MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS: DIY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

Calatagan, Batangas has long been a magnet of beachgoers, but if you are looking for something new, there’s a rising tourist destination here.  Just about 3 hours away from Manila is Manuel Uy Beach Resort and its neighboring islands.  It’s a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of Manila.  Good news is, traveling to Manuel Uy Beach Resort is cheap and so is staying overnight.  But you have to be ready to rough it up as camping is the only option to stay overnight here.  If you’re not keen on camping, you can do a day trip to Manuel Uy Beach Resort instead or stay overnight at the neighboring Stilts Calatagan Batangas resort or other resorts in Calatagan, Batangas.

 

On a recent trip to Calatagan Batangas with my sister, we initially planned on doing a day trip to Manuel Uy Beach Resort.  But because we boarded the wrong bus, we arrived late in the afternoon, leaving us no choice but to camp here so we can enjoy the beach and other islands in Calatagan.  Good thing, they have a tent for rent, so after paying the entrance fee, environmental fee and campsite fee, we hurriedly picked a camping spot on its powdery cream shore and pitched a tent with the help of their staff just before the sunset pour drunkenly over the sprawling beach resort.

 

So to help you plan your trip to Manuel Uy Beach Resort, here’s a travel guide with sample budget and itinerary.  To best enjoy this charming beach with turquoise water and white to cream, powdery sand, avoid the weekends and holidays as it can get too crowded.  They have a clean, newly-built building for shower rooms, toilets and grilling stations.  Everything is clean and organized here as they have a lot of staff cleaning the shore as well as the camping site every morning.  Manuel Uy Beach Resort’s staff are also super helpful and polite, which makes staying here more enjoyable.

HOW TO GET TO MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS

 

manuel uy beach resort diy

Manila to Manuel Uy Beach Resort Calatagan BatangasTake a bus bound for Pasay/SM Moa.

  1. Take a bus bound for SM MOA/Pasay.
  2. Alight at MRT-EDSA Taft Station.
  3. From Manila near MRT-EDSA Taft Station, take a bus bound for Calatagan. Buses to Calatagan depart daily from 4:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Alternatively, there are also passenger vans to Calatagan, Batangas.  The van terminal is located at the back of Metropoint Mall beside Kabayan Hotel.

          Bus/van fare: PHP 180/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14

          Travel time: Approximately 3 hours

4.  In Calatagan Batangas town proper, take a tricycle to Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Calatagan Batangas.

         Tricycle Fare: PHP 50/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14 (per person)

                                      PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR  (chartered/good for 4 pax)

         Transit Time: Approximately 20 minutes

 

manuel uy beach : camping

 

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS CAMPING

 

There are no private rooms or cottages at Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Calatagan Batangas, the only way to stay overnight here is by camping.  You can pitch your own tent or rent one from Manuel Uy Beach Resort for PHP 500/USD 10/EURO 8/SGD 13/MYR 37, good for 1-3 persons.

 

DAY TOUROVERNIGHT TOUR
Check-in5:00 AM5:00 AM
Check-out5:00 PM (same day)12:00 PM (next day)

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT FEES

Manuel Uy Beach Resort Camping

Manuel Uy Beach Resort Entrance Fees

 DAY TOUROVERNIGHT TOUR
Children (0-6 y.o)FREEFREE
Regular (7-59 y.o)PHP 100 /USD  2/

EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 7

PHP 200/USD 0.95/

EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14

 

Senior Citizen/PWDPHP 71/USD  1.36/

EURO 1/SGD 2/MYR 5

PHP 142 /USD  3/

EURO 2/SGD 4/MYR 11

 

 

 

 

 OTHER FEES

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 DAY TOUROVERNIGHT
Environmental FeePHP 30 /USD  0.57/EURO 0.56/SGD 0.75/ MYR 2.24PHP 30 /USD  0.57/EURO 0.56/SGD 0.75/MYR 2.24

 

PhotoshootPHP 3,000/USD  57/

EURO 46/SGD 75/

MYR 224

PHP 6,000 /USD  114/EURO 93/SGD 151/MYR 449
Table and Chair Rental ( 2-3 pax)PHP 250/USD 5/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 19

 

PHP 250/USD 5/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 19

 

Grilling Station useFREEFREE
Grilling on Beach SandNot allowedNot Allowed
BonfireNot allowedNot allowed
Restroom/Shower/Changing roomsFREEFREE
Food/LiquorAllowedAllowed

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CAMPING FEES

manuel uy beach resort camping

*Campsite fee when you bring your own tent.

 

DAY TOUROVERNIGHT
Tent RentalPHP 500 – USD 10 – EURO 8 – SGD 13 – MYR 37PHP 500 – USD 10 – EURO 8 – SGD 13 – MYR 37
TENT SIZE (cm)CAMPSITE FEE

DAY TOUR

CAMPSITE FEE

OVERNIGHT

1-4 persons

(195 x 195 x 127h)

PHP 150 – USD 3 – EURO 2.32 – SGD 4 – MYR 11PHP 150 – USD 3 – EURO 2.32 – SGD 4 – MYR 11
5-10 persons

(230 x 230 x 165h)

PHP 250 – USD 5 – EURO 4 – SGD 6 – MYR 19PHP 250 – USD 5 – EURO 4 – SGD 6 – MYR 19

 

11-15 persons

(275 x 275 x 178h)

 

PHP 600 – USD 11- EURO 9 – SGD 15 – MYR 45PHP 600 – USD 11 – EURO 9 – SGD 15 – MYR 45
16-20 persons

(305 x 305 x 203h)

PHP 800 – USD 15 – EURO 12 – SGD 20 – MYR 60PHP 800 – USD 15 – EURO 12 – SGD 20 – MYR 60
21 persons or moreAskAsk

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS PARKING FEES

PARKING FEESDAY TOUROVERNIGHT TOUR
MotorcyclePHP 20/USD 0.38/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.50/MYR 1.50PHP 20/USD 0.38/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.50/MYR 1.50
Cars and vansPHP 100 /USD  2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 7PHP 100 /USD  2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 7
Buses, Cargo Vans & Large VehiclesPHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT ISLAND HOPPING BOAT RENTAL

 
manuel uy beach resort: boat rentalIf you want to go island hopping, you can rent a boat or join other tourists.  You may approach a boatman or ask the staff at Manuel Uy Beach Resort.

 

BOAT TOURS                      BOAT RENTAL
1 Hour (1-5 persons)PHP 1000/USD 75/EURO 15/SGD 25/MYR 75
2 Hours (1-5 persons)PHP 1,500/USD 112/EURO 23/SGD 38/MYR 112
Googles rentalPHP 50/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS ITINERARY

 

Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Here’s a sample Manuel Uy Beach Resort itinerary perfect for your weekend get-away or day trip.  Feel free to tweak this depending on your schedule.

 

TIMEACTIVITIES
DAY 1 
05:00 AMRide bus to Pasay/SM Moa
06:00 AMAlight at EDSA-MRT Taft Avenue.

Head to the van terminal at the back of Metropoint Mall beside Kabayan Hotel

06:30 AMRide van to Calatagan, Batangas. Travel time is about 3-4 hours depending on traffic.

 

Bus/Van fare: PHP 180/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14

10:00 AMETA Calatagan, Batangas.

Purchase food at Calatagan Public Market

 

Food budget: PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14

10:30 AMHire a tricycle to Manuel Uy Beach Resort. Transit time is about 20 minutes.

Tricycle Fare: PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14

11:00 PMPay entrance fee + campsite fee + environmental fee (own tent)

 

Manuel Uy Beach Resort Fees (Day tour with own tent):

PHP 280/USD 4.33/EURO 4/SGD 7/MYR 21

11:15 PMSet up tent. Grill food at the grilling station in Manuel Uy Beach Resort

 

Grilling Station: FREE

12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMIsland hopping. Rent boat or join other tourists.

 

Island hopping (I joined other tourists to on a boat): PHP 500/USD 10/EURO 8/SGD 13/MYR 37

03:00 PMEnd of island hopping tour. Back to Manuel Uy Beach Resort. Quick swimming.
03:30 PMHire tricycle back to Calatagan town proper.
04:00 PMRide van back to Manila.

 

Bus/Van fare: PHP 180/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14

 

  • I was told that the last trip of van to Manila is around 4:00 PM, so make sure you are at the van terminal in Calatagan, Batangas before that time.

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS TRIP BUDGET (BUDGET BREAKDOWN)

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Here’s a sample Manuel Uy Beach Resort Calatagan Batangas trip budget (breakdown of expenses) if you follow the above itinerary.  Feel free to modify this.  This trip budget is good for a solo traveler.  If you have a travel buddy or you are traveling with a group, it’ll most likely be cheaper if you share the cost of tricycle, tent rental and island hopping.

 

EXPENSESACTIVITIES
PHP 180/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14Manila – Calatagan bus/van fare
PHP 180/USD 4/EURO 3/SGD 5/MYR 14Calatagan- Manila bus/van fare
PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14Lunch
PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14Calatagan- Manuel Uy Beach Tricycle Fare (chartered)
PHP 200/USD 0.95/EURO 0.77/SGD 5/MYR 14Manuel Uy Beach – Calatagan Tricycle Fare

(charterted)

PHP 100 /USD  2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 7Entrance Fee
PHP 30 /USD  0.57/EURO 0.56/SGD 0.75/ MYR 2.24Environmental Fee
PHP 150 – USD 3 – EURO 2.32 – SGD 4 – MYR 11Campsite Fee (own tent, good for 1-2 pax)
PHP 1,240/USD 24/EURO 19/SGD 31/MYR 92TOTAL EXPENSES

 

  • If you want to go on island hopping, just add additional PHP 1,000 or PHP 1,500 on the above sample budget.

  • If you want to go on day tour at the Stilts Calatagan (just beside Manuel Uy Beach Resort), add PHP 350 for day tour fee on the above budget.

 

MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT CALATAGAN BATANGAS TRAVEL TIPS

  
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  • There’s no restaurant in Manuel Uy Beach Resort, but there’s a store that sells cup noodles, toiletries, soft drinks and chips.

  • You can bring fresh meat, chicken and seafood (you can buy at Calatagan Market before riding a tricycle to Manuel Uy Beach Resort) and grill it there as they have a grilling station and you can use it for FREE.

  • There’s a charging station. Fee is PHP 30 /USD 0.57/EURO 0.56/SGD 0.75/MYR 2.24 per
  • If you are looking for other activities at Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas, you can also go island hopping to Starfish Island, The Sand Bar and go snorkeling. Here’s the island-hopping rates:

PHP 1000/USD 75/EURO 15/SGD 25/MYR 75 – 1 hour (1-5 persons)

PHP 1,500/USD 112/EURO 23/SGD 38/MYR 112 – 1-2 hours (1-5 persons)

  • You can also do a day tour to The Stilts Calatagan, Batangas. There’s a stair by the shore that that will lead you to The Stilts Calatagan Batangas.

         The Stilts Calatagan Batangas Day Tour – PHP 350/USD/EURO/SGD/MYR per person

  • Before you go back to Calatagan, Batangas town proper, you can ask the tricycle driver to make a side trip to Cape Santiago Lighthouse for an extra fee. The tricycle driver charged me extra PHP 200 for the ride. There’s no entrance fee but donations are accepted.

  • You can also do a side trip to Matabungkay Beach in Lian, Batangas. Just ride the jeepney going to Lian at Calatagan, Batangas Town proper.

        Jeepney Fare to Matabungkay Beach – PHP 25

       Travel time – Approximately 30 minutes

  • At Calatagan, Batangas Town proper, don’t miss the tasty Batangas Lomi. There’s one restaurant in front of the tricycle terminal that serves this.  Not really the best Batangas lomi I’ve tasted, but it’s definitely worth a try.
  • Bring mosquito repellent, sunblock, flashlight, power bank, dry bag and snorkeling gear.

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Comments

  1. Hi. medyo naguluhan ako sa pricing ng tent. For example dun sa 11-15 pax. 600 each ba yun or yun na yung total price ng tent na good for 11-15? meron ka kase na nabanggit na 500 rent ng tent good for 1-3 na. then para saan yung 500? fee ba yun sa campsite? if yes, 600 + 500? sorry ha. dami ko tanong.

    1. Nope. Yung tent rental price po yun. Yun na yun. Ibig sabihin lang yung tent is good for 11-15 pax or 1-3 pax. 🙂

  2. Hi, may life vest po ba yung mga nagpaparent ng boat? TIA! 🙂

    1. Yep. They have life vest. Required siya. 🙂

  3. Thank you for the commute options! This was the clearest option for us since we are coming from the south and was thinking if we could actually come from alabang.

    1. Don’t ride the bus to Batangas Terminal ha. We did that and it was a disaster. Umikot kame. Take the van to Naugbo instead. No bus to Nasugbo or Calatagan kase in Alabang. Pwede din via tagaytay, may mga dumadaan na dun na bus to Nasugbo.

  4. Hi @thepinaysolobackpkacker! This blog is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for your tips. I will definitely use these as reference when we get to Manuel Uy Beach. Thanks much for this! 😉

    1. welcome! enjoy! 🙂

  5. pwede maka hinge ng phone number nyo,may mga katanungan ako,,sana makareply kayo bago mag april 7 thank you

    1. I’m sorry. I believe everything you need to know is on the blog na, if you need additional info, kindly contact the resort. I’m not affiliated with them. 🙂

  6. Hi, do they have contact numbers sa Manuel Uy mismo? Thanks!

    1. I don’t have it. Sorry, forgot to ask.

  7. Hi po! ask ko lang po kung saan located ang Shower/Toilet/Changing Room ng Manuel Uy Beach?

    1. ask ko na rin po kung nagpapa-rent po sila doon ng tent for as many as 15 pax? Thanks po! 🙂

      1. May tent rental sil pero d ko alam kung guano kadame.

    2. Sa loop mismo ng resort. sa may campsite

  8. Kailangan ba magpa-reserve bago pumunta sa Manuel uy o pwede naman ang walk-ins? Thanks!

  9. Hi,

    may nabasa kasi akong blogged before na merong mga bahay dun na pwede kang magpaluto? Is it true? Then paano po yung rice? Medyo malinaw naman na yung explanation on your Blog, thanks for this wonderful information.

    1. Baka old blog na po yun. Not sure kase parang d ko nakita, may tindahan sa taas pero wala kameng napansin na palutuan, pero may ihawan kase dun na free gamitin, so pwedeng mag-grill ng food na dala niyo

  10. Hi Gael, your blog is really helpful. Just want to ask a question. Do you have any contact from Manuel Uy Beach Resort?

  11. hi..thanks for your informative blog..i just want to ask if you tried the island hopping going to starfish island? gaano katagal kaya ang boatride going there?

    1. 2 hours lang kung buong island hopping namen. 2 islands na. 🙂

  12. May parking area ba sa loob ng resort? Dapat ba mag dala ng water for drinkng or they hav inside. Thank u

    1. may mabibilhan na store po. pero puede kayo mándala para tupid. may parking lot sa loob.

  13. pwede po kayo aso sa beach? balak po kasi namin dalhin aso namin eh

    1. Yes swede. May akita kong 2 aso last time dun.

  14. Need ba ng reservation?

  15. kung mag cocommute kami gamit motorcycle mas makakatipid ba?

  16. Hello po! Ask ko lang kung may reservation scheme po ba sa resort? corkage fee? Salamat.

    1. Walag corkage. Nagwalk-in lang kame

  17. Hello goodevening may bilihan ba na malapit dyan sa manuel uy beach resort ng mga alak? Thank you

    1. sa palengke sa bayan

  18. May parking po ba sila na malapit??? Planning to drive our way there.

    1. May parking lot sa lobo ng resort 🙂

  19. Hi , since wla kmeng mddlang lutuan meron bang bahay dun n pwdng mgpaluto kht magpapasaing lang ? thanks,

    1. ok n pala nbasa ko na tnx 🙂

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