Directions to Batangas Pier and Berberabe Beach
If you are driving down to Batangas in your own vehicle:
Batangas Port is where you will be leaving your vehicle if you are coming over on a regular passenger ferry or where you will load your vehicle onto the RORO ferry if you are bringing your vehicle with you.
Berberabe Beach is the pickup point for private Bangkas and is approximately one kilometer past the flour mill on the east side of Batangas Bay.
From Manila proceed south along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX or South Superhighway). It is approximately 40km to the Calamba toll plaza from the Makati EDSA flyover. Proceed for 3.1km to the Calamba exit and exit to the right towards Sto Thomas and Batangas. Proceed towards Sto Thomas for 7.5km where you will see a large green sign on your right pointing to the new STAR Tollway to Batangas. Follow the signs for Batangas. Zero your tripometer just after the Batangas Exit toll plaza.
To Batangas Port:
At the Batangas Port exit, proceed straight ahead for 3.9km to the Bauan overpass. Proceed straight ahead over the overpass along the road to the port where you will reach the port entrance at 6.3km.
To Berberabe Beach:
At the Batangas Port exit, turn left towards Batangas City. After 3.0km keep right past the ‘Lions’ Monument and make the next left turn at 3.4km. Drive to the next intersection at 3.7km and turn left. Head straight until you see the sign for Lobo, SM Mall and the Shell refinery at 4.1km and turn right. Follow the signs to SM Mall, Lobo and the Shell refinery. On the way you will cross a bridge at 5.1km and shortly after you will see the Pontefino Hotel. Before arriving at the hotel turn right at the Y intersection at 5.6km that will take you to the new SM Mall at 6.2km. Continue straight past the Mall, past the Shell station and keeping left, lookout for signs to the Shell refinery. At 8.9km you will cross over a small bridge, and at 10.1km arrive at the Shell refinery. Continue along the winding road around the refinery. At 12.6km you will pass the flour mill (beware of the speed humps near the entrance gates), and at 13.8km take the small dirt road on the right immediately at the end of the Flour Mill fence (about 100 meters after the second speed bump).
200 meters down this road is Berberabe Beach.
Parking at Berberabe Beach is P50 per night in an open but locked area.
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