HEAVEN ON EARTH.
Being stuck on a massive traffic everyday can sometimes making you feel exhausted. The hustle and bustle of the city can make you feel in needs of taking a quick break and spend some peaceful time to a serene place even just for a day. Good thing there’s a lot of beautiful places nearby Manila, places you could take a breather from the fast-pacing life of the metro.
Calatagan Batangas, I am sure many of you guys already know about this place. It is famous for its world class beach resorts and various water sports activities. Calatagan is also rich in marine biodiversity making it a perfect destination for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is one of many beautiful beach resorts in Calatagan. It is located at Barangay Sta. Ana. This 24 hectares of rolling hills and white beaches is the perfect sanctuary a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Manila.
HOW TO GO THERE?
Via Public Transportation
1.From Pasay City near MRT EDSA Taft station, take a bus bound for Calatagan, Batangas (Crow Bus or Celyrosa Bus). First trip to Calatagan is at 4:00AM and last trip is at 4:30PM. You can opt to take a commuter van if you fancy. They’re parked in the basement of Metropoint Mall in Taft Pasay. There are also buses going to Calatagan from Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall) if you’re coming from the South. Rate is P150 — P180.
2.Travel time from Manila is about 3 hours via Aguinaldo Highway — Tagaytay — Nasugbu.
3.Alight at the bus terminal in Calatagan town proper and take a tricycle to Bgy. Bagong Silang (P100 — P150). Be ready for a bumpy ride.
The last trip back to Manila is at 4:00PM so make sure to leave the resort earlier. Ask the tricycle driver to pick you up from the resort since there are no public vehicles available in the area.
Via Private Transportation
1.If you are going to Calatagan via private car, just take SLEX and exit at Sta Rosa.
2.Drive towards Tagaytay.
3.Follow the directions to Nasugbu, Batangas and go straight all the way to the junction of Palico.
4.From Palico junction, you will pass by Lian, before entering the town of Calatagan.
Ask around when you reach Calatagan town proper. Locals are very helpful. They will show you the way to Stilts.
THE FLOATING COTTAGE
Stilts Calatagan beach resort has eight beautiful cottages built on stilts over the water. All cottages have verandas with hammocks that are perfect for daydreaming, relaxing and watching dramatic sunsets. The cottages also have wooden stairs that provide direct access to the water below. The cottage also has a master’s bedroom, guestroom, loft and living area which all have a clean look with white painted walls, sheets and pillowcases that would make you feel thankful for life’s joys in this cozy place away from polluted metro.
AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES
The pool area is located near the reception area, and at the back of the restaurant. There’s a 5-ft pool perfect for those who wants to have just a chill swimming with their love ones or friends. There’s also a kiddie pool just beside the adult pool. Just be advised about the rules and regulations in terms of swimming attire, pool party and other activities nearby the pool area.
The resort also offers various water sports activities such as banana boat, stand up paddle board, Kayak, snorkeling, and island hopping. They also offers a mangrove tour for nature lovers who want to learn about the abundant mangroves, sea life and birds in the area. There’s also a volleyball court and ATV car.
Beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunrise and gorgeous sunset would make you feel having a blissful moments. This place is absolutely perfect for those who have close affinity to nature. This is also perfect place to awaken your wisdom and to widen your horizons.
The place is even getting more serene at night. The lights at the restaurant’s veranda are adds some relaxing vibe through out the place. The whole place exudes calmness that would make you want to sit there all night and watch the ocean’s tranquil water from afar.
This beach resort provides a relaxing and unique experience for every guest. This is highly recommended to people who loves soul searching and to those who wants to be relax even just for a day. This is also good place for family outing, friends get together, company team building ,wedding, birthday, and to those who just want to have a relaxing day with love ones.
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