How To Get To Burot Beach

Here’s a quick guide on how to get to Burot beach.

The easiest to reach (not so crowded) beach from Manila. If you want to just relax by the beach on a boring weekend, I recommend you bring your backpack and tent with you to this little haven found in Calatagan, Batangas. Thinking about your budget? Worry no more! Here, no hotel accommodation to pay for. No need to book in advance of your plane ticket and if you happen to visit this place on a weekday, you might get the chance to have the whole place solo. I did the last time I visited the place. I got lucky! Just a few hours from Manila by bus and you get yourself in front of a white sand beach, calm water and can witness the beautiful sunset. Let me give you an idea of how much budget do you need to get there.






From Pasay, look for BSC bus station near McDonald’s Taft in front of Metroplitan Mall, MRT Taft station.

Ride a bus going to Calatagan. The fare is about Php290 for an air-conditioned bus. Alight the bus when you reached their Calatagan terminal. Don’t worry, you won’t get lost because that’s their last stop.

Ride a tricycle going to the beach. The drivers are familiar with this beach. Haggle with the price as some drivers would charge you about Php200-Php250. Most of the drivers will only charge Php120-Php150. The first time I went there, in a group of 6, we rented two tricycles we were charged Php60 per head. Do the math.

When you get to the guard house, just ask permission from the guard and inform them that you want to swim. They will then ask you if you want to stay for overnight. There is an entrance fee of Php120. I believe that the beach is owned and I heard that they are going to develop the place. So while it is still unspoiled, pack your bags and head over to Calatagan. Let me know and share with us of your experience once you get back from there.

One way fares*
*Bus fare – Php 290
*Tricycle- Php 150
Overnight fee- Php 120 (optional)


You can do snorkeling, swimming, island hopping and enjoy the sunset, the sand and the view. Please beware of the sea urchins. There is a lot.



Again, no accommodation in this beach so bring your own tent. Also bring a flashlight or lamp as there’s no electricity in the area. Also bring your food and water. There is a store in the beach but expect a much higher price. i don’t think they serve food either. I recommend that you buy your food once you get off the bus in Calatagan. You may ask the tricycle driver to drive you off to the market. Don’t forget your sunblock and most of all your mosquito repellant.

It is also advisable that you get the mobile number of the tricycle driver or ask them to fetch you on the following day.

Warning for girls, their comfort rooms aren’t as good as the ones in a hotel. They have about 3 to 4 comfort rooms already. Running water for taking a bath is available for free.

Do you have any questions or comments regarding this article? Feel free to get in touch with me by leaving a comment here or you may send me an email at I’m also on Twitter. Please follow me @gladJAYtor. Enjoy your trip and keep safe!


90 thoughts on “How To Get To Burot Beach

  1. greetings! ask ko lang kung may time ung departure ng bus going to calatagan? if so, what time po kayo pumunta sa terminal? thanks! 🙂

    • Greetings, Gary!
      Alam ko every hour din eh. Last time kasi nag-abang lang ako ng bus sa Bacoor. Taga Bacoor kasi ako. Madaming bus ang bumabyahe pa-Calatagan. Tanong-tanong lang kayo sa may Baclaran Area.

      • salamat sa mabilis na reply kuya! we’re going there tomorrow and this is possible dahil sa blog mo kuya, many thanks! 🙂

      • No problem, Gary! All for the love of travel and backpacking.
        Share with us your experience. Kung may updates man with fares and fees so others would know. Ayt?! Enjoy your trip and keep safe!

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  3. Hi. Been planning to go there this early May for a family excursion. Saw the pics of the sea urchins. Sobrang dami ba at nagkalat sa beach o meron lang specific place na andun lang sila??? How about jellyfish/dikya??? may mga bata kasing kasama kaya want them to be safe. Please advise. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hi Aiza, about sea urchins may certain areas lang yung madaming sea urchins pero may iilan ding naliligaw. About dikya, may nakita ako mga 2 lang. Minimal I would say. Safe naman yung beach for kids. But be extra careful.
      Enjoy the beach!

      • Thanks for the info… Follow-up question, yung part ba ng beach na may dikya and sea urchins ay nasa tapat ng pinagtatayuan ng mga tents or malayo naman???

      • Well, yung dikya nung unang punta ko wala naman sila. At nung second visit ko isa or dalawa lang. About sa area kung nasa sila, gumagalaw po sila pati din ang sea urchin so no particular area po. And besides yung tubig ay mababaw at malinaw naman at di maalon so makikita nyo agad if ever meron. Sobrang minimal po nung dikya.

    • Hi Ton, Yung BSC eh parang walang schedule. Pero almost every hour naman ang alis. Pwede din kayo mag-abang ng ibang buses going to Calatagan sa may Baclaran area. Dun ang daan nila.

  4. Hi! ask ko lang kung ok naman yung cr nila dun kahit papano? and may cottage ba cla na pwedeng irent? Thanks! Plan kasi namin mgswimming dun on May 19. And we’re on a tight budget and mukhang maganda naman yung burot beach base sa mga pictures mo. 🙂

    • Hi Rose,

      Since my last visit(December last year), meron lang mga tables. Pero walang roof. Tent lang pwede. I’ll try to ask someone who recently visited the place. Yung CR, ok naman. May running water na.

  5. hello, question lang. meron kayang byahe from calatagan to taft ng 24/7? kasi plan ko pumunta dun pero uwi din ng gabi. siguro after sunset… advisable kaya umuwi ng ganun? thanks ha

    • Hello Playgerl,

      As far as my memory serves me, the buses from Calatagan to Taft are not 24/7 operational. But you may take a few rides to get to Manila from Calatagan. But I’m not really sure. I encourage you to stay for the night at the beach at do stargazing instead. Bring a tent don’t forget. :))

      Enjoy the beach!

      Thanks for dropping by.

    • Hi uglygirl(I bet you are a Prison Break fan based on your email address– Same here!):

      Yes, you may bring your car up to the beach. The road is passable to a 4-wheel vehicle. Enjoy!

  6. haha yup! wow thanks sa reply 🙂 sa April pa kami pupunta, if ever may questions pa ko before kami pumunta ask na lang ulit kita dito ah, wait question pala.. open pa rin ba to sa public hanggang ngayon? meron ba kaming pwedeng contact dun? thanks again! 🙂

      • Hi! Kuya, ask q lng f malinis nman po ung cr nila? Hnggang ngaun po b wla p rin po bng cottage doon? Tsaka hndi po ba nkakatakot dun sa beach? Kc prang wla pong naliligo n iba ei. Pupunt kc kmi s friday. Mu ksama kming baby sna safe namn po.

  7. Hi! From what I’ve read sa ibang blogs, nagpaparent sila ng tent dun. 300/tent good for 3pax na yun. 🙂 Will go there this weekend! Thanks for sharing your experience, GladJaytor 👍

  8. Wow this is great IT.. Tomorrow punta ako weekend backpack.. But i guess im late reading this blog its 2014 now.. Open pa kaya yun?

      • thank u sir.. nagchange ako ng plan sa Ligpo Island ako napunta sa Batangas… wala pala kasi byahe na direkta Calatagan sa Buendia… but for sure this following weekends.. makakpunta ako jan.. thank u sir!! 🙂 happy Summer!!

  9. hi.. can private vehicles get inside the beach area?.. can we opt not to ride a tricycle and just use our own car if ever?.. thanks..

  10. Hello. Hindi po ba nakakasagabal sa pagtatampisaw yung mga sea urchins? May part lang po ba na marami sila or halos sakop nila yung beach? Thank you.

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  12. sir gladjaytor, question lang po, if open po sila 24/7, i mean kung darating ka ba sa place ng alanganing oras regular days, makakapasok ka, meron po ba tayong dapat kontakin na taga roon para mas madali..

  13. Hi ask ko lang if ever saan namin pwede iwan gamit namin pag nasa beach na and kung mainit ba sa gabi since walang electricity

  14. Hi Mr. GladJaytor,

    plano kasi namin pumunta ng Burot sa katapusan. question ko lang,, alam mo ba kung ano latest na pamasahe from manila to calatagan, may nabasa po kasi ako sa ibang blog, 180 lang daw, and yung overnight fee is 120 po diba? ilang oras po yun,, kasi what if dumating kami ng mga sabihin natin na 1pm tapos kinabukasan pa yung uwi,, ganun pa din ba?

    thank you po ng marami 😀

  15. Maputi ba tlga ang buhangin sa burot beach?n’ ganu kalayo ang maputing buhangin dun?mdli lang b mgpunta dun?

    • Hi Ghen,

      Sorry for the late reply. I wasn’t able to visit this place this last year (2014). According to my friends who recently visited, the place is crowded especially during the weekends. That’s the only update I got so far.

    i’m sure you can enjoy the beautiful white sand the clean water
    you can relax the beautiful place
    just call or text : kuya Romy
    to guide you any time you want
    contact no : 09266452950

    just call or text : kuya Romy
    to guide you any time you want
    or tricycle ride to burot beach
    php 150 good for 1 to 3 person
    from public market to burot beach

    just call or tex : kuya Romy
    to guide you any time you want
    or tricycle ride to burot beach
    php 150 good for 1 to 3 person
    from public market to burot beach
    contact no : 09266452950

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