Welcome to Anilao

The area empties out during the week, when resorts will be understaffed (so don't expect high levels of customer service). If you’re not a diver, there’s not a whole lot to keep you entertained, although you can go snorkelling and the fine views and midweek solitude might appeal to some.

Anilao is the generic tourist name for the 13km peninsula that extends south from Anilao village (a barangay of Mabini). The dive resorts are strung out along the rocky western edge of the peninsula, linked by a winding sealed road.

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$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Anilao Snorkeling Day Tour

You will be picked you up at your hotel in Manila at 6:30AM, will make a quick stop along the way for breakfast and arrive in Anilao at around 9:00AM. The trip leader will select the snorkeling sites based on weather conditions, will give you a quick briefing and help you fit your snorkeling gear. Then you will hop on a boat and visit two coral reefs, spending about an hour and a half at each site. Your trip leader will be in the water with you, guiding you through the snorkeling site and pointing out interesting marine life. At around 1PM, you will go back to shore for lunch. After lunch, you will snorkel one more site right from shore before heading back to Manila at around 3:30PM. You will be dropped off at your hotel at around 6:30PM.

$149 Water Sports

Manila - Anilao - Manila

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThis town in the outskirts of Mabini, Batangas has been dubbed over and over again as one of the country’s best divingspots—a name it so deservedly boasts. Though its beaches aren’t as Instagram-friendly as those from the other parts ofthe province, Anilao’s beauty lies underwater. Teeming with marine life and a diversity of corals, it’s the best place to divein merely two hours away from Manila. Tanlines will be the first regular direct service from Manila to Anilao, opening up the route for a quick getaway where several spas, resorts, and local hang out spots line its shore, making it a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.However, even if you don’t know how to dive yet (make sure you put that on yourbucket list!), there’s still so much the coastal town can offer:1. Go Diving! Anilao is home to more than 30 dive sites within its vicinity to accommodate. There are numerous divemasters that will teach you with passion and dedication. Trust us, you are in safe hands.2. Relax and watch the beautiful sunset. It is a sight to behold—picture-perfect in every way possible.Other optional activities*:- Try windsurfing! Because of its smooth waves and steady winds, Anilao is the perfect spot for teaching and practicingthe sport. Classes can be arranged easily, depending on wind conditions.- Snorkelling. The shallow reefs of Anilao are a sight to see just as much as its deeper parts. There are spectacular reefslining the shores of Anilao that you should definitely check out, and extra side trips to Sepoc and Sombrero islands arealso highly recommended (advance booking required).* Optional with extra fee (including rental and/or instructor fee)Duration: 8 hoursLocation: Anilao Scuba Dive Center ASDC