Who says you can’t experience the bustling city living and the quiet suburban lifestyle at the same time? Lipa is a major commercial, recreational, religious and tourism center in central Batangas making it a city at the heart of the province.
Get ready to embark on your newest adventure with some of Lipa’s best:
The prepossessing mountain range of Mt. Malarayat is a masterpiece that Tagalog Southerners take pride in. The cool breeze of the summit and its lush turf are worth simply worth the exhaustion.
It only takes three to five hours to reach the peak and don’t worry, it’s only a minor climb. The entry point is in Brgy. Talisay, Lipa while the exit is in San Pablo, City. The traverse will lead you to the astounding view of Batangas’ landscape.
Taal Lake can also be viewed from La Virginia Leisure Park and Amusement Resort located in Mataas na Kahoy, Lipa. The panoramic sight of the renowned lake and the volcano also serves as a reminder of the residents’ strength and resilience despite encounters with the volcano’s wrath.
Recreation and Leisure Hubs
Now here’s a staycation paradise that you won’t forget. The Farm at San Benito is a holistic sanctuary that provides wellness services all at the foot of Mt. Malarayat. The place is a fusion of luxury and nature. It’s the most expensive resort in the city but the world-class estate offers more than just recreation and leisure; it’s also focused on giving you a healing and transformative retreat through their detox, spa and stress-reduction programs. Overnight accommodations start at P14,680 (tax and service fees are excluded).
A day is not enough to experience the grandeur of Mt. Malarayat’s Golf & Country Club. It’s a place ideal for families where adults and kids can take part in its vast collection of activities. Take pleasure in its amenities which include a swimming pool, tennis court, jacuzzi and sauna room, badminton court, children’s playground and fishing lakes among many others. The best thing about the country club is the sweeping sight of the mountain. Their green fee rate (18 holes), exclusive of caddie fee, insurance, and environmental fees, starts at P1,400 during weekdays while here is a list of their accommodation prices. Buying house for sale in Batangas seems like a great idea now, right?
Lipa is home to many religious monuments and churches and one of which is the Mt. Carmel Church. Many stories of conversion and heavenly apparitions have surrounded the place of worship but the most noteworthy account was the shower of roses. The famed apparition of 1948 transpired when an inexplicable shower of petals that bore holy images filled the monastery. Then Lipa Archbishop Arguelles even deemed the event “worthy of belief”. This is one of the reasons why Lipeños and tourists flock to the miraculous cathedral.
The San Sebastian Cathedral is a synergetic composition of structure for worship, religious art appreciation and functionality. The completion of the church during the 18th century was under the administration of Fray Benito Baras, an eminent figure to whom Lipeños attribute their religiosity.
In addition to this, its architecture, massive structure and intricate designs contribute to its popularity among pilgrims.
The volcanic soil, low temperature and cultivation practices of the Lipeños brought about a unique coffee, kapeng barako, an aromatic, full-bodied, and strong flavored coffee. Lipa City is home to the strongest tasting coffee in the country that will definitely satisfy every coffee addict’s palate.
Café de Lipa, one of the most in-demand coffee shops in the city, puts a summer twist in their famous kapeng barako by serving cold brews that beat the summer heat. Beverage prices start at P80.
Kakanin is the epitome of a summer merienda and Lipa boasts of some of the best puto, bibingka and tamalis. These sweet treats are usually made from rice or root crops coupled with coconut milk and coconut shavings. Ninay’s Special Puto, located at C.M. Recto Ave.,cor. Kap. S.Luz St., offers the best native delicacies in the metropolis.
Aside from these treasure trove of vacation sites, churches, leisure spots and gastronomic delights, the city’s accessibility to nearby beach hubs like Anilao, Laiya and San Juan makes it all the more convincing to just say “yes “ to that house for sale in Lipa, Batangas.