Where is the best place to go within 3 hours of Manila with a beach?
If you’re looking to get out of the city for a weekend getaway there are a number of places to choose from all of which are within 3 hours by road from Metro Manila.
Scoot.com.ph recommends Puerto Galera as a great destination. You can rent a scooter from Scoot@TheLaundryDepot in Makati City, Metro Manila, pick-up on a Friday, it will take you around 2-2.5 hours to ride your rental scooter from Manila to Batangas, remember that your rental scooter is only 125cc or 155cc if you chose to rent our Yamaha Aerox rental scooter (750 Php per day) which means that you are not allowed on the expressway, the expressway to Batangas is called the SLEX and only 400cc and above motorcycles are allowed (if you are an experienced motorcycle rider, rent our Harley Davidson’s starting at 5,000Php per day and 1588cc for a Harley Davidson Softail Heritage rental).
The service road goes all the way down to Batangas where you can get the RORO – runs 24/7(Roll-on-Roll-Off Ferry) if you are taking your rental scooter (please let us know before you go as we will provide you documents to present to the port authority) or you may choose to park at the port and get the Bangka, they run from 7am until 4pm.
Total travel time should be around 3 hours, its a great weekend away, if you take public transport, the Scoot.com.ph team can meet you direct fom the Bangka terminal with your rental scooter for the weekend as we have a shop in Puerto Galera offering Scooters and motorcycles for rent.
The rates in Puerto Galera are slightly cheaper then Manila, Scooter rental is very popular in Puerto Galera but there are also many operators that are not licensed or insured, they also do not maintain their rental scooters and motorcycles, you may think that you are getting a bargain but a scooter or motorcycle that has not been maintained properly is a death trap, we want you to enjoy your vacation time, please make sure wherever you rent your scooter from in Manila or Puerto Galera that the operator is professional, can provide all of the documents for the rental scooter and the scooter or motorcycle is clean, all lights/indicators work and the breaks too!