A Guide to the Rich Batangas Province
Take an hour’s drive from Manila and find yourself immersed in the coastal beauty of Batangas. Discover more than just great food and adventure here.
BY ANGELICA MONTORO
The allure of Batangas is not quite new to many. In fact, this rich province always tops travel guides when people want accessibility, beauty, and nature. It is home to one of the most majestic volcanoes in the Philippines, the Taal Volcano, and magnificent coral reefs located in Anilao, which continue to dazzle professional divers and amateurs alike. It is also known for its strong and aromatic barako coffee If you’re planning to have a quick getaway not far from Metro Manila, here’s our top picks of destinations in Batangas.
WELLNESS: FARM AT SAN BENITO LIPA, BATANGAS
An escape is what we’re all craving for, especially after these lockdowns. At The Farm at San Benito, get ready to be pampered while in the midst of nature. The Farm offers medically-supervised holistic programs grouped in the following: Health Optimization Programs, Executive Health Programs, Cellular Health Programs, Aesthetic Programs, and Special Treatments. These treatments allow visitors to recuperate and be re-energized to face another week of hustling in the city.
DIVING: SALTITUDE RESORT MABINI, BATANGAS
If you’re one for water adventures and thrilling experiences, then Saltitude Beach Resort is for you. Located along the coastal waters of Mabini, Batangas, the resort allows you to explore Batangas’ famous coral reefs. While here, try out the different water adventures - from diving, wind-surfing, kayaking, and snorkeling. If you’re up for a more leisure afternoon, boat rides can bring you to the beach’s most scenic spots.