What travelers are saying
- as the volcano is inaccessible, the experience rating largely depends on where one stays to appreciate the lake and volcano view. We stayed at Nu'uk Taal Boutique Hotel which was absolutely marvellous! Excellent view of volcano and lakeWritten 9 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It was a little after 8am when we arrived in the City of Batangas. The city is almost a three hour drive from Quezon City. Once we were at the Grand Terminal, we had to ask around for where we can find a Jeepney ride to Anilao Port. It wasn’t really difficult as there were many who offered to take our group to Anilao. The fare was not at all expensive, we paid the driver PHP 40 each, that’s about 0.80 USD and in less than an hour we arrived safely at the port.
Anilao Port was packed with folks going to Tingloy to spend the weekend. We were given numbers assigned to our boat ride, and waited for two more hours before we got onto a boat that will take us to the island, and in less than an hour we arrived at Tingloy port. Tricycle rides were waiting to pick us up and to bring us to where we will be staying.
We travelled to Batangas with barely enough sleep. I wonder sometimes why we do this to ourselves, but hey, we had much fun! 😉
The ride to the house where we will be staying overnight was just a 15 minutes. It is important to note, that there are no houses at the beach and to get there you’ll need to either take a boat ride to its shore or to walk. We did both though. Walked to the beach and also rode a boat going there. It was quite fun hiking to the beach, and the waters going to the beach is crystal clear you can almost see the corals under.Written 14 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Once you reach the summit of the place, the scene is breath-taking, not to mention the fresh air gently blowing against your skin.Written 18 November 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Well this was nice and people were saying the rosary while I was there. It is NOT handicap assessible at all and your have to walk about 400 meters up the hill. It help me cool my angst after the gjuards would not allow us to dive up the hill. When I complained they said "oh yes you can drive". This was not true. The Philippines try to modern BUT it kis NOT. I am still puzzeled now ehy the country is listed in the top ten for retirees. The traffic in Manila is the worst I have experienced and even the taxis will not take you into the heart of the city after 12:00 or 1:00 P.M. The traffic is worse at night and you can get lost as my "professional" driver did even though he had gps BUT did not use it. So be prepared - chapels and shrines give you a break from the stress of getting there and the best way to see the country and the shrines is by driving so you can stop along the way and eat, shop, and view a wonderful environment.Written 29 February 2020
- aA 'tricycle driver' took at to down town to see this Cathedral. It's one of the few things worth visiting in town. So don't miss itWritten 7 June 2016
- By all accounts, it appears the apparitions are the real thing. The gold dusts, rose petals and healing spring water are akk typical manifestations of the Blessed Virgins apparitions. Many claim healing aftet wutnessing an spparition. A Documentary by ABS-Cbn by Jun Krithly and Daphne Osena. Emma themedium dreamt of theapparitions while in the Muddle East & US.Written 30 December 2017
- A place where you can get the total relaxation you need is in here! The staffs are very accommodating. The farm has swimming pools, function halls and air-conditioned rooms. Great place for team buildings, seminars and training.Written 12 August 2019
- An enormous Maria statue one hour drive from Batangas City. At the time we visit they allow us to come close but the building was closed for renovation. There was nobody else which maybe was due to bad weather also. Anyways. Impressive but surely more impact when allows into the building and up.Written 22 August 2022
- Though this is considered a beginner's climb, I say you still need to be physically prepared for the climb and not take this mountain lightly. It's quite a pleasant climb except for some muddy parts because we climbed after a rain the previous day. The climb is divided into 6 stations. Each station of the climb can be a stopover with food offered by the locals. Check this one off your bucket list if you are not for the hard core mountains.Written 25 February 2018
- If you are looking for a cheap escape from the city, Layag layag is definitely a go to place. Although if you have qualms with a big crowd and elbow to elbow tents, this place is not for you.
Layag layag was an experience for me and my friends since our reason for coming was to chill and listen to the waves and be free off the city during our restday over the weekend.
We left Manila 11 taking a different route as advised thinking it would be faster. So wheb going to Nasugbu, take the Nasugbu routes in Buendia and Pasay, not the ones in Alabang, it will take you forever before you arrive Nasugbu. BTW, bus ride is about P120 from Buendia to Nasugbu. In Nasugbu, ride a trike going to Papaya. Trike usually costs 350 for 4 people. When you reach papaya, contact Kuya Rudy, for your boat ride to layag layag and should you decide to go snorkling, cave hopping, cliff jumping. Boat ride to the island is P200 two way and 300 each for the activities. Most of the residents of barangay papaya was very friendly and accomodating.
Kuya Rudy's number is (0916) 699 6497. Check out some of the photos taken in the beach.Written 3 April 2017
- The ppace is still a go to travel by a lot of Filipinos. The location is perfect for family getway. However, I hope they control the number of businesses being built. Too much balsa. Too much bangka. Dangerous for children swimming. All in all it was a niceplace to go.Written 30 April 2019
- We visit this underwater treasure and we realized that water are important, we are not the only one living on this place, so we must maintained it wellWritten 15 November 2015
- La Virginia is good for children but not for those who like to have awesome instagrammable photos. Simply because a lot of things are random. They have different theme for each pool area. It doesn't feel classy but again if you have kids then you'll like this place. I guess it's also nice with barkada at night. The best feature for me would be the beautiful view of Taal.Written 1 October 2019
- need to identify possible solution to environmental issues about waste management and tourism planning for this area.Written 5 March 2016
- This church is a must-see and you can really feel the presence of God during the mass. Its very clean and since it is in a rural area, you can really enjoy the fresh air, inside-out the church.Written 6 October 2019
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- The best day trips from Batangas City according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
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