by nobert soloria bermosa on 19/04/08 at 4:38 pm
Popular tourists spots in the Philippines, where you can enjoy your vacation.
This is a sequel to my articles “Best Island Tourists Destinations in the Philippines Part I & II.” From Bohol to Cebu then Mindoro, let us proceed to Batangas, to Subic Bay and finally, we’ll climb Baguio City.
1. Batangas, Philippines
Famous Tourist Spots in Batangas
Tanauan Aerial Sports
The small town of Tanauan in Batangas is the skydiving capital of the Philippines. The drop zone, between Mt. Makiling and Taal Volcano, showcases some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
Anilao, Batangas is a very popular spot for diving and snorkeling. It is known worldwide. The waters are teeming with marine life, plenty of corals and amazing diversity of fishes
Taal Lake and Volcano
Southern Luzon’s centerpiece attraction is Taal Lake and Taal Volcano in Batangas. The gateway for most visitors is through Tagaytay City, from the ridge where a panoramic view of Volcano Island can be seen. The volcano is known to be the smallest in the world.
Parada ng Lechon (Parade of Roasted Pigs)
The celebration held every June 24 in the town of Balayan coincides with the feast of St. John the Baptist. Lechons, or roasted pigs, coming from each barangay of the town are paraded, dressed in accordance with the theme of the fiesta.
Basilica of San Martin de Tours/Taal Church
San Martin de Tours is the patron of Taal, in whose honor a fest is celebrated every November 11. The church was first built by Father Diego Espina in 1575 in San Nicolas.
2. Subic Bay, Olongapo City, Philippines
Subic Bay is just 100 km. northwest of Manila. You will surely enjoy its magnificent and world-class tourist attractions. Subic Bay is a former US Naval Base transformed to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Tourist Activities & Attractions
Subic Bay Yacht Club
Subic Bay is a perfect sailing paradise, endowedby nature with time-tested, storm-free harbor crystal-clear and crystal-clean flat waters.