It is one of the oldest provinces in the Philippines, having the Heritage Town of Taal and numerous century-old churches as proof. Batangas has the second largest seaport in the country and it is the gateway to the other southernmost provinces in the Philippines.
The proximity of Batangas from Manila had made it as one of the best choices to quickly escape the hectic life in the city. Nasugbu, Calatagan, Laiya, San Juan, Anilao, Tingloy and Bauan top the list of places in Batangas that have nice beaches and astonishing underwater world. You may find its clear blue waters hard to resist.
Its terrain is also mountainous. It is where Taal Volcano, which is one of the world’s smallest volcano can be found. Also, some of the minor climbs that are best for newbie hikers are spread among the municipalities of Cuenca (Mt. Maculot), Nasugbu (Mt. Talamitam and Mt. Batulao), Sto. Tomas (Mt. Manabu), San Juan (Mt. Daguldul), Anilao (Mt. Gulugod Baboy a.k.a. Mt. Pinagbanderahan) and Tingloy (Mt. Mag-Asawang Bato) to name a few.