Laki Beach And Five Fingers

Two years ago I’ve been invited by the owner, Jajha Piamonte, of MAP Travel and Tours to join their Fortune Island tour. And now, they are offering the Laki Beach and Five Fingers tour in Bataan, I got so excited because it’s my first beach trip this summer! 🙂RUSH2582.jpg

Five Fingers

Why is it called Five Fingers? The five coves appeared to look like five fingers when viewed in the air. I researched and found this image in Google. Look at the lower left part, it really looked like five fingers
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Here are the Five Coves:

Talain Cove – Swimming and 20 feet cliff jump (photo from Google)talaincove.jpg

Apatot Cove – You may swim, trek. A little bit of Batanes feel on top (Photo from MAP Facebook page)KYUZ4290

Pulong Kawayan Cave – A touch of Coron, Palawan with its rock formation (Photo from MAP Facebook page)VTWL7829EWYX2163

Tinalakan Cliff Diving – 40 feet cliff jump (Photo from MAP Facebook page)GMXS7708UBTZ8032

Nagbintana Arc – We spent most of our time here. The rock formation is amazing!exif_temp_image-44

Here’s my friend, Jason. The struggle was real trekking up because of the edgy solid rocks.

 

But once you’re on top, it’s all worth it!exif_temp_image-48The view was breathtaking!exif_temp_image-50We went a few steps down on the other side.PWUH6131DXOS3327

Laki Beach

Our main destination, Laki Beach! I’ve learned that they have around 500 guests on weekends. There’s only 5 cottage for people to eat, so you really have to be early or go on weekdays.GHYC6198Cream colored sand. The joiners said the sand is almost the same as CalaguasKCHT8898I love the camping vibe! Once in a while, it’s nice to go camping. Just tents, palm trees and bonfire with your friendsPUBG5833JNVN4176We were all tired and hungry because we’ve been traveling since 1:00 AM, so we had lunch when we arrived. This group is full of energy, not a dull moment with them!PLTG5995Special mention to my new friend, Jhigo! He’s so witty!☺️VEPK8059VGAG8700 After lunch, my girls helped me set up our tent

 

Tadaaa! Here’s my room for the nightOXBN3682 And then, we went swimming and beach bumming. I love that the shore is far from the tents. You can really enjoy the view, play volleyball or just chill.

Blue skies and turquoise water, what more can you ask for?VRQE9102My beach essentials are always with me! Sunnies by Sunnies Studios, flip flops by Havaianas and my personalized tote by The Lakwatserang Negra. Ooops! I forgot to bring sunblock 😂VWWI8164 I was having so much fun! How I’ve missed the beach! XUXP3982IMG_3270 After swimming, we took a quick bath. Considering the number of guests especially on weekends, the comfort rooms are something that the management should work on. I think I only saw 3 or 4 comfort rooms and it’s not so tidy.

At dinner, I strolled around the area. Some of them set up a bonfire. I saw family, friends, office mates playing games and having so much fun.VBGS6415VMGS2999 There was even a proposal, I was not able to capture the moment but here’s where it took placePIUA9108 The next day, I woke up early to catch the sunriseUGGJ9228 We walked to the shore and saw this baby! I’m in love! He’s a Siberian Husky named Denden.Jason and I went trekking (again) on the right side of the beach, and we saw another rock formationBFDZ0311 Should I jump? 50 from the ground with rocks – uhmm, NO Thanks! Haha!NZRM7104 Here’s the view from where I was standingDMHA4648.jpeg Went back to our cottage to fix our things and just enjoyed this beauty while waiting for our boatIMG_3293 I don’t want to go home yet but I miss my boys and I have work haha! Thank you MAP Travel and Tours for making this trip possible! 🙂QZWV3876Travel Tips:

  • There’s no signal at Laki Beach for any network. So just enjoy the view and relax. You can post your photos when you’re on the way home
  • Bring power bank and flashlight
  • Wear aqua shoes or rubber sandals, slippers are not advisable especially when trekking in the rock formation
  • You can’t buy cooked food at Laki Beach, might as well bring food like Adobo or canned goods
  • Chips, noodles, coffee, water, soft drinks and everything else are pricey, so make sure to buy before going there
  • Bring your own tabo or dipper or something that you can use to get water when taking a bath
  • You can rent a tent for Php 300 or bring your own
  • To sleep comfortably in the tent, bring pillows and blanket. It can also be cold at night, so bring jackets if you want

DIY on how to get there:

  • From Cubao, take the Genesis or Bataan Transit bus going to Mariveles. Fare is about Php 280
  • Drop off point at Mariveles bus terminal
  • Then, ride a tricycle going to Barangay Balon or Porto. There’s the jump off point of the cove to cove hopping. Tricycle fare is Php 75 for 4 persons
  • Boat rental costs around Php 2,500 for day tour and Php 3,500 for overnight good for 5-10 persons
  • Entrance fee to Laki Beach is Php 350 per person

For hassle free way to go there like I did, I highly recommend MAP Travel and Tours! For just Php 2,099, you will experience a touch of Boracay, Palawan, Anawangin Cove, Animasola Rock Formation, Calaguas in one tour! And it’s just 4 hours away from Manila.  How cool is that?

Here are the Inclusions of the Laki Beach + Five Fingers tour:

  • Round trip Van transfers (12 pax only)
  • Toll Fees, Fuel, Driver’s Fee
  • Tour coordinator
  • Two meals (Dinner / Breakfast)
  • Tent
  • Entrance Fee at Laki Beach
  • Round trip Boat transfers
  • Island Hopping cove to cove
  • Travel Insurance

You may contact them through their Facebook page or the following numbers:

  • Globe – 09174264502
  • Sun – 09238829185
  • Smart – 09391872869

OTOZ5023 Thank you for taking the time to read the blog! For more of my adventures and beach trips, you may follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Happy travels! 🙂

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