Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Valentino Resort Spa Directions and Amenities

This resort is not located near a beach but worth sharing if you are interested for Batangas destinations

Valentino Resort Spa is usually a venue for wedding pictorial, pre-nup, and in wedding events.
But it is also good for corporate events, debut and birthdays
It is located in Pinagtung-ulan, San Jose, Batangas

You'll have lots of amenities to enjoy, pools, spa, gym, view deck and gardens and more

How to get to Valentino Resort Spa?
From Manila, you have to take SLEX, Startollway and exit to Tambo, Lipa.
From Tambo, Lipa exit, take left and go to Barangay Banay-Banay

In Banay, banay, you will see a fork direction and you need to go right going to Cuenca
There are street signs for Valentino Spa in major road intersections.

On your way to Valentino Resort Spa, you'll pass by stores offering 'Lomi', a famous Filipino-Chinese menu in Batangas.  In Lipa, you can search for Lomi King and ask for your serving of Lomi. Try it.
I even suggested it to my friends.

Here are picture and detailed map for Valentino Resort Spa in Batangas

This is their facebook account https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valentino-Resort-and-Spa/127450947272164

Friday, October 18, 2013

Burot Beach Review

My friend is going to Burot Beach.  He shares that there are no Wi-Fi or electricity on this beach.
I wander if that is true. I'm  excited to hear more about their experience

Anyway, here are some awesome photos from other bloggers http://ourtravelcrib.blogspot.com/2013/06/discovering-secluded-burot-beach-of.html

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Club Balai Isabel

Club Balai Isabel Review

Club Balai Isabel is located on Talisay, Batangas

In Club Balai Isabel, you'll find pools, lakes, and a close-up view of Taal Volcano.
They also have butterfly sanctuary,  fishes on aquariums, spa facility, and even fish spa.

Due to its wide amenties, it's good for large corporate events and family bonding.

Club Balai Isabel is a popular choice for wedding event. Even Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto got married on this resort.

Watch their video on youtube

Club Balai Isabel is one of  best spots for a lakefront wedding!

The municipality of Talisay is a congregation of plant nurseries.
Bring a large car and fill it with ornamental plants and fruit trees that are being sold around Talisay.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Things to do in Batangas

1. Visit Grand Churches
Visit Taal Basilica which is known as the largest Catholic Church in Asia.
It is a usual venue for wedding events

2. Visit Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano is an island in a lake in an island in a lake in an island.
You'll get a full view in Tagaytay area but Taal Volcano is actually part of Batangas

3. Get wet in Parada ng Lechon
In Balayan, Batangas every year they celebrate fiesta and they throw water to each other
They also roast whole pigs and displays and shares them on a parade.

4. Drive then  Dive!
You can dive with fishes and other marine creatues in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas

5. Climb every Mountain
Mount Maculot, Mount Batulao, Mount Talamitan. They are just samples of mountains that can be found in Batangas

Monday, September 30, 2013

Resort in Cuenca Batangas

1. Villa Cornelia Resort located 265 P. Gomez Street, Brgy. Ibabao, 4222 Cuenca, Batangas

Their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/villacorneliaresort
Browse their photos and albums to check their swimming Pools, Nipa huts, cottages, rooms and good foods.

2. Mount Maculot View Resort

This resort is located in Barangay Pinagkaisahan, Cuenca, Batangas

Mount Maculot View Resort website address is  http://www.mtmaculotviewresort.com/

Mount Maculot View Resort amenities includes rooms, cottages, Pavilion, Grotto, Swimming Pools, and Parking Area.
They also have activity area for wall climbing and hanging bridge

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Resort in Batangas: Noni's mountain Resort Review

How to go to Noni's Mountain Resort

Drive to SLEX and take the Batangas Exit. Drive to Start Tollway and take the Lipa Exit.
Turn left going to Lemery Direction. You'll pass Cuenca and upon seeing the arch of Municipality of Alitagtag, turn right on the second barangay road straight to Noni's Mountain Resorts.
There are signs and directions on the road.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

La Virginia Hotel Review

La Virginia Hotel Review

If there is someone that is looking for a place in Batangas other than beaches, La Virginia is currently my top choice.

Reasons to visit La Virginia:
1. Wide Resort and various attractions
2. Zipline
4. Great for Picture taking
5. Several Swimming Pools
6. Tall tree House
7. Scenic backdrop, Amazing Taal lake and Taal Volcano view
8. Nice cool weather
9.Hanging Bridge
10. Just around 2.5 hours away from Manila

Bring lots of energy as you have a large area to explore

This is another example of an All-in-one trip like Casa Corazon

Cintai Corito's Garden Review

One of my dream destination in Batangas is Cintai Corito's Garden

Their website is appealing http://coritosgarden.com/ and it's hard to think that a heavily Balinese  inspired architecture and landscape is just a few hours awa from Manila

The place specially their pavillions and villas looks so relaxing in the photos.
I'm also enticed with their free roaming animals.

I want to reach this place!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Other Batangas Destinations


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What to bring in Outing and Beaches

Dive Gear

Playing Cards
Monopoly Cards

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Nasugbu Batangas Beach Resorts

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Anilao Outrigger Resort

Sea’s Spring Resort Hotel


Vistamar Beach Resort


Eagle Point Resort Batangas


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rio Villa Nuevo Freshwater Resort in Cavite

This one is from Cavite area but also worth mentioning

Most of the swimming pools I enjoyed are heavily chlorinated or treated chemically. They are the type of water that you don't want to drink accidentally.But the one that we experienced in Cavite is a unique one. The swimming pools in the resort were filled with freshwater coming from adjacent river.

Its colder than the usual pool water. Unlike other pools, there are parts that are naturally flowing because of the current of the river. Other highlights on Rio Villa Nuevo Resort is their small waterfall.  They have a short manmade cave or tunnel and at its end is a small waterfall.

Most paints of the resort were worn out but we still enjoy the uniqueness of the resort!

Here is another article http://indangbeauty.wordpress.com/category/rio-villanuevo-resort-tambo-kulit/

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue Coral Resort in San Juan

Another good beach resort in San Juan, Batangas is Blue Coral.

I appreciate the hotel rooms, the tree house, koi pond, swimming pools, banana boat and their clean rest rooms.

The food is good too. Believe me, you must taste their fried kangkong

During the day, it is accessible by public transportation. You can ride an fx/van in Lipa city near the Bus terminal.  The last stop of the van is a public market where you need to find a jeepney going to Laiya. This jeepney  will lead you to blue coral. Just inform the driver that your destination is Blue Coral.

Photos from Blue Coral

More Bodies of water to enjoy in the Philippines  Philippine Bodies of Water

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anilao Mabini Batangas

Im a sailing banana boat

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Resort in Batangas Casa Corazon

Casa Corazon Vintage Bike Collection
Casa Corazaon Vintage Bike

Do  you love cars? Do you love bikes? Do you love motorcycles? Do you love vintages?

Casa Corazon in Lemery, Batangas showcases more than 160 vintage and classic cars, bikes, and motorcycles.  It is known as the only one in Asia.
Casa Corazon also cares for around 200 rare exotic birds.

I had an idea to visit this resort  in Batangas after watching a Rated-K episode featuring the beauty of Casa Corazon. You can visit Casa Corazon Photos  for additional pictures and main website in http://www.casacorazon.ph/

To view some photos of their birds, visit  their Aviary Gallery page.

Casa Corazon Hotel, Resort and Convention Center is a great place to relax and unwind.

My review of Casa Corazon Resorts. Its advantage and disadvantage
It is near in Lemery commercial center
Minutes away also from Tagaytay
Big collection of motorbikes
Big collection of old bicycles
And big collection of vintage cars
Lots of colorful, exotic and rare to find birds in their aviary

Swimming pool is not that elegant, Swimming pools don't have high slides, or cozy fountains (anyway, it is also closed for cleaning/renovation when we got there). I hope it is better now

Casa Corazon is a place to go for cars and bike lovers. Also, a good place to see different species of birds and other vintage items.  If you want a resort that offers MORE than a swimming pool, Casa Corazon is a right choice.It will be an all-in-one trip.

How to go to Casa Corazon:
Directions going to Casa Corazon
Ride a bus from Manila to Lemery. From Lemery, take a jeepney going to Calaca or Balayan.

If you come from Lemery, you'll find Casa Corazon at your right side. Casa Corazon is near the boundary of Lemery and Calaca. 

You'll see Casa Corazon before you pass the center of Calaca Municipality.

If you are coming down from Tagaytay, you don't need to pass the center of Lemery.
In the diversion, turn right going to Calaca/Balayan.
Again, you'll see Casa Corazon before you pass the center of Calaca Municipality.

If you are still afraid of getting lost, you can use this map from their own site http://casacorazon.ph/contact/

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Resort in Batangas: Coconut Hills Beach Resort

Another great way to spend the summer is going to Bauan beaches and visit Coconut Hills Beach Resort.
Coconut Hills offers bungalows made of concrete and bamboos and a relaxing ambiance.

Although the sands are not as fine as the sands on Boracay, they are still white.
I don't have photos but   you can visit their gallery of photos on their website here http://www.coconuthillsbeachresort.com/

You can  also reach this place by riding a boat near Anilao Market.

Resort in Batangas Casita Ysabel

I received a warmth welcome when I arrived here http://www.casitaysabel.com/index.html.
They toured me around with their facilities and even pointed to me some visiting harmless baby sharks.

How to go to Casita Ysabel:

Directions going to Casita Ysabel
Here is the direction provided on their website

Monday, March 4, 2013

Arthur's Place Resort in Batangas

Arthur's Place Resort in Batangas

Another diving resort in Batangas is Arthur's Place in Batangas.
I had a short walk around the resort and observed the cleanliness of the surrounding.
They have billiards and clean restrooms.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Vista Aplaya Resort in Batangas

One of the activities that you can enjoy in beach resorts is watching the sunset.
That's what I did around Vista Aplaya in Mabini Batangas.

I took some photos and I'm sharing it with you here.

if you are wandering on how to go to Vista Aplaya in Batangas, you can refer to this map offered on their website Vista Aplaya Map

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dive Solana Resort in Batangas

Relaxing? You can enjoy this beach resort in Mabini, Batangas.
You can find this relaxing view in Dive Solana
and you can visit their website below

I know you can't wait to ride and rest  on this hammock.  Mabini, Batangas is waiting for you!

Photo from  Flickr photos

One thing that I'll never forget about Dive Solana is their steep stairs leading to the resort.Climbing down and climbing up the stairs is really a physical exercise.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

How to go to Anilao?

From Manila, ride a bus going to Batangas City. There are many buses going to other places in Batangas like "Nasugbu" and "Lemery' but choose the one that indicates "Batangas City".

At the bus terminal, select the Jeepney going to Mabini(Anilao).

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Resorts in Anilao: Aguila Beach Resort

Aguila Beach Resort Review

My first experience in Anilao was in Aguila Beach Resort.

This resort is just a walking distance from the jeepney and tricycle terminal.
A few steps away from the mini public market of Anilao. Aguila Beach resort is a wide resort with playing area for volleyball and badminton.  The sands of Aguila Beach resort is too rocky compared to other well known beach resorts of the Philippines but generally it is whiter compared to other resorts in Batangas.  Here is a picture of their beach and sand to give you an idea

You can visit the link below to check for their detailed map and amenities. Its hard to find restaurant in Anilao but within Aguila Beach resort, you'll find this cafe.



Friday, January 25, 2013

Best Resorts in Anilao

Anilao is a place within the municipality of Mabini. Anilao is famous for diving spots but there are beaches in here too.

You can see resort after resort in Anilao and like what I said most of them cater diving tourists because Anilao is a sanctuary of great colorful fishes.

If you are looking for long beaches, white and fine sands, Anilao may not be the best place for you (you can try Boracay or Palawan) but if you are into snorkeling and diving  Anilao is a perfect place.

These are resorts in Anilao and nearby areas that I am aware of
Aguila Beach Resort
 Eagle Point Resort
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