Burot Beach | A Beach Getaway on a Budget

With countless resorts and developed beaches, Batangas is truly a place for an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the Metro Manila’s city life. But did you know that a hidden gem could be found on this province? A beach only known to few. A beach that has yet to develop. A beach which is almost paradise, Burot Beach in Calatagan Batangas.


It was already summertime in the Philippines and the days passing by were so humid. It feels like it’s getting hotter everyday. Our trip last weekend in Batangas was so perfect as I was so drooling for beach, I couldn’t take the heat at the metro anymore.


How to get to Burot Beach? We rode a bus at the terminal near the MRT Taft Station just at the back of the Sogo Hotel. There are no fixed schedule on bus going to Calatagan but the bus we rode left at 8:00 AM. It gets full easily so better get to the terminal as early as 6:00 AM. There are also vans that gets to Calatagan. The terminal is located at the back of Kabayan Hotel, just along the street between Metropoint Mall and Kabayan Hotel. The first trip is 4:00 AM and the last trip is 8:00 PM.

Bus fare to Calatagan Batangas costs PHP 190.00 (something).

It was almost lunchtime when we arrived in Calatagan, Batangas. We were dropped off at the terminal and public market. We ate our lunch first then shopped for things we needed during our stay at the beach.

Afterwards, we looked for tricycle that will going to take us to Burot Beach. The standard fare to Burot Beach costs about PHP 150.00 but we were able to haggle the amount down to PHP 120.00 since we contracted the driver to fetch us the next day. Here’s our tricycle driver’s number, Kuya Cesar 09152244206.

The road to the beach is rough and unpaved which take us about 30 minutes to get to the beach.

Burot Beach. The beach also known as Elizalde Beach is now owned by SM. But since there are no plans yet for this property it is still open for public. But an entrance fee shall be paid upon entering the premises, the fee costs PHP 120.00 each.

There are cottages and tables available for use. I supposed they are free since they didn’t charged us when we used them.

A not so decent comfort rooms and a sari-sari store are also available at the beach. But I advised to buy your food and all the things you needed before getting to this place as items being sold here are a bit expensive. 


There are no accommodations on this site so we brought a camping tent which we used during our overnight stay.

We pitched our tent before sunset. We’re a group of six so imagine how we were able to squeeze in all ourselves in that tent. There our also bamboo beds available if you wish to spend your night open-air, just bring mosquito repellent and sarong


Going back, there were already groups when we got to the beach. We dropped off our things. We roamed around the beach area and took some photos of it.


The sun is scorching as the sea is so inviting. 


We went to the right side of the beach then eventually explored the area. There were burned / dried trees. 


Actually, this scenario is all around the area even on our way here. I wasn’t sure if its because of the sun or kaingin, burning of trees for cultivation purposes. 

A deeper area of the beach at the right side of Burot Beach. Mostly locals are in here as per my assumption.


We took a swim under the burning sun. It was calm and shallow. You need to get far to get to the shoulder deep area. But I didn’t get far from the shore. The only thing I don’t like about the beach was the sea weeds. I don’t like stepping on them.

I have no complaints about the sand. It was a little fine but not the finest. The beach is white sand. It’s just weird that cemented area could be found on some area when we dug the sand.


We went to the other side of the beach area, at the left side to explore more of it. Rock formations could be found and some small shore areas that still part of the Burot Beach.


The rock formations made we want to go cliff jumping as if its a cliff. But the sea is too shallow that could be dangerous if I jump in to it. There are also small fishes in the sea that we seen clearly from our location, at the top of the rocks. I was so amazed how these small fishes form a school of fish.

From here, we waited for the sun to set.


Bagets setting up for the sunset.


After a little while the sun goes down.

Feeling dramatic?

It was indeed one of the beautiful sunset I’ve seen.

We eventually went back to our campsite when the sun went down.


There are no lights in Burot Beach so don’t forget to bring flash lights. We took another dip in the water before we had our dinner. We had canned goods for our dinner. Feeling lazy to cook and so unprepared for camping because I forgot to bring a lot of things. πŸ˜‰


Our night is so full of happenings and story telling, from serious to comic ones. But as the saying goes, what happened in Burot will be left in Burot. πŸ˜‰

We slept around 12:00 AM then woke up around 6:00 AM.

We were fetched by our tricycle drivers at around 7:30 AM. We left Burot beach and bid our goodbye to this beautiful beach.

From L-R; Kenny, Me, Carla, Elal, Chino and Joanne.

This time, we rode a van from Calatagan to get back to the city. Van fare for Calatagan to Pasay costs PHP 180.00 (something). Travel time is 3 hours.

Not all travels need to be expensive. You don’t also need to get far to get to a white beach. Burot Beach would be perfect for friends and family looking for a weekend getaway to relax and enjoy the beach without breaking the bank. A beach that could bring enjoyment and fun to its visitors.

Though this beach wasn’t developed yet, let’s not forget to be responsible with our surroundings. Please don’t leave your garbage behind. When you visit  Burot beach or any other beach, please dispose your waste properly. There are garbage bins available in the area, so please let’s use those for our trash. Let’s all be responsible tourist.

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Trip Tips:
  • Go to the terminal as early as 6:00 AM as the terminal gets packed with commuters especially on weekends.
  • There are no accommodations in Burot Beach so I suggest to bring camping tent. There are also no lights so bring flash lights. 
  • Please be mindful of your belongings.
  • Dispose garbage properly



111 Responses

  1. ADVENTURE TO BUROT 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 burot beach
    php 150 good for 1 to 3 person
    from public market to burot beach
    contact no : 09266452950

  2. ADVENTURE TO BUROT 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 burot beach
    php 150 good for 1 to 3 person
    from public market to burot beach
    contact no : 09266452950

  3. ADVENTURE TO BUROT BEACH
    a'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
    contact no : 09266452950

  4. ADVENTURE TO BUROT BEACH
    a'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
    contact no : 09266452950

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  6. ruben balitaan says:

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  7. Rodel Adinit says:

    samga gusto pong bumisita sa aming lugar,at mkita ang tagong ganda ng burot beach,,mangyare po lamang n kontakin nyo ang numerong ito..0949-7411-982/0915-8121-330…trycicie driver po aq,,twagin nyo n lng aq sa pangalang kuya lanz..salamat po..

  8. Rodel Adinit says:

    samga gusto pong bumisita sa aming lugar,at mkita ang tagong ganda ng burot beach,,mangyare po lamang n kontakin nyo ang numerong ito..0949-7411-982/0915-8121-330…trycicie driver po aq,,twagin nyo n lng aq sa pangalang kuya lanz..salamat po..

  9. Rodel Adinit says:

    pls call or text,,0949-7411-982/0915-8121-330,,for more info?

  10. Rodel Adinit says:

    pls call or text,,0949-7411-982/0915-8121-330,,for more info?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Until now po ba ganto padin price sa burot beach we're planning to go there nextweek kasi. Thanks!

  12. Puntahan ko nga rin ito! ^_^… i miss the beach na!

  13. Anonymous says:

    to mr. marxtermind

    meron po bang ibang resort na me accomodation pang family po at yung mura at kasing ganda nito

  14. apo says:

    sana po secret lang ito, kase masisira ang kagandahan ng burot sa dami ng taong pupunta…

  15. apo says:

    sana po secret lang ito, kase masisira ang kagandahan ng burot sa dami ng taong pupunta…

  16. marxtermind says:

    You may contact our tricycle driver, nasa post po. Thanks

  17. marxtermind says:

    You may contact our tricycle driver, nasa post po. Thanks

  18. tricycle driver johnny hernandez contact number-0999-474-9147 and my son clarence hernandez tricycle driver 0907-395-9639

  19. tricycle driver johnny hernandez contact number-0999-474-9147 and my son clarence hernandez tricycle driver 0907-395-9639

  20. paowee24 says:

    Hello,
    May person ba na pwedeng kontakin dun? 2013 na baka sinara na to ng SM.. OPen pa kaya?

  21. Charline Mae says:

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  22. Charline Mae says:

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  23. Unknown says:

    pwede pa ba kami pumunta? bukas kami pupunta e

  24. Unknown says:

    open pa kaya yan for public?

  25. Unknown says:

    open pa kaya yan for public?

  26. pwede pa kaya pumunta dito balak akse sana namin punthaan toh this fri?

  27. pwede pa kaya pumunta dito balak akse sana namin punthaan toh this fri?

  28. balak sana namin puntahan to this comming fri.. may marerecomend ka bang cntact apra malaman kung open sya?

  29. balak sana namin puntahan to this comming fri.. may marerecomend ka bang cntact apra malaman kung open sya?

  30. marxtermind says:

    I'm not sure. You may contact the trike driver I've indicated in my post, taga dun sya so I suppose he knows better than me. πŸ˜€

  31. marxtermind says:

    I'm not sure. You may contact the trike driver I've indicated in my post, taga dun sya so I suppose he knows better than me. πŸ˜€

  32. angel tan says:

    open pa po ba yan ngayon πŸ™‚

  33. angel tan says:

    open pa po kaya ngayon yan beach na po yan πŸ™‚

  34. Anonymous says:

    malapit lng naman ang palengke, un nga lng offroad ang daan sa Beach. sa beach mismo may tindahan, not sure din kung nagbebenta sila ng yelo dahil ang yelo nila ay para sa softdrinks(cooler).

  35. Anonymous says:

    malapit lng naman ang palengke, un nga lng offroad ang daan sa Beach. sa beach mismo may tindahan, not sure din kung nagbebenta sila ng yelo dahil ang yelo nila ay para sa softdrinks(cooler).

  36. marxtermind says:

    Mays sari-sari store sa beach kaya lang I don't know if may ice sila.

    There's a store that sells ice near the market. Just tell your driver or ask someone from the market.

  37. marxtermind says:

    Mays sari-sari store sa beach kaya lang I don't know if may ice sila.

    There's a store that sells ice near the market. Just tell your driver or ask someone from the market.

  38. iceman says:

    may ice na binebenta sa island?

  39. iceman says:

    may ice na binebenta sa island?

  40. iceman says:

    sir, may bilihan ng ice sa island?

  41. abeng says:

    sir mukhang wala pang nasisimulang development ng sdmc dyan?lucky us at napuntahan na natin habang mura palang ang entrance,, =)

  42. abeng says:

    sir mukhang wala pang nasisimulang development ng sdmc dyan?lucky us at napuntahan na natin habang mura palang ang entrance,, =)

  43. marxtermind says:

    Yes meron ask the caretaker na lang pero it's better to bring na lang to be sure.

  44. marxtermind says:

    Yes meron ask the caretaker na lang pero it's better to bring na lang to be sure.

  45. hi question po..pano pag walang tent, may marerentan po ba jan ng tent?

  46. hi question po..pano pag walang tent, may marerentan po ba jan ng tent?

  47. pano po pag walang dala na tent?may nagpapa-rent po ba dun ng tents?thanks

  48. pano po pag walang dala na tent?may nagpapa-rent po ba dun ng tents?thanks

  49. balita ko nga for development na yan ng SM. so papanhik na ng P800 all in ang rate d'yan if ever.

  50. Beautiful beach hideaway. I love the beach and sunset shots – all of them were captured beautifully! Is it a 3 hour total trip from metro to Calatagan?

  51. Beautiful beach hideaway. I love the beach and sunset shots – all of them were captured beautifully! Is it a 3 hour total trip from metro to Calatagan?

  52. marxtermind says:

    yes malapit lang. hindi pa paved yung road pero kaya naman ng sasakyan.

  53. BTime says:

    hi marxtermind, kung may dalang sasakyan malapit lang ba sa campsite? OK ba ang daan paputa doon from Calatagan market? Thanks

  54. BTime says:

    hi marxtermind, kung may dalang sasakyan malapit lang ba sa campsite? OK ba ang daan paputa doon from Calatagan market? Thanks

  55. Anonymous says:

    hi marxtermind, kung may dalang sasakyan malapit lang ba sa campsite? OK ba ang daan paputa doon from Calatagan market? Thanks

  56. Anonymous says:

    hi marxtermind, kung may dalang sasakyan malapit lang ba sa campsite? OK ba ang daan paputa doon from Calatagan market? Thanks

  57. Anonymous says:

    Hello po, wala po talagang bayad yung mga cottages? thanks po! πŸ™‚

  58. Anonymous says:

    Hello po, wala po talagang bayad yung mga cottages? thanks po! πŸ™‚

  59. Anonymous says:

    meron po bang freshwater na pwedeng pagbanlawan dito?

  60. Anonymous says:

    meron po bang freshwater na pwedeng pagbanlawan dito?

  61. Eto ang na-miss ko sa Burot, dramtic sunset.

  62. Eto ang na-miss ko sa Burot, dramtic sunset.

  63. marxtermind says:

    Yup, P800 lang all in budget. Go na bago pa i-close ng SM.

  64. marxtermind says:

    Yup, P800 lang all in budget. Go na bago pa i-close ng SM.

  65. Chyng says:

    inferness, ang ganda ng beach! malapit pa =)
    swak sa budget!

  66. Pang says:

    That's great to hear. I almost can't contain my excitement, big grin *_^ Thanks for helping me out. More power to your blog. )

  67. Pang says:

    That's great to hear. I almost can't contain my excitement, big grin *_^ Thanks for helping me out. More power to your blog. )

  68. Pang says:

    That's great to hear. I almost can't contain my excitement, big grin *_^ Thanks for helping me out. More power to your blog. )

  69. Pang says:

    That's great to hear. I almost can't contain my excitement, big grin *_^ Thanks for helping me out. More power to your blog. )

  70. marxtermind says:

    Better bring distilled water na lang pero may nagtitinda din dun.

    If you're asking about ung mga pang shower meron din dun.

  71. marxtermind says:

    Better bring distilled water na lang pero may nagtitinda din dun.

    If you're asking about ung mga pang shower meron din dun.

  72. Pang says:

    Thanks, I surely will. Is there a fresh/clean water source in the area?

  73. Pang says:

    I surely will, thanks! Is there a fresh/clean water source available there for cooking?

  74. Pang says:

    I surely will, thanks! Is there a fresh/clean water source available there for cooking?

  75. marxtermind says:

    Hi! Sorry I'm not familiar with Golden Sunset. Basta Burot Beach is 30 minutes away from the public market of Calatagan.

  76. Anonymous says:

    hi, i would like to ask if malapit lang ba ito sa golden sunset calatagan? we're staying there and i thought of going/dropping by at burot beach on our first day. thanks πŸ™‚

  77. donna says:

    hi, i would like to ask if malapit lang ba ito sa golden sunset calatagan? we're staying there and i thought of going/dropping by at burot beach on our first day. thanks πŸ™‚

  78. Unknown says:

    Hi since this is the most recent blogs na nakita ko so ok pa naman po ba pumunta dun even nabili na sya ng SMDC? kase we are planning to go there this coming May 5,2012

  79. Unknown says:

    Hi since this is the most recent blogs na nakita ko so ok pa naman po ba pumunta dun even nabili na sya ng SMDC? kase we are planning to go there this coming May 5,2012

  80. wanderme says:

    Another great find!

    By the way, do you use a polarizer for your shots?

  81. wanderme says:

    Another great find!

    By the way, do you use a polarizer for your shots?

  82. wanderme says:

    Another great find!

    Do you use a polarizer for your shots?

  83. wanderme says:

    Another great find!

    Do you use a polarizer for your shots?

  84. Riz says:

    Spectacular sunset shots! πŸ™‚ super swak sa budget eto this summer! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  85. Riz says:

    Spectacular sunset shots! πŸ™‚ super swak sa budget eto this summer! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  86. marxtermind says:

    Why not go camping? πŸ˜‰

  87. marxtermind says:

    Why not go camping? πŸ˜‰

  88. marxtermind says:

    Hahaha! Ang saya lang nung gabi! Pinakamasaya talaga pag beach! =)

  89. marxtermind says:

    Hahaha! Ang saya lang nung gabi! Pinakamasaya talaga pag beach! =)

  90. marxtermind says:

    Batangas seems to be overrated but this one is an exception. Thanks for sharing, too! =)

  91. marxtermind says:

    Actually I thought it was only P60. Sana gamitin nila ung pera for maintenance nung beach.

  92. marxtermind says:

    Sige send mo na! Sa next travel ulit. =)

  93. marxtermind says:

    Sige send mo na! Sa next travel ulit. =)

  94. marxtermind says:

    Hehehe… Same here! And the most budgeted. =)

  95. marxtermind says:

    Hehehe… Same here! And the most budgeted. =)

  96. marxtermind says:

    Thanks Pang! Enjoy your trip! =)

  97. Mitch says:

    First glimpse, you would not notice that the place is just a 3 to 4 hour drive, right. Batangas lang pala, sa ganda kala mo hot spot sa province ang dating ng beach! Kaso sayang walang near accommodation and a decent rest rooms. important pa naman to while at the beach.

  98. chino says:

    Our night is so full of happenings and story telling, from serious to comic ones. But as the saying goes, what happened in Burot will be left in Burot. πŸ˜‰ – I like this part bwahaha.

  99. chino says:

    Our night is so full of happenings and story telling, from serious to comic ones. But as the saying goes, what happened in Burot will be left in Burot. πŸ˜‰ – I love this part bwahaha

  100. ang ganda! Didn't know Calatagan has this. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, btw shared your post via Twitter. πŸ™‚

  101. ianisme says:

    grabe talaga mga beach… x2 ang mga charges year after year.. eheh. last time i got there P50 lang ata

  102. blissfulguro says:

    ang bilis ah! pag nasend ko na group pics dagdag mo..hihi

    good job sa pag-organize marx πŸ™‚

  103. juan says:

    One of my memorable trips this year.=)

  104. Pang says:

    Stunning pictures of sunset Marxtermind. Ang ganda! Bookmarked this, we'll go here next weekened. This is perfect – quite near from the metro, perfect since I haven't earned leaves to use yet. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  105. Pang says:

    Stunning pictures of sunset Marxtermind. Ang ganda! Bookmarked this, we'll go here next weekened. This is perfect – quite near from the metro, perfect since I haven't earned leaves to use yet. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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