St. John the Baptist Church | Things to do in Bato-Catanduanes

The rustic town of Bato serves as the de facto heritage center of the province with its Spanish-era religious sites: a picturesque Catholic church, circa 1883, made up of mortar and coral stones. The church is of interest not only as an example of mid-colonization Filipino-Spanish architecture, but as a historical landmark. It was built under the polo system of forced labor for a total of 53 years from 1830 to 1883.
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Address:  , Bato, Catanduanes
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Nearby attractions

Batalay Mangrove Ecopark
2.34 km away

Batalay Mangrove Ecopark is an emerging attraction in the town of Bato where a tourist can enjoy kayaking in the wide expanse of mangroves. The mangrove serves as spawning grounds for aquatic species and habitat of migratory birds like herons and egrets.

Maribina Falls
3.09 km away

Named after Barangays Marinawa and Binanhuan in the municipality of Bato, Maribina Falls is the most popular and widely publicized among the numerous waterfalls in Catanduanes. It gushes with breath-taking rapids of crystal-clear water.

Diocesan Shrine of the Holy Cross
3.18 km away

A popular local pilgrimage site, Diocesan Shrine of the Holy Cross hosts the original and first cross to stand in the province. It is also the burial site of Augustinian Fray Diego de Herrera, the priest who journeyed with Spanish conquistadores Legazpi and Urdaneta, and served as the first Catholic missionary in the province.

Where to stay

Casa Remedios Bed & Breakfast

A private residence that provides a room & breakfast for travelers and guests and a warm & comfortable “home away from home ambiance"

Puraran Surf Beach Resort
Hotels and homes
13.98 km away

Located in Baras, Catanduanes, Puraran Surf Beach Resort is the home of the well-known “Majestic” waves with the awesome long-barrel-type surf.

Puraran Beach House
Hotels and homes
14.00 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this Holiday home in Puraran, Baras, Catanduanes. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Getting there and around

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