Five Fingers Bataan Mariveles is so perfect in fulling our cravings for adventure. It is a series of coves to the west of Mariveles, that look like five fingers spread out visible in an aerial view.
My friends and I are looking for a place where we can have a day tour with a jam-packed adventure. And we found Five Fingers in Bataan that can offer us cliff jumping, snorkeling, a short trek, rock climbing, swimming and island hopping. A must-see paradise in Bataan.
How to go to Five Fingers Bataan?
Take the Genesis bus from Cubao/Pasay to Mariveles terminal.
Ride a tricycle to Aplaya or Porto Balon
From Aplaya, you can now rent a boat for Island hopping
What to expect?
Island Hopping – We started our cove to cove adventure at around 8 AM. Visiting Talaga Beach, Apatot Cove, Pulong Kawayan Cove, Tinanlakan Cove, and Nagbintana Arch. Our group rented a boat which is good for 7 people.
We were exposed to the sun because it doesn’t have much cover, good thing we got our sunblock with us. We also did buy our dry bags for our gadgets.
Cliff Jumping – This is where the real action begins. You can jump from the 10ft, 15ft high or if you’re brave enough to jump from a 40ft high cliff. The turquoise water awaits you from jumping off.
Snorkeling – This is my favorite part. We probably spent much of our time enjoying the sea with the small fishes underneath. Be careful with the sea urchins, there’s a lot in there. My friend got stung by it on his foot and hand when he accidentally slipped. It’s much more safe if you are wearing an aqua shoes.
Rock climbing – You can practice your rock climbing skills here while you get your way to the top. As per our guide they call this place a “kryptonite”.
For me, it looks like Ms. Universe crown from afar. Anyway, the view is really awesome.
0300 ETD Manila
0730 ETA Mariveles Bataan (Bonifacio Port)
0800 Start Five Fingers Tour
0100 Continue with the Tour
0400 End Tour
0600 ETD Mariveles Bataan
1200 ETA Manila
Bus from Cubao to Mariveles terminal (P240) – Php 480 RT
Tricycle to Aplaya or Porto Balon (Php20) – Php 40 RT
Tour Package – Php1000 per pax (Including Island hopping, guide fee, meal)
For those who wanted it DIY, you can rent a boat for Php 2,500 good for 7-8 persons
We really did enjoyed this adventure! I hope you’ll be able to visit it too.
You can also read our Hundred Islands Itinerary and Expenses.