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Batangas is a favorite weekend or summer destination because of its accessibility from Manila and other cities surrounding the province. This comes as no surprise because it has a number of mountains that are easy to do as a day or overnight camping trip. The vistas are beautiful and the trails relatively easy, even for beginners.
Other than hiking the mountains, the province is also a popular place to visit because of the beaches, which are accessible by public transportation or private car, making them viable quick getaways for weekend warriors. Masasa Beach, Fortune Island, Sombrero Island, Sepoc Beach, and Laiya are just some of the places you can visit to enjoy swimming, wading, bumming around, relaxing, and getting a tan. The mix of white to cream-colored shores, cerulean waters, and swaying trees make for a beautiful and serene backdrop.
Batangas’ beaches are beautiful on the surface, but what lies beneath its waters are just as magnificent. The province is also a diving destination; there are a lot of resorts and scuba schools concentrated in Anilao, Mabini. These offer packages ranging from affordable to expensive that include instructor fees, room, and board, transportation, and equipment.
The province also has a number of historical landmarks if you want to know more about its past and culture. There are heritage houses in various states of repair and restoration and old churches that are remnants of Spanish influence.
You can make Lipa City your base for exploring all the natural and historical attractions the province has to offer. The city has a variety of accommodations for all types of budgets. There are malls nearby to shop or dine in during your stay. There are also fast-food chains and local restaurants, food stalls, or carinderias where you can try the local fare.
Here are the top recommended hotels and resorts in Lipa City as rated by Agoda users, in no particular order.
Note: Rates MAY not yet include taxes and other fees. Ranking and rates may change over time, so always double-check before booking.
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The Farm At San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa City
Cintai – Coritos Garden Hotel
Sitio Pandayan, Malabanan, Balete, Lipa City
The Suites at Mount Malarayat
Barangay Dagatan, Lipa, Lipa City
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
J.M. Katigbak Street, Lipa City
The Zillion Builders Pavilion
A. Tanco Road, Balintawak, Lipa City
Lamar, Pilahan Street, Sabang, Lipa City
Hotel La Corona de Lipa
Kilometer 84, President J.P. Laurel Hi-way, Pilahan, Lipa City
Anfa Royale Hotel
Barangay San Carlos, Lipa City
Hotel ni Mang Jose
Ayala Hi-way, Balintawak, Lipa City
The Blue Sapphire Hotel
Purok 5, Barangay Sico, Lipa City
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.