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This guide might help you in planning your next weekend getaway in the wonderful province of Batangas.


Batangas, officially the Province of Batangas, is a province in the Philippines located in the Calabarzon region on Luzon. Its capital is the city of Batangas, and is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north, and Quezon to the east.

As for festivities, the lively and vibrant personality of Batangueños can be felt with the way they celebrate their special events. They have the famous Lechon Festival (Balayan, Batangas), Kabakahan Festival (Padre Garcia, Batangas - home of the country’s largest Cattle Trading) and a lot more. 

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BATANGAS TOURIST SPOTS

Batangas is very popular among local and foreign tourists. From the Metro Manila it's just about 2 to 3 hours by car, depending on your transportation mode. It offers a lot of beautiful beach resorts, islands, and spectacular mountains.

The province is also incredibly rich in historical sites, mouthwatering dishes from homegrown restaurants and boasting tons of natural resources, you will never run out of places to visit in Batangas that is perfect for any barkada road trips, gatherings, outings or weekend getaways and it’s very accessible from Manila!



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FAMOUS CHURCHES IN BATANGAS

First on our list are the well-known churches that can be found and visited in Batangas:


Monte Maria Shrine

With a breathtaking view of Batangas Bay, and the surrounding areas including Verde Island, Tingloy, and some parts of Oriental Mindoro, the Montemaria International Pilgrimage and Conference Center (Montemaria Shrine) is an extensive religious sanctuary dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia, serving not only as a pilgrimage site and a retreat venue but also as a city landmark and a tourist attraction. The 8-hectare tourism destination project is owned and being developed by MONTEMARIA ASIA PILGRIMS, INC. (MAPI), a stock non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Monte Maria Shrine

Towering over the whole complex is the colossal Statue of Mary, Mother of All Asia. The monument has 12 foundations that represents the 12 tribes of Israel. The crown has 12 stars that represents the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. It is the tallest statue of Mary in the whole world with a height of 98.15 meters or 322 feet measured from the ground up to the tip of the cross on top of her crown. It also ranks no. 9 among the world’s tallest statues.

Montemaria Mass Schedule:

First Friday of the month: 4:00 PM
Every 8th day of the month: 9:00 AM
Saturdays: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM, 3:30PM
Sundays: 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM, 3:30PM

Location: Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City, Batangas (3-4 hours from Manila)
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily
Entrance Fee: FREE
Parking: Fee is based on gratuity


Caleruega Church

Caleruega Church is one of the historical churches in Batangas. It is ideal for wedding ceremonies, retreats, recreation and it is also a great spot to get away from the bustling city, relax, enjoy, and reflect on one’s life. 


The church is located on top of a hill in a quiet village in Nasugbu with an overlooking view of the mountains, rice fields, and the beautiful sunset. Going there will bring you closer not only to God but also to nature.

For mass schedules and wedding packages, visit my complete guide for Caleruega Church.

Location: Barangay Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas
Visiting hours: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. (Please note of the break times from 12:00 nn to 01:00 pm (Monday-Saturday) and 10:30 am to 01:00 pm on Sunday)
Entrance Fee: P30 per person
Parking: There's a designated parking area near the entrance for FREE



Parish and National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio

The National Shrine of St. Padre Pio is a pilgrimage site dedicated and inspired by Saint Padre Pio. After his canonization as a saint in June 2002, Padre Pio’s already massive following grew even bigger, especially here in the Philippines.

St. Padre Pio Shrine

Devotees come to him for healing, miracles, and peace of mind. A view of the dome-like shrine from the entrance, this church has an eco-friendly and tropical-inspired structure as it is made from wood, stone, bamboo and sasa (bamboo plant) that provide a relaxing atmosphere inside. “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry”, this is the phrase that you will encounter almost everywhere even before reaching the actual shrine. An overwhelming phrase that will surely set your mood. 

Healing Mass is held only on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Also held every 23rd day of the month at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and the last Saturday of the month at 7:00 AM

Location: Barangay San Pedro, Santo Tomas, Batangas
Contact number: 0977 803 4197 , (043) 784-3568 , (043) 455-0894
Email: padrepio.shrine@yahoo.com.ph, info@padrepiobatangas.com


Taal Basilica

Taal Basilica, canonically known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours, is Asia’s largest church. Taal Basilica is 96 meters long, 45 meters wide, and 96 meters tall. This colossal Baroque structure was made of coral stones and adobe. The church is one of the 19 Basilica Churches in the Philippines.

Taal Basilica

It's amazing and astounding church stood up the test of times. Restored for how many times yet became a living testimony of Christian faith. Sitting on top of a hill, is a visible and very dominant structure, travel back in time at Taal Heritage Village and marvel at the well-preserved ancestral houses. 

Address: St. Martin St., Taal, Batangas
Entrance Fee: FREE
Parking: Fee is based on gratuity

That's just a few of many historical and beautiful churches and places of worship in Batangas. To see more, check out the 10 Churches and Pilgrimage Sites in Batangas!



FAMOUS MOUNTAINS IN BATANGAS

Aside from its historical places, Batangas is also one of the top destinations for adventure seekers! The province is a home to some of the most hiked mountains in the Philippines. Here are some of the mountains and peaks you should go for a hike and camp in Batangas.


Mount Maculot

Mount Maculot is famous destination for hikers at all levels. The trail has three destinations: the famous Rockies (706m), the summit (930m) and the Grotto (510m). The mountain can be the perfect weekend getaway when you just want to explore, go on an adventure, connect with Mother Nature or unwind.

Mount Maculot

Maximum time to complete the traverse trail is 5 to 6 hours. All the sweat is worth it once you have reached Rockies and you see the breath-taking view of Taal Lake and the cool breeze. 

Location: Cuenca, Batangas
Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Maculot for as low as P1,500 per head


Mount Batulao

Mount Batulao is an inactive stratovolcano and a famous hiking destination for beginners. The place is near to Tagaytay, Batangas, Cavite and Laguna. Mt. Batulao’s name came from a fabulous origin. The Tagalog word Batong Dilaw means “yellow stone”. It was said that the mountain was named as such due to the rays of the early morning sun turning the mountainside into yellow on a clear day.

Mount Batulao

Mt. Batulao has a total trail length of 12 kilometers and it will take around 5 to 6 hours to finish the climb depending on your pace. The trail is an up and down pattern with moderately steep terrain and open slopes. You can choose between the Old Trail and New Trail of which path you'll take, but most hikers traverse to experience both trails. It has Scenic view of the coastal towns of Batangas.

Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Batulao for as low as P1,500 per head


Taal Crater (Taal Volcano)

Of course, who wouldn't know about this mountain volcano? Taal Volcano is a large caldera, second of the most active volcanoes in the country and has a unique land formation. It towers in the middle of a lake, the ground has a crimson hue and emits hot sulfuric fumes. 

Taal Volcano

It emphasizes the emerald green water in the crater. If you visit the area in the early morning, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the pools and gaze at the various species of birds that flock the area. Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.

Location: Taal, Batangas
Day Tour: after its eruption in 2020, hiking to Taal Volcano has been prohibited until today.

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BATANGAS LIGHTHOUSES

Batangas is also a home to old lighthouses in the Philippines. Here are the lighthouses you shouldn't miss to visit in the province:


Cape Santiago Lighthouse

The lighthouse is also well known in the Philippines as Punta de Santiago or Faro de Punta Santiago. However, some call it Cape Santiago. So whatever name they call it, all of these names refer to the lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas that stands on top of a cliff by the shore. Inside the tower one can establish how old it is.

Cape Santiago Lighthouse

The interiors are made of bricks and hard wood panels. A spiral staircase made of cast iron with 65 steps leads you on top of the lighthouse. Although only a few were able to reach the top, the magnificent sight of the shore with the blue sky was fantastic. Behind the lighthouse, is an open rectangular yard, which has a stunning landscape of Balayan Bay. A good place for some fine pictures. The Calatagan Lighthouse has withstood typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities. And it has even withstood the Spanish, American and Japanese wars. Even today, one can catch a glimpse on the scars of war on its gate’s grills. It is said to be the oldest structure in Calatagan today.

Location: Calatagan, Batangas


Malabrigo lighthouse

Faro De Punta De Malabrigo, commonly known as the Malabrigo Lighthouse is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. This century-old lighthouse can be found at the top of a cliff in the town of Lobo, Batangas. The Malabrigo Lighthouse was completed in 1896. It was built under the supervision of Jose Garcia and was designed by Guillermo Brockman. Malabrigo Lighthouse provides an extravagant view of the Verde Island and Mindoro in the distance.

Malabrigo lighthouse

The focal plane (height of the lamp above sea level) is at 184 feet (56 meters). It also has a single-storey keeper’s house and a pavilion made of wood and bricks. It was built primarily to guide the ships traversing Tayabas Bay and the eastern end of Verde Island Passage. The lighthouse stood the test of time. It has survived countless storms, earthquakes and even wars. It was heavily damaged during World War II when the American Forces machine-gunned the lighthouse thinking that it was used by the Japanese as a garrison.

Malabringo Lighthouse is now a national heritage, declared as National Historical Landmark in November 27, 2006 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to commemorate it significance in maritime history of the Philippines.

Address: Lobo, Batangas




BATANGAS ISLANDS

Being a coastal province, there's an endless line of beaches you can find in Batangas. But besides these beautiful white sand and pebble beaches, the province is also visited because of its secluded yet famous islands. Here are some of the islands you should visit in Batangas:


Fortune Island

Back in 1995, Fortune Island was a 27-hectare private luxury island resort located 14 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu. It is famous for its collapsing Grecian statues and the iconic pillars overlooking the sea, inspired by the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Aside from the beauty of its abandoned structures, the island has a 20-meter stretch of pristine white-sand beach. 

Fortune Island

Remember that Fortune Island Resort is not a functioning resort. Fresh water, food, accommodation and (civilized) toilets are non existent on the island, so better get your supplies with you when you hop on the boat. Fishermen sometimes offer their catch to you but do not rely on that for your food as sometimes no one goes to the island and sell their catch. At the moment, there is a family that lives on the island along as its caretakers. 

There is so much natural beauty and interesting architecture and history that you will have plenty of things to choose from. You can take pictures with the Island Monument and Ship Wrecks, Camping, Swimming, Hiking (there is a medium lighthouse on Fortune Island), Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cliff Jumping and Relax! Regardless of which activities you decide to partake in when visiting Fortune Island, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time and will want to return over and over again!

Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Batulao for as low as P1,500 per head


Isla Verde

Also known as Verde Island, Isla Verde boasts of beach attractions that are almost untouched including the beautiful Mahabang Buhangin and Cueva Sitio and some stunning Isla Verde Batangas resorts. This island also sits in the middle of Verde Island Passage, which is described as the “center of the center” (it's in the middle of Batangas and Mindoro) of the world’s marine biodiversity citing the high concentration of marine species.

Isla Verde

Be prepared before arriving in the island, as there is no consistent supply of electricity in this Island. Residents rely on generators, which are run from 6pm-10pm only and some resorts use solar panels. Verde Island is not a huge place so there’s not really much to do except for enjoying the beach and water activities. If you’re going island-hopping, here are some of the places you can visit: Mahabang Buhangin Isla Verde Beach, Abandoned Verde Island Resort Batangas, Sawang Dive, Snorkeling Spots, Kuweba (Cave and Lighthouse), Pulong Bato, Rock Formations and San Antonio Beach. Its beaches are carpeted with coarse beige sand, mixed with corals pieces and seashells.

Location: Brgy. San Agustin Kanluran Isla Verde, Batangas City


Pulo Island

Known to locals as Pulo Island or Pulo-pulo, Loren Island is like that one person who is easy to get along with yet still retain some kind of mystery; she will intrigue you. The cove part is welcoming with its mixture of fine and course beige sand, but the sloping beach just beside the cove and the beach behind will either intimidate you or challenge you with their rugged appearance highlighted by the rocky shores and unspoiled islet.

Pulo Islands

The island is a private property, said to be owned by Loren Legarda, but tourists are welcome here for a minimal fee. The island has two beaches and what looks like a sandbar that links to another rocky islet. There’s a white sand area enclosed in a cave-like formation. It looked amazing together with the crystal clear, turquoise water. 

Location: Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas



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BATANGAS BEACHES

Batangas is no doubt, a favorite beach destination down south Metro Manila. Well, you can actually reach its coastal areas in just 2-3 hours drive! That's why the province is a top choice for weekend getaways. Here are the best beach resort to book in Batangas listed per town:

Laiya Beach, San Juan

Laiya is a 3-hour drive and a popular beach destination near Manila because of its amazing ivory shore and crystal clear turquoise colored sea water. This beach in San Juan, Batangas is perfect for weekend getaway for the family, barkada boding or company outing. Laiya has 3 miles of shoreline, and it is ideal for beach bumming, diving, snorkeling, and even fishing. Because of its long shoreline, there are perhaps more than 50 resorts in Laiya.  


Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

A premium leisure resort, Acuatico Beach Resort offers you the perfect sanctuary to reset and recharge. Enjoy swimming in their  famous infinity pool and witness its merge with the azure waters of the adjacent seas and and get to enjoy the facilities including watersports rides while at the beach.

Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

Room rate starts at: Php 7,600.00 via Agoda

Address: Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Contact number: 0928 854 3849
Email: reservations@acuaticoresort.com.ph

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Cocoons - Club Laiya

A unique and unconventional resort hotel experience. The Cocoons, a Millennial Resorts project, can be found in CaSoBē (Calatagan, Batangas) and Club Laiya. Cocoons are designed to merge intimate stays and engaging plays in one Instagram worthy space for guests. Rest yourself in the Garden Cocoons that will recharge your spirit and make you feel one with nature.

Cocoons - Club Laiya

Room rate starts at: Php 5,000.00 via Agoda

Address: Club Laiya, Brgy. Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Contact number: +632 88365055 / 0999 225 3333
Email: info.clublaiya@millennial-resorts.com, reservations@millennial-resorts.com
Facebook: Cocoons

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Calatagan Beaches

Calatagan is known for its epic coastline dotted with seafront gems that would satisfy any beach lover. Here, paradise stretches beyond the shores. Flanked by Balayan Bay, Pagaspas Bay and Verde Island Passage, this peninsula’s waters are among the most biodiverse in the world. This means that snorkeling and scuba diving are exciting options when you head out into the sea. Here are top resorts you can book in Calatagan, Batangas:


Stilts Calatagan Resort

Often called “the Maldives of the Philippines”, just 3-4 hours away from the busy capital, the resort offers the much needed getaway in the best of tropical traditions. At Stilts, you have the option of staying in a beach cottage, villa, campsite, treehouse, or even in one of their iconic "floating" cottages hovering above the sea.

Stilts Calatagan Resort


Room rate starts at: Php 6,000.00 via Trip.com

Address: Barangay Sta Ana, Calatagan, Philippines
Contact number: 0917 580 7653 / 0917 5863343
Email: stilts.sales@gmail.com
Instagram: @stiltscalatagan

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Sunrise Cove

Sunrise Cove Calatagan Beach Resort is a private beach resort, nestled among hills and wooded forests, for the most part, is a tranquil and perfect place to de-stress and be one with nature.

Sunrise Cove

Room rate starts at: Php 3,600.00 via Trip.com

Address: Bagong Silang Calatagan, Batangas 
Contact number: 0920-8400-534  

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Lobo Beaches 

The town of Lobo also boasts fine and enchanting beaches, though only a few have unearthed the beauty of its shorelines. Spend your days swimming in the azure waters of Malabrigo Beach and Sawang Beach, or get that instant adrenaline rush by hiking the Bangkalan and Nagpatong Peaks. Here are top resorts you can book in Lobo, Batangas:


Punta Verde Resort

Located in the little-discovered, but nature-blessed municipality of Lobo in Batangas. Punta Verde Resort offers privacy, adventure, and simplicity amid luxury. Guests marvel at the luxury and the privacy of our accommodations, and the resort's two infinity pools boast perfect views of the surrounding seas.

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Punta Verde Resort Lobo, Batangas

Secluded in pristine nature, Punta Verde Resort can accommodate a total of 116 guests in three accommodation classes: Superior, Deluxe, and Premium. Each class is perfectly suited for guests with different needs. Aside from this, our campsite can accommodate an additional 75 guests, perfect for those who like the rustic, "roughing it"-style experience.

Address: Malabrigo - Laiya Rd, Lobo, Batangas
Contact number: 0915 111 2041
Email: puntaverderesorts@gmail.com


Other Lobo Beach Resorts, Transient and Vacation House for Rent

  • Honey Beach Resort
  • Campo Canueza Farmstead & Campsite
  • Almalin Beach Resort
  • Gerthel Beach Resort
  • Submarine Garden Resort
  • Andrea Beach and Scuba Diving Resort
  • Punta Verde Sands
  • Sandy White Beach – Sable Blanc Beach Resort
  • Olo olo Beach
  • Sawang Beach
  • Malagundi Point
  • Malabrigo Beach
  • Playa de Oro Beach Resort


Nasugbu Beach Coves

Nasugbu is known for its array of beaches with azure blue waters. Its proximity to the metropolis is one of the reasons it is popular, but Nasugbu’s beaches are already so well-known by themselves that the place makes a compelling case as a summer destination. If you want a nice and luxurious place to stay, you’ll easily find one in Nasugbu. Here are top resorts you can book in Nasugbu, Batangas:


Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

Offering breathtaking views of the West Philippine Sea, Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa is known to be one of Nasugbu’s premier beach resorts. With rooms adorned in an elegant blend of neutral colors and wood that exude calm and comfort, guests can be ensured of a relaxing stay.

Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

Most rooms also offer a generous view of the sea which makes it a welcome sight to wake up to. However, Canyon Cove’s main attraction is its inflatable water park which is said to be the largest in the country. Dipping into Canyon Cove’s pool is definitely one of the experiences you will look forward to. Guests may also opt to book other water sports activities such as snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, banana boating and so much more.

Room rate starts at: Php 4,000.00 via Trip.com

Address: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa 4231 Nasugbu, Batangas
Contact number: 0908 812 0955
Email: canyoncoveres@canyon.ph
Instagram: @canyoncoveofficial

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RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel

RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Nasugbu. The hotel is located only 3.45 km away from Hamilo Coast Terminal. Not only well positioned, but RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel is also one of hotels near the following Taal Lake within 48.74 km and St. Benedict Parish within 47.54 km.

RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel

Room rate starts at: Php 5,500.00 via Klook

Address: Barangay Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
Contact number: 0917 307 7462
Email: csr@cocotel.com.ph

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Other Nasugbu Beach Resorts, Hotel, Transient and Vacation House for Rent

    • Layag-layag Beach
    • La Althea's House Papaya Beach
    • Tali Beach
    • Munting Buhangin Beach Camp
    • Pulo Island
    • Bituin Cove
    • Club Punta Fuego 
    • Amara Residences 
    • Calayo Beach Resort 
    • Calayo Green Terrace
    • Hillcrest House at Tali Beach
    • Casitas de Victoria
    • Papaya Beach Cove Nasugbu Batangas
    • The Shade Beach and Resort

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    PARKS IN BATANGAS

    For those who are fun-seekers and love to explore places, there are places like waterparks and theme parks in Batangas that you should also include to your itinerary!


    CML Beach Resort & Water Park

    The CML Beach Resort & Water Park, one of the newest and most cutting-edge boutique hotels beach resorts in Batangas, stands out over the edge of Batangas’ Balayan Bay. Popular amongst children and adults, with fun activities within a safe environment.

    CML Beach Resort & Water Park

    With amazing sea views, and a breeze flowing from the sea, guests are left replenished and are served an experience that is unforgettable.

    Location: Barangay Nonong Casto, Lemery, Batangas
    Contact number: 0917 948 3901
    Instagram: @cmlbeachresort


    Fantasy World

    It was touted to be the "DisneyWorld of the Philippines" and was envisioned to dwarf Enchanted Kingdom. The project was expected to cost ₱17 billion and was to be fully operational by 2005. However, due to financial issues and illness of ECE Realty head Emilio Ching, development of Fantasy World halted in the mid-2000s. 

    Fantasy World

    Presently, Fantasy World remains unfinished business. Inside the theme park, there are installed rides but all of them are non-operational. The lavish theme park main castle still stands today over the lush hills of Lemery and it is still very akin to the Cinderella fairy tale castle which has an overlooking view of the famous Taal Volcano.

    Location: Diokno Hwy, Lemery, Batangas



    STAYCATION IN BATANGAS

    After all these activities, isn't it nice to take a rest and relax, too? In Batangas, you can also find oasis where you can just unwind and rejuvenate from the hectic city life. Here are some of the best staycation you should also experience in the province:


    The Farm at San Benito

    The Farm at San Benito—a proud member of CG Hospitality, the hospitality arm of CG Corp Global—is an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, just a 90-minute drive south of Manila. It rests on a 48-hectare lush green jungle, with a stunning view of the majestic mountains, fresh air with pristine and uplifting life-giving energy radiating around the property. 

    The Farm at San Benito

    The Farm has been honored with over 80 prestigious international awards including “Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World” from SENSES Germany which made its mark as one of the leading medical wellness destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. There are the man-made waterfalls and swimming pools for those who want to cool off, the meditation salas for those who want to reflect and take in the serene surroundings, the free fitness and meditation activities for those who want to stay fit physically and mentally, and there’s even a 300-year-old mango tree in the middle of the property for those who just want to appreciate nature.

    Location: 119 Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
    Contact number: 0918 884 8080 / 0917 572 2325 / 0917 572 2222
    Instagram: @thefarmatsanbenito


    The Old Grove Farmstead

    Experience the bliss of country living and the wonder of nature with your loved ones. The Old Grove Farmstead, located in Lipa, is a romantic farm famous for its Netherlands-inspired windmill, barn, and sheep farm. As a matter of fact, the landscape of this farm featuring a pond enjoyed by friendly white ducks overlooking a sheep farm and barn makes this place an excellent venue for weddings.

    The Old Grove Farmstead

    Guests can enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner at its cabin-inspired restaurant. The restaurant is surrounded by a “swoon-worthy” landscape of small hills adorned with pockets of herb gardens, a children’s playground, and a nearby private pool.

    Location: Purok 5, U. Mojares Street, Barangay Lodlod, Lipa City, Batangas
    Contact number: 0917 895 2829
    Instagram: @theoldgrovefarmstead


    Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

    Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is located at Barangay Alangilan, Balete, Batangas where one of the best views of Taal Lake is seen. Surrounded by nature, Nayomi offers a relaxing atmosphere that will make anyone feel right at home. 

    Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

    With its 14,418 square meters in area, it looks surreal but we assure you, it’s real. It has all the convenience of a hotel but a taste of nature’s best.

    Location: JM Katigbak St., Brgy. Alangilan, Balete, Batangas 
    Instagram: @nayomiresort


    Cintai Corito’s Garden

    Cintai Corito's Garden is a Balinese-inspired sanctuary tucked in the heart of Balete, Batangas. The resort is 1-1.5 hour drive from Manila and is easily accessible via the STAR Tollway.

    Cintai Corito’s Garden

    Relax and be energized with a stay in one of Cintai’s 18 spacious villas. Enjoy a delectable meal at Abadi Restaurant with its Asian and Filipino cuisine favorites. For weddings, birthdays, meetings, social functions, and photoshoots, the resort’s pavilions and garden areas provide the perfect backdrop to make your event memorable.
     
    Location: Sitio Pandayan, Barangay Malabanan, Lipa City, Batangas
    Contact number: 0917 833 1508
    Email: cintaireservations@gmail.com
    Instagram: @cintaicoritosgarden


    Noni’s Mountain Resort

    Noni's Resort is a true hidden gem in Batangas, boasting unparalleled views of Taal Lake, Tagaytay ridges, and the very majestic, Mount Maculot. This is a place to spend your vacation so you can relax in peaceful and serene surroundings on a farm and resort while enjoying the amenities of urban living. 

    Noni’s Mountain Resort

    The resort offers spacious standard rooms but claim to fame is our private villas for big groups and our original concept, a-framed, next-level glamping units. Enjoy privacy at its finest while basking on the beauty of mother nature!

    Location: Barangay Ping-as, Alitagtag, Batangas
    Contact number: 0917 596 0723 / 09175955129 / 09176375062
    Instagram: @nonisresortinc


    Villa Jovita

    Dubbed as the “Bali of Batangas”, Villa Jovita Resort has become a favorite spot over the years for every Filipino who wish to “go out” of the country without the need to have passports and expensive airplanes tickets.

    Villa Jovita

    There’s no need to fly to Bali to get an instagrammable photo. In fact, with all the beauty surrounding the resort, you’ll feel like you’re in Bali. Enjoy their non-chlorinated swimming pools located beside a river and surrounded by bamboo trees. It’s a great place if you want to feel relax and spend a day for a vacation.

    Location: Santa Cruz, Agoncillo, Batangas
    Contact number: 0956 562 0182



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    25+ Tourist Spots in Batangas You Shouldn't Miss to Visit (Weekend Getaway 2-3 hours from Manila)


    This guide might help you in planning your next weekend getaway in the wonderful province of Batangas.


    Batangas, officially the Province of Batangas, is a province in the Philippines located in the Calabarzon region on Luzon. Its capital is the city of Batangas, and is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north, and Quezon to the east.

    As for festivities, the lively and vibrant personality of Batangueños can be felt with the way they celebrate their special events. They have the famous Lechon Festival (Balayan, Batangas), Kabakahan Festival (Padre Garcia, Batangas - home of the country’s largest Cattle Trading) and a lot more. 

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    BATANGAS TOURIST SPOTS

    Batangas is very popular among local and foreign tourists. From the Metro Manila it's just about 2 to 3 hours by car, depending on your transportation mode. It offers a lot of beautiful beach resorts, islands, and spectacular mountains.

    The province is also incredibly rich in historical sites, mouthwatering dishes from homegrown restaurants and boasting tons of natural resources, you will never run out of places to visit in Batangas that is perfect for any barkada road trips, gatherings, outings or weekend getaways and it’s very accessible from Manila!



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    FAMOUS CHURCHES IN BATANGAS

    First on our list are the well-known churches that can be found and visited in Batangas:


    Monte Maria Shrine

    With a breathtaking view of Batangas Bay, and the surrounding areas including Verde Island, Tingloy, and some parts of Oriental Mindoro, the Montemaria International Pilgrimage and Conference Center (Montemaria Shrine) is an extensive religious sanctuary dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia, serving not only as a pilgrimage site and a retreat venue but also as a city landmark and a tourist attraction. The 8-hectare tourism destination project is owned and being developed by MONTEMARIA ASIA PILGRIMS, INC. (MAPI), a stock non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Monte Maria Shrine

    Towering over the whole complex is the colossal Statue of Mary, Mother of All Asia. The monument has 12 foundations that represents the 12 tribes of Israel. The crown has 12 stars that represents the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. It is the tallest statue of Mary in the whole world with a height of 98.15 meters or 322 feet measured from the ground up to the tip of the cross on top of her crown. It also ranks no. 9 among the world’s tallest statues.

    Montemaria Mass Schedule:

    First Friday of the month: 4:00 PM
    Every 8th day of the month: 9:00 AM
    Saturdays: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM, 3:30PM
    Sundays: 7:00AM, 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM, 3:30PM

    Location: Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City, Batangas (3-4 hours from Manila)
    Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily
    Entrance Fee: FREE
    Parking: Fee is based on gratuity


    Caleruega Church

    Caleruega Church is one of the historical churches in Batangas. It is ideal for wedding ceremonies, retreats, recreation and it is also a great spot to get away from the bustling city, relax, enjoy, and reflect on one’s life. 


    The church is located on top of a hill in a quiet village in Nasugbu with an overlooking view of the mountains, rice fields, and the beautiful sunset. Going there will bring you closer not only to God but also to nature.

    For mass schedules and wedding packages, visit my complete guide for Caleruega Church.

    Location: Barangay Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas
    Visiting hours: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. (Please note of the break times from 12:00 nn to 01:00 pm (Monday-Saturday) and 10:30 am to 01:00 pm on Sunday)
    Entrance Fee: P30 per person
    Parking: There's a designated parking area near the entrance for FREE



    Parish and National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio

    The National Shrine of St. Padre Pio is a pilgrimage site dedicated and inspired by Saint Padre Pio. After his canonization as a saint in June 2002, Padre Pio’s already massive following grew even bigger, especially here in the Philippines.

    St. Padre Pio Shrine

    Devotees come to him for healing, miracles, and peace of mind. A view of the dome-like shrine from the entrance, this church has an eco-friendly and tropical-inspired structure as it is made from wood, stone, bamboo and sasa (bamboo plant) that provide a relaxing atmosphere inside. “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry”, this is the phrase that you will encounter almost everywhere even before reaching the actual shrine. An overwhelming phrase that will surely set your mood. 

    Healing Mass is held only on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Also held every 23rd day of the month at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and the last Saturday of the month at 7:00 AM

    Location: Barangay San Pedro, Santo Tomas, Batangas
    Contact number: 0977 803 4197 , (043) 784-3568 , (043) 455-0894
    Email: padrepio.shrine@yahoo.com.ph, info@padrepiobatangas.com


    Taal Basilica

    Taal Basilica, canonically known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours, is Asia’s largest church. Taal Basilica is 96 meters long, 45 meters wide, and 96 meters tall. This colossal Baroque structure was made of coral stones and adobe. The church is one of the 19 Basilica Churches in the Philippines.

    Taal Basilica

    It's amazing and astounding church stood up the test of times. Restored for how many times yet became a living testimony of Christian faith. Sitting on top of a hill, is a visible and very dominant structure, travel back in time at Taal Heritage Village and marvel at the well-preserved ancestral houses. 

    Address: St. Martin St., Taal, Batangas
    Entrance Fee: FREE
    Parking: Fee is based on gratuity

    That's just a few of many historical and beautiful churches and places of worship in Batangas. To see more, check out the 10 Churches and Pilgrimage Sites in Batangas!



    FAMOUS MOUNTAINS IN BATANGAS

    Aside from its historical places, Batangas is also one of the top destinations for adventure seekers! The province is a home to some of the most hiked mountains in the Philippines. Here are some of the mountains and peaks you should go for a hike and camp in Batangas.


    Mount Maculot

    Mount Maculot is famous destination for hikers at all levels. The trail has three destinations: the famous Rockies (706m), the summit (930m) and the Grotto (510m). The mountain can be the perfect weekend getaway when you just want to explore, go on an adventure, connect with Mother Nature or unwind.

    Mount Maculot

    Maximum time to complete the traverse trail is 5 to 6 hours. All the sweat is worth it once you have reached Rockies and you see the breath-taking view of Taal Lake and the cool breeze. 

    Location: Cuenca, Batangas
    Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Maculot for as low as P1,500 per head


    Mount Batulao

    Mount Batulao is an inactive stratovolcano and a famous hiking destination for beginners. The place is near to Tagaytay, Batangas, Cavite and Laguna. Mt. Batulao’s name came from a fabulous origin. The Tagalog word Batong Dilaw means “yellow stone”. It was said that the mountain was named as such due to the rays of the early morning sun turning the mountainside into yellow on a clear day.

    Mount Batulao

    Mt. Batulao has a total trail length of 12 kilometers and it will take around 5 to 6 hours to finish the climb depending on your pace. The trail is an up and down pattern with moderately steep terrain and open slopes. You can choose between the Old Trail and New Trail of which path you'll take, but most hikers traverse to experience both trails. It has Scenic view of the coastal towns of Batangas.

    Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
    Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Batulao for as low as P1,500 per head


    Taal Crater (Taal Volcano)

    Of course, who wouldn't know about this mountain volcano? Taal Volcano is a large caldera, second of the most active volcanoes in the country and has a unique land formation. It towers in the middle of a lake, the ground has a crimson hue and emits hot sulfuric fumes. 

    Taal Volcano

    It emphasizes the emerald green water in the crater. If you visit the area in the early morning, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the pools and gaze at the various species of birds that flock the area. Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.

    Location: Taal, Batangas
    Day Tour: after its eruption in 2020, hiking to Taal Volcano has been prohibited until today.

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    BATANGAS LIGHTHOUSES

    Batangas is also a home to old lighthouses in the Philippines. Here are the lighthouses you shouldn't miss to visit in the province:


    Cape Santiago Lighthouse

    The lighthouse is also well known in the Philippines as Punta de Santiago or Faro de Punta Santiago. However, some call it Cape Santiago. So whatever name they call it, all of these names refer to the lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas that stands on top of a cliff by the shore. Inside the tower one can establish how old it is.

    Cape Santiago Lighthouse

    The interiors are made of bricks and hard wood panels. A spiral staircase made of cast iron with 65 steps leads you on top of the lighthouse. Although only a few were able to reach the top, the magnificent sight of the shore with the blue sky was fantastic. Behind the lighthouse, is an open rectangular yard, which has a stunning landscape of Balayan Bay. A good place for some fine pictures. The Calatagan Lighthouse has withstood typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities. And it has even withstood the Spanish, American and Japanese wars. Even today, one can catch a glimpse on the scars of war on its gate’s grills. It is said to be the oldest structure in Calatagan today.

    Location: Calatagan, Batangas


    Malabrigo lighthouse

    Faro De Punta De Malabrigo, commonly known as the Malabrigo Lighthouse is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. This century-old lighthouse can be found at the top of a cliff in the town of Lobo, Batangas. The Malabrigo Lighthouse was completed in 1896. It was built under the supervision of Jose Garcia and was designed by Guillermo Brockman. Malabrigo Lighthouse provides an extravagant view of the Verde Island and Mindoro in the distance.

    Malabrigo lighthouse

    The focal plane (height of the lamp above sea level) is at 184 feet (56 meters). It also has a single-storey keeper’s house and a pavilion made of wood and bricks. It was built primarily to guide the ships traversing Tayabas Bay and the eastern end of Verde Island Passage. The lighthouse stood the test of time. It has survived countless storms, earthquakes and even wars. It was heavily damaged during World War II when the American Forces machine-gunned the lighthouse thinking that it was used by the Japanese as a garrison.

    Malabringo Lighthouse is now a national heritage, declared as National Historical Landmark in November 27, 2006 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to commemorate it significance in maritime history of the Philippines.

    Address: Lobo, Batangas




    BATANGAS ISLANDS

    Being a coastal province, there's an endless line of beaches you can find in Batangas. But besides these beautiful white sand and pebble beaches, the province is also visited because of its secluded yet famous islands. Here are some of the islands you should visit in Batangas:


    Fortune Island

    Back in 1995, Fortune Island was a 27-hectare private luxury island resort located 14 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu. It is famous for its collapsing Grecian statues and the iconic pillars overlooking the sea, inspired by the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Aside from the beauty of its abandoned structures, the island has a 20-meter stretch of pristine white-sand beach. 

    Fortune Island

    Remember that Fortune Island Resort is not a functioning resort. Fresh water, food, accommodation and (civilized) toilets are non existent on the island, so better get your supplies with you when you hop on the boat. Fishermen sometimes offer their catch to you but do not rely on that for your food as sometimes no one goes to the island and sell their catch. At the moment, there is a family that lives on the island along as its caretakers. 

    There is so much natural beauty and interesting architecture and history that you will have plenty of things to choose from. You can take pictures with the Island Monument and Ship Wrecks, Camping, Swimming, Hiking (there is a medium lighthouse on Fortune Island), Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cliff Jumping and Relax! Regardless of which activities you decide to partake in when visiting Fortune Island, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time and will want to return over and over again!

    Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
    Day Tour: Klook offers private and group day tour to Mt. Batulao for as low as P1,500 per head


    Isla Verde

    Also known as Verde Island, Isla Verde boasts of beach attractions that are almost untouched including the beautiful Mahabang Buhangin and Cueva Sitio and some stunning Isla Verde Batangas resorts. This island also sits in the middle of Verde Island Passage, which is described as the “center of the center” (it's in the middle of Batangas and Mindoro) of the world’s marine biodiversity citing the high concentration of marine species.

    Isla Verde

    Be prepared before arriving in the island, as there is no consistent supply of electricity in this Island. Residents rely on generators, which are run from 6pm-10pm only and some resorts use solar panels. Verde Island is not a huge place so there’s not really much to do except for enjoying the beach and water activities. If you’re going island-hopping, here are some of the places you can visit: Mahabang Buhangin Isla Verde Beach, Abandoned Verde Island Resort Batangas, Sawang Dive, Snorkeling Spots, Kuweba (Cave and Lighthouse), Pulong Bato, Rock Formations and San Antonio Beach. Its beaches are carpeted with coarse beige sand, mixed with corals pieces and seashells.

    Location: Brgy. San Agustin Kanluran Isla Verde, Batangas City


    Pulo Island

    Known to locals as Pulo Island or Pulo-pulo, Loren Island is like that one person who is easy to get along with yet still retain some kind of mystery; she will intrigue you. The cove part is welcoming with its mixture of fine and course beige sand, but the sloping beach just beside the cove and the beach behind will either intimidate you or challenge you with their rugged appearance highlighted by the rocky shores and unspoiled islet.

    Pulo Islands

    The island is a private property, said to be owned by Loren Legarda, but tourists are welcome here for a minimal fee. The island has two beaches and what looks like a sandbar that links to another rocky islet. There’s a white sand area enclosed in a cave-like formation. It looked amazing together with the crystal clear, turquoise water. 

    Location: Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas



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    BATANGAS BEACHES

    Batangas is no doubt, a favorite beach destination down south Metro Manila. Well, you can actually reach its coastal areas in just 2-3 hours drive! That's why the province is a top choice for weekend getaways. Here are the best beach resort to book in Batangas listed per town:

    Laiya Beach, San Juan

    Laiya is a 3-hour drive and a popular beach destination near Manila because of its amazing ivory shore and crystal clear turquoise colored sea water. This beach in San Juan, Batangas is perfect for weekend getaway for the family, barkada boding or company outing. Laiya has 3 miles of shoreline, and it is ideal for beach bumming, diving, snorkeling, and even fishing. Because of its long shoreline, there are perhaps more than 50 resorts in Laiya.  


    Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

    A premium leisure resort, Acuatico Beach Resort offers you the perfect sanctuary to reset and recharge. Enjoy swimming in their  famous infinity pool and witness its merge with the azure waters of the adjacent seas and and get to enjoy the facilities including watersports rides while at the beach.

    Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

    Room rate starts at: Php 7,600.00 via Agoda

    Address: Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
    Contact number: 0928 854 3849
    Email: reservations@acuaticoresort.com.ph

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    Cocoons - Club Laiya

    A unique and unconventional resort hotel experience. The Cocoons, a Millennial Resorts project, can be found in CaSoBē (Calatagan, Batangas) and Club Laiya. Cocoons are designed to merge intimate stays and engaging plays in one Instagram worthy space for guests. Rest yourself in the Garden Cocoons that will recharge your spirit and make you feel one with nature.

    Cocoons - Club Laiya

    Room rate starts at: Php 5,000.00 via Agoda

    Address: Club Laiya, Brgy. Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
    Contact number: +632 88365055 / 0999 225 3333
    Email: info.clublaiya@millennial-resorts.com, reservations@millennial-resorts.com
    Facebook: Cocoons

    Get the best prices from Agoda / Klook / Trip.com


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    Calatagan Beaches

    Calatagan is known for its epic coastline dotted with seafront gems that would satisfy any beach lover. Here, paradise stretches beyond the shores. Flanked by Balayan Bay, Pagaspas Bay and Verde Island Passage, this peninsula’s waters are among the most biodiverse in the world. This means that snorkeling and scuba diving are exciting options when you head out into the sea. Here are top resorts you can book in Calatagan, Batangas:


    Stilts Calatagan Resort

    Often called “the Maldives of the Philippines”, just 3-4 hours away from the busy capital, the resort offers the much needed getaway in the best of tropical traditions. At Stilts, you have the option of staying in a beach cottage, villa, campsite, treehouse, or even in one of their iconic "floating" cottages hovering above the sea.

    Stilts Calatagan Resort


    Room rate starts at: Php 6,000.00 via Trip.com

    Address: Barangay Sta Ana, Calatagan, Philippines
    Contact number: 0917 580 7653 / 0917 5863343
    Email: stilts.sales@gmail.com
    Instagram: @stiltscalatagan

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    Sunrise Cove

    Sunrise Cove Calatagan Beach Resort is a private beach resort, nestled among hills and wooded forests, for the most part, is a tranquil and perfect place to de-stress and be one with nature.

    Sunrise Cove

    Room rate starts at: Php 3,600.00 via Trip.com

    Address: Bagong Silang Calatagan, Batangas 
    Contact number: 0920-8400-534  

    Get the best prices from Trip.com


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    Lobo Beaches 

    The town of Lobo also boasts fine and enchanting beaches, though only a few have unearthed the beauty of its shorelines. Spend your days swimming in the azure waters of Malabrigo Beach and Sawang Beach, or get that instant adrenaline rush by hiking the Bangkalan and Nagpatong Peaks. Here are top resorts you can book in Lobo, Batangas:


    Punta Verde Resort

    Located in the little-discovered, but nature-blessed municipality of Lobo in Batangas. Punta Verde Resort offers privacy, adventure, and simplicity amid luxury. Guests marvel at the luxury and the privacy of our accommodations, and the resort's two infinity pools boast perfect views of the surrounding seas.

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    Punta Verde Resort Lobo, Batangas

    Secluded in pristine nature, Punta Verde Resort can accommodate a total of 116 guests in three accommodation classes: Superior, Deluxe, and Premium. Each class is perfectly suited for guests with different needs. Aside from this, our campsite can accommodate an additional 75 guests, perfect for those who like the rustic, "roughing it"-style experience.

    Address: Malabrigo - Laiya Rd, Lobo, Batangas
    Contact number: 0915 111 2041
    Email: puntaverderesorts@gmail.com


    Other Lobo Beach Resorts, Transient and Vacation House for Rent

    • Honey Beach Resort
    • Campo Canueza Farmstead & Campsite
    • Almalin Beach Resort
    • Gerthel Beach Resort
    • Submarine Garden Resort
    • Andrea Beach and Scuba Diving Resort
    • Punta Verde Sands
    • Sandy White Beach – Sable Blanc Beach Resort
    • Olo olo Beach
    • Sawang Beach
    • Malagundi Point
    • Malabrigo Beach
    • Playa de Oro Beach Resort


    Nasugbu Beach Coves

    Nasugbu is known for its array of beaches with azure blue waters. Its proximity to the metropolis is one of the reasons it is popular, but Nasugbu’s beaches are already so well-known by themselves that the place makes a compelling case as a summer destination. If you want a nice and luxurious place to stay, you’ll easily find one in Nasugbu. Here are top resorts you can book in Nasugbu, Batangas:


    Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

    Offering breathtaking views of the West Philippine Sea, Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa is known to be one of Nasugbu’s premier beach resorts. With rooms adorned in an elegant blend of neutral colors and wood that exude calm and comfort, guests can be ensured of a relaxing stay.

    Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

    Most rooms also offer a generous view of the sea which makes it a welcome sight to wake up to. However, Canyon Cove’s main attraction is its inflatable water park which is said to be the largest in the country. Dipping into Canyon Cove’s pool is definitely one of the experiences you will look forward to. Guests may also opt to book other water sports activities such as snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, banana boating and so much more.

    Room rate starts at: Php 4,000.00 via Trip.com

    Address: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa 4231 Nasugbu, Batangas
    Contact number: 0908 812 0955
    Email: canyoncoveres@canyon.ph
    Instagram: @canyoncoveofficial

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    RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel

    RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Nasugbu. The hotel is located only 3.45 km away from Hamilo Coast Terminal. Not only well positioned, but RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel is also one of hotels near the following Taal Lake within 48.74 km and St. Benedict Parish within 47.54 km.

    RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel

    Room rate starts at: Php 5,500.00 via Klook

    Address: Barangay Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
    Contact number: 0917 307 7462
    Email: csr@cocotel.com.ph

    Get the best prices from Trip.com / Agoda / Klook


    Other Nasugbu Beach Resorts, Hotel, Transient and Vacation House for Rent

      • Layag-layag Beach
      • La Althea's House Papaya Beach
      • Tali Beach
      • Munting Buhangin Beach Camp
      • Pulo Island
      • Bituin Cove
      • Club Punta Fuego 
      • Amara Residences 
      • Calayo Beach Resort 
      • Calayo Green Terrace
      • Hillcrest House at Tali Beach
      • Casitas de Victoria
      • Papaya Beach Cove Nasugbu Batangas
      • The Shade Beach and Resort

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      PARKS IN BATANGAS

      For those who are fun-seekers and love to explore places, there are places like waterparks and theme parks in Batangas that you should also include to your itinerary!


      CML Beach Resort & Water Park

      The CML Beach Resort & Water Park, one of the newest and most cutting-edge boutique hotels beach resorts in Batangas, stands out over the edge of Batangas’ Balayan Bay. Popular amongst children and adults, with fun activities within a safe environment.

      CML Beach Resort & Water Park

      With amazing sea views, and a breeze flowing from the sea, guests are left replenished and are served an experience that is unforgettable.

      Location: Barangay Nonong Casto, Lemery, Batangas
      Contact number: 0917 948 3901
      Instagram: @cmlbeachresort


      Fantasy World

      It was touted to be the "DisneyWorld of the Philippines" and was envisioned to dwarf Enchanted Kingdom. The project was expected to cost ₱17 billion and was to be fully operational by 2005. However, due to financial issues and illness of ECE Realty head Emilio Ching, development of Fantasy World halted in the mid-2000s. 

      Fantasy World

      Presently, Fantasy World remains unfinished business. Inside the theme park, there are installed rides but all of them are non-operational. The lavish theme park main castle still stands today over the lush hills of Lemery and it is still very akin to the Cinderella fairy tale castle which has an overlooking view of the famous Taal Volcano.

      Location: Diokno Hwy, Lemery, Batangas



      STAYCATION IN BATANGAS

      After all these activities, isn't it nice to take a rest and relax, too? In Batangas, you can also find oasis where you can just unwind and rejuvenate from the hectic city life. Here are some of the best staycation you should also experience in the province:


      The Farm at San Benito

      The Farm at San Benito—a proud member of CG Hospitality, the hospitality arm of CG Corp Global—is an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, just a 90-minute drive south of Manila. It rests on a 48-hectare lush green jungle, with a stunning view of the majestic mountains, fresh air with pristine and uplifting life-giving energy radiating around the property. 

      The Farm at San Benito

      The Farm has been honored with over 80 prestigious international awards including “Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World” from SENSES Germany which made its mark as one of the leading medical wellness destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. There are the man-made waterfalls and swimming pools for those who want to cool off, the meditation salas for those who want to reflect and take in the serene surroundings, the free fitness and meditation activities for those who want to stay fit physically and mentally, and there’s even a 300-year-old mango tree in the middle of the property for those who just want to appreciate nature.

      Location: 119 Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
      Contact number: 0918 884 8080 / 0917 572 2325 / 0917 572 2222
      Instagram: @thefarmatsanbenito


      The Old Grove Farmstead

      Experience the bliss of country living and the wonder of nature with your loved ones. The Old Grove Farmstead, located in Lipa, is a romantic farm famous for its Netherlands-inspired windmill, barn, and sheep farm. As a matter of fact, the landscape of this farm featuring a pond enjoyed by friendly white ducks overlooking a sheep farm and barn makes this place an excellent venue for weddings.

      The Old Grove Farmstead

      Guests can enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner at its cabin-inspired restaurant. The restaurant is surrounded by a “swoon-worthy” landscape of small hills adorned with pockets of herb gardens, a children’s playground, and a nearby private pool.

      Location: Purok 5, U. Mojares Street, Barangay Lodlod, Lipa City, Batangas
      Contact number: 0917 895 2829
      Instagram: @theoldgrovefarmstead


      Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

      Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is located at Barangay Alangilan, Balete, Batangas where one of the best views of Taal Lake is seen. Surrounded by nature, Nayomi offers a relaxing atmosphere that will make anyone feel right at home. 

      Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

      With its 14,418 square meters in area, it looks surreal but we assure you, it’s real. It has all the convenience of a hotel but a taste of nature’s best.

      Location: JM Katigbak St., Brgy. Alangilan, Balete, Batangas 
      Instagram: @nayomiresort


      Cintai Corito’s Garden

      Cintai Corito's Garden is a Balinese-inspired sanctuary tucked in the heart of Balete, Batangas. The resort is 1-1.5 hour drive from Manila and is easily accessible via the STAR Tollway.

      Cintai Corito’s Garden

      Relax and be energized with a stay in one of Cintai’s 18 spacious villas. Enjoy a delectable meal at Abadi Restaurant with its Asian and Filipino cuisine favorites. For weddings, birthdays, meetings, social functions, and photoshoots, the resort’s pavilions and garden areas provide the perfect backdrop to make your event memorable.
       
      Location: Sitio Pandayan, Barangay Malabanan, Lipa City, Batangas
      Contact number: 0917 833 1508
      Email: cintaireservations@gmail.com
      Instagram: @cintaicoritosgarden


      Noni’s Mountain Resort

      Noni's Resort is a true hidden gem in Batangas, boasting unparalleled views of Taal Lake, Tagaytay ridges, and the very majestic, Mount Maculot. This is a place to spend your vacation so you can relax in peaceful and serene surroundings on a farm and resort while enjoying the amenities of urban living. 

      Noni’s Mountain Resort

      The resort offers spacious standard rooms but claim to fame is our private villas for big groups and our original concept, a-framed, next-level glamping units. Enjoy privacy at its finest while basking on the beauty of mother nature!

      Location: Barangay Ping-as, Alitagtag, Batangas
      Contact number: 0917 596 0723 / 09175955129 / 09176375062
      Instagram: @nonisresortinc


      Villa Jovita

      Dubbed as the “Bali of Batangas”, Villa Jovita Resort has become a favorite spot over the years for every Filipino who wish to “go out” of the country without the need to have passports and expensive airplanes tickets.

      Villa Jovita

      There’s no need to fly to Bali to get an instagrammable photo. In fact, with all the beauty surrounding the resort, you’ll feel like you’re in Bali. Enjoy their non-chlorinated swimming pools located beside a river and surrounded by bamboo trees. It’s a great place if you want to feel relax and spend a day for a vacation.

      Location: Santa Cruz, Agoncillo, Batangas
      Contact number: 0956 562 0182



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