On the south-western part of Luzon in the Philippines lies a province named Batangas. During the reign of the Spaniards, it was called “batangan” because logs which are called “batang” by the locals are bountiful in the place. Batangas City is its capital. You can get there after two to three hours of travelling from Manila which is the capital of the Philippines. It is a popular tourist destination that everyone loves. This is the place to visit when you love to observe marine life because this city has the most exquisite beaches that offer great diving sites which you can really enjoy. If you are also in love with photography, the site offers a view which is most appropriate for macro photography.
Batangas City is the abode of the two man-made parks in the province. Plaza Mabini Park is the name of the first one where the statue of Apolinario Mabini stands. The other is the Laurel Park. Near these parks are other places which can capture your eyes and probably your heart. These include Basilica of Immaculada Conception, Taal Volcano and Taal Lake, Calumpang River and lastly, two waterfalls that flows all year round, Tingga and Ilijan Falls. If a mountain view is what you are looking for, Mt. Banoy and Matoco is the place to visit.
The most famous “Balisong” is from Batangas too. These “balisong” is also called butterfly knife or fan knife and most of the times it is called Batangas knife. It can be folded and it can easily fit your pocket because of its small size. It is used as a self defence. It is most convenient to use because you can open it using just one hand but be careful when handling the knife because it is really sharp. Aside from balisongs, the province is also popular for Barong Tagalog which is the Filipino equivalent of tuxedo. It is a formal wear chosen by many for special and formal events.
There are many activities that you can savour during your stay in Batangas. These include swimming and snorkelling as they have a beautiful beaches and diving spots. Everyone can also relax, meditate, reflect and repent inside the old churches which are estimated to be constructed hundreds of years ago.
Interested of visiting the place but thinking about where to stay during your visit? No need to worry. Variety of resorts, hotels and lodges offers different packages for tourists. They always assure the safety and comfort of their guests. They also guarantee to provide excellent accommodation.
Truly a nice place to be, Batangas City.