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Batangas Places to Visit


Batangas is located south coast of Manila. There are fresh-water beaches in the towns around the Lake, San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Cuenca, Balete, Tanauan and Talisay. Salt-water beaches abound in Matabungkay or Lian town, in Nasugbu, in Calatagan, in Calaca, in Lemery, in Taal, San Luis, in Bauan, in Lobo, and in Laiya Beach in San Juan town.

You will find Anilao Beach in Mabini which is famous for its dive sites, Taal Lake and Volcano – said to be the lake within the lake, old churches and houses dating back to the Spanish times in Taal, Calaca and Batangas City, and the Batangas International and Container Port.

There is mountain trekking – in Mount Maculot and in Mabini and Nasugbu towns. There are also several island tourist destinations, namely: Tingloy, Verde Island, Ligpo Island, Sombrero Island, and Fortune Island. There are also Industrial Parks and various manufacturing industries dotting the shoreline.
Batangas City is 2 1/2 hours away from Manila. Tanauan City is about 1 1/2 hour away and in between Tanauan City and Batangas City, one will find Lipa City. Travellers can take air-conditioned buses in going to Batangas City. Those who want to go to Nasugbu, Calatagan and Lian towns or Matabungkay can pass via the Tagaytay route.

When driving one’s own vehicle to Tanauan-Lipa-Batangas City, travelers will pass through the South Luzon Expressway, then the STAR Tollway and can just follow the directional signs along the highway. For short trips in the desired destinations, passenger jeepneys abound, and then tricycles.

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