Even though we are going through the uncertainties brought by the pandemic, we still have a need to get away from the hustle and bustle of our city lives. Thus, Batangas Lakelands presents a safe, outdoor experience to help you de-stress and recharge.
In celebration of Philippine Environment Month, Batangas Lakelands is offering a guided walking tour inside its nature-centric 20-hectare leisure enclave that will showcase about 36 different trees. With around 3,600 tree species in the Philippines, this walking tour, featuring the “Trees of Batangas Lakelands,” will already “expose” you to 1% of the country’s known species of trees.
Entitled “Pasyal-Lakad para sa Kalikasan,” this walking tour will also showcase “the Bridges of Batangas Lakelands.” These are the six wonderful bamboo bridges along the way, each of which exudes its own unique character.
For only P400 per person inclusive of an environment-themed t-shirt, this walking tour is about 2 kilometers long and will take about an hour and a half to finish. However, there is a break halfway through the walk. Participants who wish to explore the other features of Batangas Lakelands may decide to leave the guided tour at this stage.
The guided walking tour starts at 8 o’clock in the morning of every Saturday this month of June. So, if you intend to join, make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
And you may also wish to bring your own drinking water. But make sure that you do not bring them in single-use plastic (SUP) bottles. Bringing SUP bottles to Batangas Lakelands is highly discouraged (but it’s good for you to know that drinks will be available during a break at the midpoint of the walk).
The first guided walking tour happened last June 5, which is also when World Environment Day is celebrated.
“Doing a nature walk is not only about celebrating environment days. It’s also an opportunity for learning experiences,” said Anna Ortiz, Vice President of Batangas Lakelands. “Each nature walk offers something different for you to explore, even if you walk the same trails from one day to the next.”
Batangas Lakelands is located along Leviste Highway, Balete, Batangas. For inquiries or reservations, follow @batangaslakelands on Facebook or Instagram. You may also contact them at (0917) 852-7735 and (02) 7623-9465, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.