Monday, 10 April 2017

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:

  • 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.

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

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.

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

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

To read more blog reviews of Manuel Uy beach resort, please see below:
Manuel Uy Resort – Calatagan Batangas via Where is Joanne
Weekend Camping for P50-Manuel Uy Beach, Calatagan Batangas via Claudine Jay
Beach Resorts located near Manila - Manuel Uy Resort at Calatagan via Damugca

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. 


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

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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