Batangas is one of the most accessible destinations from Metro Manila for those looking for a beach or mountain getaway. Many make a quick stop here over the weekend or during the holidays. However, the province also has a number of churches that are either decades or even more than
Calatagan has the indie feel so unlike the other coastal towns in Batangas. It has resorts, from simple beach camping resorts to expensive ones, like the Stilts Calatagan, but not as much as the other more popular beach destination towns in the province. The town exudes a laidback vibe yet
Sunrise and Sunset Restaurant functions not only as a restaurant but also a venue place for special occasions such as weddings, debuts, birthdays, and christenings. It can also serve as a corporate meeting and seminar place. It has kubo or nipa huts/cottages where you can also eat.
Kusina ni Ram has predominantly white surrounding; The floor has white glossy tiles, while the white ceiling has hanging baby blue round lanterns. The white walls are decorated with framed photos, inspirational posters, soft drinks bottles, and Coca-Cola-themed pieces.
Mamita’s Snack Hauz is a two-level roadside snack stop. The establishment has predominantly wooden appearance; the tables and chairs are mostly made of wood too. The ground floor’s walls are plywood with different kinds of photo frames and the floor is covered with pebble-themed linoleum, while the second floor’s walls
Javar Lomi Haus has the template monobloc tables and chairs with a few wooden tables. It is adorned with potted plants and wall decorations, while the aluminum ceiling is decorated with pastel-colored round lanterns and some hanging plastic flowers. The place even has a freedom wall where guests can leave
Resto La Esquina is more like a spacious residential property turned into a restaurant space. The facade doesn’t look like that of a restaurant save for a signage informing that it serves food. Upon entering, gazebo-like structures made of nipa roofs and bamboo stands greet you. The tables and chairs
Mama Mia Pizzeria is a casual restaurant that serves Italian food and snacks, mainly pizza and pasta. The interior has two sets of wooden chairs and tables and some African-inspired wall hangings. They can set up tables and chairs outside if it becomes crowded or you just want to eat
Tapere D3M Restaurant has old-school painted signage as the mere indication that it is a restaurant. However, when you step inside, you will see varnished wooden interior including most of the tables, the walls, and the ceiling made of sawali. It is decorated with plants and the colorful quirky lamps
Calatagan is a popular destination for travelers, especially for the budget-conscious, because they can bring camping equipment and pitch a tent to save money. Before Burot Beach was closed to the public, many weekend beachgoers, some of which wanted to camp, went to enjoy some sun, sand, and clear waters.