Cheap Beach Resort in Nasugbu Batangas for Day Tour: Calayo Green Terrace

Can you tell me one cheap beach resort in Nasugbu Batangas for a day tour?

One cheap beach resort in Nasugbu, Batangas for a day tour is Calayo Green Terrace located in the community of Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas.





I'm referring only to the day tour rates. It's 250 pesos per person. Day tours are from 8am to 5pm.
Tents are rented for 1,000 pesos; nipa huts are rented for 1,500 pesos.

View from the north side of main building's 3rd floor. We rented one of the 4 huts.


For me, the rooms are not cheap (4,000 to 6,000 pesos per night for 4 persons, but compared to other beach resorts in Batangas that charge nearly 10,000 pesos per night, then this beach resort is affordable.



When we went to this resort on February 12, 2019, we were the only guests on day tour. We were seven persons. There were no checked-in guests, so we had the resort all to ourselves. We had a great time. We paid 250 pesos for each person (day tour fee) and 1,500 pesos for the nipa hut. A total of 3,250 pesos for 7 persons.

What did we do? We swam, we played volleyball, we sang our hearts out (they have a 5-peso-per-song karaoke), we danced, and we ate our baon, and some took naps. There are barbecue grills near the huts, but we didn't use them, as we forgot to buy fish on the way. There are some fishermen tending to their boats, but they said they've sold their fresh catch earlier that day.

We also took some time taking in the views all around at the 3rd floor of the building, and enjoyed sitting on their beautifully woven swings. They have two.

Lounge, 3rd floor. Their restaurant is also on the 3rd floor.

Good things about this Calayo beach resort:

1. They offer day tours; many other resorts do not.
2. The property is on the beach, so you're already on the beach. You don't have to walk far to go to the beach.
3. You can bring your own food; you can cook your own food. Even checked-in guests can cook their own food, they only have to rent a nipa hut or tent so they can use a barbecue grill.
4. It's nearer to Metro Manila, about 2 hours of driving from Alabang via the Governor's Drive-Nasugbu-Ternate Highway-Kaybiang Tunnel route.
5. The 3rd floor of the building offers you great views of the beach, the cove, the mountains, the boats and properties in the area.
6. Because the beach is located in a cove, the sea is calm, the shallow portions are wider, so it's safer for kids and senior citizens.
7. The resort is beside MB Cove which operates an inflatable playground. The charge is 300 pesos for 2 hours of fun.
8. If you take the Nasugbu-Ternate Highway, you pass by awesome sights, including the Kaybiang Tunnel and portions of the Mount Palay-Palay National Park. I'm glad to know that it's a protected area of nearly 4,000 hectares and maintained by the DENR. You'll be amazed that there's such a lush rainforest near Metro Manila. The winding sloping mountain highway is also a sight by itself, as it's well-maintained, and you'll admire the tricycles that easily navigate the mountainous road.


Minus points:
1. The sand is not white; it's light brown. The good thing about it is you can look at the sand for a longer time without hurting your eyes.
2. There's only one day-tour shower room for ladies and one day-tour shower room for men. Two restrooms for ladies and two for men. It was okay for us that day, as we were the only guests. Imagine if there were a lot of day tour guests.
3. If you want to see the open sea and the west horizon, you cannot, as the beach is in a cove, bounded by two small mountains. You can hire a boat though, to visit nearby islands and see the open sea. Price starts at 1,500 pesos for a group for 4 hours.
4. If you want to see waves, sorry, I don't even remember if there were waves haha. The location is a relatively big cove, so the water is super calm.

Tips:
1. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition, as the roads to Calayo slope up and down.
    If you take the Nasugbu-Ternate mountain highway, it must be so scary if your vehicle suddenly breaks down and there are no other vehicles passing by.
2. Know other resorts that you can go to in case this resort is already filled with guests when you arrive.
3. I think if your group is the adventurer type, and not so particular on easy comfort, you can enjoy the public beaches of Calayo without staying in a resort. Enter the southern entrance to the Calayo beach, park your vehicle somewhere temporarily, then look for huts that are being rented out, then ask where it's safe to park your vehicle. If you find a hut that also has a makeshift restroom and freshwater for showering, then it would be like you've found the cheapest beach resort in Nasugbu Batangas for a day tour.

How to get to Calayo Green Terrace:
You can use Waze in areas you're not familiar with. I think it's the Globe network that works in most parts of the area. The resort uses a Globe number, so I used my Globe number.

When we traveled to the resort, we took the SLEX-Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay-then-Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway route. When we traveled back home, we took the Kaybiang Tunnel-Nasugbu-Ternate Highway-Governor's Drive route. The Calayo Green Terrace guard said this route is shorter and that we can also see the tunnel and the rainforest.

See Calayo Green Terrace's "Getting There" guide.
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