This is a traditional Filipino thatched cottage on a peaceful sandy
beach, just 15-20 minutes walk from Puerto Galera. The main feature
of the cottage is the wide porch and balcony that steps directly onto
Encenada beach. The beach itself is secluded, has good quality whitesand,
and is quiet. There is one twin bedroom upstairs and two double bedrooms
downstairs each with an additional bed. Each bedroom is fitted with
a fan. The town water supply is good, and the power supply is also from
the town, backed up by a standby generator. The kitchen is equipped
with a large refrigerator, a modern gas stove with an oven, and has
all the necessary cooking equipment, crockery and glasses. All beddings
are provided. The caretakers live very near by, and will take care of
the cleaning as well as going to the market.
First you go to Batangas City by road, which takes about two hours from
Manila by car or aircon coach. Then take a one-hour ferry ride to Puerto
Galera. The caretaker will normally meet you when the ferry arrives.
Or just take a jeepney (P200) or a motorbike-and-sidecar (P10). A private
boat can also be organized to take you across from Batangas directly
to your doorstep.