Virgin shores at Calayo Beach, Nasugbu, Batangas
We’ve been planning this family outing since March of this year and you can’t imagine how many times we had everyone’s agreement on certain resorts only to be discarded later on due to conflicts which ranges from allocated budget, location and schedule. Even the original number of attendees were dropped to 8 (excluding our little Tifa) because of their own personal reasons. But it was thanks to random bloggers that my wife had stumbled upon during her eternal search for the perfect location that we were able to find this place and finally had everyone’s agreement. Special thanks to Rajavoom who took the liberty of navigating us through text messages on our way to Calayo. (Go pester him on his blog, Prosti).
What’s so exciting about the beach is the fact that, because it’s undeveloped and un-commercialized, you don’t have to rub elbows with strangers either while swimming or simply rolling you naked self on the fine grains of sand along the shore. The only drawback is that you can’t find a closed cottage, a room or a hostel to leave your things while your swimming or sleeping. But you could find open cottages that you could rent for Php500 for a day or Php1,000 overnight. Or maybe you could get it for less depending on your skills in haggling. Just don’t leave your important things unattended or just have someone to watch over your things while your swimming or burying yourselves under the sands. There’s also a sari-sari store nearby where you could buy Coca-cola products, gas for your kerosene lamps (if you have) or for your coal grill and bonfires. I can’t remember if there were ice cubes being sold there so you had to buy before you go or stop by along the sari-sari stores along Nasugbu proper. We bought our ice tubes drinks from a store near Jollibee Nasugbu.
The waves on the center shore carry small pieces of woods which probably came from the bonfires lit during the nights which were carried away by the wind to the water. Also, about 3 feet deep, you could still see grains of sands floating with the water because of the strong waves disturbing the surface underneath. But if you would go to the far ends of the beach where the water is more calm, you could see the sand clearly from the water surface.
There were white sands, according to the residents, on the other side of the beach which they call Calayong Munti. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to reach that part because in order to reach that, you would need to swim or take a boat because the water half-way is deep. We can’t swim, can’t afford a boat (haha) and there weren’t anything you could cling upon on the wall of rocks bridging the two area so we just contented ourselves taking photos of what could have been white sands from a far.
There were reported sighting of Butanding or whale sharks in the coasts of Calayo but the last reported sighting was way back in March 2009. According to the residents, the whale sharks probably started leaving the place when people starts knowing about the beach.
How to go to Calayo Beach in Nasugbu, Batangas
Unfortunately, you can’t reach the place if you’re just commuting because the buses plying along Aguinaldo highway to Nasugbu stop somewhere between Jollibee Nasugbu and the Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church and front that point, you would still need an hour drive from that place to Brgy. Calayo. You could follow the stiff and zig-zag roads leading to Terraza de Punta Fuego (from there you’ll still need about 20 or 30 minutes drive) and Hamilo Coast (but you won’t need to go that far).
I really hope that this house and mango trees will remain there forever because this is the clearest landmark at the left side of the road that I could show you to easily locate the place. You will need to go this way to reach the Calayo shores. However, but I’m not sure, the place must be called “Unang Distrito” because of the sign boards along the way.
That’s all folks! Enjoy the video and the gallery.