KAYRAANG COVE, BATANGAS: IMPORTANT TIPS

Kayraang Cove is a private property and a protected area located at Barangay Calayo in Nasugbu, Batangas; it is said to be owned by Henry Sy. It’s not usually part of the island hopping itinerary offered by boatmen in Barangay Calayo, but you can ask them if you long for peace and quiet in a rugged setting. You will appreciate Kayraang Cove’s raw beauty. The area has a combination of fine to coarse light brown to beige sand.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (Manila)

By Land
  1. From Pasay, Buendia-Taft or Cubao, board a bus bound for Nasugbu, Batangas. The fare is P160-180. Travel time is about two to 3 hours, depending on traffic situation.
  2. Alight at Nasugbu Bus Terminal (town proper), you have the option to ride a tricycle or a jeepney to Barangay Calayo. If your group is composed of two to four persons, you can hire a tricycle to take you to Calayo Beach for P300. This is fair since Calayo is more or less half an hour from the town center. If your group is big, you can hire a jeepney. Negotiate the cost based on the size of your group or the vehicle.
  3. From Calayo, you can charter a boat for your island hopping tour. Ask the boatmen to include Kayraang Cove in the itinerary. The cove is just 25 minutes away from Calayo Beach by boat.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: It’s free as of writing.
  • Camping Fee: Camping is not allowed.
  • Cottage Rental Fee: No cottages as of writing.
  • Island Hopping Tour: Starts at P1500/boat (good for 12 pax)
  • Calayo Environmental Fee: P20
  • Calayo Beach Parking Fee: Around P50 (day trip); Around P100 (overnight)

Don’t Miss

  • Swimming! Most part of the cove has clear shallow water.
  • Just enjoy the serene vibe of the cove. It’s not crowded and you might even have the cove to yourself.
  • You can do snorkeling. Spot corals, although not as many and colorful as that of Bituin Cove, and different kinds of fishes.
  • Go island hopping. Discuss your itinerary with your boatman.

Don’t Forget

  • You can just leave your stuff in the boat or put your stuff in a dry bag if you are wary of leaving your things unattended. The boats are not permitted to dock on the beach by the management, so the boats stay in the water.
  • Exploring beyond the beach is not allowed. There are caretakers/security personnel roaming the area. As long as you stay in the water, they will not bother you.
  • Wear protective footwear or aqua shoes. Be careful of the sea urchins in some parts of the water.
  • When you snorkel, please don’t step on the corals.
  • Bring an extra battery for your camera or bring power banks.
  • Bring sun protection like a hat, scarf, or coral-friendly sunscreen (those without oxybenzone, parabens, and benzophenone).
  • Bring your own food and drinks. You can make a stop at Nasugbu public market to buy your food before heading to Calayo.
  • Leave no trash behind. Bring your garbage with you. PLEASE.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • Visit other attractions in Nasugbu like Fortune Island, Punta Fuego, Hamilo Coast, Kawayan Cove, Canyon Cove or Tali Beach.
  • If you have a car, you can do a stopover in Tagaytay before heading back to Manila.
  • If you are into hiking, you can scale Mount Batulao or Mount Talamitam; both are located in Nasugbu, Batangas. As of writing, Mount Palay-Palay or Pico de Loro is still closed to the public.

Where to Stay

You can spend the night in one of the resorts at Calayo Beach. Here are some of the recommended resorts in Nasugbu according to Agoda users (as of May 2018).

Photo above was provided by the resort via Agoda.
For more options, search here: Batangas Resorts


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