Not everyone has heard of Batangas, but it’s about time that it got on the map in regards to the top places to visit. A quaint province situated on the coast in the Philippines, it is definitely one to put on your bucket list. The issue with visiting a place for the first time is that you may get a couple of opinions on what you need to do and see there.
This is why we have compiled a list of the top things that must be done when you visit Batangas so that you’ve done the experience justice. We’ve broken them down into the kinds of activities that you may be interested in so that it can cater to your needs more specifically.
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Dive into the Sandy Beaches
It’s probably no surprise that the first thing that will attract you to Batangas are the amazing beaches; this is the essence, as it is a coastal province. There are around 10 different beaches that you can choose to visit in Batangas, and all are simply wonderful. If you’re interested in scuba diving that there are certain beaches that provide diving classes. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned diver, Batangas water has rich waters that are exciting to explore. Most resorts in Batangas Philippines are by the beach so you won’t have any issues when setting up a place to stay. You have to be sure to visit the Calatagan Resort though, as it is situated on a beautiful white sandy beach and their cottages that are placed on stilts give you a once in a lifetime experience with the incredible view.
Climb the Majestic Mountains
Batangas doesn’t only provide sandy beaches, but gorgeous, majestic mountains as well. If you really want to experience something beautiful, then you must sign up for a hike on Mount Manabo. There are a couple more mountains as well that are great for hiking, especially if you’re a beginner. But what you cannot miss out on is a visit to the Taal volcano. This is actually one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes and is very exciting to behold. How many people do you know that can actually say they’ve been on an active volcano!
Explore a Wealth of History
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that this small province is actually quite rich when it comes to heritage and historical venues. You can visit the town of Taal, Batangas where the Spanish once colonized and there is still to this day, a lot that has been preserved from the time. There are a number of lighthouses, museums and libraries that date back quite a bit and will give you a deep insight into the history and culture of Batangas and the Philippines as whole. You also have to make it a point to take on the pilgrimage tour, which will take you on a tour of the historical churches in Batang- they are rich in architecture and history, and is really a once in a lifetime experience.
As small of a province as it may seem, and as underrated as it is, Batangas is really a place that will pull on your heartstrings and truly leave a mark. The wealth of nature and history is really quite impressive to say the least! While there’s plenty to do in Batangas, make sure that you get the options listed above because they are experiences that you would not want to miss out on.
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