Batangas City: A Place to Visit
By: Deo Balmes
One of the best things we love is traveling. We all have this longing to discover and see more places. And although this pandemic has caused us to cancel some travel goals this year, let’s not stop discovering places.
Let’s go south and know more about the beautiful city of Batangas!
Batangas City is accessible to other leading cities in the Southern portion of Luzon and even in Metro Manila. The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) makes it easier and more convenient to travel to the booming and growing tourism industry of the city.
Batangas City is home to world-class natural wonders, sceneries, and many other tourist destinations. It has magnificent beaches, reposeful islands, and spectacular mountains. The city is ideal for outings and gateways with your family.
The first stop is the amazing structural design of the Monte Maria Shrine. The Statue of Mary, Mother of All Asia, stands at 322ft and is the world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary. It is located at Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City, thirty minutes away from the city proper. Here, you will find peace and tranquility. It is a perfect place to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city.
Second is the splendid place of Verde Island or more known to locals as the lone island barangay in the city. It is an awesome adventure to visit the island as it is a paradise of marine creatures, and it’s clear blue waters are undeniably breathtaking. It is the center of the city’s marine diversity. The place is the absolute go-to for some adventure whether you are alone or with your loved ones. No busy streets and polluted air, just you, the calming sound of the waves, and the salty breeze of the island.
The third is the friendly trails of Mount Banoi. It is a dwarf mountain that stands at 960 meters above sea level and is relatively a good trail for first-timers. The hike will start at Barangay Malabnig marker, gradually mounting through the woods and passing some streams and tree plantations. The journey to the peak is undeniably tiring but worth it.
Imagine city life with these astounding natural wonders!
Batangas City was also hailed as World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) One Planet City Challenge 2019-2020 country winner. The city’s comprehensive mitigation and adaptation plans of its specific climate vulnerabilities gained the confidence of the urban sustainability experts from across the globe. Batangas City also aims to be the first carbon-neutral city in the Philippines.
Travel and explore this beautiful city as you find your dream home at the exclusive community of Lessandra Azienda Batangas, where peace and serenity meet. Lessandra is a housing brand under Vista Land and offers affordable house and lot in the Philippines. Located at Brgy. Tinga Labac, Batangas City, this vibrant community is only a few minutes away from all of Batangas City’s world-class tourist spots.
The city also has an influx of on-going developments like the Tinga-Pinamucan Bypass Road and Batangas City-San Pascual-Bauan Road. These projects make it the best choice to be in the city as it makes traveling to the city more convenient.
All these natural spots, flourishing developments, and promising ventures can be experienced and enjoyed here in the green city of Batangas. Great investment awaits you! From exciting natural wonders to a mesmerizing location for tourism, business location, and for your personal space, Batangas is the perfect place to be. Ala-eh! kaganda dine.