Friday, February 04, 2011

Province of BATANGAS

    Ala, eh, tayo na . . .

Welcome to wonderful BATANGAS !   Magical adventures await you  . . .

  This special page is my manifest desire to promote our country’s tourism and keep my kababayan informed, visually guided, and updated about our wonderful Province of BATANGAS

  I’m sure you will be fascinated by its breath-taking natural wonders abound and various recreational facilities and FUNtastick attractions.

    Delight yourselves in the exotic paradise of beauty, interest and adventure, and feel the pleasures of the people’s bayanihan spirit and hospitality.

    Come along and experience the finest things the province could offer. Be captivated by its people distinctive qualities.

   Discover and appreciate the works of creative local artists, their handicrafts and souvenir mementos.

   Experience our rich cultural heritage. Learn more about our culture, traditions, and colorful history.  

   Dine and savor our tasty distinctive foods, innovative cuisine with a homemade touch, and accompanied with personable and attentive service.

  Traveling taught me a few things; one of the most useful is that the best way to know more of our local kababayan is through its markets. 
   Visit its markets that serve the best in fresh fruits, organic vegetables and gourmet food items. Your shopping list will engorge with goodies to bring home. 

   Learn the best places to recreate, enjoy and cherish a truly fascinating experience, and much, much more. In short, here is Just the Best !

Here’s to a worthwhile provincial journey !

Mabunying paglalakbay para sa lahat !
Cities         No. of Barangays                 
Batangas City        105
Lipa City                72
Tanauan City         48

Agoncillo                  21
Alitagtag                  19
Balayan                   48
Balete                      13
Bauan                      40
Calaca                     40
Calatagan                21
Ibaan                        26
Laurel                      21
Lemery                    46
Lian                        19                         
Lobo                        26

Mabini                     34
Malvar                     15
Mataas na Kahoy   16
Nasugbu                  42
Padre Garcia           18
Rosario                    48
San Jose                  33
San Juan                  42
San Luis                   23
San Nicolas             18
San Pascual             29
Santa Teresita        17
Santo Tomas           30
Taal                         42
Talisay                    21
Taysan                    20
Tingloy                   15
Tuy                         22

BATANGAS Tourist Destinations 

Museo ng Katipunan                                             
Barangay Bulaklakan, Lipa City 

Apolinario Mabini Shrine 
Marcela Agoncillo Historical Landmark,
Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas 

Miguel Malvar Hospital 
Leon Apacible Historical Landmark,
Sto. Tomas, Batangas 

Museo ng Batangas at Aklatang Panlalawigan 
Dr. Jose P. Laurel Library, Tanauan City, Batangas

Taal Lake and Volcano Island
Rising out of Taal Lake, Volcano Island is the summit of half-submerged Taal Volcano. Both the lake and volcano are situated on the crater of an ancient volcano. Volcano Island is for adventurous trekking.

Mt. Maculot
Some 940 feet in altitude, Mt. Mculot is a favorite haven for mountaineers, both local and foreign.

Grotto of the Blesses Virgin Mary
Located in Bgy. Pinagkaisahan, Cuenca. It is about 750 ft. in altitude.

Anilao and Western Batangas Dive Spots
Only two hours drive from Manila along the South Superhighway,
Barrio Anilao is just beyond BatangasCity, it's resorts line the Balayan Bay.

Carmelite Convent of Lipa
This convent of the contemplative order of our Lady of Mt. Carmel was the site of a mysterious
"Shrine of Petals" to a visionary.

Sanctuario of Our Lady of Caysaysay
Here the image of the Blessed Virgin of Mary which is said to miraculously disappear from any other
site where it is brought and return on its own to the sanctuary.


The religious Dominican order has built this as a home for pilgrimage just a few kilometers down 

from the Tagaytay proper on the way to Nasugbu.
Lipa Church
Located in Lipa City, the parish church was constructed by the Augustinians in 1605 and was completed in the late 19th century.

Marian Orchard
This meditation holds life-sized statues of the stations of the cross a midst a beautiful garden setting.

San Jose Church
Located in San Jose, the church was built by the Augustinians in 1788.

Basilica of St. Martin de Tours
The imposing structure with its high belfry was named after the patron saint of Taal town.

Province of BATANGAS

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