5 Things to Do in Batangas

From stunning sites to fun activities, Batangas has it all for you.

By Mathew S. Chan
March 06, 2015

Summer has officially started, and it’s time to plan what to do. Head to Batangas for a quick getaway. This destination is just 2-3 hours away from Metro Manila by car. Aside from seeing the famous Taal Volcano, Batangas offers you an array of adventures to try like hiking and diving. Read here for 5 things you can do in Batangas.

1.    Go diving in Anilao.
Are you a diver? Or maybe you’d like to get into the activity? Anilao is the perfect place for diving. You can take courses to help you learn or enrich your knowledge of it. You can also avail of dive packages to explore the waters of the Batangas region and see the vast marine life from fishes to corals.

2.    Vist Milea Orchard and Bee Farm in Lipa.
Are you looking for an eco-friendly activity for the entire family or barkada? You can tour Milea Orchard and Bee Farm where you can get a crash course on beekeeping, taste food from the hive, and make new friends. This tour usually occurs every last Saturday of the month, so slots are limited. Email them at mileabeefarm@yahoo.com to reserve.

3.    Explore the Taal Heritage Village.
Much like Calle Crisologo of Vigan, Batangas has its own heritage site that will transport you back in time. At the Taal Heritage Village, you can view plenty of heritage homes, allowing you to enrich your knowledge of the olden times. Several of the houses have been converted into museums, galleries, and gift shops.

4.    Stay at the stunning Canyon Cove in Nasugbu.

Looking for a place for a relaxing getaway? Stay at Canyon Cove Hotel & Spa and check out their white sand beaches. The hotel operates over 200 rooms as well as other forms of accommodations like residential lots and apartments. You’ll have an all-access pass to the beautiful beach facing the West Philippines Sea. Here you can partake in several water sports or even just lounge by the pool. 

5.    Go church hopping.
If you are a history or architectural buff, you can go around Batangas and see some of the nicest churches in the Philippines. These include Basilica of St. Martin, which is considered the largest church in Asia; the beautiful Caleruega Church, where you can take a stroll and enjoy the serene environment; and San Sebastian Cathedral, where you can view an assortment of colorful religious artwork.