Visiting Nasugbu, Batangas is definitely underrated compared to the more popular destinations in the Philippines. It’s beauty is also incomparable. Like what we’ve shared in our previous Batangas Travel Guides, Nasugbu, Batangas is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the Philippines.
Only a few hours from Manila, you can dive, swim, snorkel, do island hops and do amazing trips in Nasugbu, Batangas.
During our days visiting Nasugbu, we had the honor to partner with Pico Sands Hotel, to show us around the area. Pico Sands Hotel is part of Pico de Lord Cove, which includes the Pico Loro Beach and Country Club.
How to get there
From Nasugbu City proper, they have surprisingly no jeepneys going to various places. Since Pico de Loro is a very remote area, and only travelers usually go there. If you don’t have your own car, your choice is to ride a tricycle for Php 200 or $4. This will take about 20 -30 minutes.
Once you reach the property, you’ll have to take the shuttle which costs another P200. Make sure you have arranged this beforehand, of you can talk to their property reception.
Pico Sands Hotel
With the many hotels and guests houses we’ve already stayed in, by far Pico Sands Hotel has the best eye for details. For this trip, we were traveling with a child, and right in our room, they prepared small gifts (toys for the beach and stuffed animals).
Our favorite parts in the hotel are the following:
Pico Sands Hotels have huge olympic pools where you can enjoy the day with your partner or your friends and family. Very nice to spend the day on.
Pico Sands Hotel has 2 restaurants where you can eat a variety of local food, Asian cuisine and Western dishes. Food in the hotel is definitely good. If it’s your first time visiting the Philippines, you will have the opportunity to taste local dishes.
A few minutes walk from Pico Sands Hotel is the private beach – clear and beautiful. The scenery is very serene, and even if it was raining really hard during our stay, we were able to enjoy it. We weren’t able to visit the nearby cove unfortunately where you can snorkel and sea various sea creatures, because of the bad weather, so we enjoyed the beach instead.
The Pico de Lord Beach and Country Club
Due to the heavy rain in the beach, we were able to stay for quick shelter in the country club. And boy, was it really beautiful. Just check the shots below!
We tried in Pico de Loro Beach Club one of our favorite massages ever Signature Treatment herbal Polituce where they massage you with warm towels. We tried also the sauna and we felt so good plus the masseuses took care of our little one while we were enjoying our relax time.
Walking around the Pico de Lord Cove property
Nearby the hotel, you have the views of the pool, the big lagoon, the condominiums and the very beautiful scenery in the middle. We spent time with the ducks, played in the bridge, and had so much fun walking around so much greenery.
There is so much to see in Pico de Loro, and we’ve definitely not seen everything! Pico de Lord is a recommended stay. If you’re stuck in Manila, and looking for a few days to kill, Batangas is a really great place to see. If you want to read more getaways from Manila, click here to know more about Subic.
See you in our next travel adventure!