Vista Aplaya: Affordable Getaway in Mabini Batangas

If you are looking for a place to reconnect with nature and run to the city life, why not head to Mabini, Batangas? Mabini is known for its diving, snorkeling spots, and impressive beaches. There are also a lot of villas and homestays which are affordable. That said, you can spend less while unwinding.


Vista Aplaya is a cozy and homey resort with bohemian vibes. It was a 3-hour drive from Manila, and we stayed overnight. The spectacular infinity pool on the beachfront makes it more unique and soothing. There is also a family-style dining area on the right side of the pool. You can play billiards for free or lay down in a hammock to watch the tides.

Having a few cottages keeps the place serene and refreshing. The lowest rate room is 4500PHP per night, suitable for two people. Each room is inclusive of complimentary breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned, with a private bathroom, cable television, and patios. The room we stayed in is spacious, and the interiors are very pleasing to the eyes.

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For day tour travelers, you can stay in the common area and access all amenities for free. Please note that bringing food is not allowed, but you may bring light snacks.

Here are the rates for your reference:

Cottage 1 – 8,500/night (4pax)
Cottage 2 – P8,000/night (4pax)
Cottage 3 – P7,000/night (4pax)
Cottage 4 – P7,000/night (4pax)
Cottage 5 – P5,000/night (2pax)
Cottage 6 – P4,500/night (2pax)
Attic – P6,000/night (4pax)
Whole Resort Exclusive – P48,000 (22-26pax)
Day Tour w/ lunch – P1,200

You can easily access the shore as the resort itself is beachfront. The waves are pretty strong in the late afternoon and rocky. So, if you want to swim, do it in the morning.

The resort offers other activities, including videoke (1800PHP), scuba diving (PCSSD-accredited), island hopping (starts at 4000PHP and snorkeling.


Take a bus to Batangas Grand Terminal (or ‘Diretso’ to avoid detours and stopovers). From Batangas Grand Terminal, take a jeep to Mabini. From Mabini, take a tricycle going to Vista Aplaya in Bagalangit.


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