Region IV-A Best Tourist Spots I want to visit

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1. Batangas

1.1. Caleruega Church

1.1.1. Caleruega is probably known as the most popular wedding chapel around Tagaytay. It is much photographed, and the image of the chapel of Transfiguration is most likely etched on the visitor’s, or prospective visitor’s minds.

1.2. Basilica of St. Martin de Tours

1.2.1. The Taal Basilica canonically known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours (Filipino: Basilika ni San Martin ng Tours; Spanish: Basílica Menor de San Martín de Tours) is a Minor Basilica in the town of Taal, Batangas in the Philippines, within the Archdiocese of Lipa. It is considered to be the largest church in the Philippines and in Asia, standing 88.6 metres (291 ft) long and 48 metres (157 ft) wide. St. Martin of Tours is the patron saint of Taal, whose fiesta is celebrated every November 11.

1.3. Masasa Beach

1.3.1. Masasa Beach is arguably the best beach in Tingloy, the only municipality in Batangas that is not on mainland Luzon. Its main island is the fish-shaped Maricaban, off the tip of Calumpang Peninsula separating Balayan Bay from Batangas Bay. The truth is, the sand here isn’t as pearly white as what you would expect in Boracay or Palawan, but what Masasa Beach lacks in the brightness of its sand it makes up for in the vibrance of waves. Its crystal clear, shallow waters give off a beautiful turquoise shimmer, something that will catch your attention even from a great distance.

1.4. Mount Batulao

1.4.1. The cool weather in Mt. Batulao is a pleasant escape from the city. The moment you arrive at the 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, especially during the months of January and February, where it is usually dry and cool. There are days, on the other hand, when Mt. Batulao can feel like a desert – very hot and humid – owing to the exposed nature of its trails, which also makes it prone to muddiness during the wet season (June to October). On the other hand, Mt. Batulao is usually visited by winds that make any climb – hot or cool – refreshing. This combination of elements make Mt. Batulao a very interesting destination.

1.5. Mount Maculot

1.5.1. Mt. Maculot is one of the most popular daytrip destinations. It is so popular that on weekends and summer months, there is a sari-sari store, dubbed ‘7-11’ at the campsite. This mountain, at the heart of Batangas, is known as a landmark for locals and travelers alike; it is easily identifiable because of its abruptly terminating east side – forming a cliff that is challenging for rock climbers and breathtaking to everybody else.

2. Rizal

2.1. Pinto Art Museum

2.1.1. This gallery is famed for its post-worthy architecture and collection of contemporary art. Pintò has taken over every social media feed since it opened doors to the public.

2.2. Masungi Georeserve

2.2.1. The Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area and a rustic rock garden tucked in the rainforests of Rizal. Masungi’s name is derived from the word “masungki” which translates to “spiked” - an apt description for the sprawling limestone landscape found within.

2.3. Mount Purro Nature Reserve

2.3.1. MOUNT PURRO NATURE RESERVE is a family-run nature reserve tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City (1.25 hours drive from Q.C.) Sprawling with lush greenery and teeming with wildlife, it is a place that families, friends and organizations can visit to come face-to-face with nature and the great outdoors. Our fully-equipped facilities and cozy accommodations blend seamlessly well with the surroundings, allowing one to fully immerse himself in the beauty of the environment.

2.4. Mount Daraitan And Tinipak River

2.4.1. A gem at the heart of the great Sierra Madre mountain range, close enough to Manila to do as a dayhike, is Mt. Daraitan, which sits near the border of Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon. A former logging area, the village that bears the mountain’s name is now an ecotourism site that offers outdoor attractions such as caves, springs, natural pools, and limestone formations. A model for ecotourism, the barangay has an organised system for handling visitors, including trained local guides.The hike up is a (mostly) straightforward 600-meter ascent that might feel steep to those not used to hiking. There are, however, plenty of holds and the trail is well-maintained. The forest environment is similar in characteristics with Mt. Pinagbanderahan, which also lies in the Sierra Madre – but Daraitan has more rewarding limestone viewpoints and a much more challenging hike.

2.5. Angono Petroglyphs

2.5.1. The Angono Petroglyphs (Filipino: Mga Petroglipo ng Angono) is the oldest known work of art in the Philippines. The site is located in the province of Rizal. There are 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rockwall probably carved during the late Neolithic, or before 2000 BC. These inscriptions clearly show stylized human figures, frogs and lizards, along with other designs that may have depicted other interesting figures but erosion may have caused it to become indistinguishable. The engravings are mostly symbolic representations and are associated with healing and sympathetic magic.

3. Quezon

3.1. Villa Escudero

3.1.1. Villa Escudero Plantations is 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of working coconut plantation and hacienda located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city of San Pablo, Laguna Province on the border with Quezon Province in the Philippines. Since 1981, the plantation has opened its doors as a resort offering village tours, museum tour, food and accommodations. It has developed a worldwide reputation as a focal point to experience Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting.

3.2. Hand of Jesus Shrine

3.2.1. Kamay ni Hesus Shrine can be found in the town of Lucban, Laguna. This is one of the most visited places in the area, especially during Lenten season (Visita Iglesia).The shrine, including the Stations of the Cross, is situated on the top of the hill. Before you reach the Hand of Christ Jesus, you will pass by the 14 Stations of the Cross located along the pathway going to the top.

3.3. Cagbalete Island

3.3.1. Cagbalete Island is one of the jewels of Quezon Province. Located off the coast of the town of Mauban, it is another island paradise in the province surrounded with cream sand that exposes significantly during low tide.

3.4. Kuwebang Lampas

3.4.1. The infamous Kwebang Lampas and Puting Buhangin Beach is located at Isla Polo, Pagbilao Quezon that is a four to five hours drive from Metro Manila. Basically, the name of the island was coined as the island doesn’t only offers its visitors its white beach and clear waters but also offers a magnificent cave that can be visited during low-tides that is around 7AM to 10AM.

3.5. Borawan Island

3.5.1. Borawan Beach in Pagbilao Chica Island is the nearest among the three beaches from the town of Padre Burgos. You can reach the island in less than 10 minutes by boat. It is home to fascinating rock formations reminiscent to that of Palawan’s. Its sand, though white, is not as fine as Boracay’s. There are cottages for rent and camping is allowed. Shower rooms and toilets are also available. The beach is suitable for swimming. You may swim at the netted areas to protect yourself from jellyfish.

4. Cavite

4.1. Corregidor Island

4.1.1. Corregidor Island is locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor has historically been fortified with coastal artillery to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and Manila from attacks by enemy warships. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, Japan and the United States, to the establishment of the Philippines in 1946.

4.2. Museo Orlina

4.2.1. Museo Orlina is the showcase of the artistry of internationally acclaimed Ramon Orlina, pioneer and foremost practitioner of glass sculpture in the country. Before Orlina, glass was largely appreciated only for its utilitarian function: as drinking vessels, window glass panes or automotive windshields. A visionary, Orlina saw beyond the humble origin of this industrial glass residue. The result is an exultant body of works that, through the decades, have dazzled the art scene and prized by numerous collectors. Triumphantly, Orlina has transformed the medium by elevating it to the dignity and respectability of art.

4.3. Puzzle Mansion Bed and Breakfast

4.3.1. The Puzzle Mansion is a museum in Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines which hosts a collection of jigsaw puzzle which is recognized as the biggest in the world according to Guinness.The building occupied by the Puzzle Mansion started as a rest house for the family of puzzle collector, Georgina Gil-Lacuna and also as a private display site for Gil-Lacuna's finished puzzles.

4.4. Our Lady of Manaoag at Tierra de Maria

4.4.1. Our Lady of Manaoag (formal title: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag; Spanish: Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario de Manaoag) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines.

4.5. Picnic Grove

4.5.1. The Picnic Grove is probably the most visited spot in Tagaytay, or maybe neck and neck with the other popular destination nearby, the Palace in the Sky which is now known as People’s Park.This park is open to the public and tables, pavilions, picnic huts may be rented.

5. Laguna

5.1. Enchanted Kingdom

5.1.1. Enchanted Kingdom, often abbreviated EK, is a theme park in the Philippines. It is located in Santa Rosa, Laguna. It has a land area of 25 hectares (62 acres). The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc. Enchanted Kingdom is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

5.2. Pagsanjan Falls

5.2.1. Pagsanjan Falls also known as Cavinti Falls (indigenous name: Magdapio Falls) is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines. Located in the province of Laguna, the falls is one of the major tourist attractions of the region. The three-drop waterfall is reached by a river trip on dugout canoe, known locally as Shooting the rapids, originating from the municipality of Pagsanjan

5.3. Lake Pandin

5.3.1. Pandin and Yambo are twin crater lakes separated by a narrow strip of land. They are part of the Seven Lakes system in San Pablo, and are situated at Brgy. San Lorenzo in San Pablo City of Laguna province in the Philippines. Lake Pandin is said to be "the most pristine" of the seven lakes of San Pablo.

5.4. Rizal Shrine

5.4.1. The Rizal Shrine is a reproduction of the original two-story, Spanish-Colonial style house in Calamba, Laguna where José Rizal was born on June 19, 1861. Rizal is regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. The house is designated as a National Shrine (Level 1) by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It is located along Mercado Street and Rizal Street in Calamba's Poblacion 5 and is in close proximity to St. John the Baptist Parish Church and the City College of Calamba.

5.5. Hidden Valley Springs

5.5.1. Hidden Valley Springs Resort in Laguna is a tropical rainforest paradise located in Calauan town. Many people mistakenly think that Hidden Valley is located in Alaminos, Laguna but it is only the entry point to the resort; its actual location is in Calauan, Laguna. The natural springs and waterfall are surrounded by lush vegetation, including approximately 153 species of plant life and towering Amlang trees reported to be more than 300 years old.