Location: Calatagan, Batangas
Updated: March 18, 2014
Burot Beach is one of the remote beach located along the shores of Calatagan, Batangas. This has become a favorite destination of many weekend backpackers who are looking for semi fine sand with calm water and of course near Manila. Frequent beach bummers loves to return to this place. For those who love doing photo shoot along the beach this is one of the perfect place for you because not you only you’ll find nice stretch of semi fine sand you will also find beautiful rock formations along the coast line.
Burot Beach is known to many, it is owned by SM group of companies according to the locals. A private property but was open to public for a fee, P65.00 for day tour and P130.00 for overnight inclusive of camping area.
When we visited Burot Beach it is not yet develop. There is no fancy accommodations nor a good place to stay, no hotels and no resorts, you just have to experience the life of a rugged islander. There are makeshift cottages in the area built by the caretakers so if you’re planning for a day tour you may rent it for P300.00 but if you’re staying overnight you must bring your own camping equipment.
There’s a small Sari-sari store in the area for your basic needs but if you plan to stay overnight I recommend you buy your provisions in the local market in Calatagan or better yet bring it with you before going to Calatagan.
There are CR’s built by the caretakers for a fee of P10.00 but there are no garbage areas so I would like to appeal to please bring your own trash with you when you leave Burot so that we could all help preserve its natural beauty.
What to see in Burot Beach
On the west side you will not miss the stretch of semi-fine sand where people usually set-up their tents. This is also where most people swim and enjoy the rest of their stay. If you’re planning to go on weekends I recommend you arrive early because this place may get crowded.
On the East side you will not also miss the beautiful rock formations that stands the tides of time. If you’re the kind of person who does not like the crowd on the beach this place is for you or better yet go to the far east side of Burot where you will another beautiful small cove with its calm water hugging the shore.
Far east side of Burot is more tranquil, a place for you to unwind and reunite with nature.
The last place you would want to visit is the Isla Puting Buhangin as the locals call it but its a sandbar. To reach this area you may need to ride a boat for a fee of P45.00 each for a group of 8 boatmen will bring you to this place where you can swim or just have a dip until the sandbar is gone. You will also see different starfish near the sandbar just like in the shore of Burot.
The place is great for a quick weekend and budget friendly getaway. Try it, enjoy the beach and have fun. Be Responsible, Leave No Trace.
Itinerary for a 2 Day Burot Beach Getaway
0430 Assembly Chowking or McDo Pasay Rotonda
0500 ETD Bus Terminal going to Calatagan (at the back of Sogo Hotel)
0830 ETA Calatagan Bus Terminal
0840 Buy Supplies from the Local Market/Arrange Tricycle
0900 ETD Tricycle going to Burot
0920 ETA Burot Beach/Pay Entrance
0930 Secure Camp Area & Pitch Tent
1100 Prepare Lunch
1200 Lunch Time
1500 Swimming / Free Time
1600 Prepare Snack/Merienda
1700 Photo Ops
1800 Prepare Dinner/Watch the Sunset
2000 Socials / Night Swimming
2200 Lights Out
0600 Wake Up/Watch Sunrise
0630 Prepare Breakfast
0800 Boat ride to Sandbar
0815 Swimming at the sandbar area
1000 Back to Campsite
1030 Last Photo Ops
1130 Tidy up/Break Camp
1200 ETD Tricycle going to Bus Terminal
1220 ETA Bus Terminal
1230 Lunch near the terminal
1300 ETD Bus / Van going back to Manila
1600 ETA Pasay Rotonda
How to get to Burot Beach
Via Private Car: Find your way to Tagaytay and take the road to Nasugbu, once you’re in Nasugbu take the road to Lian straight to Calatagan. Make sure your car can handle the rough road from Calatagan Bus Terminal to Burot Beach. Travel Time from Manila to Calatagan is 3 hours plus additional 20 minutes travel from Calatagan to Burot Beach. Parking Space in Burot is not a problem.
Via Public Bus: Once you get to MRT Edsa Station look for Sogo Hotel and beside the Sogo you’ll see McDonalds and Chowking. There’s an entrance beside Mcdo leading to Bus Terminal going to Calatagan. First trip usually starts at 4am on regular days and the last trip is until 4 to 5pm depending on the number of buses in the Terminal. Fare is P160.00 for Aircon buses and P140 for non-aircon. Travel time is 3 hours to Calatagan. When you reach Calatagan alight at Calatagan Public Market and hire a tryc going to Burot. Fare is P150.00 or P60.00 per person. Travel time is more or less 20 minutes.
Via Passenger Van: From MRT Edsa Station look for Metropoint Mall there’s a Kabayan Hotel beside the mall and beside that hotel is the terminal of the passenger van going to Calatagan. First trip usually starts at 4am. Fare is P180.00
- If you’re planning an overnight trip and decided late in the afternoon take note that the bus in Pasay is only up to 4-5pm but there are buses going to Nasugbu and Lian if you pursue this plan better prepare P500.00 for hiring tryc going to Burot Beach.
- Make sure to bring all your provisions when planning an overnight trip. Such as food, water, camping equipment etc.
- There’s no electricity in Burot so I recommend you bring headlamp, flashlights and the likes.
- If you’re planning to swim farther from the shore be sure to wear protection for your feet because there are plenty of sea urchins at Burot.
- Don’t forget to get the number of your tryc driver or better yet tell the driver to fetch you on your desired time.
- Comfort Rooms are available but can be quite messy specially on weekends and don’t forget the long lines on weekends.
- Best to experience on weekdays
Van Fare (Manila-Calatagan) P180.00
Tryc Rental (Calataga-Burot) P150.00
Beach Entrance (Overnight) P130.00
Food and Tent is Free (bring your own) P00.00
Boat Fare to sandbar P45.00
Tryc back to Calatagan P150.00
Van Fare (Calatagan-Manila) P180.00
Total: PHP 835.00
Tricycle Drivers to contact:
Van for rent
Michael L300 Van: 09176027685
Jayson Nissan Urban: 09989886026