Gandhi

Topics: Batangas, Taal Lake, Lipa City Pages: 5 (1215 words) Published: August 25, 2013
HOW TO GET HERE
One can reach the Batangas from various points of Luzon, which also depends on what part of the province are you heading to.

From Manila via SLEX – STAR Tollway
STAR Tollway has exits which will lead you to the town of Sto. Tomas, the city of Tanauan, and then the town of Malvar. If you wish to go to Lipa City proper, turn right upon reaching Lipa City toll exit. Right in the city proper is the access road going to the towns of Padre Garcia, Rosario, and San Juan. Turning left upon reaching Lipa City toll exit will lead you to the towns of Mataasnakahoy, San Jose, Cuenca, Alitagtag and other neighboring towns. The last toll exit is Batangas City exit where you can access the provincial capitol, and the towns of San Pascual, Bauan, Mabini, and other nearby municipalities. Directions above lead you to the eastern part of Batangas. If you wish to go to the other side of the province where some of the other beaches are located, below is your road guide.

From Manila via SLEX – Tagaytay City
From SLEX, take the Sta. Rosa toll exit, turn right to reach Silang, Cavite then Tagaytay City. The town of Nasugbu, Batangas comes after Tagaytay City. Turning left after the boundary of Batangas and Cavite will lead you to Diokno Highway — your access to the towns of Calaca, Lemery, Taal, and San Luis. From Nasugbu Highway, you will reach the beach resorts of Nasugbu, Lian, and Calatagan if you take a right at the Palico junction, while taking a left will bound you to the towns of Tuy, Balayan, and Calaca. TRANSPORTATION GUIDE

Getting around Batangas can be done mostly by land transport (except for the town of Tingloy – the only island municipality, and the other islands of the province). You can roam around Batangas through bus, jeepney, or tricycle. Bus lines with routes going to and from Batangas are DLTBCo, ALPS, SUPREME Bus Lines, Dela Rosa Transit, JAC Liner, and Batangas Starexpress.

BEACHES

CALATAGAN
The beaches of Calatagan are popular among Manileño weekenders. The Calatagan peninsula lies between the South China Sea and Balayan Bay, the reason why this town is among the top destinations of beach bums. Travel time takes you three hours from Manila. Beach resorts in Calatagan offer interesting things such as wakeboarding (in Lago de Oro), spa services (in Golden Sunset Resort and Spa), snorkeling, diving, and access to Cape Santiago lighthouse. LEMERY

Lemery is known for its fine black sand which some people find therapeutic. Beach resorts are abound in Brgy. Nonong Casto. Aside from Nasugbu, the shoreline of Lemery is also a chosen destination of skimboarders. LIAN

The Municipality of Lian cradles Matabungkay beach, the one that first became a popular vacation destination for well-heeled people in and out of Batangas. The creamy white sand of Matabungkay and the colorful balsas (bamboo beach rafts) are just two of the reasons why this beach remains to be a preferred destination for summer getaways. Lian still has another another beach less popular than Matabungkay but offers a five-kilometer stretch of brown sand – San Diego beach. LOBO

Beaches in Lobo may not be as prominent as the other beaches in the province but if you opt for a vacation by the sea and under the sun without a huge crowd, head to Lobo and discover its clear waters. One can reach the Lobo’s beaches through the barangays of Fabrica, Malabrigo, Sawang, Soloc, Banalo, Biga, and Olo-olo. If you are fond of fine white sand, the shoreline of Bgry. Fabrica will give you that. MABINI

The Municipality of Mabini is situated on the Calumpang Peninsula. Its most prominent barangay is Anilao because of its diving and snorkeling sites. Local and foreign divers frequent Anilao’s world-class dive spots, making it one of the country’s top destinations for underwater splendor. NASUGBU

This first-class municipality on the western tip of Batangas boasts of a stunning coastline. Nasugbu is home to the charming Natipuan Beach, Tali Beach, Kawayan...
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