Thanks to its sandy beaches, Batangas is the go-to place for a quick weekend getaway. But such a reputation is escalating. The place is quickly becoming the top choice for camping and glamping enthusiasts, particularly those who want to experience beachfront camping. These enthusiasts have surely visited some of the best campsites in Batangas.
Campsites in Batangas
1) Mt. Manabu Campsite (Talisay)
Mt. Manabu is the ideal camping spot for hikers of all types, fitness levels, and experiences. Before reaching the actual campground at the summit, one needs to take one to three hours of hiking from the jump-off point. The climb up will vary depending on how many stops you make and how long each stop is.
Several stops along the trail provide shade for the campers, making carrying camping gear more bearable. The forested trail inspires you to take incredible pictures
2) The Shepherd Baptist Campsite (Taysan)
The Shepherd Baptist Campsite caters to young retreat goers and campers. So there are small conference and recreation facilities for groups of campers going there for youth camps. The campsite is located in the northern part of Bacol Hill.
3) Kahilom Campsite (Nasugbu)
Kahilom Campsite is a beach campground—a mere one-minute walk from the beach. Kahilom accommodates day and overnight campers. You may bring and pitch or rent your tent at the camp; they offer ordinary tents for up to two persons and dome tents that accommodate up to six persons. Their tent rentals come with a banig (buri mat).
If you want to try something different from sleeping in a tent, Kahilom also offers A-frame bahay kubo (nipa huts) at affordable rates. Each nipa hut is equipped with a fan, banig, and mattress.
Campers are allowed to bring their kitchenware and equipment, though there are stalls nearby that cook delicious meals. Kahilom also provides a free-to-use grill. In addition, there are bamboo pergolas where campers can eat, rest, and lounge.
This campsite in Batangas is nestled in Calayo Cove, about 2.5 hours away from Manila.
4) Merryland Campsite (Batangas City)
Merryland Campsite is both a campground and resort. Thus, the place is particularly busy during the summer months. Besides this, Merryland is not just a place for camping, teambuilding, retreats, swimming, company outing, and nature tripping. This campsite also caters to garden weddings, wedding receptions, and other events.
5) Mer’s Space (Nasugbu)
Mer’s Space is one of the few private campsites in Batangas. The entire place is for rent and spacious enough to accommodate up to 15 people. The package includes two minimalist yet airy, roomy, and comfortable glamping tents, an extra tent, and a kubo. Campers can also use the bathroom, outdoor showers, and fully-equipped kitchen.
Campers can go to the beach, which is only 15 minutes walk away from Mer’s Space.
6) Casa Antonio Glamping (Calatagan)
From its name, Casa Antonio Glamping is a glampsite in Batangas. Campers can choose between a glamping tent or a hut. Either way, they will surely enjoy the activities that await them. It is a perfect spot for campers who want to experience water activities such as swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Casa Antonio is a few steps away from the white sand beach.
Casa Antonio offers campers glamping packages inclusive of meals. The camping spot is also pet-friendly, so you may bring your four-legged friends as company.
7) Sawang Dive Camp (Batangas City)
Sawang Dive Camp is located on an uncrowded and pristine island called Verde Island. It is a diving spot, so if you are a camper who also loves to dive, this campground is a perfect choice. Even non-divers will surely enjoy the underwater scenes because colorful fishes can be seen from the surface.
There is a dedicated spot for campers and small and big tents for rent. Nonetheless, if sleeping under the stars is not a choice or if rain makes it difficult to sleep on the ground, there are also cabanas to accommodate campers.
8) Fortune Island Resort (Nasugbu)
Another remote but equally famous island is Fortune Island. However, the destination is becoming known for its beach campgrounds. The difference is the distinct ambiance courtesy of the stunning beachfront composed of white sand and deep blue ocean. Not to mention the Greek-inspired ruins and cliffs. Campers can enjoy snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Adventurers can also do cliff jumping.
Fortune Island Resort has few facilities, so it is best to bring camping basics such as food, water, tent, utensils, and toiletries. There are no toilets and baths on the island but the mainland. Cottages are available for rent.
The resort is an hour of boat ride away from Barangay Wawa. It is best to go camping on Fortune Island Resort during the summertime when the boat ride is not as rough as during the rainy season.
This list of campsites in Batangas proved that there is a camping spot for all types of campers. So whether you want to camp on a deserted island or camp glamorously, there is always a way to enjoy camping you know how.