Do you want to get a taste of Santorini in Greece on a not-so-luxury budget? Well, here’s the answer – Camp Netanya or known as the Little Santorini of Batangas.
Batangas is known to have a lot of resorts and beaches that are perfect for a getaway. One of those is Camp Netanya, also known as the Little Santorini due to its structure and the vibes it gives. Furthermore, the resort’s wonderful amenities and service offered can make your next holiday getaway a blast. So here’s a DIY guide to Camp Netanya for you to have an idea of what you should do.
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Facts About Batangas
Rome of the Philippines
Lipa, Batangas is known as the Rome of the Philippines because of the number of seminaries, monasteries, and famous cathedrals located here.
The official language is Batangas Tagalog also known as Batangueño or Batangenyo. Locals can also communicate in English.
The Philippine Peso is the Currency used in Batangas.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the nearest airport in Batangas.
Batangas is also popular for its local products such as balisong or butterfly knife, brewed coffee, and embroideries.
Things To Do in Batangas, Philippines
1. Explore Taal Volcano
This small but terrible volcano is one of the best places to visit in Batangas. Not only because of its scenic view, but the activities that would bring you closer to the mountain. Here, you can go horseback riding, boating across the volcano island, and of course, climbing to the crater of the lake. Since it’s only 311 feet, it is not difficult to climb. This is also the reason why it’s known as the smallest active volcano in the world.
2. Visit the Caleruega Church
Caleruega church offers you a serene time to ponder about life. The tranquility of the place would bring you so much peace. And its distinctive architecture would lure you to explore more about it. Not only that but the church is surrounded by flowers and trees. The church itself and the whole area is absolutely Instagram-worthy.
3. Hike Mt. Batulao
This inactive volcano in Batangas is actually one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Philippines. If you’re a beginner, this is the ideal mountain to start with your first mountain climb. In just 3 hours, you’ll be able to reach the summit and enjoy the amazing view.
4. Challenge Yourself by Hiking Mt. Maculot
Contrary to Mt. Batulao, the hike in Mt. Maculot is considered one of the most challenging in the country. Expect to encounter steep steps and rocky trails. These difficult steps will require you to exert so much effort to reach the top. Although hiking this mountain is challenging, the view at the top is very rewarding.
5. Visit Any Beaches, Islands, and Resorts
If you’re looking for the best beaches and beach resorts in the Philippines that are not far from Manila, then Batangas is the answer. You literally have numerous choices. Some of the popular ones are Acuatico Beach Resort, Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel, Vivere Azure Resort, Isla Verde, Calatagan, and the Little Santorini of Batangas; Camp Netanya. This DIY Guide would give you ideas about this wonderful resort.
How to Get To Camp Netanya
By Public Transportation
From Buendia or Cubao, take a Batangas bound bus. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off in Batangas Grand Terminal. Travel time is 2 to 3 hours. From there, ride a jeepney going to Mabini, Batangas, and drop off at Mabini Crossing. Travel time is 1 hour. At the Crossing, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off at Camp Netanya. Travel time is 30 minutes.
Rates in Camp Netanya
Check-In: 2:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Deluxe Room – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 10,100
Superior King – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 10,900
Superior Double Queen – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 14,400
Family Deluxe – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,400
Family Superior – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,324
Family Loft – 6 Persons
Rate: PHP 21,300
Villas – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 12,500
Premier Villas – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 15,900
Premium Villas – 4 Persons
Rate: PHP 16,600
Premier Suite – 2 Persons
Rate: PHP 12,900
Master Villa (5 Bedroom Suite) – 14 Persons
Rate: PHP 67,000
About the Writer
Maria Anarose Lita Enriquez or just simply – Anne. A wannabe blogger. An explorer. A travelholic. She travels to experience the world. For her, travel now or never. Email address: enriquez_[email protected]
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