volleyball at laiya with Ralph Vincent Burias and Jake Acedera Tan
It would've been cooler if someone tosses a volleyball

How to Commute and Where to Stay in Laiya, Batangas: A Travel Guide

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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.

jump shot fail with Ralph Vincent Burias, Jasmin Villaflores, Amor Navarra, and Ritchel Cadongonan
Just another jump shot fail

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.

Via Lipa

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.

volleyball at laiya with Ralph Vincent Burias and Jake Acedera Tan
It would’ve been cooler if someone tosses a volleyball

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.

with Roselyn Penoliar and Jasmin Villaflores
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groupie at white cove laiya
Groupie at Laiya White Cove Beach Resort

Why do we recommend Agoda?

Agoda is the online booking platform we trust

In all our travels, if not sponsored, we usually book our accommodations at Agoda and we never had a disappointing experience. Agoda is also a trusted partner of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines and itsmorefuninthephilippines.com.

You can earn points after each booking

Make sure that you sign up and use your account every time you book at Agoda. You will earn corresponding points for every booking at Agoda and use these points to pay for your future bookings. When you are a constant traveler, the more likely you’ll get free stays.

Guaranteed Rooms and Discounted Rates

Every hotel and resort operator partners agree to allocate rooms for Agoda bookings only. Agoda markets these rooms and may sell them at huge discounts.

This article was first posted on September 19, 2014.

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