Sunset at Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Batangas

Friday, October 23, 2015 Justin Vawter 3 Comments

What's the best way to cap off your climb? A dive at the beach. Whenever we set a climb, I always consider a side trip to a beach or falls. It's just so relaxing taking a dip after a day of hiking. When we climbed Mt. Gulugod Baboy (read my guide here), I was happy that the beach is just beside the jump off. So after climbing it, we headed down to Philpan Dive Resort to get our dose of vitamin sea.
While descending Mt. Gulugod Baboy, the sight was just beautiful. The sun setting down, the horizon: a convergence of the blue sea and the orange sky.

Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort

A Dive to the Sea

Entrance to Philpan Dive Resort is Php 60/head since we're gonna stay overnight. That includes already a cottage. I'm not sure if this is how it works during peak season but since there's around 6 of us and there's no other guests, we have the place all to ourselves.

Philpan Dive Resort isn't the best beach resort you'll find. But for someone who is itching to dip in sea water, it's not that bad. They also have breakwaters which we used as diving platforms.

Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort

Catching the Sunset

Of course, our trip wouldn't be complete without another set of cool photos.

Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort

Shirt from Zalora
Shorts from H&M (thanks Er for lending me this haha!)

Philpan Dive Resort
Philpan Dive Resort

This is part of our Anilao, Batangas trip. Click on the photo to read the full guide:


0900 - Departure from Taft-Buendia
1200 - Arrival at Grand Terminal / Jeep to Mabini / Tricyle to Barangay
1230 - Arrival at Barangay / Lunch
1300 - Start Trek
1500 - Summit
1630 - Start Descent
1800 - Swimming at Philpan Dive Resort
1900 - Pack up
2000 - Departure from Grand Terminal
2300 - Back at Taft-Buendia

Budget Breakdown

Bus from Taft-Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal - Php 157 / 125 (student)
Jeep from Grand Terminal to Mabini - Php 35
Tricycle to Barangay- Php 40 / headRegistration Fee - Php 35
Guide Fee - Php 400 (Php 67 each)
Entrance Fee to Philpan Dive Resort - Php 60Tricycle to Mabini- Php 40 / head
Jeep from Mabini to Grand Terminal - Php 35
Bus from Batangas Grand Terminal to Taft-Buendia - Php 157 / 125 (student)

Total Damage - Php 562

Till the next adventure!

Shoutout to @pierreguevarraa and @erererwan for the awesome photos.

Life is too short to live without adventure.


- Justin -


  1. This is so cool. I am adding this to my bucket list. =)
    Spices & Everything Nice

  2. Hi, required po bang kumuha ng tour guide for gulugod baboy?