Undiscovered Sampaguita Beach of Bauan, Batangas

The last days of Summer is approaching. And I'm tempted to have one last summer escapade before the rainy season comes. Just a quick, short and nearby summer escape is all I need to quench my thirst for a one last summer trip.

The undiscovered Sampaguita Beach of Bauan in Batangas province.
It was timely when a friend of mine invited me to check out the beaches in Batangas for a summer trip. After online searches, we found Sampaguita Beach in Batangas with resorts located at the municipality of Bauan, which is just near to our province in Cavite. So we went off for a 2 hour trip to Bauan from Dasmarinas, Cavite. Upon arrival in Bauan, we took an Anilao bound jeepney and drop-off at Barangay Sampaguita which is just near the border between the municipality of Bauan and Mabini. From the drop-off, we took a tricycle that will take us to Barangay Sampaguita-Baba. There are two barangay of Sampaguita - Baba and Taas. Barangay Sampaguita-Baba is where the resorts of Sampaguita Beach are located. It is a 40-45 minute tricycle trip down to the mountainous and hilly terrain of the barangay. The end of the road is the jump point to the beach.

The road within a "forest" that one must past through before reaching Sampaguita Beach. 20-25 minutes from jeepney drop-off point.  
The long shoreline of Sampaguita Beach has numerous beach resorts.  But we had a challenge - to reach the other resorts of Sampaguita Beach when the land entry point is block by a private resort. The second option is to cross the resort on a knee-deep water to reach the other side of the shore. Though the water is just knee-deep, our heavy things and packed food is making our cross difficult. So my friend devise a plan by pretending looking for rooms to stay and then excuse to come back when we wouldn't able to find rooms. It actually worked!

Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort beach front.
Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort beach front area with its boats.
The resort's accommodation - all-fan room nipa-hut style rooms.
After scouting for other resorts, we settled to Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort which offered us affordable room package. It is also a very nice resort. Plus it has a beautiful beach front of Sampaguita Beach. Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort is known for its signiture look of bamboo designed cottages and rooms and wide space grounds for music band performances. Bamboo trees also adorned every corner of the resort which invokes a feeling of tropical resort relaxation. But what I like the most about the resort is its good share of Sampaguita Beach shoreline that is gives a stunning seascape view from the front of the resort. They also offer snorkeling and island hopping activity. And unlike any other resort in Sampaguita Beach, only them offers diving activity to its guest.

The pristine Sampaguita Beach.
Violet cowrie shells at Sampaguita Beach.
Sampaguita Beach is a hidden charm of Bauan. It has an ivory-white sand beach with clean shoreline and pristine waters. The beach also has scenic seascapes of mountain ranges set against the blue-green waters of the beach. Also at the beach front, one can see the gorgeous seascape and its nearby islands of Anilao, Mabini and Tingloy. Those gorgeous sights added to the charming beauty of Sampaguita Beach.

The other side of the cove.
I coudn't resists its clear and clean blue-green waters so I swam to it under the midday sun. I think my break was just lunch time and by 4 in the afternoon I return to the beach again to swim again. It was a relaxing and calming swim under the summer sun. But how time flies fast that its time for me to witness the sunset of Sampaguita Beach. It was a momentous event of the day for me because it is the last sunset of Summer 2013. It was a beautiful golden Bauan Sunset that I will never forget! It was simply breathaking, stunning and marvelous. I watched its golden beauty and I'm glad to watch that sunset. And as it goes down, I watched until it faded in the faraway side of the sea up to until it faded in my eyesight. Witnessing that last sunset of summer is a great way to bid goodbye to summer season.

That night we had our packed dinner and a few booze of beer over sharing of stories. Unfortunately for those who are looking for a loud sounding nightlife in Sampaguita Beach, there is none to be found except doing a drinking session of beer or alcohol liquors over sharing of stories. Nightlife in Sampaguita Beach is mostly quiet, relaxing and tranquil to the body and soul.

Corals just a few meters from Sampaguita Beach. Perfect for snorkeling activity.
The following morning we did one last swimming in the morning at the beach. Though, I tempted to do snorkeling at the beach's coral garden reef or do island hopping activity since we still had enough time. I refuse to do so and instead choose to have a relaxing swim to the beach. I find it a calming and relaxing activity option to do in the morning. But in case visitors tries to do snorkeling, a coral garden is just near the beach where the resort's boat can fetch back and forth to the location of the coral reefs. For island hopping, one of the island itineraries is a visit to Sombrero Island, named after the shape of island which is a hat. Sombrero is the Tagalog term for hat.

Bauan Sunset - beautiful, beguiling, breathtaking...

Saying goodbye to the last sunset of Summer 2013...
Residencia de Riego  Beach and Dive Resort is a nice and affordable resort with friendly staff but the only drawback here is its location and how reach it from Bauan town proper. It's a challenge to reach it especially to commuters. But visitors can take the resort's private boat transfer arrangement service from Anilao port to Sampaguita Beach for an add-on fee on top of the room rate. But overall, its worth a try to stay in the resort and its location shouldn't let visitors refrain from visiting the resort. Plus Sampaguita Beach is truly a hidden charm in this side of Bauan.

Deep submerge.
Discovering and exploring Sampaguita Beach's beauty and charm was a great way for me to end my last summertime thirst for adventure. The Bauan sunset that I witnessed that day was perfect enough for me to say goodbye to summer. Though my last summer escapade experience is just quick and my stay at the resort is just short, I think I had the most of it with just discovering the undiscovered Sampaguita Beach of Bauan. Those great summer experiences made my summer a summer to remember.


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Undiscovered Sampaguita Beach of Bauan, Batangas is my fourth and last trip of Summer 2013 that happened last May 29-30, 2013. I will soon have a separate post of photo gallery of Sampaguita Beach and Bauan seascapes that I captured during my visit last summer and an accommodation review of my stay in Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort.

Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort
Baranggay Sampaguita-Baba, Bauan, Batangas
Contacts: 09065576922/09323823081/09474517974
FB Page: Residencia De Riego Beach
Email: residenciaderiegoresort@gmail.com

Comments

  1. wow ang ganda.... first time ko marinig to... irerecommend ko sa buddies ko to

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    1. Go ahead and visit this secret beauty of Bauan!

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  2. salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko po, ang tagal mo na palang blogger

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    1. yup, and I still don't have my own address. Thanks for visiting too!

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  3. The place is beautiful. =) I hope We can also go there. =)

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    1. They do have discounts vouches at sulit.com.ph advertise

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  4. Wow! Beautiful beach! And the i love the sunset shot! Good job! Hehe

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    1. Thank you. More of Bauan seascape when I finish sharing my 2013 travel stories soon...

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  5. Ang dami pa talagang magagandang place sa Batangas na pwede I-explore. I'll keep this place in mind when I go back to Batangas. Thanks for sharing Ian.

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    1. Visit it. Sampaguita Beach is so picture-perfect for postcards! I want to visit San Juan, Laiya next.

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  6. Been wanting to explore Batangas and its beaches. Parang tatlo pa lang napupuntahan ko tapos puro nung bagets pa ako 0_0

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  7. maganda din pala sa bauan, thanks for the info! :)

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  8. Nice one Ian, This year I intend to explore Batangas. Bookmarked this post. Sharing it with PTB bagets :D

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    1. Don't forget to read my future posts about Sampaguita Beach, soon here...

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  9. Hi how can we get there we are from bulacan..

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    1. Use SLEX going to Batangas and find the way to Baranggay Sampaguita Baba, Bauan.

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  10. ...thanks for sharing this...sana bloggers like you would also put rates and directions in going to the places...although we can search that maganda na rin ciguro yong pati yon included so may idea rin agad kami kung kaya ng budget since maganda yong lugar...

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    1. Regarding the rates, I don't put it because my travel stories shared are not paid articles to promote the resorts I'm staying. But you may email me or ask me here if you want to know the rates. For Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort, their house cabanas good for 4 costs, 2000 per night and no aircon rooms. Contact their numbers, for more inquiries.
      Regarding directions to the resort, I narrated it in my story if you read it carefully.

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  11. Perfect.. Papunta na kame dyan this holy week. Thanks my friend for sharing this, this really help a lot. :)

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  12. hi ian...tnx for sharing..me and my friend are planning to go back to recidencia de riego.our first was tru cashcashpinoy so mas cheaper sya.for now wala kc silang promo at ung boat nila s php 2500 back and forth, 2 lang kami so medyo mahal.ask ko lang if alam nyo po ung ibang bangka ba mas cheaper?tnx.

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    1. Usually talaga it is charter going there or kokontrata kayo sa Anilao port na pumunta dun. Try nyo yung land route going there konting sakripisyo pero mas cheaper option sya going to the resort which I tried on my visit last year.

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    2. very nice review here... I was browsing for reviews on affordable and nice beach in batangas when I came across of diff blogs abt bauan.. decided to try this with my family.. called them and made a reservatn ovrnght stay this weekend.. although i quite worry just a little abt how stiff the road is going there? the rsrvtn offcr told me abt "matarik and may bangin" description of abt 20mins drive daw going there.. by the way will travel by land with a private vehicle w/ my family and kids ksi.. thanks ha if u cld shed some light to this ;)

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    3. Yes, its true regarding bangin at matarik na daan kasi may zigzag road pa going down there. Ang lugar kasi ng Sampaguita Beach nasa baba ng bundok. Just be careful driving. Yung pagcross lang to the resort is a concern. Kasi you are traveling with kids. Yung daan kasi going to the resort may nakatayong private resort at mga clients lang nila pwede magcross going to the other resorts pero other option is tatawid kayo sa gilid ng resort at cross nga lang sa mababaw na tubig which is easy for adults

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    4. Sir post naman kayo map on how to get there? If we travel using our private vehicle meron ba parking spaces? Kasi base on the prev comment

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    5. @Christinson: I don't have a map. Sorry. Yes there's a parking parking space at the bottom of the road. Not sure with rates dahil commute kami. Pero for directions, when in Bauan follow the jeepney bound to Anilao municipality at Baranggay Sampaguita is in the border of municipality of Bauan and Anilao. Just ask where is the street going to Baranggay Sampaguita-Taas. The main road is just a one straight road leading to Anilao with branch streets so you won't be lost. Ask the locals there to help you find it because it's easy even without a map.

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  13. Sir post naman kayo map on how to get there? If we travel using our private vehicle meron ba parking spaces?

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  14. Sir good day po, Sir tnx so much po dito sa blog and review nio po bout this resort, I've been trying to find a really nice but cheap resorts in Batangas for our family and I've found your blog po. Of course khit n saang resort Meron pong (+) and (-) feedbacks and I want to know po SNA the (-) ones based po sa experience nio jan. Based po kasi s mga nabasa Kong comment bout other resorts its either the staffs, too shallow water dhil low tide and dhil sa not so good taste n mga foods...(pwede po b mgdla ng food)(kelngan p b mgparesereve if overnight)senxa n po ha, dmi ko pong questions!!!and Super thanl you po sa information.. Pramis I'll share all our experiences PAG natuloy po kmi ... Thank you so much! ;)

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    1. Bacause of the overwhelming comments and reactions of about Sampaguita Beach and Residencia de Riego Resort, I will make a separate posts about them with a reivew of the resort so everyone know more about this undiscovered charm of Bauan, Batangas.

      @AnonymousMay 13, 2014 4:40 PM: Please care to put a name or alias. There are a lot spammers on the web. Regarding your queries, here are the + on Residencia de Riego - nice staff, no entrance fee on the resort once check-in, clean and beautiful beach front, new rooms and facilities (at that time it was just 1 year old), private and quite secluded from the crowd and can bring food not sure on corkcage. On - side - in the middle of Sampaguita Beach so quite a walk from land arrangement, Very accessible via water transportation but expensive usually charter arrangement, no stores around the corner so expensive food and things brought from the resort, no aircon room accomodation, common restroom, shower room and comfort room (not sure if this is a - or +, it depends) and expensive activities using resort amenities.

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  15. thanks for sharing! been to Batangas a lot but never on this part. :)

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    1. Try this one, Bauan seascape shares with Anilao seascape.

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  16. Nice..this seems interesting..macheck nga minsan..

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    1. Try to check it out... one of the best Batangas seascape can be seen here.

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  17. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Batangas beaches, will definitely share this to my friends and colleagues. Keep blogging.

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    1. Thank you... Visit for more travel stories in the future.

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  18. Really great to see Bauan's hidden beauty, just highlights how important this small humble town is to the province. Thanks for posting this and have a nice day!


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  19. may i ask if active ptong place nto. becoz me and my frends looking for a nice beaches yet d masyadong magastos. can i ask a few question regarding dis place.

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    1. I know its active and you can look for its website on the net of FB page. Yes you may as me question regarding the resort.

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  20. how much is the tricycle going to sampaguita baba

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    1. I'm not sure anymore. But I think around 40 pesos per passenger.

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  21. Wow, such a beautiful beach. I'm just usually at Ilijan because my parents originated but would definitely check this out. :)

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    1. Call them before going as I heard they are closed when it is not summertime. Thanks for visiting.

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  22. Wow! This is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your experiences in Batangas. I think it’s happier to live in this awesome place and come home every day to your very own beach condo at Playa Calatagan Residences.

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  23. Hello po ano ang contact number and sampaguita beach resort sa bauan Batangas? Tnx po...

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    1. Our resort is Residencia de Riego Beach and Dive Resort. Contact numbers are at the end of the travel story.

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  24. Hi good day, plan namin sana bisitahin ang sampaguita resorts anilao,
    How about the expenses, 15 kasi kami. saan pwede mag check in?
    clear ba talaga ang water? salamat po sa reply :)

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    1. Yes clear ang water at maganda ang lugar. Konti nga lang balihan ng food at limited ang choices due to the place. Please inquire the rates directly at the numbers I've posted. Rates have definitely changed since my visit in Summer 2013.

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    2. What kind of expenses..san po b kau magmumula?

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  25. Taga bauan ako pero di ko pa nararating to... sabi nga ng barkada ko ...one of best beac to next to anilao.. will be there next week...yahooo....

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    1. We came from Dasmarinas, Cavite. And rates for the rooms must have change already. Enjoy your visit and hope my travelogue here help you.

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  26. Is it ok to travel via land? ayaw kasi ng parents ko ng boat because of the kids.

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    1. Yes and you drive with your own vehicle.

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  27. Can you send instruction from Alabang going to the beach via land?

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    1. Sorry I'm not from Alabang so I don't know the best way coming the area. My trip there started from Dasmarinas, Cavite.

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  28. Sir! Kung ngayong 2016 pupunta dito, hindi padin kaya siya crowded? tsaka magkano po kaya aabutin yung pamasahe? Salamat sir, God bless! :)

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    1. I cannot answer your question as you do not provide where you are coming from. Please call the resort directly to know the 2016 rates. The numbers are at the end of the story.

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  29. Di naman madamo sa tubig sa burot grabe dami damo sa ilalim ng tubig

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  30. may other way pa ba going to Sampaguita Beach na hindi dumadaan sa private beach na yun?Salamat.

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  31. https://www.facebook.com/Bunker-Dive-Resort-1671491403140369/?fref=ts

    try on our resort guys! good food nice view!

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  32. Sir! Have now come here in 2016, so he never crowded anyway? kasi po yung so will fare? Thank you sir, God bless! :)
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  33. ask ko lang po how much ang rates nyo??

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    1. Please contact the resort's number I've posted after the post.

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