Energized by my venture into Albay, I was pumped into looking for my next destination. After scouring the net, this beach in Sisiman, Bataan kept calling to me. And as we say here in the Philippines, I’m very agreeable so I packed my bag and spent a weekend there.
Sisiman’s beach is rocky and even has hardened lava in some sections. Although sandwiched by two factories, the beachfront itself is a beauty and the local community surrounding it is charming in its own way. Fishing and making dried fish appear to be the main livelihood. Videoke is very much alive as early as 7 am too! Hahaha 😀
Until now, pitching tents there is free, and the local community also rent cottages for a minimal fee. Toilet and bathroom are communal, and they charge per pail.
The best time to go here is either by sunrise or sunset; it looks like it gets pretty crowded later on in the day. In fact, groups of people started arriving by 7:30 am. Not by the busload, but it’s getting challenging to take decent landscape photos.
How to get there?
- Take the bus going to Mariveles
- Alight at Baseco
- Take a tricycle–tell the driver to drop you off at Sisiman Beach.
Here’s the cost breakdown:
Cubao – Mariveles RT: PhP560
Tricycle fare: PhP13 (Special: PhP50)
There’s no entrance fee to Sisiman beach