Travel With Ysabel: Calayo Beach, Nasugbu, Batangas

Life’s a beach, seas the day.

The revised school calendar was advantageous to the students of the Green and White, whilst on celebration high from wrapping up the games for the 78th season of the UAAP, where the crowns of the General Championship and Women’s Volleyball titles have returned to Taft Avenue. While most students are drowning in papers and solving equations on leaflets in a wooden desk in a hundred degree atmosphere, a very unlikely time in a school calendar; (if not crammed in the party shores of the white sandy beaches of Boracay Island), the lesser student population that included my college barkada and I took full throttle on finally pushing through with our beach outing to the quiet, Calayo Beach in Nasugbu, Batangas. But hey, climate can’t adjust itself to an academic year shift, can it?


Trips to the other, parallel borders of Batangas were made possible with the bangka (a motor operated, wooden canoe) and the jet-skis where picturesque beach sceneries in different areas were, too, marvelled. An ounce of bravery took on the challenge of four inexperienced, reluctant gals of the water sport Fly Fish by gripping and holding on to the handles of the inflatable boat without falling off that were followed by endless screaming and tears from the laughter by all six of us afterwards. The sea breeze at night made up for the hot humid air while the warmth of the campfire embraced our baked, golden complexions that complemented moments of roasting marshmallows, stargazing, chugging strong booze,  surrounded by the crazy,  Malayo (‘far’ in English) Calayo Crew.

Check out this short travel video made by my friend Isabella!