Attractions

batangas attractions

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

♦ Anilao diving spots (Mabini)
Batangas is where diving in the Philippines was born. Diving spots in Anilao became world famous because of the magnificent underwater photo opportunities and the ‘natural high’ it offers for scuba divers. The tourism officer of Mabini can answer your queries about the enthralling wonders their seas have.

♦ Calatagan Mangrove Forest Conservation Park (Calatagan)
Locally known as “Ang Pulo”, the park is home to about 20 species of mangroves 15 of which have been identified, a wide variety of shellfish and crustaceans and other marine life. It also plays host to abundant species of birds, many of which nest and stay in the area to feed in the vicinity. (http://angpulo-cmfcp.blogspot.com/)

♦ Mt. Batulao (Nasugbu)
♦ Mt. Malarayat (Lipa City)

♦ Taal Lake and Volcano
Lake Taal is the third largest in the country (240 sq km) and it cradles a 23 sq km island with a 1.2 sq km crater lake within. It has 37 tributaries flowing into it and only one outlet to the sea, the 8.2 km Pansipit River which flows out to Balayan Bay. It is home to 15 species of migratory fish and 4 species of endemic fish (e.g. tawilis and maliputo), as well as reptiles like the fresh sea snake known as duhol. The basin is composed of 9 watersheds.

Taal Volcano is a unique geological masterpiece and a major landmark considered to be the heart of the province of Batangas. It is a sought after destination accessible through the municipalities of Talisay, San Nicolas, and Balete.

♦ Tingloy shoreline (Tingloy)

♦ Verde Island Passage
It is now more popularly known as the center of the center of marine biodiversity – a place with the greatest concentration of marine species in the Indo-Malay-Philippine archipelago. Contact the tourism officer of Batangas City for more info about the Verde Island Passage.

MAN-MADE ATTRACTIONS

♦ Lago de Oro (Calatagan)
♦ Batangas Racing Circuit (Rosario)
♦ Fantasy World (Lemery)
♦ Batangas Country Club (Batangas City)
♦ Malarayat Golf and Country Club (Lipa City)