At "Doon Po Sa Amin," Feel at home and enjoy some exclusive bonding activities with your friends and family members.
While you are in Batangas City, you may want to have a little R and R while exploring the place for some local color. An alternative to a hotel place is Doon Po Sa Amin, a quiet resort right in the heart of the City. The simplicity of the resort allows for much quiet and meditation hard to experience in a corporate, hotel setting. In fact, in this exclusive place, you choose how you will spend your day. Your family can make it your home for a day.
What is Doon Po Sa Amin?
In this cozy resort there are at least three rooms to share with your tourist friends and a swimming pool for kids and adults. An exclusive down-to-earth kitchen offers you a chance to cook your own meals, if you want to invite some friends over to share food and drinks of your own concoction. The local market is walking distance away, while the SM grocery is a ten-minute ride away in a Jeepney. There is a kasambahay-on-site you can rely on and who will run your errands.
The place offers an exclusive treat that caters to your needs. You may request for DPSA Bed and Breakfast catering services if you're staying overnight or more. Their catering service offers all-Filipino dishes, but also serves the regular western breakfast of buttered toast with jam, egg and sausage plus the local Batangas Kapeng Barako and a serving of the fruit in season.
If you prefer the comforts of being driven to the places anywhere in Luzon that interests you (and even in the Visayas via the inter-island ROROs), Doon Po Sa Amin host may even tour you to the places you want to visit.
If you want to hold a family event such as a Birthday Party or a Wedding Reception at DPSA Doon Po sa Amin will accommodate your needs. You just have to call in advance and reserve the place.
While in Batangas City, sample some unique food treats such as "lomi" (thick noodles with egg and liver), "bulalo"( stew made from beef shanks and marrow bones), and"tapang taal" (marinated choice pork parts with basic soy sauce, kalamansi and enormous amount of garlic). These treats are also offered at Doon Po sa Amin and you can also order them "dine-in" or "to-go" in many restaurants along the highways.
If you're a tourist who isn't that confident going around places in Batangas City because you don't know the Tagalog language, Doon Po Sa Amin has an interpreter who can go with you in your trips around the tourist spots. The interpreter is a native speaker of Tagalog, is well-versed in local history and will help you blend effortlessly with the locals.
Or you may prefer a tour guide to go with you anywhere in the countryside and the metro. In Batangas, you may want to visit the old historic places, such as Taal and Balayan and buy some souvenirs. A boat ride to Taal Lake is a must activity, and a hike or a horse ride right at the heart of Taal Volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world, will cap and complete your Batangas City tour. [The latest eruption of Taal Volcano was in 2020 - always be advised as to whether its safe to go to this place, and have the right people take you there at the safest times possible.]
Would you like to visit the beaches of Batangas?
During the pandemic of COVID-19, all local and foreign tourists were advised to refrain from outings that would encourage close contact with people. Social distancing was still the norm at least until 2021. But as soon as the pandemic ends, Pinoys are surely going to flock to the beaches.
Only 3 to 4 hours away from Manila, the beaches of Lemery, Anilao, Lian, Calatagan and San Juan will offer much of the Philippine tropical experience. Tourists may not always be able to find white sand and immaculately clean and landscaped resorts, but if you like to have a taste of the regular dipping spots of the "common tao", those are the nearest places to go.
Families pack their lunches and rent cottages in these places to hold spontaneous reunions and parties with loved ones and immediate relatives. They bring all sorts of music gadgets, so expect noise since Filipinos just can't last without music of any kind.
But aside from the 'common' beaches, you may want to find out the best locations for more demanding hobbies. In Anilao, if you have the extra dollars to spend, the diving spots are cool favorites. Visit the beaches nearest to the airport - right in Batangas City.