Known for its luxury wellness resorts and spas, Lipa City is a fantastic place to relax, unwind and soak up the Filipino sunshine. The stunning Malepunyo Mountain Range makes for a gorgeous backdrop, with a string of fabulous hotels nestled in the highlands.
For those craving a little luxury, checking into the exclusive Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club for the day is a must. Beyond resorts, Lipa City serves as the gateway to the wider Province of Batangas. Dotted with volcanoes, mountains, lakes and forests, the region is a mecca for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Lipa is well linked by roads and national highways, with the drive to Manila taking around two hours. Long distance buses also make the trip, running to both Manila and Batangas City. Manila International is the closest airport. Once in Lipa, colourful jeepneys, buses and taxis are the easiest and cheapest way to get around.
Like most Filipino cities, Lipa takes its Roman Catholic roots very seriously. It’s hailed as the Rome of the Philippines, with beautiful pilgrim churches and shrines dotting the city and its surrounds. It was once ruled by the Spanish, with its European roots shining through in the form of grand religious monuments.