There are many spots in Batangas for swimming but only a few are wild, untouched, and unspoiled waters. With some luck tossed in, I find just that– a serene place I can call mine even just for a weekend.
Raming’s is a secret beach in Batangas. There’s no signage or any welcome marks, you’d just have to ask for Mang Raming to confirm if you have indeed arrived at his turf — and that’s the beginning of your private getaway.
Rocks clunking softly in every step you make, towering coconut trees ready to be climbed at for some fresh buko juice, and the sound of waves gently clashing into the shore —Raming’s feels like a place where you could stay at for as long as you can, without worrying if it would cause a hole in your pocket because really, it won’t.
There’s no scene here, only you, the hammocks perched up on trees, some boats on dock, and the warm locals.
The beach is undeveloped, water is clear, shallow, okay for snorkeling. The surrounding towns are hidden behind bushes, perhaps even untouched by time.
Food is not available on site so it has to be bought before riding a boat in Talaga pier, Mabini, right before you cross the island. At night, you could sleep in a nipa hut with electric fan or at your very own tent.
Sunset is best watched in the nearby Masasa beach, but if sunrise is your thing, then this is the place to be.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can ride a bus going to Batangas City Grand Terminal. From there, ride a jeepney going to Anilao then alight at Talaga port. Ride a public boat going to Tingloy, then a tricycle going to Raming’s.
From Talaga port:
From Tingloy port:
Php 165 – Bus to Batangas City Grand Terminal (at the back of SM Lipa)
Php 65 – Lunch at Benok’s
Php 85 – Takeout food for dinner
Php 35 – Jeep to Mabini
Php 30 – Tricycle going to Talaga port, Mabini
Php 65 – Boat to Tingloy Island
Php 60 – Tricycle going to Raming’s
Php 100 – Raming’s overnight
Php 30 – Tricycle going back to Talaga port
Php 65 – Boat to Talaga port, Mabini
Php 20 – Jeep to Bauan (to buy some pasalubong)
Php 200 – Pasalubong — 6 pcs of Sinaing na Tulingan (Batangas’ finest!)
Php 8 – Jeep to Diversion
Php 8 – Jeep to Bus Terminal
Php 165 – Bus to Kamias
Php 50 – Pasalubong — 3 pcs of Panutsa
Total: Php 1151.00
Timothy Marasigan, son of Mang Raming: 0909-903-2947