Beach Resorts in Anilao Batangas

You’ve probably heard of ‘Anilao’ many times but somehow curious what it is or where it is. Anilao is a Barangay located at the west coast of the small town of Mabini, Batangas. It actually has two main branches, Anilao East and Anilao Proper. It is popularly known for its beach resorts and probably one of the best summer spots in the Philippines. SCUBA diving is one of the things that visitors do in Anilao. Because of its clear seawater and beautiful underwater corals, Anilao has been featured several times on national televisions as well.


I am a native Batangueño and I actually grew up in barangay Gasang which is also located in Mabini Batangas. It is at downsouth Mabini and its coast is connected to Anilao’s. Since I also live near the coast, I don’t need to visit Anilao for a swim. But it doesn’t mean that I’ve never been to Anilao. When I was still studying, we used to celebrate parties at the beach. From birthdays, to christmas parties, family/class reuniouns. So, since we don’t have beach resorts in Gasang we used to go to Anilao.


I have a classmate back then whose family owns a beach resort in Anilao. It was De Chavez beach resort. It’s not too popular and is pretty far from the main road. Nonetheless, the place is clean and I loved being there.

We also have some relatives – 3rd degree or 4th, and they are always very kind to give us free stay on their resort. Their resort is in San Jose, Mabini Batangas. The name is Camongol Beach Resort just beside Vistamar Beach Resort. They have a very nice and BIG nipa hut cottage but as much as we want to pay, they really won’t accept it. They’re really nice.


Though not too famous, Anilao is one pride of Batangas and actually, Batangas somehow carries the ‘Anilao’ tag. I’ve been asked a couple of times of ‘where did I came from?’ I’ll reply, ‘I came from Batangas’ and they will reply back with ‘It’s in Anilao, right?’. I just usually nod but Anilao is in Batangas.

Beaches in Anilao, like other Beach Resorts in the Philippines, are competent enough in terms of cost and quality. You can avail rooms and cottages for as low as 200 Php.

If you are planning for a summer getaway this season, you’ll probably love to be here. You can go ahead and check on the following beach resorts listed on the official website of Mabini. Among are Carfel Vistamar Beach Resort, Monte Carlo Resort, Aguila Beach Resort and Mabini Riverside.


Now that you’re finally decided to visit Anilao, you probably want to know how to get there. Below are simple instructions that will guide you on your trip to Anilao.

From Manila via South Luzon Express Way (SLEX):

  1. Drive through SLEX and take Batangas Exit.
  2. Drive via Star Tollway from Sto. Tomas Batangas and exit on Tambo Lipa City.
  3. Take the national road to Batangas City. You can also take Cuenca diversion in Mataas na Kahoy. Either way, you have to reach Bauan Batangas.
  4. From Bauan Batangas, head straight to Mabini. You’ll pass along a zigzag road and it ends to a ‘Y’ road.
  5. Take the right of the ‘Y’ and it will lead you to Anilao.

From Manila via Cavite – Tagaytay:

  1. From Manila, you have to take Roxas Blvd, and pass along Baclaran in Pasay.
  2. Drive through Coastal Road and straight to Bacoor – Imus – Dasmariñas.
  3. Step on your gas and drive up to Tagaytay.
  4. Drive ahead to Nasugbo Batangas and take left to Lemery.
  5. Drive straight to Bauan Batangas to Mabini.

My directions are quite vague so I have another option for you.

  1. From Beundia bus terminal, take a Tritran or Jam transit to Batangas City. Drop at Bolbok Batangas City, diversion road.
  2. Ride a jeepney to Anilao Mabini Batangas.
  3. That’s it! 

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18 Responses

  1. Mary Rose says:


    I would like to know how much is the rate

    for a cottage for 3 persons for 2-3 nights?

    Pls. let me know asap.

    Thanks a lot.


  2. Nalen Abas says:

    My sisters have decided to have a family outing on the 20th of Feb. Im looking for a great place to relax. This will be the first time our whole family and each family will go on an outing with our parents(+). Hope you could help me since we also have some budgeting to do.. The group will in 20 pax including my nieces. Hope you could help me…Just want to know the rates for the cheapest cottage..thanks..

  3. jaira lim says:

    hi.i just want to ask how much if i will rent 2 rooms?? maybe this coming april,we planned to go to your place..3days and 2nights.. 5 persons and 3 kids… :-D so maybe we can rent 2 rooms.. pls reply me asap.. thank u very much

  4. Misa says:

    I love SCUBA diving and i love Batangas! I’ve been in Bauan, Calatagan, Cuenca, Calaca, Ibaan, Laurel, Lian and this will be my next target for my next vacation. Hope you also got some pictures here.

  5. al legaspi says:

    hi, i heard so many good things about anilao…

    and now im really excited to visit this place.. but i dont know how..(but now i know how because of your blog)

    the problem is what if i cant afford the cottage?

    how much would it rate for 8 adult and 4 toddlers ?
    we are planning to come on a day time and stay over night

    please send me email…..

    hope to hear from you soon… thanks !

  6. mhean says:

    i would like to ask for the cel# where we can contact this camongol beach resort to ask for reservations… please reply asap coz were planning to hold the excursion this coming saturday…

  7. eira polintan says:

    hi po tanong ko lng po mgkano per person at cottage po.

  8. rona says:

    hi,,po tanung q lng po mgkano per person ay cottage poh

  9. gel says:

    hi we would like to know some details of resort
    and gave us some details 50 person 2nigth and 2days week end

  10. Roselyn says:

    Hello, we would like to inquire how much your rate per night for 2 persons with one double bed and with aircon as well. What are the inclussions. May we also ask how to get there from Batangas City Pier by public transport or do have any option like private how much? or do have any shuttle from Batangas City pier for free? Thanks very much nad waiting for your reply asap. We are planning to go there maybe by next week for 1 or 2 nights maybe. BTW, what activities do you offer? Thanks again.

  11. sheryl te says:

    hi! I would like to ask if you know of a perfect beach in Anilao to hold a beach wedding? please email me. thanks!


  12. pam says:

    hello, can you suggest the cheapest resort with very nice ambiance, and also dont offer full board meals, nearby the market or carinderia where we can eat our meals


  13. rhayan says:

    i just want to know how much is the cottage rental,, and what is the name of the resort.., how to get there?? how much is the entrance fee?? we are planning to held a reunion there so we are not yet sure about the number of persons..,pls. inform me asap.., thanks a lot..,

  14. tapei says:

    there are lots of nice cottages here in anilao ,and in very affordable price..,they are all along the way if you would like to go here ..,enjoy and relax

  15. tapei says:

    where are you from drei?
    50-a 100 i think entrance per person
    400-500 table,well its up to you if you want to avail their cottages or spent the night in your tables:)
    mostly kahit san ka pumunta dun ganyan ang price:)

  16. kier guinto says:

    ask ko lang po kung ang dagat sa beach nyo ay may tubig kc bka walang tubig d naman ako mka langoy tas hindi ko masuot ang t back ko bili ko pa yon sa tiangiiii!!!hehehe

  17. kevin guinto says:

    pwd po b maligo ng hubot hubad s resort nyo kc nangangati ako pag nka brief dapat popkita ko sa madlang pipol ang toytoy ko giant kc po…

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