Places to Visit in Batangas, Philippines, Asia
Batangas is the capital city of Batangas province in CALABARZON region of Philippines, about 100 kms south of national capital Manila. It is considered as one of the fastest developing cities in Philippines and referred as the “Industrial Port City of CALABARZON”.
Batangas is rapidly developing in the sectors like trade, finance, education and medical services and houses one of the biggest oil refineries in Philippines ‘Pilipinas Shell’. Batangas is well known for its 3 top universities include Batangas State University, Lyceum of the Philippines University and University of Batangas. Also Batangas is home to the 2nd largest international seaport of Philippines.
Geography of Batangas:
Batangas is located at the coordinates of 13°45′ N 121°03′ E and an elevation of 10 meters. It is spread over an area of 282.96 sq. km.
Batangas province is bounded by Cavite and Laguna provinces in the north, Quezon on the east, Oriental Mindoro province in the south and South China Sea towards west.
History of Batangas:
Batangas was earlier called by different names like Kumintang, Patay and Kuming. The name of Batangas derives from the greater presence of huge logs (batang).
Batangas was founded on December 8, 1581 and formed as a city on July 23, 1969.
How to reach Batangas?
The nearest airport to Batangas is Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila located at a distance of 100 kms.
There are plenty of general and air conditioned buses plying between Manila and Batangas operated by the ALPS The Bus Inc, BLTB and JAM transit at regular intervals.
Rented jeepneys and tricycles are very useful to go to different places of Batangas province. Php 7.00 is fare for jeepneys.
Jam Bus Station and Supreme Bus Terminal are the two most important bus terminals in Batangas city.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Batangas:
Tagalog is the most commonly spoken language in Batangas and other languages include English, Spanish and Visayan. Batangas is the home town of many renowned poets and singers. The museums that located in the city of Batangas embarrass the historical objects of Batangas.
The buyable products at Batangas include The Barong Tagalog, Balisong knife, Peanut Brittle, Macapuno, Saplot Batangenyo and Batangas novelty shirts.
Tapang Taal, Tawilis, Adobo sa Dilaw and Maliputo are the special dishes in Batangas and the food corners include Taal Bayview Bistro and A & M Restaurant.
Places to see near Batangas:
Batangas Port is one of the major landmark and tourists favor spot in Batangas. It is visited by thousands of both local and foreign tourists annually.
San Juan Nepomuceno Church:
San Juan Nepomuceno Church is located in San Juan of Batangas.
Apolinario Mabini Shrine:
Apolinario Mabini Shrine is worship centre as well a major landmark in Tanauan.
Miguel Malvar Hospital:
Miguel Malvar Hospital is an ancient hospital in St. Tomas of Batangas.
The Provincial Capitol Hall of Batangas:
The Provincial Capitol Hall of Batangas is looks amazing from outside.
Other tourist attractions near Batangas include:
- Taal Volcano
- Museo ng Katipunan
- Museo ng Batangas
- Basilica de San Martin in Taal
Best time to visit Batangas:
December and January are the best months to visit Batangas.
Accommodation Options near Batangas:
Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, VIP room, business center, swimming pool, poolside bar, Wi-Fi internet, and laundry are the major facilities available in the luxury hotels of Batangas. The best hotels in Batangas city are as follows:
- Days Hotel
- Ponte Fino
- Microtel Inn Batangas
- La Virginia Hotel & Resort
- SM Travelodge
- Batangas Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre
- Green Coral Resort
- Emperors Inn
- Monte Victoire Inn
- Lima Park Hotel
- Canyon Resort
- Lago De Oro Park and Resort
- Anilao Outrigger Resort
- Chateau Golf Resort
- Matabungkay Beach Resort