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Hiking and Diving
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila by visiting the city of Batangas to go hiking up its famous mountains and relaxing at popular beaches
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Top sights in Batangas

Batangas is one of the richest provinces in the Philippines, located in the southern part of Luzon. Many locals living in Manila, the country’s capital city, go here often, thanks to its proximity and natural beauty. In just a mere two hours, you’ll be welcomed by incredible beaches, diving spots, hiker-friendly mountains, and enchanting heritage sites. Read on, and see some of the things to do in Batangas on your next visit.

Fortune Island

Fortune Island is a well-known destination in the municipality of Nasugbu, Batangas. It was once a luxury resort that later ceased its operations due to the lack of source of freshwater and overall difficulty to maintain. Since then, it has become a popular island-hopping spot in Batangas where visitors can swim, cliff dive, or admire its famous Grecian pillar ruins. If you prefer to stay overnight, camping at Fortune Island is also possible. However, there are no freshwater, toilet facilities, or restaurants in the area.
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Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours

One of the best things to do in Batangas is going on a heritage tour, and the best places to do it is in the municipality of Taal. Here you’ll find beautifully preserved ancestral homes, stone sculptures, and Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours. Also known as Taal Basilica, it is the largest Catholic church in the Philippines and Asia. The religious site made of coral stones and adobe stands at 88.6m high and 48m wide. Locals go here to pay respect to their patron saint, Martin of Tours, whom they celebrate every November.
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Mount Pico De Loro

Situated along the towns of Ternate and Nasugbu in Batangas is where you’ll find Mount Pico De Loro. It is part of the Mounts Palay-Palay–Mataas-na-Gulod Protected Landscape and is named as such due to the shape of its peak similar to a parrot’s beak. It is one of the most acclaimed hiking destinations in Batangas because it is beginner-friendly and offers remarkable views of the nearby towns. One must-do activity here is taking a photo of its famous monolith.
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Caleruega Chapel of Transfiguration

Caleruega Chapel of Transfiguration is a chapel and retreat center found on top of a hill in the municipality of Nasugbu. Many couples choose to wed here, thanks to its picturesque surroundings, vibrant landscape, and view of the mountains close to the area. For visitors who are yet to tie the knot, Caleruega Chapel still holds mass regularly that anyone can attend. Aside from its iconic Transfiguration Chapel with stained glass windows, make sure to check Calaruega’s other features, including a Japanese garden, hanging bridge, and koi pond, among others.
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Why people love Batangas

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Aquaria Water Park Day Pass
The price is much cheaper here in Klook considering that the resort is high end. Had a great time in Aquaria Water Park. All members of the family have enjoyed the weekend. The staff are the best. For recommendation though is the timely feed of the booking to the resort. I have to send a separate email to the resort for their confirmation and then send another email upon arrival in the resort as they haven't received the code from Klook.

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