These days people often search for the perfect beach where they can relax and enjoy the great calm of nature after several months of work.

Bataan is one of the provinces near metro manila where you can enjoy the beauty of the Philippine Beach without having to drive for longer hours.

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Let’s be honest, its been quite hard nowadays to find the perfect secluded beach without too much crowd and emptied pockets.

Luckily, we were able to find this gem hidden across Bagac, Bataan.


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Hiding from all the crowd and located just 15 kilometers away from Bagac town, this environmental-friendly Bataan beach resort guarantees your relaxation without breaking the bank.

It has been declared as a fish sanctuary and sea grass reserve which assures to become the healthy home of these marine species in the future.

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Catching the sunset by this beach will immediately wipe your stresses away.

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What’s more great? All their staffs are kind and very accommodating. They do their best to guide and help all the customers in need.




  • via Private Vehicle:

It can be easily searched using Waze or Google Maps. Just input Auspina Eco Beach or De Lasalle School Looc / Jaime Hilario Integrated School (very near Auspina). From La salle, you will see signs leading you to the resort.

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST to contact Auspina staff once you’ve arrived at the bus drop off point in Gov. J.J. Linao National Road.

La salle Bagac – Bus drop off point

How to get to bagac bataan

The roads from here to the resort are steep and bumpy. Cliff driving at its finest. Make sure you are a professional driver if you plan on driving without a guide.

  • Via Commute:

— Ride a bus going to Balanga from Cubao or Manila Bus terminals.

Bus lines going to Balanga, Bataan:

  1. Bataan Transit – has both Cubao and Manila Terminals
  2. Genesis Bus – has both Cubao and Avenida Terminals

— From Balanga, look for the bus going to Mariveles and ask the driver to drop you off at Lasalle Bagac

— Once you’ve arrived at the drop off point make sure that you were able to contact the Auspina staff to pick you up. Since the signals here are very weak, it will be hard for you to contact them immediately.

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The resort has a variety of accommodations depending on your budget.

If you are a budget traveler like us and don’t want to splurge so much money on rooms, then you might want to try “Overnight Camping by the beach” which costs only 250 pesos/person (with own tent and inclusive of entrance fee). 

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If you do not have a tent to bring, they also offer tent rental which costs 350 pesos/person(inclusive of entrance fee).

We suggest to bring your own food (you can use the grill for free), this will help lessen your expenses and avoid spending too much at the resort.

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Day Tour: from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Entrance Fee – 300 pesos/pax
  • Small open sided cottage – 1500 pesos
  • Shaded Pergola – 1000 pesos

Overnight Tour: From 12:30 NN to 11:30 AM

  • Basic Half Cottage no CR -3,000 pesos for 3 pax
  • Basic Full Cottage no CR – 5,000 pesos for 6 pax
  • Family Cottage w/ CR –  7,000 pesos for 6 to 8 pax with breakfast
  • Honeymoon Cottages w/ CR – 6,000 pesos for 2 to 3 pax with breakfast
  • Deluxe Half Cottage – 3,000 pesos for 2 to 3 pax
    • Add 1000 pesos/pax for full set of meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner)
    • Add 500 pesos/ pax for Children’s full set meals
  • Deluxe Full Cottage – 5,000 pesos for 6 pax
    • Add 1000 pesos/pax for full set of meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner)
    • Add 500 pesos/ pax for Children’s full set meals
  • Candle Light Romantic Floating dinner for two to four pax – check their menu for meals cost

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Group Packages: From 12:30 NN to 11:30 AM

  • Group Package 1 (10-12 pax) – 1,500 pesos/pax
    • Pick up and drop off from Looc Beach
    • Entrance fee
    • Welcome Drink
    • Drinking Water
    • Accommodation ( 2 cottages with four rooms)
    • Bonfire
    • Breakfast
  • Group Package 2 (20-24 pax) – 1,700 pesos/pax
    • Pick up and drop off from Looc Beach
    • Entrance fee
    • Welcome Drink
    • Drinking Water
    • Accommodation ( 3 cottages with six rooms) + 1 six-man tent
    • Videoke
    • Battle shots game
    • Bonfire
    • Breakfast
  • Half Beach Group Booking or Full Beach Group Booking – contact directly

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What makes this resort truly enjoyable is their wide range of activities. If you get bored like us with just swimming, you might want to hop on a boat and go cliff diving (ask an auspina staff to arrange it for you). 

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Other activities to try:

  • Floating cottage  – 300 pesos/hour or 1,500/full day
  • ​Snorkeling – Rental costs 100 pesos/hour
  • Bamboo Raft for access to the swimming area
  • Single kayak – 200 pesos per hour
  • Double kayak – 400 pesos per hour
  • Paddle boat for 3 to 4 persons – 400 pesos per hour
  • Large fishing boat – 1250 pesos per hour
  • Air Sofa beds – 100 pesos an hour
  • Quad bike riding – 350 pesos a half hour
  • Bonfire – 400 pesos

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Reservations are suggested since they limit the number of visitors per day to avoid the beach being too crowded.

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Being one with nature can truly help in its recovery and make it bloom in the FUTURE.

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Go and have your own adventures at Auspina Eco Resort now!

Take a risk, Go to an adventure
Be a responsible traveler

Doc & Cah

For more beach trips, Read also:

DIY Travel to Boracay of the north, Palaui Island




9 thoughts on “Why you should set foot on this hidden cove in Bataan? (DIY to AUSPINA ECO RESORT Guide)

  1. What a wonderful spot and so close to Manilla – I would never have guessed it. I would love to come here and experience the beautiful nature and surrounds. Camping on the beach there sounds so heavenly. A fabulous choice for sure.


  2. Oh my the pristine waters! I have never been to Bataan but we have considered going. By the way, do they have overnight accommodations? This is so nice! My daughters would enjoy it here. 😀 But maybe when they are a bit bigger.

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  3. I am adding one of the beautiful Philippine beaches to my bucket list. The Auspina Eco Resort sounds fantastic. I love all of the environmentally friendly elements such as the fish sanctuary and seagrass reserve. The swings over the water look like a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings.


  4. What a beautiful place!! I love that it is easy to get to. So pretty! And the swings by the water look so inviting. The sunset, too!


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