Batangas

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Batangas is a first class province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its capital is Batangas City and it is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea. Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintang. Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila.

The province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Sombrero Island in Tingloy, Ligpo Island in Bauan, these areas more popularly known as Anilao. Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan. Batangas is also where Taal Volcano, one of the Decade Volcanoes is located. It is also where the Taal Heritage town lies, a small picturesque town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century.

List of Places

Here are list of wonderful places that you might find of interest:
  • Source: pulagclimb.blogspot.com

    One of the most well-maintained “premier” national parks in the country, it is home of the nation’s rare and endangered species of flora (like the dwarf bamboo) and fauna (e.g., the cloud rat, kock’s pita, serpent eagle, Philippine deer, Philippine pig, etc.). It is also home to some of North...

  • The island hosts a high diversity of birds including almost all of the species endemic to Palawan. The Lagen trail is one of the best sites for birdwatching, more rewarding during the early morning or towards late afternoon. Its Leta-Leta Cave was an important burial site of the Late Neolithic...

  • Greenhills Shopping Center is the Philippines' premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination - with over 2,000 stores in a unique indoor/outdoor environment. Located just 20 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International airport, and minutes away from most hotels, Greenhills Shopping...

  • Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean Underground River (photo by pusangkalye.com)

    Puerto Princesa [The City in a Forest] is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which...

  • Anawangin Beace Cove is a crescent shaped cove located in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. Anawangin Cove is famous for campers because of its lush pine forest surrounding the white-sand beach and crystal clear waters. Rugged mountains add to the mystic landscape of Anawangin Cove.

  • It has one of the widest stretches of powdery white beaches in El Nido, which is very ideal for sun bathing, sunset viewing, and other beach activities. The waters fronting the beach are clusters of coral reefs that make this area a good snorkeling and diving site. A trail located in the middle...

  • Source: the24hourmommy.com

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  • Photo by: Alex Aquino

    Boracay's exact opposite-- Anawangin

  • Photo by grandparadiso.blogspot.com

    The City of Bacolod is a major tourism destination in the Province of Negros Occidental in Western Visayas, a cluster of islands at the heart of the Philippine Archipelago. The biggest tourism asset of the city is the friendly and genuinely hospitable people, whose lilting Ilonggo dialect...