Provinces

Batangas Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Batangas, officially known as the Province of Batangas is located in the CALABARZON Region in Luzon. Its capital is the city of Batangas. It is flanked on the north by Cavite, on the south by the Verde Island Passage wihich separated the province from the northern tip of the island of Mindoro.

LOCATION

Batangas

Coordinates: 13°50′N 121°00′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Batangas
Location:
13°50′N 121°00′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1581
Capital:
Batangas City
Area:
3,119.75 km2 (1,204.54 sq mi)
Population:
2,694,335
Density:
860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
4
Demonym(s):
Batangueño/-a
Elevation:
1,090 m (3,580 ft) (Mt. Makiling)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
4200–4234
Area code:
+63 (043)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholicism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Iglesia ni Cristo, and Evangelicalism
Language(s):
Tagalog, English
Known For:
Balisong (butterfly knife), kapeng barako (brewed coffee), and embroideries
Major Industries:
Chevron, Calaca Coal Plant, Central Azucarera de Don Pedro
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
January to May
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is that the province belongs to the tropical savanna climate, with well-defined dry and wet seasons. Parts of Batangas lying to the east have unpronounced dry and wet seasons, influenced by the monsoon. Batangas City, the provincial capital, belongs to the tropical savanna climate, but is strongly influenced by the bordering monsoon climate, characterized by short dry seasons and longer wet seasons. Typhoons are a periodic occurrence especially during the southwest monsoon (habagat).

The months from January to May are ideal times to visit as these are still within the country’s dry season. Expect clear skies and sunshine most days.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Batangas Province Map

The Batangas province is divided into 30 Municipalities, 4 Cities:

  • Agoncillo
  • Alitagtag
  • Balayan
  • Balete
  • Batangas City
  • Bauan
  • Calaca
  • Calatagan
  • Cuenca
  • Ibaan
  • Laurel
  • Lemery
  • Lian
  • Lipa
  • Lobo
  • Mabini
  • Malvar
  • Mataasnakahoy
  • Padre Garcia
  • Rosario
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Luis
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pascual
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Tomas
  • Taal
  • Talisay
  • Tanauan
  • Talisay
  • Taysan
  • Tingloy
  • Tuy
 

ISLANDS

There are 5 islands in Batangas:

  • Fortune Island
  • Ligpo Island
  • Marikaban Island
  • Sombrero Island
  • Verde Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Batangas province: 

  • Aquaria Water Par
  • Basilica of St. Martin de Tour
  • Batangas Port
  • BM Ruins
  • Burot Beach
  • Caleruega Church
  • Cape Santiago Lighthouse
  • Chapel on the Hill, Don Bosco Batulao
  • EZ Museum
  • Fantasy World
  • Hugon Beach
  • Ilaya Beach
  • Kahariam Farms
  • Lake Taal
  • Layag-Layag Reef
  • Masasa Beach
  • Matabungkay Beach
  • Milea Bee Farm
  • Mountain of Salvation
  • Mt. Batulao
  • Mt. Daguldol
  • Mt. Maculot
  • Mt. Manabu
  • Mt. Talamitam
  • Munting Buhangin Beach
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Playa Laiya
  • Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine
  • Taal Volcano
  • Villa Vicencia Resort
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Batangas throughout the year:

  • Balsa Festival (May 18) – Lian
  • Dagit (Holy Week) – Ibaan
  • Pabitin Festival (May 1) – Balete
  • Piyesta ng Tinapay (May 16) – Cuenca
  • Sublian Festival (May 2) – Bauan
  • Yamang Dagat Festival (April 23) – Mabini

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Batangas province.

Where in the Philippines is Batangas located?
Batangas is located on the southwestern part of Luzon.

Is Batangas a city or province?
Batangas is a province.

What is the Capital of Batangas?
The capital of Batangas is Batangas City.

What is Batangas famous for?
Batangas is famous for Balisong (butterfly knife) and kapeng barako (coffee).

How do I get to Batangas?
There are several ways to get to Batangas, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 3.5 hours | $3-$5
  • Taxi | 1.5 hours | $30-$40
  • Drive | 1.5 hours | $8-$15

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How many islands are in Batangas?
There are 5 islands in Batangas.

What does Batangas mean?
Batangas was derived from the root word “batang” which is a local term for logs in the river.

How Safe is Traveling in Batangas?
Batangas is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Batangas is considered tropical. It is similar to other provinces in the Philippines.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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