The garden consists of living corals near the shore of one of
the beaches of Lobo. It can be clearly seen during the early
mornings when the water is clear and the tide is low.
Location : Lobo
How to get there : To reach the spot, a banca may be hired either
in Batangas City or in Lobo town.
Travel time : Approximately 45 minutes by boat.
Mahabang Buhangin Beach
Located in the town of San Juan, the area has white sand and
a living colony of corals.
Location : Laiya, San Juan
How to get there : San Juan town is about 45 kilometers from
Batangas City. A bus company (Supreme Bus Co.) offers services
from Batangas City to San Juan. Another alternative is via the
town of Candelaria in Quezon Province. Upon reaching the town
of Candelaria in Quezon Province. Upon reaching the town proper
of San Juan, several jeepneys travel to Laiya but only up to
a certain point, after which, one has to walk a kilometer before
reaching the beach. The strecth of the road from the town to
Laiya is 19 kilometers of very rough roads.
Travel time : 2 1/2 hours from
Batangas City via the towns of Ibaan and Rosario.
The white sands of Hugon Beach is one kilometer long. Some parts
of the sea floor have smooth rocks but most are sandy. There
is a sudden drop-off about ten meters from the beach. The waters
of the beach are also good for snorkelinh.
Location : Barangay Hugon, San
How to get there : Barangay Hugon is about 24 kilometers from
the town proper of San Juan. The roads are very rough and can
only be reached by high axled vehicles. An alternative is by
motor boat from Batangas City.
Travel time : The boat ride takes about 3-5 hours depending on
the type of the engine of the boat.
The falls is about 30 feet high with a pool made into a swimming
area at its base. It is semi-developed with concrete steps built
Location : Daang Ibaan, Batangas
How to get there : Tingga Falls is accessible by private vehicles
from the city proper.
Travel time : About 15 minutes' drive from the city proper.
Munting Buhangin Beach
This small cove has become a favorite haunt with locals and tourists,
and offers water enthusiasts with a fine stretch of powerdy white
sand beach fringed with foamy blue waters.
Location : Nasugbu
How to get there : Take a banca ride from the coastal barangay
of Wawa in the town of Nasugbu. An alternative is a short drive
through at the private road in the town proper.
Travel time : The beach can be reached in 10 minutes by car.
Natipuan Beach bears a resemblance to Munting Buhangin, with
off-shore sands and refreshing waters. It is located in another
cove which is similarly accessible.
Location : Nasugbu
How to get there : Nasugbu can be reached from Manila Via BLTB
and Batangas-bound buses. Get off at Nasugbu Port for a brief
ride to the point.
Travel time : About 12 minutes by boat from the prier of Nasugbu.
Taal Lake and Volcano
Taal Lake and Volcano in Batangas is Southern Luzon's centerpiece
attraction The gateway for most visitors is through Tagaytay
CIty from the ridge of which can be seen a panoramic view of
volcano island. The volcano is known to be the smallest in the
world. Surrounded by a lake, the volcano is situated on an 8.8
kilometer islet, lapped by the 27-kilometer long lake. Both the
lake and the volcano are situated on the crater of an extinct
volcano. The volcano island is also ideal for trekking.
Location : Taal
How to get there : It is accessible by boat from at least seven
lakeshore towns surrounding the lake. Several buses servicing
the province can lead to any town encircling the lake. The preferred
towns where there are support facilities like accomodation and
bancas for hire are Talisay, Agoncillo, Laurel, Balete, and San
Travel time : Approximately 2-3 hours from Metro Manila.
It is a two-kilometer long white sand beach situated in the town
of Lian facing the China Sea. The are is deal for water sports,
such as swimming, boating, yachting, fishing, and skin diving.
Dotting the shoreline are several summer cottages.
Location : Matabungkay, Lian
How to get there : From Manila, the place can reached by car
through Tagaytay City.
Travel time : About 2 to 3 hours' drive passing Tagaytay City.
One of the highest and prominent mountains in the province, Mt.
Maculot is one of the favorite sites of mountain trekker. It
is said that the mountain was the last stronghold of the Japanese
in the province before they were defeated. Several tunnels built
by the Japanese soldiers are present in the area. The name "Maculot"
(meaning "kinky") derived inspiration from the curly-haired
aborigines of the place.
Location : Cuenca
How to get there : Buses bound for the town of by taking tricycles
from the town proper.
Travel time : By car, Cuenca is about 1 1/2 hours away from Manila.
The attraction consists of two major falls and two smaller ones.
One of the bigger falls is about 10 feet high with a great volume
of clear gushing down to a shallow pool. The other one (also
about 10 feet high) resembles a bridal gown. One of the two smaller
falls is shower-like, while the other one forms a series of small
caswcade. All the falls are located in an area of about 300 square
Location : Barangay Calijon,
How to get there : The spot is accessible from Manila by buses
bound for Batangas City or Lemery Pass by Malvar town. Although
jeepneys service Barangay Calijon from the town proper, it is
better to ride a private vehicle. Also, most parts of the about
five-kilometers strech of road is rough. Upon reaching the area,
a series of concrete steps (300 steps) will have to be taken.
Mainit Hot Spring
Mainit Hot Spring offers therapeutic waters and a refreshing
dip for bathers. The spot is ideally located at the foot of a
huge mountain with thick vegetation.
Location : Barangay Pulang Bato, San Juan
How to get there : Mainit hot spring is about 15 kilometers of
very rough road from the town proper. It can
be reached by private vehicles with high axles.
Travel time : About 10 kilometers south of San Juan town.
Locate on the island of Isla Verde, Mahabang Buhangin has an
extensive of shoreline with a vast ribbon of fine white sand.
Location : Isla Verde
How to get there : Mahabang Buhangin is accessible by boat from
the port of Batangas City. It is only calm and most accessible
during the months of March to September when the wind is not
flowing from the east. The months of October to February bring
strong winds from the east which make the s ea very rough.
Travel time : Travel takes about 1 hour.
This is a spot where wind-tossed waves surge and slam against
the rocky cliff supporting a long plateau. From atop the plateu,
one can catch a breath taking view of the seascape especially
when the weather is calm.
Location : Isla Verde
The site is an ideal place for picnics. Its main attraction is
rock shelter that has always provided cool shade for visitors.
Location : Isla Verde
Ilijan is a unique waterfalss with water coming from a big spring
at the top of a mountain gracefully flowing from one bowl to
another. It has seven huge stone bowls carved naturally out of
the mountainsides and beatifully arranged like a fl flight of
Location : Barangay Ilijan, Batangas
How to get there : It is best to travel by boat from Batangas
City port to reach the place.
Travel time : The trip takes about an hour. Upon arrival at the
beach of Ilijan, a three- kilometer hike will have to be taken.
Located on the south western part of Maricaban Island, Sepok
Point has white sand and shores typical cove. A good place for
swimming and snorkeling
Location : Maricaban/Tingloy
How to get there : Bancas which can be hired for the travel to
this Island are found in Batangas City.
Travel time : 30 minutes' boat ride.
The area has about three small falls enclosed in a canyon, the
highest of which is about 10 feet hugh with water coming out
of the mouth of a small cave.
Location : Bulaklakan, Lipa City
How to get there : To reach the spot, from the main highway and
coming from Manila, turn right (which leads to the town of Cuenca)
at the junction in Lipa City After about 500 meters, turn right
again to the road which leads to Barangay Bulaklakan.
Travel time : The distance covers two kilometers of rough road
plus another kilometer from Barangay Bulaklakan.
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