Fascinating tourist spots in Batangas makes it one of the top destinations in the Philippines near Metro Manila. Its lovely white sand beaches, islands, dives sites and mountains are perfect getaways near the crowded cities.
Batangas is a province in the Philippines located in CALABARZON Region in Luzon, around 2 – 3 hours bus ride from Manila. It offers variety of accommodations from budget to luxury hotels and resorts (Check online rates here). Below is the list of top tourist spots in Batangas you may want to visit in your next holiday or summer vacation.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Batangas
1. Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano is one of the most visited tourist spots in Batangas. It is the smallest active volcano in the Philippines located within a lake, Taal Lake. Inside the volcano there is another lake, Taal Crater Lake. This interesting feature makes a really picturesque view. It is possible to visit the volcano, one can ride a boat to reach the foot Taal Volcano and from there one can either trek or ride a horse to reach the top. It is not advisable though to swim in the Taal Crater Lake.
2. Fortune Island
Fortune Island is one of the beautiful places to visit in Batangas famous for its crumbling pillars called the “Acropolis” from the Acropolis of Athens in Greece. It was once a private luxury island resort but it is now an abandoned one due to lack of freshwater source and prone to typhoons. If you are expecting a white sand beach and good facilities, for family outings, this is not your ideal destination. But for group of friends who loves camping, snorkeling and cliff diving, this can be your ideal destination. Aside from that, take photography to goddess level as the imitation of ancient pillars of Greece makes a beautiful backdrop.