One more month before the rainy season, all of us wanted to make the most out of this remaining summer season since my co-hikers was also not able to go with us in Zambales. Beb and I already planned for a day tour at Burot Beach Calatagan, Batangas but they requested and invited us for a hike so we agreed to hike first at Mt. Maculot which is in Batangas too.
I actually haven’t seen any day trip itinerary of Mt. Maculot and Burot Beach together because it was really far from each other. But just to satisfy ourselves of a hike and a beach day tour, we continued and made our own itinerary.
We had our lunch at the campsite before going down to the jump off. I highly suggest that you bring all the foods and water needed because the price was really expensive on the stores there. We descended after our lunch since we still have a long trip to Calatagan. The trail back is the same on where we passed through but it was fairly easy compared on what we’ve experienced when we went up.
What I just like the most here is the wide stretch of the beach area and the sand. The sun is striking hot but we still manage to stay on the middle of the sea, submerging ourselves to the knee-length water since it is low tide.
There was really a lot of people since it is a Saturday. It could’ve been better if it was organized properly but since it is a public beach don’t expect too much from it especially on their comfort rooms.
This trip can be much enjoyable if done overnight but of course there’s nothing impossible on the things that you really want (and if you are on tight budget haha). Like what we’ve experience, it was just exhausting especially while traveling hours from one place to another but it will make your adventure worth while.
So here is our actual itinerary:
Mt. Maculot and Burot Beach Day Tour
03:00 am: Depart from Manila through DLTB bus bound to Lemery (Buendia)
5:15 am: Arrival at Cuenca Batangas
5:15-5:20 am: Tricycle from Cuenca to jump off, register and secure guide.
8:30- 9:30 am: Arrival at the Rockies, photo ops and lunch at campsite
9:30-10:30 am: Descent, Depart from Cuenca
10:30-1:30 pm: Travel from Cuenca to Calatagan
1:30 pm: Arrival at Burot Beach, pay entrance then secure personal stuff on the beach area
1:30-5:30 pm: Enjoy the beach, photo ops and merienda
5:30- 5:45 pm: Wash off, get ready to depart
5:45-6:00 pm: Travel back to bayan of Batangas
6:00-9:00 pm: Depart from Batangas to SM Dasma
9:00-10:30 pm: Travel from Dasma to Manila
147 – Bus from Manila to Cuenca (DLTB Bus bound to Lemery)
20 – Tryk to Maculot Jump Off
20 – Registration
70 – Tour guide (600/9)
20 – Tryk back to jump off
28 – Jeep from Cuenca to Lemery
130 – Jeep from Lemery to Burot Beach (Special offer by the driver)
30 – Environmental Fee
65 – Burot Entrance day tour
25 – Wash off (100 per drum/ 4 person)
50 – tryk back to bayan
130 – Van from Bayan to SM Dasma*
51 – Bus fare, Dasma to Lawton
786 : Total Expenses
*Note: Trips/ public transpo from Bayan to Manila are just until 3-4pm only. Since late na kami nakaalis sa Burot, tinataga na kami ng mga tryk driver, 600 good for 5 person pero until Lian lang kung saan may sakayan pa Manila na until 10pm. Pero di namin kinagat kahit na kinukulit at sinusundan kami habang nilalakad namin yung gilid ng highway. Nag-antay nalang kami ng mga jeep or van na papalik nadin ng Manila or anywhere na may terminal paManila, luckily may huminto samin na van pabalik ng Dasma na 130 pesos lang (real fare talaga from Batangas to Dasma).