Mt. Talamitam: Another Mountain to Climb

As an archipelago of 7,107 islands and a tropical country blessed with some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, it is a given that the Philippines can serve as a good playground for both beginner and seasoned hikers alike. In the Batangas region alone, there are plenty of mountains awaiting for you to summit – one…

Mt. Talamitam – Travel Guide

How to Get There 1. By public transportation: Take a bus bound to Nasugbu, Batangas. Get off at KM 83. 2. By private transportation: Head to Tagaytay via SLEX-ETON Greenfield -Sta. Rosa or via Cavite. Then, by following the road to Batangas, you’ll reach KM 83. Basic Expenses Coastal Mall to KM 83 bus ticket: 120 php…

Mt. Maculot – Travel Guide

How to get there? Take a bus to Lemery, Batangas and then, ask the driver to drop you off at Cuenca. From there, ride a tricycle to the jump-off point. Ask your driver to pass by the Registration Area near the Cuenca Barangay Hall where you can register and pay the 20 php fee. At…

Mt. Batulao: Easy to Climb, Easy to Love

As an archipelago of 7,107 islands and a tropical country blessed with some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, it is a given that the Philippines can serve as a good playground for both beginner and seasoned hikers alike. In Nasugbu, Batangas, there lies one of the most climbed mountains in the country due to its…

Mt. Batulao – Travel Guide

How to get there  1. By Private Transport: Drive to Tagaytay until you see the Evercrest Golf Course in Lemery Batangas. From there, you can either take a hike, which is quite long, or drive all the way to the jump-off point. 2. By Public Transport: Take a bus to Nasugbu, Batangas. Let the bus conductor know that…

I See Jacob: His First Philippine Adventure

For now, you won’t see Bela. You’ll see Jacob! I’ll start this interview series with Jacob Hayes. Who is Jacob? He is my ex boyfriend… and now, my fiance but there is so much more about him than being my fiancé. Introduce yourself to my readers, Jacob. Hi! I’m Jacob, a 22 year old guy…

Mt. Maculot: The “Rockies” of Cuenca, Batangas

In the town of Cuenca, Batangas, you’ll find one of the most popular dayhike mountains near Metro Manila. Mt. Maculot, popular for its ‘Rockies’ partially surrounded by the waters of Taal Lake, is considered a minor climb with a difficulty of 3/9. Last weekend, I had the chance to see Mt. Maculot’s beauty with my…

Layag-Layag Beach and Islet: The Second Time Around

One of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila is Batangas, a first class province located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its close proximity to Manila and its fair share of many beautiful beaches make it easy for adventure seekers to plan a getaway, may it be a camping, diving, hiking or just…