rocky shorelines, most resorts in this area offer pool recreational facilities. But for the beach lovers, there’s nothing to worry because some of them have fabulous beach lines and snorkeling and diving activities.

The popular resorts in Calatagan area that you can visit are:
•    Lago de Oro
•    Blue Waters Beach House
•    Golden Sunset Village & Spa
•    Punta Baluarte
•    Hidden Virgin Beach
•    Pantalan Beach Resort

5. Bauan Beach
Bauan, Batangas has a long stretch of rocky beach line, making it ideal for diving. Even though their beach is filled with coral formations, visitors can still find tons of activities during their weekend getaway. But of course, divers and snorkelers will definitely enjoy every moment of their stay in this tourist destination.

You can find accommodations in these resorts:
•    Rosemund Resort
•    Rosana Beach Resort
•    Portulano Dive Resort

Prepare your swimsuits, best snorkeling gear, sun tan lotion and other swimming equipment for another unforgettable experience. You and your family can bask under the sun, go diving or even engage in aqua sports. Indeed, there are a lot of things to do in these beaches!