Parada ng Lechon
This annual event held on the 24th of June is dubbed as the “king of all Batangas festivals”. Locals and tourists from different places here and abroad share the merriment of this festival. Lechon is the star in every big event in the Filipino household. In this Balayan festival, the sumptuous roasted pigs are dressed and ornamented in clever ways and are paraded around town. To heighten the fun, there are parties where beers and cheers flood every street of the celebrating barangays.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Balayan’s town fiesta is on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th.
Feast of St. John the Baptist
Parada ng Lechon is celebrated alongside the feast of St. John the Baptist, reason why the day is also characterized with splashing of water here and there.
Bagoong is a Filipino condiment produced by fermenting fish such as anchovies (dilis) or round scads (galunggong) and salt. This salty condiment is also produced in other parts of the Philippines but bagoong Balayan is distinctively smoother as it has no trace of fish bones and the saltiness is milder compared to others.
Balayan is also known for producing salakot, a traditional hat which is also a popular symbol of Filipinos.
Man-Made and Natural Attractions
If you want to catch a captivating sunset, Balayan Baywalk will give you one view that’s worth every melting heart. This mini-park provides a refreshing panorama of the massive sky, the sparkling blue sea, and other places across the distance.
This attraction is around 500 square meters and was constructed in January 2009.
The Presidencia or House of the President in the Spanish era is what we know now as the Municipal Hall. According to history, in 1744, the first house of tribunal (Casa Real) was constructed in the exact location of the Municipal Hall. It underwent several renovations until 1903, during the American occupation, when it had major improvement in construction.
These ancestral houses give the younger generations of Balayan, a glimpse of what Balayan looked like in its earlier years. Some of the most notable ancestral houses were owned by Balayan’s popular and richest clans.
Take a look at these ancestral houses in Balayan through this link.
Eastern Star Resort
Opened in 2011, Eastern Star Resort is the most recent addition to Balayan’s leisure and event destinations. Situated in Brgy. Navotas, the resort boasts of its function hall and rooms with up-to-date design.
Phone: 0917-646-2914 / 211-6678
Interesting features are the infinity pool, gazebo for functions, and the meditation grotto for garden weddings and other religious activities.
Contact Information (Manila Sales Office)
Telephone: (02) 855 – 80 – 17
Mobile: 0917-434-4501 / 0932-667-2125
King and Queen Resort
Situated in Brgy. Sambat, Balayan, Batangas.
Tel. No. 2114-4504
Prime Beach Resort
Sharing the view and shoreline of Balayan Bay, Prime Beach Resort is a privately-owned family resort located in Brgy. Sanpiro, Balayan, Batangas. It is three (3) kilometers away from the town proper or Poblacion and a 2 1/2-hour drive from Metro Manila.
Mobile No.: 0916 658 5269
Blue Dolphin Beach Resort
The Blue Dolphin Resort is a family-oriented seaside resort offering a comfortable oasis right on the beach. The resort is located 110 km south of Manila via Tagaytay and Taal Lake or by the Batangas express way via Cuenca, Batangas.
Mobile: +63 917 843 9169
Tel: +63 2 506 3525
La Jamayca Resort
The resort is located at Brgy. Sanpiro and doubles as venue for various occasions such as birthday parties, weddings, seminars, and others.
Mobile No.: 0919 369 7414
Immaculate Conception Parish Church
This Church of Balayan was first constructed out of light materials by the Franciscan fathers led by Fr. Francisco de Santa Maria in 1579. The spiritual care was later on transferred by Fr. Juan de Oliver to the Jesuit fathers headed by Fr. Pedro Chirino in 1591. The church was reconstructed with hard materials in 1748.
The spiritual care of the church was transferred a few times more to the following: to a secular Spanish priest in 1753; to Recollect fathers in 1876; to secular Filipino priest under the Archdiocese of Manila in 1908; later on it was transferred to Archdiocese of Lipa under secular priest, Fr. Benigno Gamez, a native of Balayan.
Named the oldest chapel in Asia.