Laiya Travel Guide

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  • the middle shore of Laiya Beach
    the middle shore of Laiya Beach
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Laiya Highlights

  • Pro
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     beautiful view, fine sand, calm sea 

  • Con
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     A LITTLE FAR FROM THE CITY 

  • In a nutshell
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    asiantraveler says…

     pack your bag and leave manila now! 

Laiya Things to Do

  • Picnic on the beach

    Grill your own food near the beach! Not all beach resorts allow this, but there are some who do. Doing so is cheap compared to buying hotel food, plus, it's fun, because it's like having PICNIC ON THE BEACH! Just don't throw food waste on the beach or you'll be apprehended.

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  • Camping at the Coco Grove

    The Laiya Coco Grove has 2 places to camp out - the picnic area and the white beach. The picnic area is where we stayed at. The area is by the beach under a tree. It is a secured place with guards roaming the place 24 hours. even vendors are not allowed to enter as they are immediately asked to leave to protect the guests. We got to barbeque and...

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  • Snorkelling

    There's a marine sanctuary a few meters from the La Luz resort beachfront although, there's a SILLY sign saying that the beach is exclusive for La Luz guests only. One solution to this is to TRESPASS and wait if someone notices and shoo you away. hehehe

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Laiya Transportation

  • Nearest gas station

    Nearest gas station is around 30min drive from La Luz (Brgy Hugom). Its a TOTAL gas station. If you're low on gas going to Laiya, better gas up now. There is 4KM of unpaved road up ahead which would require 1st or 2nd gear.

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  • Underchassis check

    Give your car an underchassis check before and after your trip because the last 2 to 3 kms to the resorts are rough roads. Also, a good idea if you go there using a 4WD but it's not really necessary because a car will do (just drive slowly).

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Laiya Local Customs

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    by babyleij Written Oct 10, 2009

    how do i know all this?
    well, i came from Laiya Ibabao my hometown
    i almost grew up in napayong laiya, though i quite stay in san juan manila and had my primary grades there, but i stayed in laiya more often even during college
    people in my town are very warm and friendly, accomodating and hopsitable in any ways
    u will feel that ur at home whenever u stay in any place there, especially for the resort and beaches, if u want to unwind and relax for a bit and run from the busy manila crowd try to come and visit my place especially the KBAYAN BEACH RESOT, which MR. LLANA owns and the PORTO GUALBERTO, PLAYA LAIYA and in HUGOM..
    ill try to post some pic that will add the magnificent and wonderful place to calm and relax...

    by the way im working and presently residing in Riyadh Saudi Arabia...

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Laiya Warnings and Dangers

  • Water too deep for kids!

    If you're bringing your kids to the beach in Laiya to enjoy the sand, don't be easily fooled with hotel-like accommodations. There are high-end accommodations there with swimming pools, but the reason why they have their pool is... because you can't enjoy the beach itself because it's too deep !! If you'll go there just for the pool and travel 2-3...

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  • Laiya: lay off the Rocks!

    Make sure that you pack a pair of Aqua shoes. Even the shallow parts are quite rocky. I had difficulty staying in the water for a long time because of the rough and stony "floor." the sea doesn't gradually become deep from the beach. Sometimes, from the beach, you end up in the deep part right away! Be careful!

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  • Beware of Lazy Sunday Boat

    This may not be a big deal for many of us but I just cant let this go and I would like people going there to at least have an idea and ideally to voice this out (as I do not encourage boycotts- just informing them that we are aware of it and that we dont like them to do it, may help them realize it) since it is not good for their tourism industry...

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Laiya What to Pack

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    by Orange_traveller Written Jul 18, 2007

    Luggage and bags: For an overnight stay, a big duffel bag and lots of plastic where you can place your wet clothes.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Aside from your bathing suits, it's a good idea to bring a couple of towels. It gets a bit chilly at night so it's good to bring a light jacket and maybe you can use jogging pants for sleeping. Bring your goggles, snorkeling gears if you don't want to rent these equipments.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock! Bring your conditioner as the water from the sea makes hair dry and lifeless.

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    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Family Travel

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Laiya Off The Beaten Path

  • a walk to remember...

    try to walk along the seashore and discover the other end of the beach, appreciate the forested mountains and the calm sea

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  • for mountaineers...

    Laiya is also popular for mountaineers ...they go to Laiya just only to climb Mt. Daguldol ...one of the best trekking destination in Batangas ...the trek is good for beginners ...you can see wild animals, a waterfall, some flowers along the way Hugom Guide Association can arrange for guides. It is near the La Luz Beach Resort

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    by berting101 Updated May 12, 2005

    Favorite thing: Some resorts (like Sabangan Resort, Sigayan Bay Resort, etc) allow it but others don't. It would be better if you ask about it first.

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