Burot beach is a paradise hiding in the municipality of Calatagan, Batangas. It is owned by Henry Sy and is said to be developed in the near future so I was lucky enough to experience its beauty before it closes to the public for development.
How to go to Burot Beach
By private car
- From Manila, take Coastal road going to Cavite.
- You can straight ahead to Cavitex or go to Aguinaldo Hiway going to Tagaytay. I suggest Aguinaldo Hiway if you are not familiar with Cavitex.
- From Tagaytay, go straight to Nasugbu then Lian before reaching Calatagan.
- In Calatagan, go to the public market which is right beside the municipal police station.
- From there, you can ask directions from tricycle drivers. It will take you 15 minutes more with a rough and narrow road going to the beach.
- Take a bus going to Calatagan in Buendia, Pasay.
- Go down at the public market right beside the municipal police station.
- Ask a tricycle driver to bring you to the beach. It will take around 20 minutes from the market.
- Php65.00 for day swim
- Php130.00 for overnight
- Php200.00 for a picnic table
- Php300.00 for tent rental in case you don’t have one
- Php35.00 per head for a boat ride going to the sand bar
In the morning, we took a boat ride going to the sandbar. It’s a 4-minute ride from the Burot shore. The sand bar probably measures around 1500 sq ft. and you can find a lot of sea creatures in it such as starfish and sea urchins.
Take note that there is no electricity within the area. There’s a small store where you can buy some items but expect a higher price.
Other things to bring:
- Camping stove
- Drinking water
- Kitchen utensils
- Swimming gears
Overall, I’d really say that Burot beach is a must visit place before SM transforms it into a fully developed resort.