Fine Sand... check; Awesome views... check; Activities... check; Overnight accommodation... check; Accessibility... check! For s no-fuss with lots of frills weekend trip, Laiya in Batangas is a perfect spot. In fact, amidst arguable opposition, it holds the title of Batangas' Summer Capital.
Within a couple of hours from Manila, you will be in some of Batangas' popular beaches from the likes of Nasugbu and Matabungkay but endure a couple of hours more and you will be in a total level-up beach that is Laiya.
|Into the Mangrove|
Aside from its fine, ash-colored sand, what I like about Laiya is the sweeping view of the beach with different levels of mountain hues such as Mount Daguldol serving as its background.
Although the place is now teeming with lots of beachside developments, you can still find a secluded cove or quiet places perfect for your reflections. Or if it is activity in the water you are looking for, you can go snorkling or scuba diving.
|Low Tide Huts|
So, if you have a weekend trip in mind, Laiya in San Juan, Batangas may be the perfect getaway for you.