Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:02 pm
How to get from Manila to Nasugbu Best Way – You can get by bus and car.
Nasugbu in Batangas is definitely underrated compared to the more popular destinations in the Philippines.
What Is The Distance From Manila to Nasugbu?
The distance from Manila to Nasugbu is 110 kilometers and it will take 2 hours and 30 minutes. Check here to get a discount booking activities and resorts in the Philippines!
What Is The Cheapest Way From Manila to Nasugbu?
The cheapest way from Manila to Nasugbu is by bus for $4 USD and it will take around 3 hours.
What Is The Best Way From Manila to Nasugbu?
The best way from Manila to Nasugbu is by private transfer for $43 USD you can book online and it will take around 2 hours.
SIM CARD AT MANILA AIRPORT
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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagine if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
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HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO NASUGBU
BY BUS FROM MANILA TO NASUGBU (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Manila to Nasugbu is by bus. You have to ride a bus from Buendia or Pasay. If you take the bus from Manila to Nasugbu from Buendia you have to take the DLT Bus. If you are taking the bus from Pasay you will have to go to BSC Bus Terminal.
The bus fare from Manila to Nasugbu is $4-5 USD and it will take 3-4 hours.
If you are traveling by bus and your final destination is Fantasy World, Canyon Woods, Caleruega or Mt Batulao you dont have to get to Nasugbu. Tell the driver and they will point you where you have to get off.
Travel Tip: First thing in the morning you will find less traffic and maybe you will be able to reach Nasugbu in less than 3 hours.
BY CAR FROM MANILA TO NASUGBU
There are two ways to get from Manila to Nasugbu by car you can book online. The long way from the Southern Luzon Expressway passing by Tagaytay City (like the bus route) and then down to Nasugbu.
The shorter route from Cavite that goes through Mount Pico De Loro. It depends on you how much time do you have.
HOW TO GET TO NASUGBU BY BUS FROM TAGAYTAY
If you have been spending a few days in Tagaytay and you are heading to Nasugbu you have to take the bus coming from Manila. It will take more than an hour to reach Nasugbu from Tagaytay.
HOW TO GET TO NASUGBU FROM BATANGAS BY BUS
We were coming from Anilao and we took to buses from Batangas to reach Nasugbu. It took us more than 3 hours to reach Nasugbu because when commuting buses took long time.
Just ask the drivers and they will tell you where to stop to get next bus. They are passing by Santa Teresa on the way to Palico until Nasugbu.
TRANSPORTATION AROUND NASUGBU
From Nasugbu City proper, they have surprisingly no jeepneys going to various places. Since we were going to 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 as a complimentary service from Pico de Loro, of you can talk to their property reception as we did.
WHAT TO DO IN NASUGBU
To be honest the best when going to Nasugbu is relaxing enjoying a beach day, pool time, good food since the place is made for this. It’s so peaceful and quiet!
WALK AROUND THE BEACH
As we were staying at Pico Sands Hotel which private beach – clear and beautiful. The scenery is very serene and you can spend the day swimming snorkeling. You can also do day trips to the coves around the beach if the weather is nice.
ENJOYING THE DAY IN A LUXURY RESORT
Many pool areas and restaurants will make you spend the day in the resort. No need to go outside since you can find everything there and relax for a few days.
GETTING A MASSAGE
We tried the Signature Treatment herbal Polituce where they massage you with warm towels in Pico de Loro Club. 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.
We have to say that so far Rachel and me we have been trying great massages in Thailand, Cambodia, Bali and the Philippines and still the one in Pico de Loro is our favorite for both of us! So if you are going to Nasugbu pass by to Pico de Loro and treat yourself. It will be totally worth it!
FOOD TO TRY IN NASUGBU
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.
There is no other option that eating in the hotel or cooking by yourself if you are bringing your own food. Prices aren’t very expensive and the quality of the food is great at Pico de Loro!
WHERE TO STAY IN NASUGBU
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. We were traveling with a child, and right in our room, they prepared small gifts (toys for the beach and stuffed animals).
Around the hotel you have 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.
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About the Author: Ruben, co-founder of Gamintraveler.com since 2014, is a seasoned traveler from Spain who has explored over 100 countries since 2009. Known for his extensive travel adventures across South America, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa, Ruben combines his passion for adventurous yet sustainable living with his love for cycling, highlighted by his remarkable 5-month bicycle journey from Spain to Norway. He currently resides in Spain, where he continues to share his travel experiences alongside his partner, Rachel, and their son, Han.