Why Live in Batangas City?

By. Marinela Umali

Batangas City is a peaceful haven and a famous getaway spot that is rich in culture and history for those who want to escape the bustle of the city. More than promising a province life with a cleaner environment and fresher air, Batangas is also one of the country’s growing cities because of its emerging industrial center, earning its title as the “Industrial Port City” of Calabarzon. 

Batangas offers suburban comfort and urban convenience.

Batangas Province is also known internationally because of its different recreational spots. These include the beaches in San Juan and enchanting old churches. But the province is more than just a vacation spot because it has grown to be an ideal location for families to settle in.

It has a lot in store for Batangueños and tourists from the big cities of Metro Manila such as Quezon City, Manila City, Makati City, Mandaluyong City, and other nearby Provinces like Laguna, Cavite, and Quezon.

This beautiful city is also home to Calabarzon’s special economic zones that house big companies, commercial and business centers, and industrial parks. With this comes more career opportunities for the locality. Batangas is also home to top universities, health facilities, and other urban conveniences.

Though beyond the bigger metro, you can still enjoy the city life in the province. If you want good food, Batangas is abundant with restaurants, pastry shops, and shopping malls for your diverse options.

Photos courtesy of Andre Luoie Padilla & Manny Doneza

Infrastructure developments make Batangas more accessible.

With the Star Tollway and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), going to and from Batangas City is more accessible and faster. This accessibility is one of the reasons why many buy a property and choose to settle down in Batangas.

There are a number of major road development that makes this possible.

Star Tollway-Pinamucan Bypass Road

The said project is a 19-kilometer bypass road that will ease the traffic in Batangas City. A 179-meter long bridge runs across the Calumpang River that will connect to the various Barangay of Tinga, San Pedro, Dalig, Dumantay, Sampaga, Dumaclay, Sirang Lupa and Libjo. While the Phase 2 project starts in Sirang Lupa, San Isidro, Mahabang Dahilig, Tabangao Ambulong, Tabangao Dao, Pinamucan Proper, and exits Pinamucan Ibaba. The project aims to ease the traffic congestion in the Province Batangas. 

Batangas City-San Pascual-Bauan Diversion Road

This project is already open to the public last May 2021. The developmental project will reduce the grueling traffic during rush hours. The two hours travel from Batangas City to Bauan will now take 10-15 minutes only. 

Lobo-Malabrigo-Laiya-San Juan Road

This project is beneficial to all the beach lovers out there. It is a 22.16-kilometer Lobo-Malabrigo-Laiya-San Juan Road connecting the municipalities of San Juan and Lobo in Batangas. The said road development program is under the DOT-DPWH Convergence Program. Aside from the easy access to the different resorts, beaches, and diving spots, it also aims to promote tourism in Batangas Province.

Source: Manila Bulletin

Related: 5 Underrated Tourist Spots in Southern Luzon for Adventure Seekers

Batangas has institutions for quality education.

Aside from that, located in Batangas City are the best quality education institutions that are renowned not just in the Batangas Province but also in other parts of the country. Batangas State University and Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas. Along with De La Salle Lipa and Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sto. Tomas is just minutes away from Batangas City. 

In addition to that, it’s a jam-packed city that has a clean and green environment. The relaxing ambiance is a perfect place to raise a family or to start up in life. The lower cost of lifestyle is also one of the benefits to choosing Batangas City as your next home. 

Batangas is home to many places of worship.

The province hosts many places of worship that attracts local devotees and tourists alike, such as the following:

  • Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
  • Parish of the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas
  • Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours in Taal
  • San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City
  • Mt. Carmel Chapel in Lipa City
  • Immaculate Conception Church in Bauan
  • Caysasay Shrine and Sta. Lucia Well in Taal
  • San Rafael the Archangel Church in Calaca
  • Caleruega Chapel in Nasugbu

Batangas houses beautiful tourist destinations.

In addition to that, the different diving spots and beaches are just a quick trip away:

  • Fortune Island in Nasugbu
  • Laiya Beach in San Juan
  • Masasa Beach in Tingloy
  • Matabungkay Beach in Lian
  • Isla Verde 

Batangas has prospering agriculture and industry.

A lot of business opportunities investors in Batangas. Big companies with industrial parks also offer employment with high compensation and benefits.

Your Batangas experience will also not be complete without having a taste of kapeng barako, a staple product in the province. Along with coffee, Batangas produces rice, sugarcane, coconut, and one of the suppliers of Batangas Cow.

Travelers from the regions also benefit from the Batangas International Port. It makes transportation and logistics convenient by making deliveries faster and highly accessible to the neighboring towns of Bauan, San Pascual, and Mabini.

Batangas couples progress with tradition.

Batangas is recognized because of its culture, tradition, and its significance to Philippine history. To celebrate, locals host the following events every year:

  • Sublian Festival

It is celebrated in honor of the Holy Cross on July 23.

Source: Batangas Tourism and Cultural Affairs

  • Balsa Festival in Matabungkay, Lian

It is celebrated to honor Saint John The Baptist on June 24. 

Photo courtesy of Benjie Layug

  • Tapusan Festival in Alitagtag

It is celebrated on the last day of May, honoring the Holy Cross.

  • Maliputo Festival in San Nicolas

It is celebrated every 8th day of August.

Source: Wow Batangas

  • Kambingan Festival in Tuy

It is celebrated on August 12.

Source: Barako.PH

  • Parada ng Lecon in Balayan

It is celebrated in Balayan, Batangas on June 24.

Source: Hello Travel

  • Calacatchara Festival

It is celebrated every October in the town of Calaca, Batangas.

  • Ala Eh! Festival 

It is celebrated during the Founding of the Province on December 8.

Source: Wow Batangas

Batangas is home to heartful delicacies.

The province’s delicacies is also one of the best. Some of the famous ones are the following:

  • Batangas Lomi
  • Bulalo
  • Gotong Batangas
  • Tapang Taal
  • Tamales
  • Bikong Batangas
  • Atcharang Calaca
  • Kapeng Barako
  • Panutsa
  • Bagoong Balayan
  • Deep-Fry Tawilis
  • Sinigang na Maliputo
  • Sinaing na Tulingan
  • Tinapa

Related: Must-Try Filipino Food Trip

Batangas City is indeed a haven that keeps on giving. If you are looking for a home to settle down in the future, you want to consider Camella’s house and lot for sale in Batangas. For more information, you may check our catalog for your desired property for sale or get a sample computation now.

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