The San Sebastian Library of the Arts in Lipa

San Sebastian Library Arts Lipa City Batangas Location Building Exhibit Books Collection Display Collection History Culture Danilo Dolor Artifacts Construction Hours Memorabilia Entrance Fee The San Sebastian Library of the Arts is located in Lipa City in Batangas Province. The San Sebastian Library of the Arts opened its doors on February 10, 1996. It began with a modest collection of art books and memorabilia donated by Danilo Dolor, a prominent Batangueño and patron of the arts. Continue reading

The Ambon-Ambon Falls in Laurel

Ambon-ambon Falls Laurel Batangas Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing Nature Guide History The Ambon-Ambon Falls is located in Laurel in Batangas Province. The Ambon-Ambon Falls is just a few footsteps away from the Malagaslas Falls. Its waterfalls consist of two consecutive water drop-offs, with the first one causing the water to spray all over and with the help of the wind, cause the phenomenon of ambon or light rain showers. During the summer season, the water is very clear and safe to swim in the river it creates. In the rainy season, the water may at times be muddy because of flooding and the river may rise. The view there is just spectacular, with special mention to the tunnel-like river pathway leading to the falls, enveloped by the trees above and the river cutting into a very large rock. Continue reading

Mount Maculot in Cuenca

Mount Maculot Cuenca Batangas Macolod Makulot Location Mountain Elevation Hiking Trail Summit Map Layout Distance Height Difficulty Trekking Climb Barangay Kilometer Cave Cave Camping HistoryBatangas Province. Mount Maculot, also spelled Mount Macolod and Makulot), is one of the highest and most prominent mountains in the province. Standing at an elevation of 2,000 feet (600 meters), Mount Maculot is a favorite destination for mountain trekkers. It is said that the mountain was the last stronghold of the Japanese Imperial Army. Several tunnels built by the Japanese soldiers are present in the area. The name “Maculot” (meaning “kinky”) was derived from the curly-haired aborigines of the place. Continue reading

Our Lady of Caysasay Church in Taal

Our Lady Caysasay Church Taal Batangas Location Cultural Artifacts Spanish Colonial Period History Construction Image Virgin Augustinian Emblems Communion Rails Priest Schedule Building Wedding Info The Our Lady of Caysasay Church is located in Taal in Batangas Province. This church is located in one of the province’s distinct cultural artifacts from the Spanish colonial period. Among these relics are the 27-centimeter image of the Virgin which was fished out of the waters in 1603. The Augustinian emblems engraved on the communion rails, the ornately carved holy water receptacle, and the few baroque motifs remain on the external frieze. The church has been renovated, but many interesting details of period art can still be appreciated. Continue reading

Matabungkay Beach in Batangas

Matabungkay Beach Lian Batangas Location Swimming Boat Rental Yachting Fishing Scuba Diving Snorkeling Shoreline Resort History Tagaytay Nasugbu Hotel Distance History Pictures Sand Tour Pictures Info Matabungkay Beach is a two-kilometer stretch of white sand beach located in Lian, Batangas Province. Matabungkay Beach is ideal for water sports, such as swimming, boating, yachting, fishing, and skin diving. Dotting the shoreline are several summer cottages. Matabungkay Beach is located two hours away from Manila. To get to Matabungkay Beach, from the South Superhighway, take the Santa Rosa then turn right and follow the sign to Tagaytay. After kilometer 92 in Tagaytay, turn right to Nasugbu and Lian. When you reach a Shell station, turn left to Lian and Calatagan. Continue reading

Lago de Oro Cable Ski Park in Batangas

Lago de Oro Cable Ski Park BatangasOne doesn’t need to travel far in order to play and experience the thrill of wakeboarding. Just about two hours from Makati City, workaholic people can get a break and heave a sigh
of relief at the Lago De Oro Cable Ski Park and Resort. Perched on the shore of the South China Sea on one side and on Zobel Highway on the other, this capable ski system facility is within a surrounding where other recreational and competitive sports activities for swimming (by pool or sea), volleyball, basketball and other indoor games like billiards, darts, cards and table tennis can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Basilica of St Martin de Tours in Taal

Basilica of St Martin de Tours TaalDubbed as the largest Catholic church in Asia, the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours in Taal, Batangas is one astounding landmark that sits atop a hill right at the center of the town. With the length of 96 meters and width of 45 meters, it’s impossible for anyone not to notice this religious structure. The church had gone through several reconstructions. What we can see now was the last construction done in 1856 under Fr. Marcos Anton who sought for the help of architect Luciano Oliver who supervised the design and construction of the basilica. Two distinct features of the basilica are the façade, which will remind you of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and the silver tabernacle, claimed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Often called Taal Basilica, the church is among the most visited Continue reading

The Farm at San Benito

Farm Sanctuary San Benito BatangasThe Farm At San Benito is a luxurious health resort situated in a unique and calming environment to enable guests to rejuvenate the body and mind. The Farm features 31 cozy villas and suites which are surrounded by the natural landscapes. The hotel specializes in preventive health care – from integrative doctors, nurturing therapists, fitness consultants, yoga teachers, and a personalized plan to improve one’s physical-emotional health, spiritual vitality, fitness, and movement. The resort also features the award-winning Alive Restaurant, which provides organic vegan cuisine in an elegant and relaxing dining area. Revitalize your body in the Healing Sanctuary SPA to nurture relaxation, healing, Continue reading

Club Balai Isabel Hotel in Batangas

Club Balai Isabel Hotel BatangasThe fastest-growing resort south of Metro Manila, Club Balai Isabel has quickly grown from ground zero to the place to be in the space of two short years. With so many exciting developments in such a short time, the market waits with bated breath for what its developers will come up with next. Ideally sitting on the shores of the remarkable and world famous Taal Lake, this unique property is just across the volcano. Enjoying an enviable location, this property is surrounded by wonders of nature whilst at the same time features modern and contemporary accommodation units in order to give a fantastic stay. Whether it’s a vacation, corporate team building trip, important events or even special occasions, this is doubtlessly a great place of Continue reading

Vivere Azure in Batangas

Vivere Azure Resort Anilao Well-positioned in Anilao, Vivere Azure Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Batangas. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city’s numerous attractions such as Mt Panay, Verde Island Passage. The facilities and services provided by Vivere Azure Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as meeting facilities, coffee shop, valet parking, bar, room service can be enjoyed at the hotel. Continue reading