Nasugbu

Just a quick 90-minute drive from Manila lies the small provincial town of Nasugbu, Batangas, famed for its white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and hiking trails. Its closeness to the Metro also makes it a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers.

It won’t be hard to find a place to stay here due to the number of beach resorts that dot the town’s coastline. There are the exclusive ones, like Club Punta Fuego and Canyon Cove Beach Club as well as the smaller and more budget-friendly ones further inside town.

If you’d rather rough it out though, consider an overnight stay at Fortune Island, located just off the coast of Nasugbu. Although it was a former luxury beach resort, you won’t be finding any five-star accommodations here. All you’ll need to survive is a tent, a sleeping bag, some firewood, and a few of your friends.

In fact, the only remnants of the former resort are its Greek columns and a mock-up of an old Spanish galleon ship. This makes the island a perfect place for photoshoots, whether it’s for your professional portfolio or Instagram feed.

Or you can always choose to take a dip in the island’s crystal clear turquoise waters.

If you’re not satisfied with Fortune Island, there’s Hamilo Coast to explore. It’s home to three marine protected coves: Pico de Loro, Santelmo, and Etayo.

Nasugbu is also famous for its hiking trails. There’s Mt. Batulao, which is perfect for beginners. It’ll take you around two hours to reach the peak, which rewards you with a scenic view of Batangas province.

If Mt. Batulao still sounds difficult to you, consider climbing up its younger sister, Mt. Talamitam. A round trip will take you around two hours at the most.

Feel free to soak up some culture too while you’re in Nasugbu. Visit the Gothic-inspired Caleruega Church, a red brick structure set against a background of green foliage. The church grounds also has a few gardens and man-made ponds, as well as a butterfly sanctuary and a plant nursery.

Whether you’re someone who’s hoping for a quick escape from the city or just someone who wants to check out a new destination, make sure to drop by the coastal town of Nasugbu. You’re bound to find something you’ll like here.

Top Rated Restaurants in Nasugbu Browse All

  1. Kainan sa Dalampasigan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    16 Reviews View
  2. Chez Deo Ristorante Italiano
    5.0 Stars
    Italian
    2 Reviews View
  3. El Cocinero
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  4. Lady Christine's Baby Back Ribs
    5.0 Stars
    American
    1 Review View
  5. Pico Restaurant and Bar
    3.5 Stars
    International
    3 Reviews View
  6. Crust Brick Oven Pizza
    4.0 Stars
    Pizza
    1 Review View
  7. Jollibee
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    1 Review View
  8. Il Jardineto
    3.5 Stars
    Italian
    2 Reviews View
  9. Café Sol
    3.0 Stars
    International
    5 Reviews View
  10. San Diego
    3.0 Stars
    International
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Nasugbu Browse All

  1. Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    84 Reviews View
  2. Club Punta Fuego
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    24 Reviews View
  3. Canyon Cove Beach Club
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    52 Reviews View
  4. Pico Sands Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  5. Matabungkay Beach Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  6. Bernabeach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  7. Jo and Johnny's Beach and Dive Inn
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  8. Chateau Royale Sports & Country Club
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  9. Windward House
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  10. Lago de Oro Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Nasugbu Browse All

  1. Mt. Pico de Loro
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    45 Reviews View
  2. Mt. Batulao
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    33 Reviews View
  3. Caleruega Church
    5.0 Stars
    Historical Site
    16 Reviews View
  4. Kainan sa Dalampasigan
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    16 Reviews View
  5. Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    84 Reviews View
  6. Club Punta Fuego
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    24 Reviews View
  7. Fortune Island
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    13 Reviews View
  8. Canyon Cove Beach Club
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    52 Reviews View
  9. Pico Sands Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    13 Reviews View
  10. Mt. Marami
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    3 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Nasugbu

  1. Hamilo Coast

    Hamilo Coast

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  2. Club Punta Fuego

    Club Punta Fuego

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