Open spaces and outdoor spots when surrounded by nature are better settings than staying within the walls of the city. Ever since the pandemic hits, we used to like the idea of having ourselves away from crowded places that people started to love camping, glamping, and nature tripping.
For families and friends seeking to have a short break and relax, Kalika Balayan in Batangas is the place to be.
Glamping at Kalika Balayan
Kalika Balayan is located along Balibago Road in Brgy. Tanggoy, Balayan, Batangas. The campground is perfectly nestled in the greeneries with the backdrop of Mt. Dalig.
The glamping tents are positioned where guests can still enjoy their private space while enjoying the hot tub or staying inside their tent. Each tent is rested on a wooden platform above the ground keeping it dry from wet grass.
A deluxe tent has a queen-sized bed, a fan, a portable air conditioner, and a private Jacuzzi. This can fit up to two guests inclusive of breakfast served with unlimited coffee or hot chocolate drink. A deluxe tent may accommodate up to 4 persons with an additional rate per head in excess of two guests.
Kalika Balayan is a pet-friendly place so the guest may bring their furry pets with them. Make sure to coordinate it upon booking.
Currently, they have 8 glamping tents from standard, deluxe to premium accommodation with a rate starting at Php3,800.
Check-in time is 4PM and check-out time at 2PM as of September 2022. For booking and more information, message them thru their Facebook Page Kalika Balayan.
What to Do in Kalika Balayan
Take a Break and Relax
The main reason most of us will do this is to have a relaxing stay and take a break from our work and bustling city life. In Kalika Balayan, you will surely love its natural ambiance with surrounding trees and plants, mountain views, and the sounds of nature.
Dining with an Amazing View
The dining area where guest can order their food for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner has an amazing view of Mt. Dalig and lush greens. It is also an ideal place for picture taking and seeing the superb angle of the glamping tents.
At the edge of the dining area is where you will find this beautiful loft net hammock where you can lounge and enjoy the panoramic view.
Enjoy the Lounge Area
The lounge area is where the guests complete the health declaration form and wait while the staff is preparing their accommodation. A welcome drink is also served. They also have board games like Monopoly and Uno.
Have Fun in the Swimming Pool
Glamping is better with pools. While glamping focuses on a relaxing stay, guests also have access to a swimming pool where they can swim to their heart’s content. The depth is only around 3 feet making it ideal and safe even for kids.
Relax in a Hot Tub
The morning or night time might be freezing especially during ber months until February hence, the hot tub is your perfect escape to relax and keep you warm.
Lights at Night
Kalika Balayan shines and lit at night. The entire place is glowing with its garden lights, string light, solar disk light, spotlight, and other illuminating decorations placed around the campsite giving it a dramatic and dazzling mood.
Clean and Designated Bathrooms
Depending on the tent accommodation, the guest has their designated bathroom. They will be given a key dangling in a small flashlight to access the bathroom at any time of the day. It is located within a walking distance of the tent with a modern tropical outdoor bathroom design. They have standard toiletries such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and bathroom tissues. And yes, they have a bidet!
Outside the bathrooms, they have lavatories and mirrors to make sure you are in your best look always.
How to Get There
Kalika Balayan is searchable on Waze and Google Maps. The common route from Manila is heading to SLEX, Calax then Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road to Tagaytay – Nasugbu hi-way. Travel time is around 3 hours.
There are buses and vans in Pasay near LRT Edsa with regular trips to Balayan, Batangas. Tell the driver to drop you off at Waltermart Balayan and from here you can ride a tricycle to take you to Kalika Balayan.
Another option is to ride a bus bound to Nasugbu, get off at Palico and take a jeepney to Balayan.