How to plan a budget-friendly roadtrip to Batangas

Posted at Apr 18 2015 07:40 PM | Updated as of Apr 19 2015 03:40 AM

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Given the intense heat that gets to everyone in Metro Manila, everyone tends to plan a getaway during the summer. Given that there are plenty of ways to escape the summer heat, why not make an adventure out of it?

Last year, we gave you tips on how to plan a Boracay summer vacation. This time, let’s see what Batangas has in store for us.

When you say Batangas, the first thing that pops into your head might be Taal Lake and the volcano sitting smack dab in the middle of it all. Given recent developments, and restoration to historical sites, Batangas is becoming a place to go for people who want to escape the metro without actually having to book flights or drive half a day to get there.

Planning a trip to Batangas means considering the options that you will have at your disposal, seeing as some of the nicer, easily reached, white sand beaches can be found in this area. Resorts dot the coasts of Lian, Nasugbu and Calatagan. And if the beach isn’t your thing, but swimming is, you can check out the many waterfalls that are scattered around Lipa, or Daang Ibaan.

For those of you who happen to be more interested in the culture and history of Batangas, there are the museums, and landmark towns to visit.

There really isn’t a shortage of places to go. But how exactly do you plan it out? Among your first concerns may be the amount you actually need to spend over the course of your stay. After that, perhaps whether or not you’ll be traveling in a private vehicle or commuting – though the latter might definitely add the spice of adventure.

Are you ready to plan that long weekend kind of getaway to Batangas?

Here’s a handy infographic on what you might want to consider when you and your friends or family decide to scarper off to Batangas for a well-deserved break from the hustle, bustle, and heat of the metro.