Since my birthday, June 18, was on a week day this year, I decided to celebrate it the weekend before that. I treated my friends on a vacation trip to a beach that is within driving range from Manila — Nasugbu, Batangas.
Well, honestly Nasugbu wasn’t the first choice, Laiya was. But since most of my friends like hanging out super late at night along the shore while drinking beer and grilling our pulutan, I opted for Nasugbu.
I brought our own van and driver since Nasugbu was only about 3-4 hours away from Manila. There were 7 of us. We met at Carlo’s place along Commonwealth Ave. at around 6 am. After making sure everything was packed, we drove straight to Batangas.
We arrived at Marlou’s Beach Resort at 11 am. That was a 5-hour travel time including stop overs for bathroom and snack breaks.
Marlou Beach Resort is a very simple place to stay in. They have very affordable rooms too. It has a beachfront with a beach volleyball court. Its shoreline has dark sand though. but nonetheless the rooms where nice and the beds were comfy. Plus, they offer a boat ride to the what they call the white sand beach. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t able to go since the waves were so strong during that time.
We cooked our own lunch, brought our own food. No corkage fees, so yehey! We were charged a small fee for borrowing their cookware and gas stove though.
There wasn’t much to do on our first day, so we decided to just chill and drink. :p (alcoholic?!)
The following day, we swam on the beach and played volleyball. We met fishermen selling their catch for that day. I bought 2 kilos of Tanigue and paid only P400 for everything. Not bad right?! It’s Tanigue!
We had 3 fishes – we fried one, the other grilled, the other kinilaw. Yummy!
After dinner, the drinking began (again). Of course an inuman session would not be complete without Videoke! they charged 5 pesos per song. It was an honesty basis system. Just tell them how many songs you sang. 🙂
It was so much fun.
Carlo surprised me with fireworks, he knows how much I loooooove fireworks. That was the time he told me he loved me.. Yup before my birthday! (Nagtitipid yata, gusto isa nalang gift for birthday and anniversary. LOL)
It was a super exciting trip with my close friends, unforgettable to be exact. We’ll surely go back there soon!
Expenses for 3D/2N stay
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Cookingware/Gas Stove: P400
Boat ride going to white beach: P1000 per boat
(room rates to follow)
Food and Drinks (brought our own), but grocery costs P5,000
All in all we spent P13,000 for 7 people for # days and 2 nights. That’s like 1,800 per person for 3 days and 2 nights! Not bad at all!