Tawilis | Things to do in Talisay-Batangas

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Batangas Talisay 199
The Tawilis is a freshwater sardine that can only be found in Taal Lake. It can grow up to 15cm in length, although its weight never goes beyond 30g. There are two ways to cook it--one is to fry it to a crisp, while the other entails wrapping a handful in banana leaves and having it simmer with dried kamias and salt inside a clay pot or palayok. Tawilis is usually served with a heaping of diced tomatoes, onions, green mangoes, and bagoong. There's no excuse not to try it out since tawilis dishes are commonly available in most restaurants in Batangas.
Open: Open Everyday
Address: Talisay public market, Talisay, Batangas
Fee: None
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Nearby attractions

Picnic Grove
4.73 km away

Government-operated, Picnic Grove is a 13-hectare park with stunning views of Taal Lake and Volcano. The park offers many activities for families with kids. Some of the highlights include zipline over a ravine (P200 to P400/head), walking through a 400-meter ecotrail, and close encounters with animals at the adventure jungle. Other activities include visiting the butterfly garden (P50/head), feeding furry animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs (P50/head), and horseback riding (P350/hour). The park also has a Filipino restaurant serving grilled cuisines and Tagaytay's specialty, bulalo. Accommodation is available at P1,500 to P1,800/room, good for three people.

Sky Ranch
9.33 km away

Located beside Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Sky Ranch is a five-hectare amusement park overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano. The park offers fun rides such as carousel, sky jump, sky cruiser, and ferry's wheel, from P50 to P200/ride, on top of the P100/head entrance fee.
Also called Sky Eye, Sky Ranch's ferry's wheel is the tallest in the Philippines, at 63 meters or 207 feet. One ride lasts about 10 minutes, with unique views of Tagaytay City and Taal Lake. However short, riding the ferry's wheel could be invigorating, especially during sunset.
Other amenities in Sky Ranch include gazebos for rent (P750 to P1,000), a 2,000sqm tent for events, and several fast food chains near the park entrance.

Antawagon Hill
13.11 km away

Once served as a camp and the last line of defense of Filipino soldiers and guerillas during World War ll.

Things to do nearby

Tagaytay Day Tour from Manila
Local sightseeing
7.06 km away

  • 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

Gorgeous Farms
Nature escapes
16.12 km away

Nestled on the scenic Tagaytay ridge, Gorgeous Farm is now open for farm visits, seminars and overnight accommodations.

Where to stay

Club Balai Isabel
Hotels and homes
0.62 km away

Right on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake and across from its volcano is a place where you can relax, connect and be with nature. Club Balai Isabel offers an option for an active lifestyle with all the comforts of city living. A mere fifteen minutes from the Tagaytay ridge, it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.

For years, Tagaytay has been made famous by its view of Taal Lake and its volcano. However, the lakeside towns never became tourist destinations due to the lack of resort facilities. Manila-based developer Techno-Asia changed that two years ago when it planned to create a residential resort community called Club Balai Isabel. Today, Techno-Asia’s vision has grown from a four-hectare private subdivision to a nine-hectare resort.

Club Balai Isabel’s amenities and facilities make it an excellent choice for holidays, corporate events, and special occasions. Enjoy the food served at the Terraza Cafe, refreshing dip in the pool, hang out in the cabanas; enjoy more active pursuits such as kayaking and sailing, or take a boat ride and get a closer look at Taal Volcano’s crater on horseback or on foot.

The lush greenery and the proximity to the lake and the world’s smallest volcano make Club Balai Isabel perfect for an eco-tourism destination for environmental enthusiasts. They will be doubly glad to discover that the resort does its best to do its part in conservation and finds ways to minimize any negative impact on the environment.

In line with this, Techno-Asia will develop only thirty percent of the total land area in order to preserve the natural beauty of the land and to truly create a haven for city dwellers.

NDN Resort and Events Place
Hotels and homes
3.01 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Talisay, Batangas. 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.

Tagaytay Econo Hotel
Hotels and homes
4.73 km away

Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples and Solo Travellers. Additional facilities available in RedDoorz Plus @ The Ridge Tagaytay City are; Desk, Non Smoking Rooms, Room Service, Water Heater, Car Parking Area, and 24 hours Front Desk. Popular Landmarks, Leisure, Shopping and Entertainment experiences near the Guest House are; Tagaytay Picnic Grove (2.2 km), People’s Park in The Sky (5.9 km), Tagaytay City Market (400 m), Rowena’s (1.1 km), Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe (2.3 km), Museo Orlina (110 m), Tagatay (1.3 km), Tagaytay Public Market (250 m) and Ayala Malls Serin (3.2 km)

Getting there and around

Talisay public market, Talisay, Batangas

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