April 10, 2014

Day Trip at Stilts Calatagan

Honestly, we’re not planning for any summer outings because we dislike crowded resorts. We know that Peak Season = Expensive Rates so as much as possible we plan our family outings during the offseason. But when my friend suggested na “mag-outing naman tayo”, I did not have any second thoughts because it will be our first family outing with friends so I immediately checked my bucket list.

For the last two years, I’ve been meaning to visit Stilts Calatagan but every time I compute the expenses, napapadalawang isip ako. Well, if we can’t afford the overnight trip yet, we can avail of the Day Trip instead. I invited other friends, reserved the trip on April 9, 2014 (Araw ng Kagitingan), and paid the 50% downpayment.

Stilts Day Trip Rates

P385 – 7 yrs old above (P300 lang two years ago)
Free of Charge – 6 years old below
P1800 – Discovery Pavillion Cottage

- Welcome refreshment at the resort
- Free use of pool and beach area
- 8AM to 6PM

Our Cottage
We left yesterday at 5AM and hoping to reach the resort at 8AM para sulit day trip. We’ve been to Calatagan before when we had a day trip at Golden Sunset so at least we had an idea of travel time but Stilts Calatagan is much farther than Golden Sunset.  

When we reach the resort proper, the guard stopped us to confirm our reservation and we drove again till we reached the gate. Another guard confirmed our reservation and counted the number of persons inside the car. #strict

At the parking lot, Stilts personnel went to our cars and assisted us with our things. They will deliver our stuff to our cottage. Then we went to the reception and our welcome drinks were served. I filled out a form and paid the remaining balance. Staff ushered us to our cottage and our things were there safe.

We rested for a while and check the beach but my son prefers a swimming pool so off we went to the swimming pool. I was expecting a crowded resort because yesterday was a holiday and of course the summer season, but it wasn’t so we really enjoyed the place.

We decided not to bring any heavy meals so we just ordered at the restaurant and dahil tatlong tumbling lang layo ng restaurant sa aming cottage, they granted our request na sa cottage na lang iserve ang food. #goodservice 

We ordered 2 grilled liempo, bulalong batangas and light of fire. Sorry but I forgot the exact price of the meal but the range is P200-P500. The food is good but the serving of grilled liempo is good for one person only.

My friend ordered two pizzas for our merienda and then we decided to go home before 5PM.


1. They are very quick in replying to all my emails and in less than five days, we’re all set for our trip.
2. I like the service because they ushered us from parking to cottage and cottage to parking.
3. Good facilities and amenities.
4. Clean restroom and bathroom for the day-tripper.

We had a great time at Stilts Calatagan and we even want to go back to experience the room. So if you are looking for a resort in Batangas, I recommend that you try Stilts Calatagan.

Note: You have to pay the number of persons that you reserved, whether present or not. In our case, one of my friends did not join our outing because her son got sick so we have no choice but to pay for her reservation.

If you will have a day trip, I recommend Discovery Pavillion Cottage because it is near the restaurant, pool, beach, and bathroom.

Read: List of Batangas Resorts

Stilts Calatagan Resort
(+632) 511-8120 
Brgy. Sta. Ana, Calatagan


  1. Ganda naman dyan. Punta tayo dyan paguwi ko:)

    1. Maganda nga, expensive nga lang yung room.

  2. Mukhang maganda nga. Laging enjoy si ethan basta swimming :)

    1. Oo, enjoy siya sa tubig like ni daddy niya.

  3. I've been wanting to go here! Now I'm super convinced na that I have to plan a trip hehe.

  4. Ang mahal ng overnight rate nila hehe. Pag naman day trip, coming to Manila baka pagod. Pero ang ganda ha. =) Looks clean and very private.

  5. Kaya po ba sya puntahan by commute? And pano po? Thanks ������

    1. As far as I know, yes, pwede siya commute. Bus lang to Calatagan and ride tricycle to the resort. Call or email mo na lang resorts for exact directions. :)