Looking for a cheap and crowd-free beach near Manila? Check out Isla Verde!

It may have been raining already but the weather is kind’a confusing such that there are days that it is still very hot. My friends and I even have an inside joke about beach season being all year round already.

Now, if you’re still itching to chill at the beach with friends but you have a tight budget and you don’t want to go that far from Manila, check out Isla Verde.

One of our readers, Reyshel Buenviaje, shared their trip to this beach with us. Here it goes:

Kung naghahanap kayo ng magandang beach near Manila na hindi crowded this is the island between Batangas and Mindoro — Isla Verde, Batangas

Mura po kasi hndi pa developed.
Budget for couples – 3500 all in good for 2
For group of 10 – Kaya na ng 1500 each beshies
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*I already posted this about 3 weeks ago. Pero di po ako makasagot sa dami ng mga queries kaya share ko na lng more detailed post.

TRANSPORTATION
Bus to Batangas Terminal – 157

Option 1
Jeep to Batangas Proper – 10
Jeep going to tabangao aplaya –
Boat to Isla Verde Sawang beach / Surface Interval Isla Verde – 100

Option 2
Jeep to sm btangas – 10
Jeep to delapaz – 45
Boat to Isla Verde Sawang beach / Surface Interval Isla Verde – 100
*This is a public boat, 9am ang schedule once a day lang po ito kaya be there at the port by 8am.
*Boat going back is 5am.

Kung gusto niyo po na hawak niyo oras niyo para di kailangan maghabol ng oras:
Small boat – 1k
Big boat – 3.5k about 10pax
Wala po ako number ng bangkero kasi dun lang po kami naghanap.

ACCOMMODATION
Option 1 – Surface Interval resort
No entrance fee, overnight accomodation lang
1500 – for private room (2pax)
3500 – for group upto 10pax
Mas okay po beach area dto kaya dto kami.
Contact: +63 930 292 4754

Option 2 – Sawang beach
Wala po ko contact details dto pero magkatabi lang sila. At same rate lang pero may videoke sila.

*No electricity day time pero meron na 6pm – 6am sa buong island.
*Pwede magdala ng food, magluto (bring your own utensils beshy) no corkage fee, pwede ka din magpaluto kung tamad ka pero mejo mahal.
*No area for tent pitching

FAQs
*Best for swimming.
*Pet allowed
*May Area po na hndi mabato. At pebbles lang nmn po so hndi masakit
*Yes crystal clear water
*Di ko alam pano pag private car pero mbabait nmn tao sa port at mababait po mga batangueno pwede iwan dun limited daw pos tabangao pero. Pwede daw po sa ilijan sa sports complex. Makiusap n lng about 100pesos ayon sa isa pa nakapunta.

*May nakita kaming dolphin nung nsa bangka 
*Just sharing to DIY people, hndi po ako blogger. Wag nyo po ako ibabash. 😂

More photos here.

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