Here Are 5 Beach Destinations You Can Reach Via Bus

In the mood for a quick beach trip?
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One of the best things about living in a tropical country is having tons of beaches within reach. And by this, we mean destinations that are totally commutable! 

If you’re itching for a quick beach fix, go ahead and visit these five beaches that are reachable by bus:

La Union

Over the past few years, this quaint surf town has gained traction for its fun nightlife, good food, and super friendly people. But of course, the main attraction is still the water!

How to get there by public transportation: You can ride a bus from Cubao going directly to San Juan, La Union. Find bus tickets and the trip schedule here.

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Cagbalete Island

If you want to try camping under the stars, head to this island in Quezon Provinceit houses a number of resorts that'll allow you to stay overnight in their beachfront.

How to get there by public transportation: First, ride a bus bound to Lucena from Buendia or Cubao. When you get to the Lucena Grand Central Bus Terminal, hop on a mini-bus going to Mauban Port, and from the port, ride a passenger boat going to Cagbalete.

Buy tickets and find the trip schedule here.


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Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales

This destination is just three hours away from Manila which makes it the perfect for your spontaneous barkada trips. 

How to get there by public transportation: You can board a deluxe point-to-point bus from Caloocan to Iba, Zambales. From there, you can ride a tricycle going to Liwliwa Beach.


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Hundred Islands, Pangasinan 

In the mood for some island-hopping? Look no further because this national park houses not one, not two, but over a hundred islands—try to visit as much as you can during your weekend trip.

How to get there by public transportation: From Cubao, you can ride a bus going to Alaminos, Pangasinan. When you arrive at the terminal, take a tricycle to Lucap Wharf which is the jump-off point for all activities in Hundred Islands. 

Buy tickets and find the trip schedule here.


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Laki Beach, Bataan

Are you looking for a some time away from Manila's hustle and bustle? Visit this beach for a weekend and you'll surely be refreshed when you head back to the city.

How to get there by public transportation: From Pasay, board a bus going to Mariveles, Bataan. Alight at Mariveles and then ride a tricycle going to Barangay Balon. Ask the driver to drop you off at Porto for a boat rental. There, you can hop on a passenger boat to Laki Beach. 

Buy tickets and find the trip schedule here.

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