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Travel Guide : Mariveles Five Fingers


Explore five coves within a day at Mariveles Five Fingers. Here is a simple guide on how to go to Mariveles five finger both commute via bus or if you want bring your own vehicle. 


HOW TO GO THERE

1. Manila to Mariveles Bataan.Via Car.

By bus (commute)  
- Take a Genesis from Pasay or Cubao going to Mariveles or Bataan Transit located in Cubao. (P280 per person)

Via Car 


  Via San Fernando Exit 

   - Manila to NLEX
   - San Fernando Exit
   - Jose Abad Santos Avenue to Lubao Pampanga
   - Roman Superhighway
   - Balanga, Bataan
   - Mariveles Mental Ward
   - Port Bonifacio
 Via SCTEX
   - Manila to NLEX
   - SCTEX
   - Dinalupihan Exit
   - Roman Superhighway
   - Balanga Bataan
   - Mariveles Mental Ward
   - Port Bonifacio

2. Ride a tricycle to Aplaya or Porto Balon (P75 for 4 person)
3. Hire a boat (P2,500 for 7-8 persons - Standard roundtrip rate for cove to cove adventure)



Things to do in Mariveles Five Fingers.

1. Island Hopping. As the name implied there are five coves that you can explore namely Talaga Beach, Apatot Cove, Pulong Kawayan Cove, Tinanlakan Cove, and Nagbintana Arch. 

2. Snorkling. Enjoy the beauty of underwater creatures and sceneries in Apatot Cove.

3. Cliff Diving. You can choose from 10 ft, 15 ft or as high as 40 ft high at Tinanlakan Cliff.

4. Rock climbing. There are also nice rock formations that you can explore.

5. Take Photos. Be captivated with beautiful sceneries. Don't forget to bring your cameras to capture the amazing wonders of five fingers.


Where To Stay

1. Laki beach 
- Php 400 per person entrance fee for overnight (Php 300 for day tour) *yes they just increased their prices as of May 10 2017.
- One toilet
- Bring your own tent.
- Bring your own food. You can cook here as well
- Trees to hang your hammocks
- Few cottages available (tables)
- Fresh water is also available for washing up but not for drinking
- No electricity

2. Talain Cove - No entrance fee
- No toilet
- No electricity
- Sari Sari store 15 minutes away depending on where you set up camp
- Fresh water for washing up but no private shower areas

3. Hawla Beach (Claubel Resort) - AC and fan rooms available
- Tent pitching is allowed but you are required to get at least one cottage and pay for an overnight fee
- Accessible via car or tricycle, so you won’t need a boat ride the next day


For hassle free tour you may check out  Bataan Weather Page for inquiries on rates and schedules of their tours. They offer Mariveles Five Fingers tour on weekdays and weekends. You can enjoy Mariveles Five Fingers for Day tour or overnight.






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Experience Mariveles Five Fingers with Tropang Lakwatsero!




I had the chance to join the none profit event of my facebook group called 'Tropang Lakwatsero'. These are group of people who has passion for traveling and the experiencing the beauty if nature.
We went to Mariveles Five Finger Bataan. We were not able to enjoy much of the island hopping since the weather did not permit us but the trip was super fun because of these amazing people. It was just full of laughters and no space for stress. I was fully recharged and enjoyed the said trip. Thank to BWP (Bataan Weather Page) for helping us in organizing the trip. Special shout out ti JM Madrid and the admins of TL for this awesome experience.

For inquiries and booking please message Mariveles Five Fingers Tour by BWP.






















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Laki Beach update!


As of May 10, Permit has not been released yet but Laki Beach is now open for the public again. However the beach is no longer free. Expect an entrance fee of Php 400 as per source.


 
As per our source Laki Beach will be opening again this May 10 2015. If you are looking for nice place where you can enjoy the sun, sand and clear water, this is surely a must visit place.

For a hassle free organized event, Live more Adventures will have a 2 days and 1 night event on May 20 2017. Click here for more information  "Laki Beach (2 days and 1 night)"

However if your wish to go solo or DIY, here's a little help "How to get to Laki Beach in Mariveles, Bataan"







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The (un)Laki Beach Escapade




Through LiveMore Adventures Travel and Tours we had a chance to visit Laki Beach in Mariveles
Bataan. After four hours of land travel the white sand, clear water and fresh air welcomed us.

This newly discovered beach was just opened to the public by last quarter of 2016.

Since it was a holy week I was expecting that the place will be crowded just like any other beaches. Compared with other commercialized and more popular beaches Laki beach has still enough space to enjoy the serenity of the shore.

We had so much fun. We swim, some went on cliff diving, we went camping, play in the sand like kids and enjoy the company of each other. Laki beach is really a good place to go.

The following day, our enjoyment and itinerary was cut short when the caretaker of the island asked all the tourist to depart the premise before 4:00 pm and new tourist were not allowed to come in. The chaos then started. Our boat supposed to pick us up by 10:00 am for our island/cove hopping. Since we are not yet done during their arrival they and everyone needs to leave the place ASAP our boat pick up other tourist so everyone can vacate the place. Our organizer contacted the boat operator, Kuya Tikboy and they promised that the boat will come back to pick us up. We then waited for hours and the boat was able to pick us up before 4:00 pm. It was really a great inconvenience for us to wait for almost four hours before we can leave. However we can't blame the boat operators. They were just the first one to take the blame but i personally don't think that it was their fault. This commotion started when as per the locals and the caretakers someone, who claims as the owner Laki beach will be coming. Everyone were caught unprepared. All the tourist were instructed for vacate the are before 4:00 am.

As per the last update that we heard from Mam Melca (boat operator) the documentation for the title for the said cove is in process by the "atty" who is claiming the rights of ownership. As per the care taker result will be release by month of May but it is indefinite. Therefore by this time Laki Beach remain close.

I don't want to focus on the bad things since nevertheless our overnight stay is still fun and the travel time is all worth it.

Instead of focusing on the "unfortunate" incident I want to make a plea to everyone.

Base on looking at the photos below I am sure what it is all about.





LET US ALL BE RESPONSIBLE TRAVELERS, Please practice the LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLE!

As I explore the place I was so sadden when I saw the trashes scattered all  over the place even in the sand near the shore. Bonfire remains, disposable plastic material and liquor bottles were left!






Travel Guide : How to get to Laki Beach in Bataan?


How to get there via public transportation?

1. Assuming that you are from Manila you can ride a bus. The most popular bus lines bound to Mariveles were Bataan Transit / Genesis, they have terminal in Cubao, Avenida and  Pasay). Fare is approximately Php300
2. Drop-off point at Mariveles town proper where the bus terminal is.
3. Proceed to Brgy. Balon. tell the driver to drop you at Porto where you can rent the boat going to Laki beach.
  • You can take a jeepney with minimum fare
  • or you can take a tricycle for less than Php100 (much expensive)
    4. Rent a boat going to Laki Beach.
    • Daytour: boat is Php2000-Php2500. overnight is Php3000-Php3500. (Capacity: 5-7pax) That includes Cove to Cove Adventured.
    • You can look for Kuya Tikboy or Ate Melca (the wife)  09075946138 / 09971074378
      Laki Beach, Mariveles Bataan

      What to do in Laki beach?
      • Swim
      • Take Photos
      • Cliff dive
      • Camping
      • Island hopping




      Things to remember
      • Bring your own food You can also cook there.
      • If you want to go for an over night,bring your own tent or hammock..
      • There are few cottages that you can use free of charge.
      • No cellular signal in the area.
      • No electricity
      • There were small sari-sari store where you can by basic stuff (subject for availability). As much as possible bring your essential stuff before going there.
      • Water source is available but not for drinking.
      • Please practice LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLE
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      IMPORTANT REMINDER.

      As of this writing we were the second to the last group who departed Laki Beach. During our last day of our stay everyone was asked by the care taker to depart the beach and new tourist were not allowed to come in. As per the rumors the owner of Laki Beach is coming to visit the area and might turned it to a private property/Resort. I hope it will just remain a rumor.


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