It’s quite comforting to know that just two hours away from the bustling Metro Manila is a place that’s teeming with grand mountains and beautiful natural sceneries. Batangas is widely considered to be an adventure hotspot where thrill seekers and nature lovers can enjoy a weekend of sightseeing and hiking.
Looking for a dose of adrenaline and wonder without having to go far? Check out these hiking spots in Batangas that are sure to give you a good pump of energy!
1. Mt. Manabu
Sto. Tomas, Batangas
The big white cross is a famous landmark at the summit of Mt. Manabu in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
Located in Sto. Tomas Batangas, Mt. Manabu is one of the best mountains to climb for beginners who want to get introduced to hiking. Although newbies are welcome, Mt. Manabu also gives more seasoned climbers a good amount of challenge and adventure with its few steep climbs and muddy trails. Once you reach the peak, you will find its famous landmark, a huge white wooden cross amidst tall grass and blooming plants, marking the highest point of the mountain.
It only takes about two hours to reach the peak of Mt. Manabu from the jump-off point at Sulok in Barangay Santa Cruz. The admission fee costs only PhP20. If you prefer to be joined by a local guide, the fee is PhP500 for a day hike and PhP1,250 for an overnight hike.