You don’t have to drive far(ther)!

Check out these Batangas destinations for your next quick getaway and put them in your 2020 bucket list

First impressions don’t have to last. Take for instance Batangas. Many of us can tell in a snap that it is an impromptu getaway for swimming, diving, and chilling in the shore because of its renowned beaches and private coves. Most of us, especially those living in Luzon, can recall memorable and fun water experiences on that place. Because why not? Going there from the Metro will only take you 30 minutes to an hour if all goes well with the traffic. The resorts are almost a stone’s throw away sandwiched with restaurants to complete the experience!

But Batangas is becoming more than meets the eye as years come by. Aside from the water activities that it is best known for, this province is blossoming into a hub of many other things! As you enter a new decade, have you thought of revisiting your bucket lists and add something that resonates to #TravelGoals?

Batangas Lakelands

Whether you are a #Southie or not, this new go-to place set to be the next destination if you are looking for a 24/7, weekly and all-year round destination for nature chill spots, water extreme sports, or plainly a spot for a quick getaway.

A real estate development property under the Asset Growth Inc. under the First Asia Venture Capital Group, Batangas Lakelands boasts the following premier sites under its umbrella:

Lima Park Hotel

Lima Park Hotel is the first and only 4-star hotel in Batangas. This 136-room business and leisure hotel is located at the Lima township in Malvar, Batangas, featuring excellent accommodations and facilities.

The hotel boasts of its 4 restaurants which can cater to different cuisines and palates. With two main ballrooms and ten function rooms Lima Park can host your corporate and social events.

Amore Point

Setting you off on the Taal Lake Cruise is Amore Point, the pier’s landing and staging point for the cruise.

Extending the Batangueño hospitality, Amore Point operates two 32-passenger catamarans namely, Lady of the Lake and Queen Fisher. It operates an eight- passenger small boat and a four-stroke two-passenger jet ski.

Lakepoint Manakah

Manakah is located in the municipality of Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas. It is an elevated lakefront property that gives visitors an exceptional view of the Taal Volcano Island, an escape from the usual view seen from Tagaytay. Probably by now, you’ve already been advised that the famous volcano is located in Batangas!

The place is available for family outings, overnight camping, and exclusive team building activities.

Marian Orchard

For those of faith, the Marian Orchard is a pilgrimage site for prayer and reflection.

Located in Balete, Batangas, the 41,000 sqm site serves as a spiritual oasis for Roman Catholic religion and Marian devotion. The orchard has more than 300,000 tourists every year.

Check out our previous entry [insert hyperlink] to know more about it this place.

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Other must-visit attractions in Batangas are the following:



Enter into this Pinterest-y space where the natural beauty of Nasugbu and it lush greens are highlighted.

Domescape is the first glamping site of its kind here in the Philippines. Their geodesic dome is not your average tent as it gives you a luxury hotel vibe with its facilities, amenities, and services. This place also took it up a notch as they encourage its guests to avoid bringing plastics when they stay at the place.

Domescape is located at Nasugbu, Batangas. | Contact no.: +63 925 772 6363. Facebook:

The Farm at San Benito

Farm at San Benito

If you’re looking for a zen place to be at your best element as a tito or tita of Manila, check out this ecoluxury holistic medical wellness resort in Lipa City where you can get the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. With the life-giving energy that this place pulsates, you will get the best of both worlds of holistic treatments and rich vegan food.

The Resort is located at 119 Barangay Tipakan 4217, Lipa City, Batangas | Contact nos.: +632 8 884 8074/ +63 918 884 8080 | Website:

Aqua Park at Balai Isabel

Aqua Park at Balai Isabel

While we’re giving you a broader perspective of Batangas, we cannot totally pull you out from the water especially if it is as thrilling as this water park with huge trampolines, giant slides, crazy obstacles, and exciting pit stops. If you’re competitive enough to brave these stuff, you might be the next player in the U.S. show American Ninja Warrior.

The Aqua Park at Balai Isabel is located at Talisay, Batangas | Contact nos.: +632 8 884 8074/ +63 918 884 8080 | Website: