Batangas - Basic Facts and Figures

 

Before we delve into all the wonderful things that Batangas can offer, let’s take a look first at some of the basic information that will come in handy as you explore the province:

  • Batangas is located in the CALABARZON region. Batangas City as its capital. 
  • Ten minutes away from the city proper, you will find the Batangas Port. This is a major port in the region, serving as a strategic point of entry for shipments from nearby provinces. Tourists can go to Mindoro, Romblom, Marinduque, and other areas by riding a boat or ferry from the port.
  • From Metro Manila, you can reach Batangas via bus. Key terminals are located in Cubao and Kamias in Quezon City. Travel time is about two hours. 
  • The town of Sto. Tomas, known as the gateway to Batangas, is 60 kilometers south of Metro Manila. Transportation will not be a problem. If you do not have your own car, you can go around the province by riding a jeepney or tricycle.
  • There are several shopping malls around the province; most of them are in Lipa City and Batangas City.
  • Credit cards are accepted in major establishments. 
  • It is popular for its beaches and diving spots.You can find them in Mabini, Lian, Nasugbu, and Laiya.
  • The Taal Volcano is one of the many tourist destinations in Batangas. Situated in the middle of Taal Lake, the volcano offers a magnificent view. People can take a closer look at its water-filled crater by renting a boat. 
  • Batangas is also well-known for its products such as the balisong (butterfly knife), kapeng barako (brewed coffee), and embroideries. 
  • There are a lot of restaurants and food stalls where you can taste some of the local delicacies such as sinaing na tulingan, tawilis, and bulalo.

Discover Batangas. Let this site help you in your journey to this province. Have a nice trip!