Definitely easier to travel here than other places in the Philippines. It's 2 hours away from Manila and there are buses that go directly to Batangas Port for only Php 166. Expect A LOT of people here especially on public holidays.
2 years ago, prices were not that high. 2012 has made a lot of changes. Prices are now set in stone. So no sweet talking the locals for good tour/activity packages. (i.e. Banana boat is Php200 and Island hopping/Snorkeling is Php 2,500 w/ optional mini-boat tour for Php300 per head). Water is mold free and tour boats are no-longer allowed to dock in the main beach. Making the beach a bit cleaner.
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