Wines and Spirits | Things to do in Santo Tomas-Batangas
|Address:||Gov. Malvar street, Poblacion 1 (Cityhall, beside Malvar Shrine), Santo Tomas, Batangas|
The dragon fruit, also known as the strawberry pear, is a unique-looking fruit that's jampacked with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Laviene Dragon Fruit Wine by Mr. Ben Manila is fermented to provide rich flavor without compromising the fruit's nutritional benefits. It is one of the best tasting fruit wines and it comes in 2 variants: Honey Wine and Premium.
One of the pioneer stops in Sto. Tomas Batangas is Rose and Grace. It is known as the home of Batangas Bulalo and is well-loved by the locals and tourists alike. Nanay Conching established the restaurant in 1976 and since then has expanded its operations to Sta. Rosa, Laguna where the second branch is located. What makes Rose and Grace Bulalo so special is that the beef is so tender, it falls easily off the bone. Another is the taste of the soup and meat- you can tell that it was simmered for hours from how savory it is. It is also this long, slow dance of ingredients while ablaze on the stove that gives it its rich texture. However, that’s not all that you can find at Rose and Grace. They also serve a myriad of Filipino dishes like Crispy Tawilis, Pinangat na Tambakol, and Caldereta to name a few.
Tanauan’s Ice Cream makers go above and beyond by getting creative with local flavors and ingredients— specifically Bulalo. Think of the flavoursome beef shank and the equally tasty soup served cold. Once your senses have gotten over the shock of wether you are eating dinner or dessert, you’re sure to get hooked with this unusual way of serving Bulalo.
Things to do nearby
- Take a quick trip to one of the most popular daytrip destination for locals, the picturesque city of Tagaytay
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the top of the mountain
- See the Gingerbread House, Sonya's Garden, Mahoogany Market, Good Shepherd, Picnic Grove and more!
- Enjoy a local specialty called Bulalo made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones in a tasty broth
- Experience a hassle-free journey in an air-conditioned bus and learn about the city from your guide
- Bring your friends and family for an amazing experience filled with magic, fun, and laughter at the Enchanted Kingdom!
- Wander around the park’s seven themed zones and experience over 20 attractions
- Gain access to a variety of world-class themed zones from family-friendly to exhilarating and extreme rides
- Prepare for a magical ride with the Agila, the first flight simulation ride displaying the wonders of the Philippines
Where to stay
Established as the first company-managed hotel in the town proper of Sto. Tomas, Batangas in July 31, 2014, NDN Grand Hotel aims to provide a stylish, cosy and affordable accomodation to clients within and around the town. Also, to provide excellent service accommodation to different national and international companies sorrounding areas of CALABARZON. There are 62 rooms, 2 full size function halls, 1 company meeting room, a cafeteria, a restaurant, a fitness gym and a swimming pool complemented with 2 gazebos. As our acclaimed hotel continues to grow we remain to offers delectable food made with fresh local products, fine wines, comfortable and relaxing sorroundings coupled with genuine welcoming approach and highly accomodating NDN personnel.
Doña Jovita Garden Resort, Inc. was established in March 10, 1993 and accredited by the Department of Tourism as Class A resort since October 9, 1998 in the Philippines. It was Incorporated in August 22, 2001, with SEC Registration No. A200112223. Currently we are a proud member of Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). The company is committed to providing a total customer satisfaction in producing a trained, motivated and qualified professional work force that is proficient in handling our clients. Doña Jovita Garden Resort is a 2.5-hectare lot of natural landscape in a not-so-hidden valley at the foot of Mt. Makiling. A grotto is immaculately nestled at the top of the hill high enough where one can capture a panoramic view of Laguna Lake and its environs. Every nook and corner of the Resort was designed and landscaped without altering the natural terrain and unique features. Along with a mixture of forest and ornamental plants and flowers, a variety of fruit-bearing and shade trees dominate the greenery. With all these richness in flora and other plants, we offer landscaping services including “outdoor carpeting”, foliage design and others that will add landscape beauty and variety to your homes or offices. The Resort has its share of love birds in the aviary, an ostrich that enjoys picture taking, fishes in our outdoor aquarium & ponds and horses and ponies to delight our guests, young and old. Our Garden Getaway has its natural reservoir of hot mineral spring water, which can soothe and relax anyone by its therapeutic wonders. Be it a jaded traveler from the city or the adventurous nature-lover, experience something different and interesting. Warm mineral water can be supplied to selected pools, as desired, making swimming equally enjoyable during rainy days and cold water during summer. The Resort has one (1) giant public pool with waterfalls & slides, five (5) medium-size tiled pools, three (3) kiddie pools and four (4) jacuzzis which can also be reserved for exclusive use. The Mediterranean Escape enveloped by the breeze of palm trees takes one to a European ambiance where seminars, conferences, trainings, inductions and other social functions such as garden weddings, birthdays, baptismal, kiddie parties and Christmas parties may be held. The Resort has a restaurant, which offers a variety of sumptuous meals that will surely satisfy a hearty appetite. It has an Acoustic Band which perform as array of Music that will sooth your soul.
Nestled at the heart of Pansol Laguna, California Beach Pansol is a luxurious getaway where family and friends can have a quality time together.Enjoy luxury, exclusivity and quality with your family.
Swim together with your family in our pool’s natural spring water which comes straight from the legendary Mt.Makiling. Here, you can swim from dusk till dawn because we can regulate the pool temperature with our automated pool temp technology.
Whether it’s sunny or rainy, the pool temperature can always adjust to your preference. There’s also no need for you to worry about the freshness of the water because the pool uses running water technology which replaces the water in a matter of 3 to 6 hours. We regularly check the ph level of the water because your safety is our primary concern.
Our resort is perfect for big families and groups. With its 20 – 30 sleeping capacity (can even fit 35 with extra mattresses) and up to 80 persons swimming capacity, you’ll surely do more activities to create unforgettable memories! We also have a secured parking space of up to 30 cars for all Villas.Big place but you’re only a small family? Don’t worry! Most of our guests are a family of five and they did enjoy their stay because they own the place all for themselves!
Moreover, Laguna is well-known for its hot springs and for many years, locals have been relying on hot spring water to heal and rejuvenate their bodies. Experience the therapeutic benefits of hotspring straight from the mountain while also enjoying an excellent and relaxing ambiance. It also reduces stress, relieves pain, and solves skin problems such as dry and rough skin. Try it for yourself and experience the healing power of the hot spring water!
Experience the best staycation in Pansol with our cozy rooms partnered with modern designs that will suit your mood for a very soothing and relaxing stay. You will definitely have a restful sleep with our fully air conditioned rooms with premium beds, soft pillows and warm blankets.
Getting there and around
Gov. Malvar street, Poblacion 1 (Cityhall, beside Malvar Shrine), Santo Tomas, BatangasGet directions