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    How to Get to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas: Map Bus Fare, Commute Directions, Beach Resorts

    Thinking of going to the beach of Laiya, San Juan, Batangas? Herewith is the latest information and the best way to commute by bus going there.

    Tutubi re-visited this once secret beach recently and is providing the information should you wish to stay at a beach resort there from the expensive Acuatico beach Resort, Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort, Les Caraibes Beach Resort to a private camp site to pitch tent at One Laiya Beach Resort.

    the beach front of Estrellas de Mendoza PLaya Resort and One Laiya Beach Resort (Mt. Daguldul on the background)

    How to Get to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas:

    Click here for an online map of Laiya via OpenStreetMap or see below the street map via StarToll, and the towns of Ibaan and Rosario (the better route than via Lipa) to San Juan

    route map to Laiya Beach from Startoll (blue line) via Ibaan, Rosario then San Juan

    Driving directions to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas:

    Follow this route to Laiya if you have a private car/vehicle:

    From Manila, head to SLEx, onwards to South Toll Road 3, to Star Toll and exit at Ibaan/San Jose you don't pass by Lipa City to avoid traffic jam)
    Turn left when you see a fork on the road
    Turn left again at the corner where Ibaan Municipal Hall and Park stands
    Turn right on the next corner (landmarks: after passing Queen Mary Hospital and Ibaan Central School)
    After seeing San Juan Municipal Hall, turn right. this road takes you straight to Laiya Beach, now completely paved and concreteunlike a few years ago when it was rough road.

    If you're from Bicol or Quezon Province, there's a road in Candelaria, Quezon that connects to Maharlika Highway that is just 30 minutes away from San Juan town

    How to Commute to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas:

    From EDSA, Cubao or Araneta Center Bus terminal in Quezon City or Alabang, Muntinlupa, the best is via Alps the Bus as it has direct daily trip schedule to San Juan, Batangas (first trip at 3am, last trip at 530pm, 12 daily trips, Fare: PhP188.00). In San Juan, just near the town hall, take another jeep to Laiya/Barangay Hugom (first trip at 6am, last trip at 5pm)

    From EDSA, Cubao, Pasay/Taft/LRT Buendia, or MRT Taft/LRT EDSA Rotonda in Pasay, take buses to Lipa, Batangas (RRCG, JAM Liner, JAC Liner, Batangas Star Express, Ceres Tours, KL CNG Bus Transport, DLTBCo.). In Lipa City, take a shuttle van or jeepney to San Juan.
    In San Juan near municipal hall, take the jeep to Laiya/Hugom

    Via Candelaria, Quezon:
    From manila, Quezon City or Pasay, take a bus to Lucena City (JAC Liner, Lucena Lines, DLTB Co., Tritran etc) and request to get off in Candelaria (Chowking) right after Candelaria town proper. Go to the road intersection and ride a jeepney to San Juan Batangas.
    In San Juan, take the jeepney to Laiya

    From Metro Manila, total travel time is around 3-4 hours, best to take early morning trips going there.

    If you're from Laguna (Tutubi's home province), you can go first to SM Calamba, then take a jeepney to Lipa via Tanauan. In Lipa, take the van or jeepney to San Juan then another jeepney to Laiya as described above.

    From Labo, Batangas, Tutubi saw jeepneys going to Laiya/Hugom, San Juan but the schedule is not regular and people sitting on the top load of the jeepney

    a boat that came from...Laiya? near the mangrove forest (bakawan)


    EDSA, Cubao to San Juan bus fare: (Alps the Bus only): PhP188.00
    Cubao to Lipa bus fare: PhP132.00
    Buendia to Lipa bus fare: PhP124.00
    Bus fare from Cubao to Lipa City: Php132.00
    Lipa to San Juan van fare: PhP70.00
    Lipa to San Juan jeepney fare: PhP45.00

    San Juan to Laiya jeepney fare: PhP35.00
    San Juan to Laiya tricycle fare: PhP60.00
    (note: the return trip Laiya to San Juan town proper last trip is around 12nn, confirm this when you're there)

    bamboo raft rental: PhP300.00/hour
    banana boat ride: PhP1,500.00

    List of Beach Resorts in Laiya Batangas:

    Acuatico Beach Resort
    Balai Laiya Resort
    Blue Coral Beach Resort
    Casa Dolores Beach Resort
    Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort
    Kabayan Beach Resort
    La Frondosa Beach Resort
    La Luz Resort
    Laiya Austria Beach Resort
    Laiya Cocogrove Beach Resort
    Les Caraibes Beach Resort
    Marulai Beach Resort
    One Laiya Beach Resort
    Palm Beach Resort
    Playa del Sol Resort
    Playa Taramindu Beach Garden Inn
    Sabangan Beach Resort
    Sigayan Bay Resort
    Tivona Beach Resort
    Triple-G Resort
    Virgin Beach Resort
    White Cove Beach Resort

    information on review of resort, room rates, contact number and day tour/entrance fee/swimming pool/infinity pool to be published soon...

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:09 PM,


    At Jun 2, 2013, 12:12:00 AM, Anonymous Lovethephilippines said...

    Batangas is really a beautiful Place, I hope to see it sometime.

    At Jun 2, 2013, 5:17:00 PM, Anonymous Steven Johnson said...

    You have provided a gross idea about the beach tour. I have enjoyed your writing very much. Can you mention some ways through which I can travel there easily?

    At Jun 3, 2013, 9:44:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    Steven, the best way has been posted there, please do take time to read

    At Nov 20, 2014, 3:17:00 PM, Anonymous Grace of Laiya Austria said...

    UPDATED CONTACT INFO 0998-5314730


    Looking for cheapest accomodations in Laiya, Batangas?

    We have cheap rates for big groups and family accomodation.

    Executive Room - good for 4-6 pax at P4,500 per night
    Cottage Vans - good for 8 to 12 pax at P5,000 to P5,500 per night
    Private Villa (excl accomodation w/ 2 big rooms) - max of 15 pax at P10,000
    Family Suite (beach front)- good for 6 pax at P6,500

    You may bring and cook your own food NO CORKAGE or ENTRANCE FEEs.

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    At Jul 28, 2015, 10:15:00 PM, Blogger tissuepaperpoet said...

    Hi thanks so much for this very informative blog post :) I just wanted to ask, do the jeeps to Laiya stop at the resorts directly? Or do I have to take a trike from the jeepney routes?

    At Mar 29, 2017, 12:54:00 AM, Blogger Marla said...

    Hi thanks for the info.. really a big help for us travelers... do you have any idea how much the total toll fee is from Cavite to Laiya? We are renting a van and toll fee is not included in the rental.. just want to know so I can bring enough cash unless they accept bank cards. Thanks

    At Mar 29, 2017, 12:59:00 AM, Blogger Marla said...

    Hi thanks for the info... by the way , do you have an idea of how much total toll fee is from Kawit Cavite to Laiya? Also do they accept bank card or strictly cash?
    Thanks in advance.

    At Mar 29, 2017, 1:12:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    Hi Marla, total toll fee is just around P400 on way. SLEX and Star Toll. P800 round trip. no card, just cash

    At Apr 3, 2017, 7:33:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Ano oras po mga sakayan pa sanjuan sa laiya? Thanks po

    At Apr 3, 2017, 7:33:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Ano oras po mga sakayan pa sanjuan sa laiya? Thanks po

    At Apr 25, 2017, 4:36:00 PM, Blogger Rev. A. Cruz said...

    Getting to Laiya is easy, but leaving is the difficult part if you will commute. No car rental services available from Laiya going out.

    At May 11, 2017, 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Zet Reyes said...

    Is it advisable to rent a jeepney or tric to take us from Laiya going out?

    At May 27, 2017, 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Hi po. Do you know how to go to Tagaytay if I'm coming from La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya? I was informed that it would take about 3 rides- may be via Nasugbu or via Lipa. I would just like to know more detailed info like point to point destination and how much ang fare. Thank you! -from kim

    At May 27, 2017, 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Hi po. Do you know how to go to Tagaytay if I'm coming from La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya? I was informed that it would take about 3 rides- may be via Nasugbu or via Lipa. I would just like to know more detailed info like point to point destination and how much ang fare. Thank you! -from kim

    At Oct 29, 2018, 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Eric Sanchez said...

    Was it given to the local government of San Juan, Batangas, that the trike drivers are trying to milk visitors with overpriced fares?


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