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San Nicolas, Batangas Baywalk: The Unseen Beauty of Batangas

The Baywalk in San Nicolas, Batangas is a spot where you can appreciate and witness the true beauty of nature. What are you waiting for? Come on over and try it for yourself!

Photo credits: Taga San Nicolas Batangas Ako Facebook page

One of the most fantastic places you must visit if you want to get some fresh air is the Baywalk in San Nicolas, Batangas. Compared to saltwater, lake water is significantly more relaxing. You’ll enjoy the strong gusts of wind that seem to wrap themselves around you, preventing you from leaving the area.

Baywalk is located at Brgy. Poblacion, San Nicolas, Batangas. The town of San Nicolas is one of the tiniest places in Batangas. It has a land area of 14.37 square kilometers or 5.55 square miles.

This location is extremely fortunate because it contains both beautiful and historical sites. The beauty of San Nicolas would not be possible without the dedicated individuals who have made it one of Batangas’ most popular tourist destinations.

San Nicolas Baywalk is safe to walk by because the police station is located within the premises.

Photo credits: Zosimo Serrano
Photo credits: Zosimo Serrano
Photo credits: Zosimo Serrano

Things to try in San, Nicolas, Batangas

Aside from taking a boat ride and walking in the Baywalk, some exciting food is a must to try.

To enjoy the travel, travelers can have lunch at a local restaurant that serves the highly uncommon maliputo fish. Maliputo (Caranx ignobilis) is a freshwater fish found in Taal Lake. Also called giant trevally, a maliputo can weigh up to 3 kilos.

The months of August, September, October, and November are the best for catching. Because of its scarcity, its market price might reach 600 pesos per kilogram. It’s a good thing, though, because the cost is justified. There is a recognition for maliputo for its firm and flavorful flesh prepared in various ways depending on your culinary skills.

And there are the well-known tawilis. Unfortunately, they do not have these regularly. Give it a shot.

Photo credits: Bobby Taron

Where else to go in San Nicolas, Batangas?

Old Taal Church Ruins

The Old Taal Church Ruins is located few walks away from the Baywalk.

The Old Town, or Lumang Taal, was devastated by the Taal Volcano’s most dramatic volcanic eruption in 1574. The ruins of the old St. Martin de Tours Church, which was much smaller than the modern Basilica, can be seen here. Following the volcanic eruption, the entire “Old town of Taal” was relocated to higher land, where it now stands. In 1755, laid the foundations of the new church.

Fray Diego de Espinar, the credited founding Augustinian missionary of Taal, began construction on the original church, dedicated to St. Martin de Tours, in 1575. Along the lakeside, a statue of St. Martin de Tours presently stands on the location of the “Old Taal Town.”

Photo credits: boyplakwatsa.com
Photo credits: Taal.ph
Photo credits: boyplakwatsa.com
Photo credits: boyplakwatsa.com

How to go to San, Nicolas, Batangas?

If from Manila:

  1. Take a bus headed towards Lemery from Manila. Inform the conductor/driver that you’d like to be dropped off in Barangay Halang, Taal, Batangas (Flying V Gas Station).
  2. Get on a tricycle and head to San Nicolas, Batangas. Drop off at the Town Hall.
  3. The Town Hall is only a few feet away from the San Nicolas Baywalk.

If you are seeking for a wonderful getaway vacation experience in Batangas, what are you waiting for? Try to visit San Nicolas Baywalk. You can also go on adventures that will not leave you exhausted due to the locations that will make you fall in love.

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