Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon Island. Its capital is Batangas City. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea.
Basilica of St. Martin de Tours in Taal, Batangas
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations withing close proximity to Metro Manila. The province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots particularly in Anilao, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan and Laiya in San Juan.
Batangas is also where the Taal Heritage town lies, a small picturesque town that has ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 1800s. It is home to the Taal Volcano, one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines and part of the Pacific ring of fire.