Saturday, April 21, 2018

10 Must-Visit Places in Batangas, Philippines


Batangas is one of the well-liked tourist destinations in the country with many attractions, exciting activities and amazing thing to do. Families, friends and adventure junkies will surely enjoy this place. This province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots. Experience the adrenaline pumping water sports.

Batangas has a magnificent underwater gardens that have amazing and exotic coral reefs, beautiful and colourful fish and anemones. There are also many century old ancestral homes and churches that attracts tourist and visitors.

Taal Volcano is one of the most popular tourist spots in Batangas. It is 311 meters above the sea level and it is considered as the smallest active volcano in the Philippines located within a lake. Inside the volcano there is another lake known as Taal Crater Lake. This lake has a picturesque view. To reach the foot of the volcano tourist can travel by boat and from there one can either trek or ride a horse to reach the top of the mountain. It is not advisable to swim in the Taal Crater Lake.

Laiya, San Juan: it is a long and wide coast of Brgy. Laiya Aplaya is covered with white powdery sand. It is also known as Laiya, it is a major beach destination in Batangas. Resorts and hotel are plenty on the beach, making it one of the go to destinations for weekend escapades and even corporate events.

Kapusod Tree house: Travellers are given a unique experience in its famous and literal Tree house accommodation, overlooking the vast Taal Lake protected landscape. You may opt for a hobbit-like stay and book their Earth Dome, a round igloo like earthen structure that comfortably housed two adults and kids below 12.The Kubokas on the other hand are open cabanas, with simple canvas draped on the sides for when you want more privacy or shelter from the elements. Don’t miss out on swimming in their natural swimming pool, touring the Taal Lake Protected Landscape with trained guides and watching the fireflies at night.

Fortune Island is one of the beautiful islands in Batangas. It is famous for its crumbling pillars called the Acropolis. It was once a private luxury island resort, but it is now abandoned due to lack of freshwater source and also prone to typhoons. It is not meant for family outings, but for group friends who loves camping, snorkelling and diving. This can be your ideal destination.

Batangas is best known for its beaches. It is one of the longest coastlines in southern Luzon. Batangas havess many lovely beaches, islands, islets and dive spots that are favourite among city dweller and weekend warriors.

A pilgrimage tour is a must when visiting Batangas. There are many old churches, seminaries and pilgrimage sites in Batangas. This includes the basilica of St. Martin de Tours in Taal, San Sebastian cathedral in Lipa, our lady of Caysasay shrine in Taal, basilica of our lady of the Immaculate conception in Batangas city etc.

Enjoy water sports like banana boat ride, kayaking, Jet Ski, speed boat, flying fish, wake boarding and many more. If you love the adrelin pumping water activities there are many resorts in Batangas that offers these exciting water sports.

Every town has their own fiesta or festival. A best time to visit Batangas is during a fiesta when the town comes alive with many activities. Parada Ng Lechon Festival in Balayan is a popular festival held every June 24 in celebration of the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Be sure to buy some souvenirs and food items that you could bring back home for your family, friends and loved ones.

There are so many things that you can do and enjoy in Batangas. So relax and unwind and make your trip a memorable one.

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