DIY Travel Guide to Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Sta Ana, Calatagan, Batangas (UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 2017)

Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines
DIY Travel Guide to Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Sta Ana, Calatagan, Batangas






You probably haven't heard of this beach resort called Manuel Uy. That's why I want to share it to all who are looking for a less-known beach, very affordable, just a few hours away from Manila and still gives you that summer vibe we are all dying to feel. I have previously featured a beachfront resort in Calatagan, the Aquaria Beach Resort. You can click here for complete details. I don't know nice beaches in Calatagan aside from this actually until I met Kayceelyn Villanueva online. The moment she posted those pastel-filtered photos, I knew I can make a short Manuel Uy beach resort review. Check below:



Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Sta Ana, Calatagan, Batangas


Activities:
  • Camping
  • Bonfire
  • Boating
  • Tour going to Sand Bar
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Moonlit walk
  • Viewing of Sunset/Sunrise
Reminder:  You can drink alcohol by bring the bottles discreetly and without creating loud noise.







 Manuel Uy Beach Resort



Manuel Uy Beach Resort is NOT in Agoda yet but if you want to book other accommodations, please click HERE.   




How to Get There via Commute



Option 1

Bus from Buendia going to Nasugbu/Lian (Php 160)
Get off at Lian
At Lian Market, ride a jeep going to Calatagan (Php 40)
Tricycle going to Sta Ana Beach (Php 150-200)


Option 2

Take a van going to Calatagan. The terminal is near MRT EDSA Taft Station, side of Kabayan Hotel. (Php 180)
At Calatagan market, take a tricycle to Sta Ana Beach (Php 150-200)


Option 3

From Pasay Taft at the back of Kabayan Hotel there's a van terminal bound to Calatagan for Php 180. This is a pretty crowded place so expect you have to bring lots of patience with you. Travel time is 3-4 hours. Drop off at Calatagan Public Market. That's where the terminal of the bus is going to have a final stop.


Take a tricycle. Php 200 is good for 3-4 pax. If you're alone then you have to pay that whole amount. Travel time is 20-30 minutes.  


Environmental Fee is Php 30 (valid for 10 days)
Entrance Fee for Day tour is Php 50
Overnight Entrance Fee is Php 100
Electricity rent of bulb is Php 100 then extension wire is Php 200


 Manuel Uy Beach Resort calatagan batangas



Accommodation:

There are available tents for rent in the place worth Php 500; or
Bring your own tent with 50 pesos fee
Reminder from her: No problem with comfort/shower room. It is only Php 15 for every shower time and Php 10 for using the toilet. Bathroom is clean.

sunset in calatagan, batangas



Expenses:

Fare: Php 700-800
Accommodation: Php 500/2pax = 250
Entrance Fee: Php 120
Boating: Php 150
Total: Php 1320


manuel uy beach resort calatagan



Tips:

Bring tent so you can save 500 pesos
Bring your own food (pack food is preferable)
Bring goggles kung gusto mo mag snorkling
Leave  Metro Manila by 4 or 5 am because travel duration may take 4-5 hours. You need a lot of patience, powerbank full charged and chicheryas along the road for that. 
There's a sand bar that is very ideal to be seen in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we got there during high tide so it is not visible.
Feel free to let these persons below if you want to see the sand bar. Of course you will!
If you're doing a day tour only, it is recommended to bring your own mat. Renting one is Php 100!
If you're doing a day tour, please leave by 3 pm because the last trip of van is at 4 pm.



Contact persons:

Kuya Anato, Tricycle driver: 09109392911
Nanay/tatay care taker: 09216449163


I recently found out the official Facebook Fan Page of  Manuel Uy Beach Resort. Here's some additional information that will help you plan your staycation there:


DAY TOUR RATE = Php 50 per person
OVERNIGHT RATE Php 100 per person
PITCH OWN TENT Php 50
RENT A TENT (good for 2-3 pax) Php 500
PARKING (Cars) Php 100
PARKING (Motorcycle) Php 20
RESTROOM/ SHOWER Php 20

Optional amenities:
RENT A TABLE AND CHAIRSPhp 250
Boat Ride (Starfish Island)/ Snorkling: 
Php 200 per person/ 1hour
Add Php 100 per pax to extend 1 hour more.

Upon entry to the beach, Ecotourism/Municipality personnel will collect Php 30 from each guest.

By Bus:
Take a bus from BUENDIA going to NASUGBU/LIAN.
Get off LIAN and ride a jeepney from LIAN MARKET going to 
CALATAGAN.
In Calatagan, ride a tricycle going to MANUEL UY BEACH 
RESORT in Sta. Ana, Calatagan.
By Van:
Take a van from a terminal near MRT EDSA TAFT STATION 
beside Kabayan Hotel going to CALATAGAN.
Ride a tricycle from CALATAGAN MARKET going to MANUEL 
UY BEACH RESORT in Sta. Ana, Calatagan.
By Car:
Take SLEX/Osmena Highway/Skyway.
Take STA. ROSA EXIT.
Turn right STA. ROSA - TAGAYTAY ROAD (17 km).
Turn right TAGAYTAY - CALAMBA ROAD (2.7 
km).
At TAGAYTAY ROTONDA, continue TAGAYTAY 
- NASUGBU HIGHWAY (37 km).
At the roundabout, take 1st exit to PALICO - 
NASUGBU HIGHWAY (5.4 km).
Turn left Nasugbu-Lian-Calatagan Road (27 km).
(SHELL gas station landmark on your left before 
going left)
Continue ahead ZOBEL AYALA HWY.
Turn left APACIBLE ST all the way to MANUEL UY 
BEACH RESORT. Look for a white signage on your 

right.

As per Manuel Uy Beach Resort management: 
"We would like to also add that we work hard to keep the resort as eco friendly as possible and we would like to ask our guests to help out with this. Garbage has been a recurring problem with us. We would really want to inform our future guests that before going here to please understand that if they enjoy the beauty of the beach or our environment, it will not stay beautiful if we treat it badly."


Manuel Uy Beach Resort is NOT in Agoda yet but if you want to book other accommodations, please click HERE.   


Please read the answers to the comments, your question may have been answered already. To read more blog reviews of Manuel Uy beach resort, please see below:







Note: This is a crowdsourced DIY itinerary guide to Manuel Uy Beach Resort. Thank you so much Kayceelyn for sharing your tips. All photos and information are credited to her. 








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90 comments

  1. Yung tent po ba nila na pinaparent with mattress/pillow/blanket na?

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  2. Hi, from lian market (150-200) per person ba ito? o per ride na sya at ilan ang capacity ng tricycle. thanks

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  3. Yung tent po ba nila na pinaparent with mattress/pillow/blanket na?

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    1. Tent lang po wala ng iba so it is advisable you bring your own.

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    2. Hi Maria,

      Ask kolang if meron silang comfort rooms?

      Thanks

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  4. ADVENTURE TO MANUEL UY BEACH
    i'm sure you can enjoy the beautiful
    white sand the clean water
    you can relax the beautiful place
    Try it Believe it
    just call or text kuya Romy
    to guide you any time you want
    or tricycle ride to Manuel Uy Beach
    Please bring your own tent
    or rent a tent to kuya Romy
    tent rental 400 each good for 4 person
    500 each good for 5 to 6 person
    contact # : 09266452950

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    1. Thanks for this additional option. May our readers also get in touch with you. Just please take care of our guests.

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    2. Hi! I just want to clarify, is the tent rental 400/person or 400/tent(meaning 100 each pag 4 people)? Thanks!

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    3. Hi sis! Nakapunta na ako sa Manuel Uy Beach Resort twice na. No need na ng contact person. As in. Pagdating ko dun sa bayan, madaming nakapilang tricycle tapos 50 per person lang. Tapos pagdating ko dun, meron din silang tent na maayos. Ang babait pa ng staff.

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  5. Hi just wanna ask if may stop over din pag van? Hehe thank you

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    1. If it is a private van po pwede naman kasi kayo ang may hawak ng time nyo.

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  6. Kung may sarili pong sasakyan pwede na po ba dumiretso mismo sa manuel uy beach? Or you need to ride a tryk. Talaga?

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    1. No need na po to ride a tricycle syempre kasi hawak nyo ang oras nyo pag may car kayo

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  7. Hi! Is it advisable to do a 3 days 2 nights stay in manuel uy beach?

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    1. Hi Katrina, depende po sa inyo. Usually overnight lang sila pero if madami kayong time why not and may pera po kayo for accommodation and food

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  8. Hi! I love Batangas, and you right I haven't heard of that beach resort there. You are so right.. Sometimes the lesser known resorts are the best ones. I bet it's more peaceful than the resorts with always a lot of people there. I have been to a couple resorts in Nasugbu, Batangas when I went to Fortune Island. Had a great time. Thanks for this tip. I will do some research on the resort :) Salamat. Have a great day.

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  9. Hi Ask ko lang if kung saang island pupunta pag nagisland hopping? Tas for 3 person how much ung island hopping?

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    1. Hmm cge balikan kita jan ha hindi ko rin po alam ang names ng island hopping duon sa manuel uy beach resort

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    2. Can i ask for the update of this question? About po sa island hopping. Thanks!

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  10. Ask ko lang if ung price ng van 180 isang tao?

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  12. yung total na budget niyo na 1320php for 2persons na yon?

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  13. Hi. Just wanna ask if meron silang parking space and is it safe naman??

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  14. Ask lang po kung may available na cottage dito sa resort for day tour? Thanks..

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    1. wala po so bring your own tent if mag overnight kayo

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  15. Hi! Wanna ask if there are sari-sari stores around or maybe near Manuel Uy. Looking forward for your response :) thanks!

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  16. Hi, do we need to have a reservation for the tents/space for the tents? Thank you!

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    1. hindi ko po alam pasensya na pero ask mo na lang po yung tour guide by contacting his number para sure :)

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  17. what time is the first trip of the van going back to manila?

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  18. hello..
    very helpful naman ng blog mo :)
    tanong lang po, meron din po bang bilihan ng food malapit sa Beach?

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  19. Good Evening. Yung tricycle ba roundtrip na yun?

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  20. hi, ask ko lang po, meron po ba diyan ihawan? pra magdadala na po kami ng pagkaen pde ihawin. thanks po

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    1. wala po akong nakita duon. better po magdala na lang kau para sure :)

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  21. Hello! Ask ko lang kung sa Calatagan Market may mga cooked foods na mabibili? Thank you so much!

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  22. Hi po. Mgkno island hopping nla? Thanks po

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  23. Hi ask ko lang po kung may last trip din po ba ung van (Pasay - Calatagan Market) Balak po kasi namin umalis ng 11pm papuntang Manuel Uy eh ..Thank you :)

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    1. meron po pero ibang route hindi po sya direct to Calatagan market. magda dalawang sakay po kayo

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  24. Hi po, possible po ba na ma-accomodate pa dn po kme if gabi na makarating jan? Galing pa po kasi kme cavite if ever.. tnx in advance

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  25. May parking lot space po ba sa mismong resort?

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  26. HI! How to commute back to Taft from Manuel Uy beach? Thank you!

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  27. Hi po . Ask ko lng po. Naghahanap po kase ako ng cheap na accomodation. Ung sobrang lapet lng sana or katabi lng ng manuel uy. Medyo pricey po kse ang stilts.

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  28. Hello po, naghhigh tide po ba dito as in makakapagswimming? Thanks! :)

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    1. hmmm sobrang bihira po hindi sya kc nasa parte ng south china sea like in ilocos kaya safe po sya unless may bagyo

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  29. Anong oras po merong van pa-calatagan?

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    1. Vans are available from morning until 4.30pm

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  30. heloo po my palengke po ba pedeng madadaanan bgo po dumating po ng Manuel uy po?

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    1. Calatagan Market is along the way. Pwede po kayo dumaan doon before riding a trike to the resort.

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  31. hi..paano po pumunta pag galing po ng tanauan batangas?

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    1. Sorry po I am not familiar with the route coming from Tanuan. Ang suggestion ko po is to take any puv going to Lian/Nasugbu or better Calatagan :)

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  33. Hi po. Ask ko lang yon about don sa tent? Di ba may bayad na 50 pag may dala na saring tent? What if 2 yon tent namin dala? Same price pa rin ba yon or 100 na bayad?

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  34. Hello po , Ask ko lang po kung masyado po bang crowded yung place kapag weekend pumunta?

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    1. Opo, palagi naman po yan kahit saang resort. Basta weekend, matao

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  35. Hi, ask ko lang po kung nagiisue po ng receipt sa Manuel Uy? Kais need namin ireimburse sa Company yung gagastusin namin. Thanks

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    1. As per Manuel Uy beach resort, they do have official receipt if needed. In the case of reimbursement, the company should provide tin number before they issue an official receipt

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  36. wla silang rooms with aircon?balak sna pumunta with kids

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    1. Hi Abby, sorry No rooms. This is purely a beach campsite :)

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  37. Hi, regarding po sa Island Hopping Activity, how much po ?

    Thanks & God Bless.

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    1. Island hopping/ boatride to starfish island and snorkling spots is Php 200 per pax for 1 hour. You can add Php 100 per pax to extend.

      Thanks and God bless din po :)

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  38. hi.. meron din po bang fee for kids? like 12 yrs old below.. may cottages din po ba na pwde irent? thank you ☺️

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    1. hi kat, basta 3 years old and up, kelangan na po magbayad

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  39. Hi ask ko lng po kung my room na avail? or tent lng po tlga? many thanks

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    1. wala po rooms :) manuel uy beach resort is a beach campsite po

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  40. May homeatay po ba ? Reply asap po pleaae

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    1. wala po homestay. camping site lang po ito

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  41. Ask ko lng po ung byahe po b sa laiya market derederecho walang time?

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    1. Laiya jeeps going to calatagan are until 4pm only. After that the only option is is take a tricycle that costs Php 700

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  42. My resort po ba na pwdng matuluyan maliban po sa pagrent ng tent? Yung cheaper lang po sana yung affordable yung magaan sa bulsa. Salamat po

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    1. Meron pong dalawang resort na katabi nila - hindi na po namin papangalanan kc ka-competition yun nila. Meron din pong resthouse na malapit sa kanila.

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  43. Hi po ask ko sana medj naguluhan po ako magkano po ang entrance fee kapag overnight po kami hoping for your reponse thank you

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    1. Hi Krajiceck, currently overnight fee is Php 100. Check nyo po ang FB fan page official nila para po updated kayo if ever magbago

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  44. Hi!

    Ask ko lang kung pwede ba magpark ng kotse along the beach? kung pwedemagpark sa tabi ng tent? Hoping for your response. Thanks in advance! :)

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  45. Hello po, san po pde magluto? or bumili ng food, nakakatakot po magutom hehehe. tsaka may electricity po ba?

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    1. Hi Belle, as per the resort they suggest guests to bring a grill or butane stove. Again, beach campsite po sila and ready for camping. The usual luxuries are not available because camping entails to be prepared with whatever nature gives us. That includes food.

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  46. Hi!

    Possible po bang magpaluto ng kanin doon? Thanks.

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    1. meron pong 2 sari sari stores sa loob ng resort. Guests can ask for paluto from them at their own risk. This is a separate service from the resort po ha. Nagri-rent lang po sila kasi

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  47. planning to go there on october 14-15 . thanks for the info! :)

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    1. hi veronica, enjoy your trip po and welcome :)

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  48. Hi Sis, kahit ba madaling araw palang meron ng van going to calatagan sa may kabayan hotel?

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  49. Good day,

    Hi Maria is there a best day/time to get the best place to pith tent and hang a hammock.

    Regards.
    :)

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  50. May contact number po ba kayo ng globe so I can call you directly. �� Maybe 8 to 10 persons kami. �� please let me know a.s.a.p !! Or pm me on my facebook account. Marlon Aldrin Peji Flavier

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  51. We're planning to go there this coming october 23.

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  52. hi hammock hanging is possible po ba?and if tent nmn kng ayw nmn mgremt ng tent ok lng din ba?

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