A thriving port city in the Calabarzon region of the Philippines, Batangas City is where visitors can enjoy beaches, diving and island exploration of nearby Tingloy, Ligpo and Isla Verde. The Central Business District is lined with shops and eateries, while nearby Lipa City offers a vibrant nightlife scene.
Things to do
In addition to its port and harbour areas, the coastline of Batangas offers plenty of opportunities for family fun at Matabungkay Beach and Masasa Beach, as well as diving in Balayan Bay. Be sure to visit the white beaches in Laiya, San Juan, Mabini, Anilao and Cuenca as well.
Perfect for history enthusiasts, visit the Basilica de la Immaculada, originally built in 1581, to get a feel for the more genteel parts of this bustling metropolis. Most visitors head for Plaza Mabini to connect with locals, and visit Laurel Park to see the renowned sculpture “Diwa ng Batangeuno,” said to embody to spirit and virtues of the Batangueno people. Take a stroll through Museo Puntong Batangan for a full immersion in Batangas history and culture.
Public transportation within Batangas City relies primarily on passenger jeepneys and tricycles. Buses operate from Batangas Grand Central Terminal and are convenient for getting to and from the city, with frequent routes to Manila and Luzon. Ferries and various water vessels departing from the Port of Batangas are a scenic way to explore the region, particularly the smaller islands nearby.