Laiya is one of Manila’s closest beaches. Just hop on a bus from any major terminals in the metro, and then within 3 to 4 hours, you will find yourself photo bombing the picture-perfect ivory strip of Batangas province. Laiya is also close to the Batangas’ tastiest lomihan and gotohan, so don’t forget to drop by during your visit.
How to get to Laiya
Via San Juan
The fastest way to Laiya is via San Juan. Take ALPS Bus from either EDSA Nepa Q-Mart, Araneta Center Cubao, or Alabang Grand Terminal to San Juan, Batangas. The earliest trip leaves at 3:00 AM and the last trip departs at 5:00 PM. ALPS Bus has 12 total departures per day. The fare is ₱190.
In San Juan, right in front of the Municipal Hall, board a Laiya- or Hugom-bound jeepney. Take note that the last departing jeepney to Laiya leaves at 5:00 PM. There are also tricycles that are willing to take you to Laiya but you just need to shell out more.
From Pasay Buendia, EDSA Kamuning, or Araneta Center Cubao, take Ceres Tours, DLTB, JAM, Batangas Star Express, RRCG, etc to Lipa City, Batangas. Travel Time is about two hours and the fare ranges from ₱135 to ₱150.
From Lipa bus terminal, take a jeepney or van to San Juan, Batangas. The van is faster but will cost you much higher.
And then from San Juan, take a jeepney or tricycle to Laiya.
Things to do in Laiya
First on the list, of course, is beach bumming. You can also try other beach activities like volleyball and building sandcastles. Banana boat is also available for ₱1,500 per group of 10 for 15 minutes. You can also try boating which you can rent for ₱1,500 for three hours. Snorkeling gears are also available for rent if don’t have one.
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This article was first posted on September 19, 2014.