Famous Tourist Spots in Batangas

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When talking about day-trip adventures or quick weekend getaways, Batangas is an ideal destination for denizens of Metro Manila to consider because of its proximity. Sitting within the CALABARZON region, the province is only a 2 to 3-hour drive from the metro yet offers an entirely different vibe. One of the adventure provinces in the Philippines, Batangas consists of broad tourism options ranging from black sand and white sand beaches and mesmerizing rivers and waterfalls to alpine and hilly landscapes perfectly complementing its people’s vibrant culture.

One thing for those who have never been to Batangas — paradise has yet to be fully discovered. Therefore, here’s a virtual drive to some must-be-embarked tourist spots and activities for your planned voguish trip to Batangas.

The Unparalleled Underwater Scene of Anilao

Underwater Scene of Anilao
Underwater Scene of Anilao

Batangas boasts underwater havens that are photographers’ favorite subjects to capture. Anilao is not only a famous diving site in the Philippines but also world-renowned for its kaleidoscopic underwater scene and a broad array of rare marine life. Adventurers from other parts of the country and the world swarm to visit Anilao in pursuit of the ultimate blackwater diving experience. Once a sleepy fishing village, the place is now a protected sanctuary due to its incredible marine biodiversity. World-class dive resorts nestled against Batangas forests line up the coastlines of Anilao. This vibrant Batangas destination is located within the municipality of Mabini.

Taal Lake and Taal Volcano

Photo by Jannel Ivory on Unsplash(1)
Photo by Jannel Ivory on Unsplash

What is Batangas known for if not for the world’s smallest active volcano and its lake? Taal Volcano is not only popular for its size but also for the unique characteristic of holding attractions within an attraction.

Within the hollows of this volcano is the breathtaking Taal Lake surrounding more than 40 craters and cones. In the middle lies Volcano Island, which safeguards another lake at the center known as the Main Crater Lake.

Located inside Taal Volcano, tourists can witness and enjoy the scenic view of Taal’s volcanic caldera as they go sailing and paddle boarding above the fresh waters of Taal Lake. Taal Volcano used to be a well-liked destination for trekkers until the government prohibited trekking activities for the safety of the locals and tourists. At present, Taal Volcano serves as an attraction not only to Batangas but also to the neighboring provinces like Tagaytay.

Fortune Island

Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas | Photo from Unsplash
Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas | Photo from Unsplash

Deep within the coastal town of Nasugbu, Batangas is one of the Philippines’ unique beaches, Fortune Island. This island’s most distinct feature is its architecture, which looks like the ruins of Athens’ Acropolis. The island’s name is a tribute to a shipwreck tragedy in the 1600s that happened within the island’s water territory. The sunken ship is said to be carrying a treasure trove.

First glimpse of Fortune Island, tourists would immediately be pulled in by the beauty of its white sand and the crystal clear turquoise water of the beach. However, the island’s allure lies mainly on the Grecian Acropolis atop a limestone cliff with statues at the edge overlooking the serene waters. It serves as a viewpoint when you reach the island. Try out cliff diving, snorkeling, island trekking, and a lighthouse visit to maximize your visit at the Fortune Island.

Basilica of Saint Martin De Tours

St Martin de Tours Taal Photo from Pinasmuna.com

Known as Taal Basilica, Basilica Saint Martin De Tours is considered the largest Catholic Church in Asia. Standing 96 meters high, Taal Basilica is perched on top of the hill in the middle of the town of Taal. This historical and religious site contains a lot of tourist drawers, like its silver tabernacle and facade that are akin to the ones found at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Inside the church is the basilica’s altar lined with Doric columns with a Jesus Christ statue at the center. The main altar presents itself in an impressive dimension of 24 meters in height and 10 meters in width. Made of coral stones and adobe, the Basilica of Saint Martin De Tours is a popular Visita Iglesia destination and a favorite wedding site for people inside and outside Batangas.

Sombrero Island

Sombrero Island
Sombrero Island

Off the coast of Anilao is an island shaped like a dark hat jutting from the sea from afar. It’s aptly called the Sombrero Island. This island is one of the most visited islands in Batangas, primarily for snorkeling and crushed shell finding. Its white sand beach endlessly calls for a swim and a shore picnic. The fact that the island is small and only takes less than an hour to explore makes it the most ideal destination for day-trip tourists.

Monte Maria Shrine

Monte Maria Shrine

Over 98 meters tall, Batangas has one of the tallest statues of Virgin Mary in the world, situated at Monte Maria, an international pilgrimage and conference center. Monte Maria Shrine is a statue tower sitting on top of an elevated plain, estimated at 148 meters above sea level while overlooking the Verde Island Passage, Batangas Bay, and parts of Oriental Mindoro.

Tourist Spots Batangas | How To Get To Batangas

Batangas is indeed a province for all seasons, filled with natural and architectural wonders that would delight your eyes and your heart full anytime. Many people never miss the opportunity of visiting the province whenever they’re presented with one. After all, the essential question is, ‘How to get there?’

You can quickly get to Batangas by renting a car, booking Batangas tours, or taking regular commute buses. However, if you want the premium opportunity of relishing in the high-spirited tourist spots in Batangas and experiencing brand new culture without time restraint, investing in a house and lot in Batangas is the best decision.

Camella in Batangas

Camella Sto. Tomas
Camella Sto. Tomas | Real Estate Investment in Batangas

When finding the perfect house and lot in Batangas, Camella provides one. Imbued with lifestyle amenities, Camella offers a complete and premium lifestyle experience giving emphasis on its residents convenience and security. Camella’s over four decades of homebuilding legacy paved the way for safe and comfortable homes and condominium residences for every Filipino family.

Matching Batangas’ spirited and classic atmosphere, Camella breathed new life into the province through its multiple master-planned communities around the area. A variety of Spanish-inspired and Italian-Mediterranean houses is available at Camella Sto. Tomas, Camella San Pascual, Camella San Juan, Camella Malvar, Camella Lipa, Camella Azienda Batangas, Camella Taal, and Camella Batangas City.

Camella Manors Lipa | Condominium for Sale in Batangas

Camella’s pre-selling condo development in Lipa, Batangas
Camella’s pre-selling condo development in Lipa, Batangas

And now, with the addition of Camella Manors Lipa, Camella continues to expand its offerings in Batangas, providing more quality housing options for families and individuals. Camella Manors Lipa is a mid-rise condominium community located in Lipa City, Batangas, which offers a range of amenities and facilities such as a swimming pool, playground, and function room. It is situated beside Camella Lipa’s existing subdivision. Camella’s commitment to providing safe, comfortable, and convenient homes and communities continues with Camella Manors Lipa.

The condominium features of  Camella Manors Lipa could easily attract and bring in potential Airbnb guests. Its swimming pool, playground, and function room are just a few examples of the amenities that could make a guest’s stay more enjoyable.

Lipa City, where Camella Manors Lipa is located, is a popular destination for tourists due to its rich history, culture, and natural attractions, such as Mount Malarayat and Taal Lake. This could increase the demand for short-term unit rentals in the area, making investing in a property like Camella Manors Lipa a potentially profitable venture.

Camella communities in Batangas invite you to live life on vacation mode daily.

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