Anilao, Batangas beaches has been famous for its many dive spots in Batangas – a destination for many tourists and for locals who are just beginning to explore the wonders of the ocean but is hesitant to travel the corners of the country to take their first dip.
But there’s more to Anilao beaches in Batangas than its mind-blowing underwater sanctuaries. If diving is not for you, a line up of outdoor activities from Batangas beach bumming to trekking are available to fully enjoy your short trip.
Sepoc Beach Center
Known for its white-glazed shoreline 15-20mins away from Eagle Point Resort, Sepoc Point in Maricaban Island is one of Anilao’s popular destinations for outdoor adventure. Guests usually go here for diving and snorkeling and for those who don’t want to go swimming, they can climb a small hill to get a fantastic panoramic view of the island, explore several nearby coves and caves by hiking or kayaking.
Not far away from Sepoc Point is a hat-shaped rocky island surrounded with nice, glittering white sand thus called Sombrero Island. The island is accessible both from Tingloy and Anilao (if coming from Eagle Point) and is also famous for diving, snorkeling, swimming and short climbs.
There are also a few nice beaches along the coast of Anilao, hiding between rocky peninsulas. You can easily spot them even from the port. Note however that some of them are privately owned by some resorts in Batangas thus, the whiter the sands, the bigger bucks to spend if you opt to stay in one of these private Batangas beaches.
Tingloy’s best-kept secret, Masasa Beach recently became popular to travelers as a sidetrip after diving in Anilao. This pristine beach is situated in Brgy. San Juan in the town of Tingloy, about 45 minutes’ boat ride from Anilao Port. Similar to Anilao beaches, Masasa is known for its powdery cream sand perfect for swimming. And since the water is crystal clear, you can also go for snorkeling – just make sure to bring your own snorkeling gears.
If you’re up for a small hike, there’s a twin rock formation atop a hill that can be reached from Masasa Beach called Mag-asawang Bato. Travelers go here usually to watch the sunrise.
Mt. Gulugod Baboy
Last but not the least, Mt Gulugud Baboy is another outdoor activity that you should try when in Batangas. The name literally means “pig’s spine” because of its shape. It is a range of three hills that runs across the Calumpang peninsula, perfect for first time climbers. From its summit, you can have a panoramic view of Balayan Bay, Maricaban Islands, and, on a clear day, Verde Island and Mindoro.
These are just some of the outdoor activities that you can try in Anilao after a short diving trip in pristine beaches in Batangas. If there’s any other adventure that tickles your fancy within Batangas or beyond, do let us know and our guides will be happy to assist!
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