By Cj Madrona
Philippines has over 7,100 islands and is the perfect getaway to experience a mix of nature, culture, and fun. Expect the beautiful sights, unique attractions, friendly locals, and memorable experiences.
Aside from the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines like, Boracay, Puerto Princesa, El Nido Palawan, Baguio, and Vigan, there are lots of underrated tourist attractions that the Philippines have!
If tourism were a grand festival, Batangas Province offers extravagant tourist spots, and delightful options that fit various preferences of visitors – rich historical sites, delicious and mouthwatering dishes like lomi and native delicacies, adventurous and spectacular summits, outstanding beaches and accommodating and bright people that makes you feel at home! This will definitely make you say WOW!
The best part about exploring Batangas is that it’s very accessible from Manila, making it a no-brainer choice for weekend getaways, barkada road trips, summer escapades and company outings! Here are some of the best tourist spots to visit in Batangas:
Taal Heritage Town
Taal used to be the capital of Batangas Province. It was located in the present day San Nicolas but the whole town was forced to move to a safer place father from the Taal Volcano after the devastating 200 day eruption (May 15, – December 1, 1754).
The town’s highlight is the Basilica De San Martin de Tours (Taal Basilica), said to be the biggest Catholic church in Southeast Asia. Sitting top of a hill, it definitely commands attention and an iconic landmark.
If you get hungry, you can try some of Batangas’ signature dishes like the Tapang Taal and Taal Longganisa. You can order these at Don Juan BBQ near Taal Market, where you can also go food tripping or pasalubong shopping.
Masasa Beach is possibly the best beach in Tingloy, the only municipality in Batangas that is not on mainland Luzon. Its main island is the fish-shaped Maricaban, off the tip of Calumpang Peninsula separating Balayan Bay from Batangas Bay.
As a matter of fact, the sand here isn’t as pearly white as what you would expect like in Boracay or Palawan, but what Masasa Beach lacks in the brightness of its sand it makes up for in the vibrancy of waves. Its crystal clear, shallow waters give off a beautiful turquoise shimmer, something that will catch your attention even from a great distance.
Mt. Maculot is located at Cuenca, Batangas. This famous mountain is one of the several scenic mountains surrounding the province of Batangas and undeniably one where Taal Lake is most beautiful to be seen from. Reaching the summit of Mt. Maculot will give you the most satisfying and fulfilling view after the adventurous climb. It is always worth it!
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine is located at Barangay San Pedro in Santo Tomas Batangas.
It is popularly known to many devoted Catholics as Padre Pio Shrine and is one of the most popular pilgrimage site in CALABARZON. It is known to house the huge replica of the Glorious Cross derived from the design used for the Archdiocese of Lipa during the Jubilee Year 2000. Devotees believes that kissing Padre Pio’s Relic bring miracles and healing to illnesses.
Live the Batangas life!
Looking at some of the most famous tourist destinations that Batangas have, wouldn’t be a good idea to live near all of these spectacular places?
In Batangas, it’s not hard to find affordable house and lot properties. In fact, there’s a lot of real estate developers that offers affordable house and lot.
Among the big real state names, Lessandra provides quality and affordable house and lot properties nationwide! In Batangas, Lessandra communities assures your safety and security. It is a place where all your needs are practically nearby like, schools and universities, hospitals, malls and supermarkets, guaranteeing the best quality of life within the neighborhood!
All Lessandra communities are equipped with different amenities that individuals and families can enjoy like a clubhouse, basketball court, swimming pool and playground – definitely a place that that will let your enjoy and relax!
With all the conveniences and advantages offered by Lessandra, this time may just be the perfect time for you to find your new home! Come and enjoy the relaxing breaks and exciting adventures while living a maaliwalas life in your own house and lot.
Visit the Lessandra communities with available quality and affordable house and lot for sale in Batangas: Lessandra Lipa, Lessandra Malvar, Lessandra Sto. Tomas, Lessandra Azienda Batangas, and Lessandra San Juan.
Live the best life in Lessandra! To know more about the affordable house and lot offerings of Lessandra, just visit the Lessandra House Listings. For a detailed guide on how to buy a house and lot in the Philippines, head over to Lessandra Guides and FAQs. More local travel reads are available at Lessandra Blogs and News.