Anilao, Batangas Travel Guide



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Divers love the waters around Anilao because it is a cornucopia of incredible marine life, dominated by an amazing variety of corals and colourful fishes. It is a wonderland for underwater photographs and is referred to as a diving paradise.

The Best Time to Visit Anilao

Though the amazing critters of Anilao will be there throughout the year, the best diving season of Anilao is from October to the beginning of June. April and May are very good months for diving but they could be a bit crowded and so may not be very comfortable. November and December are equally good and are without the crowds that are characteristic of April-May. The months to be avoided are the rainy months of July and August.

The Climate of Anilao

Anilao has a tropical climate with a rainy season which lasts from June to October. The climate is dry the rest of the year. During the rainy season, especially from July to September, typhoons may occasionally punctuate the rains. The place will not be crowded during these months and so it is a good time to visit for those who have nothing against strong winds.

How To Reach Anilao

Anilao is south of Manila, the capital of Philippines. A drive from Manila to Anilao takes about 3 hours. Most resorts have provisions for picking up customers at the airport, transferring them, and dropping them back. Tourists can also board buses to the nearby Batangas City and get down at the jeepney terminal of Mabini/Bauan and go to the Mabini docks from where it is easy to get transportation to the resort. Visitors to Anilao often combine it with a visit to Puerto Galera, a coastal town with plenty of spots for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Where To Stay in Anilao

Anilao is a town with a wide range of nice resorts with swimming pool and plenty of reasonably-priced hotels. So, whatever your budget is, you will be able to find something comfortable here to suit your pocket.

Entertainment in Anilao

With an abundance of macro critters in its blue waters, Anilao is an inexhaustible treasure trove for underwater photographers. A wide range of rare critters can be found here. A freshwater lake nearby named Taal Lake, with an island formed by volcanic eruptions at its centre, is also a popular tourist attraction.

Anilao’s beaches are rocky and not suitable for swimming. But the place is suitable for diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, volcano-hiking, island-hopping, windsurfing, and spa activities. However, it is not a place for gourmets or nightclub enthusiasts or shopaholics because opportunities for such activities are sparse.

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