Tanauan City

Somewhere between the two volcanoes of Mt. Makiling and Taal lies the small city of Tanauan, also known as the “Premiere City of CALABARZON.”

Located in the province of Batangas, the city is the hometown of two major Filipino historical figures: Apolinario Mabini, known as the “Brains of Katipunan,” and former president Jose P. Laurel. You can actually find two separate museums dedicated to these two national heroes, just near the center of the city.

There’s the Mabini Shrine, which houses all of the memorabilia that Apolinario Mabini either used or held onto until his death in 1903. You can also find books here that were either written by the national hero or that talk about him.

There’s also the Jose P. Laurel Ancestral Home, which serves as both a museum and a library dedicated to the memory of the former president.

Another museum to visit is the Tanauan City Museum, which has a small scale replica of the entire town.

For those hoping to get a more spiritual experience, head on over to the St. John the Evangelist Parish Church, also known as the Tanauan Church. Here you can find life-size statues that depict the Stations of the Cross.

Fancy yourself as more of a nature person? Don’t worry, Tanauan City has got you covered. There’s the Balete Eco-Park, which is a short walking trail that rewards you with a glimpse of a centuries-old balete tree. There’s also the Tanawan Hills Farm and Resort, a nature resort that’s overlooking Taal Lake.

Tanauan City may not be the most popular destination in the province of Batangas, but it does have its merits. The city is rich with history and natural beauty, making it a not to be missed destination for those who are hoping to go off the beaten path.

Top Rated Restaurants in Tanauan City Browse All

  1. Sam's Diner
    4.3 Stars
    Diner
    6 Reviews View
  2. Shakey's Pizza
    4.0 Stars
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    5 Reviews View
  3. Isabel's Panaderia and Pizzeria
    4.3 Stars
    Pizza
    3 Reviews View
  4. Brand X Burgers & Cheers
    4.3 Stars
    Burger
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  5. Rose and Grace Restaurant
    3.8 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  6. McDonald's
    4.5 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  7. Terraza Café
    4.0 Stars
    International
    3 Reviews View
  8. Shao Ling Palace
    5.0 Stars
    Chinese
    1 Review View
  9. Jollibee
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  10. KFC
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Tanauan City Browse All

  1. Club Balai Isabel
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    36 Reviews View
  2. Awilihan Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  3. Tierra Salva Lakeview Resort
    5.0 Stars
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  4. NDN Grand Hotel Batangas
    4.0 Stars
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  5. La D' Este Resort
    4.0 Stars
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  6. Hacienda Darasa Garden Resort Hotel
    3.0 Stars
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  7. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
    3.0 Stars
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    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Tanauan City Browse All

  1. Club Balai Isabel
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    36 Reviews View
  2. Sam's Diner
    4.3 Stars
    Diner
    6 Reviews View
  3. Shakey's Pizza
    4.0 Stars
    Pizza
    5 Reviews View
  4. Awilihan Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  5. Isabel's Panaderia and Pizzeria
    4.3 Stars
    Pizza
    3 Reviews View
  6. Brand X Burgers & Cheers
    4.3 Stars
    Burger
    3 Reviews View
  7. Rose and Grace Restaurant
    3.8 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  8. McDonald's
    4.5 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  9. Marian Orchard
    4.5 Stars
    Historical Site
    2 Reviews View
  10. Terraza Café
    4.0 Stars
    International
    3 Reviews View