Calatagan's Burot Beach

Burot Beach is Batangas' hidden gem. Located in the town of Calatagan, this white sand beach has an environment perfect for campers and nature enthusiasts. The waters are calm and quiet, with baby waves rushing to the shore from time to time. Look above you and you will see a bright, blue sky in the morning, and a star-studded one at night. When we were there, more than five shooting stars paraded themselves before our very eyes.

Beyond the beach is a grassland, with weeds, tall grasses, and trees erected on it. It is a perfect site for collecting branches and dried leaves for your night-time bonfire. Cows may occasionally graze the area. Some dogs are also all over the place, but they need not be feared. Just make sure to stay put at your camping area at night. (My brother and I were attacked by these dogs at night when we went to the comfort rooms. I think this is where the dogs are stationed.)

Cooking breakfast by the beach

Eating breakfast by the beach

Currently, Burot Beach has no amenities like clean comfort rooms, resorts, and the like. What is laid out before you - the sea, the white sand, the rocks, the grassland, the moonlight - is what you only get. It is just you and nature, for this time.

It has been reported that Henry Sy now owns this place. Henry Sy and his team are planning to develop the area and build condominiums by the beach.

Would this be good, or not? You be the judge of that. Visit Burot Beach now to see, know, and experience Batangas' hidden gem before it gets too expensive or even inaccessible to the public.

APRIL 2013 UPDATE: Burot Beach is still open to the public. Read about it here -

Where is this? Click here for the map.
Also, check out the link below posted by ianisme. The directions are stated there.

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  1. Ganda po ng mga pics... lalo na yung first 3... :)
    Ma add nga sa list ang beach na ito... Thanks po sa pag share...

  2. Thanks :)

    Sure, no prob. Visit this beach too! :)

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  4. would you know kung bukas pa to sa public? wala akong makitang info sa net e. sayang naman kung sasafyain namin tapos sarado pala. -ant

  5. Same question po. Open pa po kaya sa public to? Kasi we're planning to go there this summer. Sana di pa siya private. May news po ba kayo or any contact po sa Burot? THANKYOU! :)

  6. Ant and Mariyaaa, unfortunately, I do not know the answers to your questions. When we were there, the security guards had SM badges on their uniforms, so it shows that Sy really does own the place. And the guard we chatted with told us that a condo would be built there. He did not elaborate on other details like when or how.

    We were there last October or November 2011.

    I do not know their contact number, but here is one I found online: 09073830104

    Number daw yan ng caretaker. Ask daw kung pwede pang magpunta sa Burot Beach/Elizalde Beach. Found the number from this site:

    Good luck and enjoy! :)

  7. danda ng pics.. kailangan na talaga maginvest sa cam...

    eto narrative ko for directions...

  8. ganda naman. sana makapunta kmi jan

  9. @ianisme - Thanks for sharing your link! The directions are verrryyy helpful. Thanks :)

    @dc - Gooo try it one time. See ianisme's detailed guide for the directions on how to go there :)

  10. Been there last Holy week with the family as recommended by my sister. Ganda ng place and if you are a nature lover you will appreciate Burot beach. Open pa rin sya sa public meron lng syang entrance fee na P 65 per head. According to the guards na nsa area idedevelop sya ng SM Prime Holdings pero no idea when mgstart.

    1. Hi! I was also there last Holy Week. :) I will post about it this week. You'll notice the stark difference I encountered with this 2011 experience from my recent one..

      Good to know though that it's still open to the public! :) I hope when SM develops it, sana simple pa rin siya and affordable of course.

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    1. Hmmmmm I don't think so. There are tables though :) Pang-kainan niyo. I think you can rent them for a very minimal fee. Onti lang din ung tables.

  12. Hi guys! I recently went there last April 12-13. Would you mind if I share some of my photos? Here they are ;)

  13. Would like to share the contact # of the beach's caretaker, Mang Ramon - 09156028907. Got this from the other blog I've read and talked to him earlier this afternoon.

    ENTRANCE FEE RATES FOR ADULTS (7years old and up) are php65 (day trip only) and php130 (overnight). 0-3years old are free while 4-6years old are 50% of their adult rates.

    Cottages and tables are on a first come, first served basis. They have 3 big cottages suited for 15 persons for php500, tables are at php200 good for upto 8 persons and tents for upto 4 persons at php300.

  14. We're planning to be there by May 25 - 26 sana maabutan pa naming open sya for public. Hehe. Thanks for the info guys so helpful.

    1. Yes I believe that it will still be open :) Dami pa nagpupunta dun. Enjoy and youre welcome!

  15. Punta kame sana this coming May18,.Pano po ba sakay papunta jan? from taft manila..Please help me,.gusto ko matuloy kame this sat. para next saturday sa Anawangin Cove naman kame. Thank you in advance.

  16. to those who like to go to burot beach just call or text johnny hernandez at 0999-4749147 an official tricycle driver bound to burot beach

  17. if you want to go to burot beach just call or text johnny hernandez at 0999-474-9147 an official tricycle driver bound burot beach

  18. Adventure to burot beach
    just called or text : kuya Romy
    to serve you any time you want
    or tricycle ride to burot beach
    Php 150 good for 1 to 3 person
    from public market to burot beach
    contact no : 09266452950