Join a Trip to SM Prime Holdings' Pico de Loro
We were invited for a tripping at Pico de Loro to check out the ongoing construction of condo units and the Beach & Country Club. Not to be confused with Mt. Pico de Loro,a favorite of mountaineers, the Pico de Loro we went to was one of the 13 coves of white sand beaches of Hamilo Coast,envisioned to be an exclusive premier residential coastal destination in Nasugbu,Batangas. It boasts of clear waters,fine white sand and lush greens. Future residents of this exclusive property can go to Metro Manila via ferry that will dock at the Seaside Port of SM Mall of Asia.
- Road Trip
You're in Nasugbu so have a dip in the beach or have a henna tatoo or tan. How about Jet Ski or Parasail or Banana Boat. Snorkelling, Sciba Diving, etc. Ok I admit it's not Boracay or Palawan but still it's a beach so you can still do any beach activity here.
- Hiking and Walking
- Water Sports
Chateau Royale Resort in the Upper Part of Nasugbu Town near the border of Cavite Province is a good area for group activities. In the Complex, they offer paintball for group fun and we did paint ball for the heck of it. You pay 300 pesos a game plus 200 pesos for 20 pieces of paint bullets. The Objective is to capture the enemy flag or annihilate the enemy enmasse! in this activity, my team won!
- Adventure Travel
- Theme Park Trips
- Spa and Resort
Drink and Be jolly!
Nasugbu is Known as a Party Town. Whether your in the Mountainous part of Nasugbu near Tagaytay or in the Golden Beaches and Resorts in the Lowlands, Partying and drinking is aa norm since Nasugbu is a place to unwind and do a litlle rest and recreation. Whatever brew you like, whatever bar chow you chose, Cheers!
- Beer Tasting
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
CLIMBING MOUNT BATULAO
The cool climate of Mt. Batulao is a pleasant escape from the tropics. The moment you alight from the bus (Erjohn Bus) at the gate of Evercrest Golf Course – the jumpoff – you will feel the same coolness felt by the visitors of Tagaytay. And this temperature will be with you all the way. Batulao is the only mountain in Batangas where you can wear jackets at high noon. Thanks for the cool wind of Tagaytay! The trail is characterized by rolling hills covered mostly by cogon grass. There is no tree cover throughout the climb. On sunny days, this paradoxical blending of heat and cold, on dramatic, sometimes steep landscapes, with forceful winds that make the cogon grass dance, forming beautiful waveforms across the slopes, earns for Batulao the distinction of being the most spectacular of the mountains in Batangas.
At the peak, the rocky landscapes climax into beautiful formations. Set in the backdrop of the plains of Cavite and Batangas, the photos are excellent. Views include the peninsula of Calatagan (SE), the coastline of Nasugbu (W), Mt. Talamitam and Pico de Loro (WNW), the mountains of Maragondon, Cavite (N), the Tagaytay highlands (ENE), Taal Lake (E), behind it, Mt. Maculot (ESE), and the vast Balayan Bay (S). Here the breezes that menaced the assault are now a refreshment.
0400 ETD bus terminal in EDSA-Taft via Erjohn Bus to Nasugbu, Batangas (P97.00)
0715 Arrival at Evercrest Golf Course
0730 Start trek
0930 Arrival at Camp 1 (fee of P20.00)
1015 Arrival at Camp 8, commence summit assault
1100 Arrival at summit; lunch
1200 Start descent
1530 Back at Evercrest; clean-up at nearby sari-sari store
1600 ETD for Manila
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
Close to Nature. Closer to God
Me and my officemates decided to make quick trip to Caleruega since it's just a few minutes drive from Tagayatay.
If you want to experience serenity, this is the place. One has to keep silent while walking around the place, because it is a place designed for retreats, weddings and meditation.
I loved the church, though we were not able to enter it because there was a shceduled wedding that day. There are shrubs, trees, birds and flowers everywhere and the breeze felt like a lullabye making me drowsy. Below the church and the retreat houses is The Way of the Cross where people can just follow the trail and take pictures while praying, meditating or just simply breathing that fresh mountain air.
There's a cafe/restaurant there and some more areas that can cater to group retreats or weddings.
- Religious Travel
- Arts and Culture
- Hiking and Walking
Go to Caleruega
Caleruega is a place where you can reflect, have a family picnic, or camp... or get married. The chapel -- Transfiguration chapel -- is one of the popular chapels in the country for people who are planning to get married. The place is picturesque, with well-maintained gardens and a view of lush Batangas.
The entrance fee is PHP 30 per head, which includes a "brochure" on Caleruega.
- Budget Travel
Just about 500 meters away from the boundary of Tagaytay and Nasugbu is a place called Chateau Royale.
We chanced upon this place one time while we were scouting for a place to spend my daughters birthday. Just the family. It's a huge place with several activities that you can do. We got to fish, eat lunch, play in their grounds. We were told they have other stuff that we could have had but didn't have the time to do. I suspect they even have a paintball war game place because I saw an area covered with a net just like those for paintball games.
the food's good too. The dining area is situated in the middle of a pond.
Spiritual retreat / Wedding at Caleruega
Caleruega is a Dominican-owned spiritual retreat center far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in Brgy. Kaylaway in the highlands of Nasugbu, it has fantastic views of Mt. Batulao and the green rolling hills of Tuy and Nasugbu, Batangas. Its small chapel on the top of the hilly property is a favorite wedding venue. If you're a bride with a passion for the dramatic and romantic, start your wedding march from the fountain rotunda at the gate, hiking up a nice garden path for about a hundred meters, and arrive breathless (literally) to the chapel door which will be opened accompanied with the release of butterflies cunningly hidden by wedding coordinators in some corner somewhere. (That's what my sister did! Made good footage.) The groom and his crew have it easy; they simply wait at the altar.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Religious Travel
See Nasugbu's seascapes
Nasugbu's coastline is almost 100 km long, with many isolated coves and peninsulas of jagged rocks, as well as tiny rock islands of various shapes along the bay. In the cliffs you will see bird colonies and the occasional sea eagle. If you are into photography, sunrise and sunset are the best times to go. Rent a boat and click away!
Not many people know about the snorkel/scuba sites in Nasugbu, such as Twin Islands, Punta Fuego, Fortune Island, Papaya, and heaven knows what else because I haven't seen them all yet. Coral reefs are still pretty okay despite the dynamite fishing which is on the decline.
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Sailing and Boating