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  • My First Time Solo Vacation

    My First Time Solo Vacation

    Travel leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller" ??" Ibn Battuta

    I want to call it travel but the place I went to is just 2 and a half hours away from home, and I stayed at a resort, but Im proud of that trip because I get to do it all by myself.

    Why I did the trip?

    It's a dream of mine to just travel and explore if I got the money I would probably having trips to the beach every weekend, but I don't so I have to always save up money if I want to go in one. Secondly It just sucks that not a lot of my friend are into travelling well I have a small circle of people and th ...

  • Matabungkays Balsa Festival Bringing Back Tourists In Batangas

    Already on its third year, the Balsa Festival was first held on May 18, 2002, to bring tourism in Batangas back on the track.

    The concept was first brought into light by the innovative and creative minds of the management team of the Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel a first rate leisure enclave whose impeccable customer service is renowned in the industry.

    After three years of careful planning and successful staging of the festival, with the help of the Department of Tourism, Matabungkay is again within the map of the backpacking adventurer to the high-tech radar of executives who just ...

  • Lian Batangas Festival

    Every year on June 24, Lian celebrates its town fiesta as with the celebration of the birthdate of Saint John The Baptist.

    The Balsa Festival, popularly celebrated every year at Matabungkay Beach, is an annual festival aimed to help the community restore the identity of the town. It started on May 2002 and 11 years later, Matabungkay succeeds to become a tourist destination with the help of this festival. It is filled with different activities like Balsa Race Competition, Balsa Decor and Cultural Dance Competition, a concert and dance party by the beach, prominent media personalities and fo ...

  • Matabungkays Balsa Festival Lian Batangas

    Matabungkays Balsa Festival Lian Batangas

    In Lian, Matabungkays very shallow beach is lined with about 150 rented balsas, all ingeniously fitted with shaded picnic tables and grills for visitors who want to go dining al fresco, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and, at the day's end, watching the magnificent sunset. After the sun has set, a number of lighted balsas are also used to await fishermen and their much awaited bountiful catch. These balsas, in effect, have become a very important contributor to Lian's tourism and livelihood economy. As a tribute to this hardy and durable symbol of Matabungkay, Lian has decided to hold its fi ...

  • Matabungkays Balsahan Festival

    The beach of Matabungkay in Lian, Batangas has been a tourist destination since the 1960s. With its striking sunset and two kilometer stretch of creamy fine sand facing the South China Sea, visitors have made it a popular summer vacation spot, one of the more accessible venues from Metro Manila.

    Matabungkays beaches are also lined with a multitude of balsa or bamboo rafts. The people of Lian built them from long and slender, mature bamboo tubes, buried in sand to age (also to prevent wood mites from burrowing the shallow cores), then joined by strong ropes and nails. They even build small b ...

  • Matabungkays Balsa Festival Lian Batangas

    Matabungkays Balsa Festival Lian Batangas

    In Lian, Matabungkay's very shallow beach is lined with about 150 rented balsas, all ingeniously fitted with shaded picnic tables and grills for visitors who want to go dining al fresco, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and, at the day's end, watching the magnificent sunset. After the sun has set, a number of lighted balsas are also used to await fishermen and their much-awaited bountiful catch.

    These balsas, in effect, have become a very important contributor to Lian's tourism and livelihood economy. As a tribute to this hardy and durable symbol of Matabungkay, Lian has decided to hold ...