Laiya Coco Grove Resorts

Where ever you are, there’s always a place to go and stay!!

Summer the time were everybody throw their selves at the beaches. One of the beaches you will surely enjoy is the Laiya Coco Grove Resort located at  San Juan, Batangas.

Laiya is one of Manila’s closest beach. Just hop a bust from any major terminals in the metro and within 3 to 4 hours, you will find yourself photo bombing the picture-perfect white strip of Batangas province. Laiya is also close the Batangas’ tastiest lomihan and gotohan so don’t forget to drop by on your visit.

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Coco Grove has a 250-guest capacity With an overnight rate of P5,400+ for a couple, Coco Grove is a bargain. The rate is inclusive of buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with  kid free of charge. Don’t expect the food to be as mouthwatering as in, say, Golden Sunset. Food in Coco Grove is ordinary.which, we were told, could actually balloon to a 900-person limit. This beach resort is nestled in a grove of coconuts, complete with bamboo “walkways” at the top of the trees (to enable harvesters to move from one tree to another without climbing the tree every time.The room is not exactly new, but clean. It’s conveniently located in front of the swimming pool and a stone’s throw from the beach. No water heater or intercoms, in case you ask. No TVs, either. But you don’t go here to watch TV. You go here to sleep, er, commune with nature and enjoy outdoor fun.

How to get to Laiya

Via San Juan

The fastest way to Laiya is via the town of San Juan. Take ALPS Bus from either EDSA Nepa Q-Mart, Araneta Center Cubao, or Alabang Grand Terminal to San Juan Batangas. The earliest trip is at 3:00AM and the last trip departs at 5:00PM with 12 trips in total per day. The fare is ₱190.

In San Juan, right in front of the Municipal Hall, board a Laiya- or Hugom-bound jeepney. Take note that the last departing jeepney to Laiya leaves at 5:00PM. There are also tricycles that are willing to take you to Laiya but you just need to shell out more.

Via Lipa

From Pasay Buendia, EDSA Kamuning, or Araneta Center Cubao, take Ceres Tours, DLTB, JAM, Batangas Star Express, RRCG, etc to Lipa City, Batangas. Travel Time is about two hours and the fare is ₱135-150.

From Lipa bus terminal, ride a jeepney or van to San Juan Batangas. The van is faster but will cost you much higher.

And then from San Juan, take a jeepney or tricycle to Laiya.

Things to do in Laiya

First in the list, of course, is beach bumming. You can also try other beach activities like volleyball and building sand castles. Banana boat is also available for ₱1,500 per group of 10 for 15 minutes. You can also try boating which you can rent for ₱1,500 for three hours. Snorkeling gears are also available for rent if don’t have one.




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