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Tourists looking for a great beach destination need not take the trouble of going to the airport to fly out of Metro Manila. They are in for a treat at the Laiya-Aplaya in San Juan, Batangas, which can be reached by land transport. Laiya-Aplaya has a six-kilometer beach embraced by Sigayan Bay on the southeastern side of Batangas.
While the white sand on Laiya is not as fine as in Boracay or Panglao, Laiya has fine pebbles and shells that mix with the sand of Sigayan Bay that provide that shining white color. Laiya-Aplaya can be reached from Metro Manila in just three to four hours by car.
Sigayan Bay has gentle waters although there are some parts of the beach that become suddenly deep a few meters from the shore. The place is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports.
Laiya-Aplaya has some great accommodation including La Luz Beach Resort, Acuatico Beach Resort, Laiya Coco Grove Resort, Sabangan Beach Resort, Virgin Beach Resort, Blue Coral Beach Resort, Balai sa Laiya Resort, Taramindu Beach Garden Inn, Triple G Beach Resort, and Kabayan Beach Resort.