Location – Acuaverde Beach Resort

Acuaverde Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas is located 140 kms or about a 3-hour drive from Manila. The property is also 28 kms from the San Juan Municipal Hall. To get here, take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) all the way to the South Luzon Toll Way (Alabang-Calamba-Sto. Tomas Toll Way) then straight ahead to the Star Toll Way Entrance.

There are three exits that lead to Acuaverde from Star Toll Way:


  • Drive along Star Toll Way until you reach the San Jose-Ibaan Exit (after the Lipa Exit). After passing the toll gate, turn left and drive 2.5 km. You will reach an intersection with a sign pointing to Rosario. Turn left at this intersection. The Municipal Hall of Ibaan will be on your right, while a church will be on your left. After passing the church, you will reach a forked road. Turn right at the road sign pointing to San Juan. Drive 8 km along this road to Rosario town proper.
  • Once you reach Rosario town proper, drive past the Jollibee and South Star Drug store outlets at your left. This road leads all the way to San Juan town proper, which is about 23 km away. When you see the sign leading to the Batangas Racing Circuit, turn left and head straight for San Juan town proper.
  • After entering San Juan town proper, drive past Jollibee and Dunkin’ Donuts at your right and head for the Municipal Hall of San Juan. Turn right immediately after the Municipal Hall of San Juan. This is the main road of Laiya. Drive approximately 23.5 km (25 minutes).
  • Drive past Playa Laiya. This is about 3 km away from Acuaverde. The resort’s entrance is on the left side of the road.
  • Drive all the way on the Star Toll Way (approximately 20 km) and turn right to the Lipa Exit. Follow the road toward Lipa City. Drive past La Salle Lipa, to a rotonda where you will see a McDonald’s at the corner.
  • Take the road to the right of McDonald’s (C.M. Recto Ave.). When you’re already on this road, make a right turn immediately. After the first block, make a left to re-enter C.M. Recto Ave. Traverse C.M. Recto Ave. then turn right at the corner of the Mercury Drug store, which is P. Torres St.
  • Drive 8.5 km towards Padre Garcia town. Use the detour road (50 meters from the main road) and make a U-Turn. Turn right at the corner of the street, and make another right turn (opposite Mini Stop) after passing Padre Garcia Town Market.
  • Drive 4.5 km and merge with the road coming from Rosario. This road leads all the way to San Juan, stretching approximately 19 km. When you see the sign leading to the Batangas Racing Circuit, turn left and head straight for San Juan town proper.
  • After entering San Juan town proper, drive past Jollibee and Dunkin’ Donuts at your right and head for the Municipal Hall of San Juan. Turn right immediately after the Municipal Hall of San Juan. This is the main road of Laiya. Drive approximately 23.5 km (25 minutes).
  • Drive past Playa Laiya. This is about 3 km away from Acuaverde. The resort’s entrance is on the left side of the road.
  • Turn right to Balete Exit from Star Toll Way. Then turn left going to Lipa City after the toll gate. Drive past Batangas State University going to the main road (approximately 2.1 km).
  • Turn right heading to Lipa City proper. Drive past Pag-IBIG and SSS offices to your left, and Lipa City Hall to your right (approximately 1.6 km).
  • Turn left immediately after the Rotonda (Gen. Luna St.) and drive past Puregold Lipa. Follow the main road to Lipa City proper. Turn left on the first street (Katigbak St.) after Metrobank and before Lipa Cathedral. Drive straight and turn right at NL Villa Hospital. Turn left at P. Torres St. (road going to Padre Garcia, Batangas).
  • Drive 8.5 km towards Padre Garcia town. Use the detour road (50 meters from the main road) and make a U-Turn. Turn right at the corner of the street, and make another right turn (opposite Mini Stop) after passing Padre Garcia Town Market.
  • Drive 4.5 km and merge with the road coming from Rosario. This road leads all the way to San Juan, stretching approximately 19 km. When you see the sign leading to the Batangas Racing Circuit, turn left and head straight for San Juan town proper.
  • After entering San Juan town proper, drive past Jollibee and Dunkin’ Donuts at your right and head for the Municipal Hall of San Juan. Turn right immediately after the Municipal Hall of San Juan. This is the main road of Laiya. Drive approximately 23.5 km (25 minutes).

Drive past Playa Laiya. This is about 3 km away from Acuaverde. The resort’s entrance is on the left side of the road.