Manuel Uy Calatagan 2018: An Updated Guide

Dec. 14, 2018 – This post was originally published on May 13, 2017 titled “P100 Beach Bummin’ at Manuel Uy Resort, Calatagan Batangas.” I can see that the article is still getting constant views and shares, even after more than a year, and I know that the details have changed.

This is why I decided to create an updated version.

Take note that I haven’t been back to this place since the last time I went. The updated info I’ve gotten from various blogs – I will link them all in resource part at the end, so please check them all out.

I will highlight the revised portions in pink .

Okay – let’s head on to it! 🙂


I am back in the PH after a month of roaming around Thailand (which I still haven’t finished writing about, hehe) and it feels goooood.

I keep saying that I thought I wouldn’t miss the PH, but I was so homesick after maybe 3 weeks of being away. Thailand is stunning, don’t get me wrong. But there’s just something about the Phils.

I can’t quite pinpoint what it is.

Maybe it’s the kwekkwek, I dunno.

Anyway, that’s not what I’m excited about right now.

If you would ask me what I have missed the most being away from the PH, I’d answer in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t even flinch. What I missed the most is this:

It’s the Philippine beaches, b*tches! (Sorry, I just had to.)

Plus, it’s summer! Nobody could ignore this heat.

So after a few days of going around the city –hi, traffic! – we decided it’s time to do a sudden beach trip.

We literally googled nearby beaches at around 1am and was on the road at 4am.

Now here’s what I’m excited about:

I’ve been to Batangas for its beaches multiple times, but did you know there’s one that would cost you only P100 for a day tour? Or P200 for an overnight stay?

I know right? It’s perfect for the tipid me.

Say thanks to the Manuel Uy Beach Resort located in Calatagan, Batangas!

The place is just beside Stilts Resort and it’s not really a “resort”. I mean, there are no pools or garden villas or any of those. There’s really just the beach and you and your tents.


You may rent a tent for P500 (good for 4-5 pax). If you prefer to bring one, you would need to pay to pitch it. The rates vary depending on how many you are in a group:

  • 1-4 persons: P150
  • 5-10 persons: P250
  • 11-15 persons: P600
  • 16-20 persons: P800

The sand isn’t as sparkly white as the other Batangas beaches here at Manuel Uy Calatagan, and the place is definitely untamed but you can’t say it’s not beautiful. The water is the clearest of blues.

How to get there:

It’s easily accessible.

  • In Pasay, just behind Kabayan Hotel along EDSA, there are vans going straight to Calatagan Market (P180).
  • From there, just take a trike going straight to Manuel Uy Beach Resort

And voila, a relaxing afternoon is yours for the taking.

If you’re into unspoiled beaches, where there’s peace and quiet,  Manuel Uy Calatagan is for you and I hope this 2018 brief guide helped!

God knows you deserve a summer break.

Getting a tan,


Sources: I actually only sourced one because their guide is already so detailed, so please head over their Manuel Uy Calatagan 2018 guide and give them some appreciation: The Poor Traveler.