Tourism

Significant Events

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.

Products

Bagoong Balayan

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.

Salakot

Balayan is also known for producing salakot, a traditional hat which is also a popular symbol of Filipinos.

Man-Made and Natural Attractions

Balayan Baywalk

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.

Bundok Dalig

Balayan Bay

Historical Landmarks

Balayan Presidencia

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.

Ancestral Houses

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.

Resorts

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.

Contact Information
Phone: 0917-646-2914 / 211-6678
Email: esrbagunas@gmail.com

Starcove Resort

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
E-mail: starcove.resort@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.starcoveresorthotel.com

King and Queen Resort

Situated in Brgy. Sambat, Balayan, Batangas.

Contact Information
Mobile: 0906-3175034
Tel. No. 2114-4504
Email: king_queen_resort@yahoo.com

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.

Contact Information
Mobile No.: 0916 658 5269
Email: resortprime@ymail.com

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.

Contact Information
Mobile: +63 917 843 9169
Tel: +63 2 506 3525
E-mail: rea.pollard9@gmail.com

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.

Contact Information
Mobile No.: 0919 369 7414

Churches

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.

Ermita Church

Named the oldest chapel in Asia.