One of the under-the-radar beach destinations near metropolitan Manila is Masasa Beach in the island municipality of Tingloy in Batangas. Masasa does not boast the finest of white sands but its long beach and turquoise waters more than made up for it to become an idyllic weekend camp site. The friendly people and laid-back community are a natural attraction, too. Visitors can also hike to the Mag-asawang Bato. Travel Tips: Take a Batangas City-bound bus in Kamias or in Buendia, preferably via STAR Tollway to save time. From the Grand Terminal in Batangas, ride a Mabini-bound jeepney. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Fare isRead More →