Batangas is a popular tourist destination for beach lovers. Surrounded by coastal areas, it features some of the most frequently visited beach and diving attractions for both locals and tourists. Cheap resorts around the province offer rates starting between $60 to $90.
Apart from its bustling, tourism-driven economy, Batangas is a top producer of high-grade coffee varieties, sugar and other agricultural products in the country. It is also home to many cultural and historical landmarks tracing from centuries back during the days of the Spanish colonial rule. Batangas is also an important port for trade and commerce.
Anilao Outrigger Resort
Located in Solo, Mabini, Anilao Outrigger Resort features a total of 40 rooms overlooking the breathtaking Balayan Bay. It offers affordable accommodation options all featuring views of the sea. The standard and family rooms can accommodate from two to four people. Aside from spectacular window views, the deluxe rooms also open up to sea-front verandas.
Anilao Outrigger Resort is a popular choice for divers and water sports enthusiasts. It has a full range of aqua sport equipment including kayaks, pedal and banana boats. It also provides in-house access to diving courses and diving packages complete with guides and instructors that are all duly-accredited by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).
Portulano Dive Resort
Mainly targeted as a place for relaxation, Portulano Dive Resort in San Luis features a relaxing ambiance far from commercialism and urban sites. It is a popular destination for friends and families who want to discover and enjoy marine life. Snorkeling, scuba diving or just merely walking down the shoreline offers sightings of many fish, crab and coral species.
Portulano offers quality lodging services at affordable rates. All accommodation options feature private verandas with doors that fully open up to stunning views of the ocean. They are also packaged with three buffet meals, unlimited brewed coffee, tea and drinking water and roundtrip boat transfers to and from the resort’s private parking area.
Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel
Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel in Lian is a famous budget summer getaway spot for many Filipinos in the Philippines’ Southern Tagalog region and nearby areas including Metro Manila. It features a total of 81 air-conditioned rooms consisting of: 51 deluxe rooms; two deluxe suites; six one-bedroom family suites; six superior family rooms; and 16 beachside villas. All accommodation options have private bathrooms and spacious verandas. The executive rooms and suites also have TV sets and minibars.
The resort features dining and entertainment facilities including the Wave Music Lounge and Café Caballero. It also provides corporate facilities for business travelers including a business center and a conference room.