DIY Travel Guide to Camp Netanya of Batangas, Philippines

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 4th, 2015 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, DIY Travel, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 30 Comments

Do you want to get a taste of Santorini in Greece on a not-so-luxury budget? Well, here’s the answer – Camp Netanya or known as the Little Santorini of Batangas.

Batangas is known to have a lot of resorts and beaches that are perfect for a getaway. One of those is Camp Netanya, also known as the Little Santorini due to its structure and the vibes it gives. Furthermore, the resort’s wonderful amenities and service offered can make your next holiday getaway a blast. So here’s a DIY guide to Camp Netanya for you to have an idea of what you should do.

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Facts About Batangas

Rome of the Philippines

Lipa, Batangas is known as the Rome of the Philippines because of the number of seminaries, monasteries, and famous cathedrals located here.

Language

The official language is Batangas Tagalog also known as Batangueño or Batangenyo. Locals can also communicate in English.

Currency

The Philippine Peso is the Currency used in Batangas.

Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the nearest airport in Batangas.

Popular Products

Batangas is also popular for its local products such as balisong or butterfly knife, brewed coffee, and embroideries.

Things To Do in Batangas, Philippines

1. Explore Taal Volcano

This small but terrible volcano is one of the best places to visit in Batangas. Not only because of its scenic view, but the activities that would bring you closer to the mountain. Here, you can go horseback riding, boating across the volcano island, and of course, climbing to the crater of the lake. Since it’s only 311 feet, it is not difficult to climb. This is also the reason why it’s known as the smallest active volcano in the world. 

2. Visit the Caleruega Church

Caleruega church offers you a serene time to ponder about life. The tranquility of the place would bring you so much peace. And its distinctive architecture would lure you to explore more about it. Not only that but the church is surrounded by flowers and trees. The church itself and the whole area is absolutely Instagram-worthy.

3. Hike Mt. Batulao

This inactive volcano in Batangas is actually one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Philippines. If you’re a beginner, this is the ideal mountain to start with your first mountain climb. In just 3 hours, you’ll be able to reach the summit and enjoy the amazing view. 

4. Challenge Yourself by Hiking Mt. Maculot

Contrary to Mt. Batulao, the hike in Mt. Maculot is considered one of the most challenging in the country. Expect to encounter steep steps and rocky trails. These difficult steps will require you to exert so much effort to reach the top. Although hiking this mountain is challenging, the view at the top is very rewarding.

5. Visit Any Beaches, Islands, and Resorts

If you’re looking for the best beaches and beach resorts in the Philippines that are not far from Manila, then Batangas is the answer. You literally have numerous choices. Some of the popular ones are Acuatico Beach Resort, Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel, Vivere Azure Resort, Isla Verde, Calatagan, and the Little Santorini of Batangas; Camp Netanya. This DIY Guide would give you ideas about this wonderful resort.

How to Get To Camp Netanya

By Public Transportation

From Buendia or Cubao, take a Batangas bound bus. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off in Batangas Grand Terminal. Travel time is 2 to 3 hours. From there, ride a jeepney going to Mabini, Batangas, and drop off at Mabini Crossing. Travel time is 1 hour. At the Crossing, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off at Camp Netanya. Travel time is 30 minutes.

Rates in Camp Netanya

Check-In: 2:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

Deluxe Room – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 10,100

Superior King – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 10,900

Superior Double Queen – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 14,400

Family Deluxe – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,400

Family Superior – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,324

Family Loft – 6 Persons
Rate: PHP 21,300

Villas – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 12,500

Premier Villas – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 15,900

Premium Villas – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,600

Premier Suite – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 12,900

Master Villa (5 Bedroom Suite) – 14 Persons
Rate: PHP 67,000

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About the Writer

DIY Travel Guide Series: A Day in Camp NetanyaMaria Anarose Lita Enriquez or just simply – Anne. A wannabe blogger. An explorer. A travelholic. She travels to experience the world. For her, travel now or never. Email address: enriquez_[email protected]

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30 thoughts on “DIY Travel Guide to Camp Netanya of Batangas, Philippines

  1. How can i make my booking going to santorini anilao batangas resort
    From jan2to4,2019……thanks for your help !

  2. Hi,

    reservation for Dec 17, 2017 day-tour is still available?

    if so, please reserve a day-tour for 3 adult and 1 2 year-old child.

    How much is the day-tour package?

    thanks/acel
    09226255057

    1. That’s great Sat! When did you visit Camp Netanya? Really glad that you enjoyed your stay there. 🙂

  3. do you have any contact number to know about the inquiries. I would like to book on your resort from february 9-11,2017. Please inform m of the details, here is my celphone number 09774714367. I’ll be waiting for your response. Thanks

  4. And I’ve been seeing this place from friends and other bloggers as well. I just wish that they would have group tours or packages that would be able to accommodate to friends. Anyway, this is really very helpful! Glad to have stumbled on this post. I really wish to be able to go here soon!

    1. Hi Maria, I think its really perfect for your barkada getaway since their rooms can accommodate 4-5 persons. 🙂 Hpe you can visit Camp Netanya this summer.

  5. Hello. Good morning! 🙂 may I ask if there are any ways to contact this resort/hotel via email or cellular phone number? This place is really breath taking and me and my family are planning to have a get away this coming sem break. Thank you and God Bless! 🙂 btw, your blog is awesome… 🙂

  6. Good evening our group of friends planning to celebrate christmas their in your place. Just want to know to make reservation. Thank you

    Rowena Naluis

  7. Hi! For those who are planning to avail of the day tour, do we still need to have it “reserved” or call in for reservations? None of the contact details are working 🙁 Thanks!

  8. hello po ako po si maricar abatayo, ask lng po sana ako kung pwedeng maging reception sa wedding sa camp netanya? tnx

  9. Hi…do we really need to book for a room pag day tour lang?or optional lng sya? Pag hindi naman need, san po pwede magpareserve since bawal ang walk in? Thank you po..

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