BATANGAS: The Next Top Destination in the Philippines

Enriched with 7,107 islands surrounded by four oceans, the Philippines is known as a rich tropical archipelago. Its hot and humid climate has made the country a hotspot for tourists looking to unwind in beach destinations that offer summer all-year long such as world-class islands: Boracay in Visayas and Palawan in Mindanao. Metro cities’ Cebu and Davao are also some of the must-see places that carry its own version of tourist attractions beginning with its flavourful food, flamboyant street festivals, and warm and hospitable people.

The country’s capital, Metro Manila, located in the National Capital Region (NCR) in Luzon, also the most populated area in the Philippines with over 67 Million people, is a 24/7 hub spot for business and leisure both for international enterprises and local residents. The culture driver, the Filipinos, who are also considered to be one of the most hardworking people in the world, also know how to enjoy, rest, have fun, and spend time with family. With an average age group of 25, more and more Filipinos are making travel a priority to keep a well-balanced life.

Just over 60 minutes on a good day outside of Metro Manila, the top tourist destination is Tagaytay. With its high land and cool weather, couples, friends and families traverse its uphill road to eat at top restaurants such as Antonio’s for special occasions; Leslie’s for local, sumptuous food; or even any of the side street restaurants that offer "Bulalo", a bone marrow-based soup dish best when served hot, will bring a gastronomical experience that one will never forget.

Exploring nature in style doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Here is Lakeland’s Yacht Cruise which will take you in the middle of Taal Lake. And if you’re still looking, perhaps we might drop a hint for a more romantic proposal.

Take your friendship to the next level. You don’t need a special occasion to celebrate good company. Aboard Lakelands Yacht Cruise, you can enjoy a good wining and dining on a regular day.

If one proceeds to travel another 30 minutes from Tagaytay, Batangas is definitely one of the next best destination in the Philippines. Known for its "Barako Coffee" and petfriendly beaches, Batangas Lakelands is your 24/7, weekly and all-year round destination for nature chill spots, water extreme sports, or plainly a gateway for a quick getaway.

"We have made it a point to offer the Filipino tourist — whether with your "barkada" or your family — something to do for the first time but is worth doing over and over again such as taking a yacht to sip a freshly cut buko (coconut) juice at Lakepoint Manakah paired with a "binalot" lunch or afrernoon snack while waiting for the beautiful sunset seen from Taal Lake’s horizon; or get competitive and arm lock with your friends through a dragon boat competition at Amore Point — all found in Batangas Lakelands," said by Lakelands’ Executive Director, Lionel Belen.

Batangas Lakelands is Batangas’ newest destination with a tour and experience which begins at Limapark Hotel, a four-star 136-room business and leisure hotel located only 60 minutes away from Makati via the South Luzon Expressway and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollway). Limapark Hotel is located in Lima Commercial Estate, Malvar, Batangas.

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