Balete is one of the 11 towns surrounding Taal Lake and Taal Volcano (the world’s smallest volcano). It is neighbor to Mataas na Kahoy, a town famous for glamping. According to some old folks, Balete was called Balete due to a number of Balete trees abundant in the place. Balete is originally a part of Lipa City until June 21, 1969 through Republic Act 5659 creating Balete into a municipality with 13 barangays namely: Alangilan, Calawit, Looc, San Sebastian, Solis, Makina, Sala, Sampalocan, Magapi, Malabanan, Paligawan, Palsara & Poblacion.
Here are our Top 6 Things To Do in Balete, Batangas, Philippines.
1.) Marian Orchard Pilgrimage
The Marian Orchard is a spiritual oasis that inspires renewal of faith for the Roman Catholics. Under the FAITH Colleges management, features of the pilgrim park have been upgraded. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
2.) Cintai Corito’s Garden
Cintai Corito’s Garden is a Balinese-inspired sanctuary with 18 spacious villas. It has beautifully landscaped gardens, peaceful ambience, Asian-inspired carvings & portals, al fresco dining areas, and outdoor pools. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
3.) Batangas Lakelands
Batangas Lakelands features outdoor adventure, sports, leisure, and entertainment activities within its 20 hectares property. Some of the activities are archery, airsoft, leisure biking, walking trails, baluarte highlights hop-on hop-off tour, zipline, wall climbing and rapelling. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
4.) Pray at Nuestra Señora Dela Paz y Buen Viaje
Nuestra Señora Dela Paz y Buen Viaje Parish is one of Balete’s oldest church. It has been a custom for us to visit local churches when visiting a town. We feel that the locals’ church is the reflection of their personality and culture as well. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)
5.) Meet the People of Balete, Batangas
6.) Stroll Along Balete Boulevard
Balete Boulevard offers you a close and expansive view of Taal Lake.
We just had a day trip around Balete, Batangas. If given a chance, we would explore more of its food such as the Suman Haba, Suman Dapa, Tawilis, Sinaing na Tulingan, Raw Honey and Lomi. The neighboring town of Balete is Mataas na Kahoy where our accommodation Hilltop Canopy Staycation is located. We hired a tricycle driver from Hilltop Canopy Staycation to tour Balete, Batangas.