Adventure is hard to find these days. When almost every destination has been explored and every path is well-trodden, paradise can sometimes appear familiar and easy. Batangas is probably the earliest choice for weekend warriors from the capital. It is an easy choice. It’s familiar. Yet, Batangas has been surprising
Traveling is arguably one of the most preferred methods in relieving stress; the desire to step out of our busy work schedules and go on a short trip to escape for a while is seemingly becoming a trend nowadays. Given the tiniest bit of time, we revelers would grab every
Creating a Batangas itinerary is a tricky exercise. It’s something that I, born and raised in Batangas, has always known from the very beginning. Whenever a friend from Manila or other provinces would come visit and I would try to create one, I spend much more time than I probably
Abandoned places always captivate me. Being there or just seeing photos of those once glorious places heightens my senses and imagination; the breaths made, sighs released, and laughter shared in the past are magnified and revived by the solemnity of the place. Most of the time, I catch myself playing inside my
First things first. Sepoc isn’t an island. It’s a beach lacing the western tip of Maricaban Island in Tingloy, Batangas. It’s the same island that harbors some of the municipality’s other fast-rising beaches like Oscar Island (which is not an island either) and Masasa Beach.
Until very recently, Masasa Beach was a concealed gem, stashed away from the watchful eye of weekend warriors from Manila. But something this precious is hard to keep secret. As soon as word got out, tourists came in droves, rattling what used to be a dormant town.
Last week, we compiled the 10 best-rated beach resorts in Batangas. A couple of things surprised us: One, that there are a lot of awesome, well-equipped properties scattered around the province; and two — and this is more shocking for us — they are all very expensive. When we averaged
Over the past couple of years, Masasa Beach has emerged as a favorite hideaway among the Manila crowd. What used to be a best-kept secret has become a go-to weekend destination especially for campers. Although relatively remote, Masasa Beach is quite accessible, even if you’re taking public transportation. If you’re
Last year, we featured the 10 best beaches in Batangas with information on how to pull off a do-it-yourself getaway. This year, it’s time for a little bit of pampering — resorts!
Almost every decade, a new destination rattles the world of Manila-based beach chasers. In the 1950s, Matabungkay was put on the tourist map after two German travelers “rediscovered” it. In the 1970s, all roads led to Puerto Galera after UNESCO declared it a protected area. In the late 2000s, the