Bataan City Guide

Published Date : September 27, 2022 City Guide Travel guide
Bataan: City Guide

Bataan: City Guide

Introducing Bataan City


Bataan is a province at the Central Luzon region of Luzon. A peninsula surrounded by Manila Bay to the east and the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea) to the west, it is known in history as the last stronghold of the Americans in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded it during World War II.

Bataan is rich in history, but this province is also a good place to live. Bataan is now more enhanced, that’s why here in Bataan you can both live a city-life and a province-life. Start having your dream life here in the Province of Natural wonders.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

Short History 

The Battle of Bataan was fought by the United States and the Philippine Commonwealth against Japan during World War II. The battle represented the most intense phase of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II. In January 1942, forces of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy invaded Luzon along with several islands in the Philippine Archipelago after the bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were forced to march until they died. Prisoners started out from Mariveles on April 10, and Bagac on April 11, converging in Pilar, Bataan, and heading north to the San Fernando railhead.



  1. Bataan Peninsula State University
  2. Tomas del Rosario College
  3. Asia Pacific College
  4. Bataan Heroes Memorial
  5. Polytechnic University
  6. Limay Polytechnic University 
  7. Bataan Peninsula State University
  8. College of Moly Holy Trinity
  9. Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific


  1. Vista Mall
  2. Centre Plaza Mall
  3. Bargainville
  4. Galeria Victoria
  5. SM City Bataan


  1. Bataan St. Joseph Hospital
  2. Bataan General Hospital
  3. Bataan Doctors Hospital
  4. Isaac And Catalina Multispecialty Center
  5. Bataan Peninsula Medical Center
  6. San Antonio Rural Health Station

Tourist Spots:

  1. Corregidor Island
  2. Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay
  3. Mount Samat
  4. Dungaree Beach
  5. Pawikan Conservation Center
  6. Funtastic Park Subic Bay

Bataan a Hub for Industry and Investment

Bataan hosts several industrial estates and huge companies, creating numerous career opportunities for people who settle here.

Moreover, the province’s potential leads to the opening of more shopping centers, real estate expansion, and improved facilities.

One of those is the soon-to-be largest and longest iconic Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge that spans from Mariveles, crossing Manila Bay, and ends in Cavite. This future development is predicted to open more doors and opportunities for everyone.

Additionally, Bataan also has a high potential for investments in tourism and recreation with numerous existing sites such as Dinalupihan Nature Center, Mt. Malasimbo, and Mt. Natib, all within the Bataan Natural Park fit for eco-tourism.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

Bataan Is a Beacon for Education

Many mistakenly think that a good education can only be found through the renowned and prestigious schools in Metro Manila. But the truth is that excellent institutions can also be found in the provinces.

In addition to what Bataan can offer is the access to educational opportunities by over 300 educational institutions such as Bataan Peninsula State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, and Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

The local government continuously develops educational programs and facilities capable of producing top-performing professionals and teaching 21st-century skills deemed for a modern society.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

How to Get to Bataan City

By Ferry

If you want a fast way to go to Bataan, simply hop on the Manila-Bataan Ferry Boat at the Esplanade-Seaside Terminal in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. This will take you straight to Port Capinpin in Orion, a municipality in Bataan, in just 50 minutes! Operated by 1Bataan Integrated Transport System.

By Private Transport:

The province of Bataan is about 124 kilometers away from Manila. This makes for a good 2.5-hour leisurely drive. It is best to leave early in the morning to avoid the rush hour gridlock.

From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway then take the San Fernando toll exit or the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).

If you take the San Fernando toll exit, drive towards the Jose Abad Santos Avenue, formerly known as the Olangapo-Gapan Road. Drive all the way to Lubao, a municipality in Pampanga and Dinalupihan, a municipality in Bataan.

Once you get to the Layac junction, head towards the Roman Super Highway that will lead you to the city center of Balanga in Bataan.

If you’re taking the SCTEX route, simply take the Dinalupihan exit. Then make a right turn at Roman Super Highway towards the city center of Balanga.

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A Guide For Your Extended Stay at Batangas

Published Date : June 21, 2022 Article Buying house Buying Property Buying Tips Community Guide Industry News Investment Tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 Renting condominium renting house Travel guide

About Batangas City

Colourful City of Batangas.

Colourful City of Batangas.


Alternatively known as the “Queen of the South,” Batangas City is a first-class component city in the Philippines. It is a part of Batangas province, and it is the capital city of the province. The city is located on the southwest shore of Luzon island, about 107 kilometers south of Manila, and is considered an industrial center.

Batangas City is one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. It is rich in culture and heritage, and its people are some of the most friendly and hospitable you will ever meet. The city government is doing a fantastic job of promoting tourism and making the city an excellent place to live and do business.

There is plenty to see and do in Batangas City, and its strategic location makes it an ideal point for exploring the rest of Luzon. The people are warm in Batangas City. It is well-known for its world-class beaches, a major tourist draw. The city is also home to Taal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It is one of the prime economic and trade centers in the Calabarzon region.

The city is home to the Batangas International Port, one of the Philippines’ busiest passenger and container terminals. It also houses its largest oil refineries, three natural gas power plants, and several other major industries. Furthermore, the city serves as the province’s educational, industrial, and transportation hub.

There is so much you can learn about the city, starting from its history to various geographical and cultural aspects. Let’s dive into it.



Due to group migration, the first Spanish missionaries arrived in Batangas City in 1572. After the end of the Kuomintang Kingdom in 1581, Spanish authorities governing the Philippines established a pueblo in the area that included the hill (now Hilltop) where the current Provincial Capitol of Batangas stands.

The town was named “Batangan” because of the abundance of large logs known locally as “Batang” in the area. Don Agustin Casilao was appointed as Batangan’s first gobernadorcillo by the Spanish government.

In 1894, the title “little governor” as head of the pueblo or Municipio was replaced by “capital municipal.” It is unclear who succeeded Casilao, nor is it known whether any subsequent capital municipal appointments occurred. Don Agustin Casilao is also known as Agustino or Augustino.

Under Republic Act 5495, Batangas became a city on July 23rd, 1969. Pedro S. Tolentino was elected as the city’s first mayor.


Geography and Demographics

Batangas City is located in the southernmost part of the province of Batangas, facing Batangas Bay. It is edged to the north by San Jose, to the south by Verde Island Passage, to the east by Ibaan, Taysan, and Lobo, and to the west by San Pascual. The Calumpang River flows from northeast to southwest through the city.

Batangas City has seen an incremental shift from an agricultural to an industrial economy with the expansion of Batangas Port, the operation head of various heavy industries.

The city’s northwest is home to various commercial establishments, while the lowland areas surrounding Batangas Bay are home to the city’s heavy industries. Nonetheless, despite its gradual transformation into a significant commercial/industrial hub for CALABARZON, it retains rural landscapes in the city’s north. The Poblacion neighborhood is the city’s central retail and commercial district. It is densely packed with banks, restaurants, and small businesses.

As a major port city, Batangas has seen an increase in migrants from neighboring provinces, islands, and even nation-states such as China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.



Education System of Batangas.

Education System of Batangas.

The Department of Education also has a branch in Batangas City. There were 80+ public elementary schools and 18 public high schools for the 2013–2014 academic year. For the 2016–2017 academic year, 50 private schools ranging from pre-school to college level have a legal permit to operate in the city.

Below are some top-ranking universities of Batangas:

  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sto. Tomas Sto. Tomas, Batangas
  • De La Salle Lipa Lipa City, Batangas
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University (Batangas Campus)
  • Westmead International School
  • University of Batangas
  • Batangas State University – Alangilan Campus





Agriculture continues to be an essential source of food and income for rural barangay residents. Subsidy farming is practiced by residents in rural areas, with some of their harvest sold at lowland public wet markets. Coconut, corn, vegetables, and mangoes are among the most important crops.


Batangas City’s industries are concentrated around Batangas Port, the Tabangao and Pinamucan areas. Shell owns large refineries in Tabangao through its Philippine subsidiary, Pilipinas Shell, and supplies most of the fuel sold in Shell gas stations in southern Luzon and Metro Manila. JG Summit Holdings operates a petrochemical facility with plans to expand to accommodate a coal power plant, which has sparked outrage among residents and environmentalists. Other companies established refineries for distribution to the province as well.


Shopping malls in Batangas City include SM City Batangas, which SM Supermalls operate, and Bay City Mall and Nuciti Central, which local retail companies own. There are many supermarkets in urbanized areas, some of which are part of malls and others are stand-alone neighborhood markets that compete fiercely with local public markets.

The Diversion Road, built to divert traffic from the city proper to Batangas Port and Bauan, is seeing an increase in retail stores and industrial space. Several car dealerships are being built along the length of the road in the barangays of Alangilan and Balagtas. Fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Shakey’s Pizza are also sprouting up near Batangas Central Terminal.

The Poblacion neighborhood is home to many shops, restaurants, banks, pawnshops, and other businesses. The city’s two major public markets properly serve produce from the city’s rural barangays and neighboring municipalities.

Real Estate

Real estate companies are developing subdivisions to accommodate growing populations in response to population and economic growth. Large-scale developments are present, mostly from local developers, but major developers such as Ayala Land and Vista Land (via Camella) are also present.

Batangas real estate is not limited to the infrastructure but performs well in other commercial and housing real estate properties. This generates outstanding investment opportunities and better accommodation facilities for the citizens.

As the second richest province in the country in 2020, Batangas is a major contributor to the economic prosperity of the Calabarzon region. Batangas City, registered the highest revenue in 2020, amassing almost P3B in income. The district is known as the Industrial Port City of Calabarzon, as it is classified as one of the fastest-growing urban cities in the country.

How to Get Into Batangas?

The main point of departure for Batangas is Manila in Luzon, which is about 100 kilometers away by land. Here are some options for getting to Batangas.

By Way of Land

The most common mode of transportation to Batangas is by land. Private vehicles must travel through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the STAR Tollway before entering various towns and cities throughout Batangas.

Numerous bus companies travel to Batangas via major terminals in Pasay (Buendia-Taft) and Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City.

By Sea

Batangas Port is one of the country’s major ports and is home to a RORO terminal (Roll-on, Roll-off) serving Calapan in Oriental. In addition to serving as a maritime gateway for services to and from Calapan, Abra de Ilog, and Romblon (all gateways to Boracay), the Batangas Port is one of the busiest in the Philippines. It is another way you can take to come to Batangas.

By Plane (For Those Outside of Manila)

The nearest airport to Batangas is Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Metro Manila, the Philippines’ central airport hub. After arriving at these airports, you will take a three-hour land trip to Batangas.

When is the Best time to Visit?


Because most of the tourist attractions in Batangas are outdoors, it’s best to plan your trip during the months when there’s less chance of rain.

From November to May, the weather is dry and warm.

While there are still enough windows to enjoy a vacation in Batangas during the monsoon months, it is the best time to visit during the clear and sunny weather. Please keep in mind that crowds may thicken at some popular tourist destinations during the summer months of March to May.


Sublime Festival Celebrations in Batangas.

Sublime Festival Celebrations in Batangas.

Every year, several notable Philippine festivals are held in the province of Batangas. Some of the most popular festivals are as follows:

  • Balsa Festival

Every May 18th, the Balsa Festival is graced by a parade of bamboo rafts on the waters of Matabungkay Beach. It is an excellent time to visit Batangas.

  • Parada ng Lechon

On June 24th, the Feast of St. John the Baptist is celebrated. People parade roasted pigs (Lechon) through the streets during this festival. After a lively ceremony, locals and visitors from other places will feast on the Lechon at night.

  • The Ala-Eh Festival

The Ala-Eh Festival takes place every December 8th and lasts a week. The festival commemorates the province’s founding; every city and town participates in a colorful street dance competition.

  •  Sublime Festival

This two-week celebration begins every May 2nd in Batangas City. The celebration honoring the Sto Nino is accompanied by street dancing and ceremonial worship. People come together and enjoy the festival.

Other notable festivals are as follows:

  • Festival of Calacatchara (held in the town of Calaca every October)
  • The Anihan Festival (held in Lobo town every September 27th)
  • Festival of Sigpawan (celebrated in Lemery every August 15th)
  • Festival of Kambingan (in the town of Tuy every August 12th)

Every year, a dozen more festivals are held in Batangas’ smaller towns, making the province a fantastic place in the Philippines for cultural experiences.

Where to Stay in Batangas?

Residential Establishment in Batangas.

Residential Establishment in Batangas.


In the province of Batangas, there are numerous lodging options. Finding a place to stay in Batangas for your staycation in the Philippines will be easy. The region is a central tourism hub and a business and industrial haven, with decent lodgings in every city and municipality.


Accommodations in Batangas

The province of Batangas offers a wide range of accommodations, from high-end resorts to mid-range hotels, budget inns, and vacation house rentals. Choosing your lodging before your scheduled trip to Batangas is critical. Start with a better plan for your travel budget.

  • Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Because Batangas is a vacation destination and a hub for business travelers, many hotels and resorts cater to the high-end market throughout the province. These luxury hotels and resorts are excellent choices for those planning a honeymoon in the Philippines.

  • Hotels in the Mid-Range

Batangas province also has several bed and breakfast establishments, boutique hotels, and other affordable accommodations. These can give you a little luxury with ease on your budget.

  • Accommodations on a Budget

Backpackers and other low-budget travelers should not be concerned. There are numerous low-cost Batangas beach resorts and accommodations to choose from. These will be friendly in your pocket and provide the best experience.

  • Rentals of Vacation Homes

Small and modest vacation home rentals are also available throughout the province. You can rent vacation homes for a few days, a week, or monthly.


Accommodation Types

Here is a list of some of the most highly recommended hotels and beach resorts in Batangas province, organized by luxury, mid-range, and budget categories.

Luxury Accommodations

Here are some of the best hotels in Batangas you can check out if you’re willing to splurge.

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

With stylish bungalows set amid Batangas’ lush tropical palms, the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is every bit the secluded hideaway it touts in its name.

They also offer glamping-style accommodations in spacious tents with a veranda and an en-suite bathroom. All of this, plus an outdoor swimming pool with a view of Taal Lake and other amenities.

Camp Netanya

This Batangas resort with a pool is inspired by Greek architecture and evokes a vibrant seaside Santorini. Camp Netanya, near Aiyanar Beach and overlooking Balayan Bay, offers luxury accommodations with all of the amenities one would expect from a luxury property.

Also, Camp Netanya’s Greek Restaurant is a must-visit for food lovers. It offers a fusion of Greek, Mediterranean, and Filipino fare.

San Benito Farm 

Amidst a forest, this resort exudes a rustic vibe and is perfect for unwinding. The restaurant offers a diverse menu of vegan options.

A health and wellness resort provides various services to provide its guests with a Zen state of mind. Its accommodations include modern tropical villas, tree houses, and loft-styled rooms.

Hotel 1925

Hotel 1925, a boutique hotel with Spanish colonial architecture, has three nicely decorated rooms: Balcony Suite King, Suite King, and Suite Twin—all with eye-catching interior design and patterns. To have a luxurious experience, you must have stayed there.

The AniSiam House

Because of its remote location in Anilao, AniSiam House is a popular retreat for scuba divers and non-divers. AniSiam is a private resort that only accepts 12 guests and offers 5-star service in an intimate setting.


Accommodations in the Mid-Range

Here are some mid-range accommodations where you can stay for the best comfort and value for money:

Paradiso Rito

Paradiso Rito is a remote hideaway with eight suites in the resort’s Art House by the beach and two dorm rooms with beds for sharing. The property is situated between a forested area and a beach with views of the coral-rich waters of Batangas Bay.

Lima Park Hotel 

Lima Park Hotel, located within the Lima industrial estate, offers luxurious rooms ideal for leisure and business travelers. It has a total of 136 four-star rooms.

Villas by Eco Hotel

This resort, located at the foot of Batangas’ rolling hills and surrounded by the lush greenery of the countryside, is the ideal place to unwind.

Villas by Eco Hotel takes pride in its environmentally friendly and other sustainable practices, and it offers cozy rooms with a view of Taal Lake.

Club Balai Isabel

Club Balai Isabel is located on the Taal Lakeside in Talisay and is a short 10 km away from Tagaytay Picnic Grove. It is an excellent place to unwind and get closer to nature.

Other resort amenities include the inflatable Aqua Water Park, which is highly recommended. The resort also has an inflatable Aqua Water Park, a must-see day-trip destination in and of itself, and a wedding chapel.

Eagle Point Resort

Eagle Point, arguably the most popular dive resort in Batangas, is regarded as a one-stop dive resort in the province. Simply check-in and bring your scuba diving equipment, and they will take care of the rest, including transporting you to the best dive spots in Batangas.

How to go Around in Batangas?

Jeepneys are used as public transport in Batangas.

Jeepneys are used as public transport in Batangas.


As a large province with several cities and municipalities, buses and jeepneys are the primary modes of transportation in Batangas, with tricycles serving as secondary transportation in every city and town.

Using Jeepneys and Buses

Jeepneys and buses are the most cost-effective and convenient modes of transportation in Batangas. Bus routes connect all major cities and municipalities, whereas jeepney routes connect two neighboring cities or municipalities. Senior and student discounts are available on all jeepneys and buses.

On a Tricycle

The tricycle is the most common mode of transportation for getting around a municipality or city. Tricycle terminals are typically found in downtown areas near the marketplace, churches, residential areas, schools, commercial districts, and government districts.

Private and Shared Tours 

You will have the most convenient mode of transportation in the province if you take advantage of private or shared tours. Check out Batangas tours that include an all-inclusive package that includes going to and from all places you want to visit in Batangas.


What to See and Do in Batangas?

Batangas has so much to offer, from beaches to mountain trails to diving spots to gastronomic adventures, that their attractions can quickly fill up your travel itinerary. Here are some of the best tourist attractions and activities you should not miss:

Go to the Malabrigo Lighthouse

The Malabrigo Lighthouse, one of Batangas’ two Spanish-era lighthouses, stands on the cliffs of Lobo. Guillermo Brockman designed it, and it was completed in 1891.

Like other Spanish-built lighthouses in the Philippines, it was built of bricks and had a circling metal stair leading to the top. A National Historic Landmark overlooks the beautiful ocean and lush countryside. It is a nice place if you want to go with your family.

Enjoy Island Sightseeing and the Beaches

Beautiful Islands around Batangas.

Beautiful Islands around Batangas.


Batangas has an abundance of swimmable beaches and islands with scenic backdrops. A trip to Batangas would be incomplete without frolicking in the sea waters. There are white sand beaches, diving sites, and quaint coastal towns to choose from.

  • Calatagan Beach

A popular weekend getaway destination for companies and families, Calatagan Beach, another coastal town with cozy Batangas beach resorts, has a long shoreline and fine sand. Don’t miss out on the Calatagan Sandbar, which appears at low tide.

If you come here early in the morning, you can walk the whole length of its nearly 500-meter-long sandbar and swim in the surrounding crystal-clear waters. Starfish Island is another sandbar near Calatagan that you can visit.

  • Laiya Beach

Laiya is one of Batangas’ most well-known beaches. Swimming, scuba diving, and other water sports can be found here. People come here to unwind and have fun. With its many amenities and Batangas beach resorts that cater to leisure and mid-range travelers,

  • Masasa Beach

You can find the fine sandy beach of Masasa at the foot of Mt. Mag-Asawang Bato in Tingloy. There are numerous low-cost accommodations along the beach’s length.

Many visitors come here after hiking the nearby peak of Mag-Asawang Bato for the day. Some of the activities available are beach bumming, island hopping, snorkeling, banana boating, and beach volleyball.

  • Verde Island

Witness and experience the simple island life on this modern-free island. From the island’s rustic and charming setting to the underwater gem of the water surrounding it—the Verde Passage—Verde Island is also a diver’s paradise.

  • Island of the Sombrero

Sombrero Island, so named because it looks like a sombrero (Spanish for “hat”) from a distance, is famous for its white sandy beach and tall coconut trees.

There are a plethora of colorful corals beneath the waters off Sombrero Island, so bring your snorkeling gear—or, better yet, your diving equipment.

  • Fortune Island

Fortune Island, located off the coast of Nasugbu, features replicas of the Parthenon columns in Greece, which overlook the deep blue waters of Nasugbu Bay.

The structures were the ruins of an old private island resort. Visitors can now pay an entrance fee to visit Fortune Island. Rent a boat from Fortune Island Resort in Nasugbu or take a tour to get there.

Explore Diving Spots

Batangas has diving spots that are regarded as some of the best in the world. There are numerous dive shops and resorts that cater to experienced and novice divers.

The Verde Island Passage, which is surrounded by a body of water rich in marine resources, underwater caves, and shipwrecks, makes Batangas a favorite diving destination among Filipino divers and divers from all over the world.

Batangas is the ideal place to go on a diving vacation, shortlisted by numerous travel magazines in numerous best diving spots in the world listicles.

Many resorts in the province offer diving trips and even diving certifications, particularly those near the beach.

Take a Tour of the Visita Iglesia

Church in Visita Iglesia, Batangas.

Church in Visita Iglesia, Batangas.


You can go on a Visita Iglesia tour around Batangas to marvel at the magnificent architecture of the province’s many old churches.

Among the many churches, these are some you can visit:

  • Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours
  • San Sebastian Cathedral
  • Padre Pio Shrine in Tanuan
  • Our Lady of Caysasay in Taal
  • Mount Carmel Church
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate.

Hike the Batangas Mountains

Batangas has become a popular hiking destination in the Philippines due to their geographical terrain, surrounded by a long shoreline and rugged mountains (there are said to be 70 mountains). Here are some must-hike destinations in Batangas to help you plan a hiking trip to the province:

  • Mount Batulao (Nasugbu)

Mount Batulao’s hiking trail screams Instagram-worthy images, with a vast grassy meadow leading to rolling slopes and surrounded by the majestic landscape.

A leisurely hike of 2-3 hours will take you to its pointed peaks, which open up to a more breathtaking view of Batangas’ surrounding countryside.

  • Mount Gulugod Baboy (Anilao)

It is so named because the peak resembles a pig’s spine. Gulugod Baboy’s easy to moderate hiking trail is ideal for beginners and provides a scenic ocean view.

It is one of the many peaks in Batangas where you can enjoy a day of hiking followed by a trip to the beach.

  • Mount Maculot (Cuenca)

Mount Maculot, one of the most popular hiking destinations in the country, is an easy climb that rewards hikers with a breathtaking view of the Taal volcano and lake from the “Rockies,” a ridge section on the mountain’s side.

A large campsite is a few hundred meters from the Rockies. The hike to the Rockies takes about an hour or two, and the return trip takes another couple of hours.

  • Mount Talamitam (Nasugbu)

This mountain is a little more challenging to reach than other peaks in Batangas, but the views on the way are worth the effort. Most hikers prefer the rocky sections of Mt. Talamitan, where the ascent becomes more challenging.

  • Mount Daguldol (San Juan)

This mountain appears to have it all: ocean views, mossy and wooden forests, plain meadows, and side trips to nearby Naambon Falls and Laiya Beach. The Mt. Daguldol trail is moderate to difficult, requiring 4-5 hours of continuous hiking.

  • Mount Manabu (Sto. Tomas)

A flat meadow resembles a garden in the sky beneath the massive white cross atop this mountain.

Mount Manabu is one of three peaks that make up the Malipunyo range; the other two, Malipunyo and Susong Dalaga, are also popular hiking destinations.

The Cape Santiago Lighthouse is a Sight to Behold

The other Spanish-era lighthouse in Batangas is the Cape Santiago Lighthouse. It looms over a cliff in Calatagan, a coastal town.

It was built in 1890 and was designed again by Guillermo Brockman. The lighthouse, which overlooks Burot beach and the many diving spots that surround Calatagan’s shores, is an ideal place to visit.

Take a Heritage Tour in Taal Town

Taal is a town where you can find old houses from the Spanish period. The best part is that you can enter some of the heritage houses here, as some of them are mini-museums and bed and breakfast inns.

The town also has two old churches, Taal Basilica and Our Lady of Caysasay Church. Taal Town is also a popular destination for purchasing handcrafted Barong Tagalog and other Filipiniana dresses. In the municipality of Balayan, there is another heritage town.

Where to Eat and Drink in Batangas?

Mouth-watering local cuisine in Batangas.

Mouth-watering local cuisine in Batangas.


It’s no surprise that fiestas and festivals are held throughout the province. This is because Batanguenos enjoy cooking as much as they enjoy celebrating their traditions. As a result, the province has a culinary-rich culture that has given birth to several food establishments that contribute to the province’s tourism appeal.

Many people come to the province solely to take food tours. As a result, visiting the area will provide you with the best of both worlds: a bountiful natural environment and a satisfying selection of delectable cuisine.

Here are some highly recommended restaurants to taste local Batangas cuisine to help you fuel up the many thrilling activities in the province.

  • Café de Lipa Origins
  • Jorjhane’s House of Special Bulalo
  • Don Juan Boodle House
  • Kainan sa Dalampasigan
  • Abadi Restaurant at Cintai Corito’s Garden


Valuable Information and Tips

It is critical to read up on these practical tips for a hassle-free and convenient trip to Batangas province. These will be helpful, especially if you’re visiting the province for the first time:


Batangas province is a safe place, and the people are pleasant and welcoming. It could be best to have a local guide if you are going on a hiking trip, not for security reasons, but to avoid getting lost and help the local economy.

Every city and municipality has a police station, and almost every barangay has a tourist office where you can report any security concerns. Feel safe wandering around the city.


The Philippine Peso is the main currency in Batangas (PHP). There are numerous banks and ATMs in all provinces’ cities and municipalities. Many establishments also accept credit card payments.


Batangas’ native language is Tagalog. It is Tagalog with a strong accent and a grammar structure based on old Tagalog phrases. But language is not a barrier anywhere in the Philippines because their second language is English. It s better to learn some local slang just to get the touch, but you don’t need to worry much about communication issues.

With so much to do and see in Batangas, it can be challenging to plan an itinerary that covers everything—unless you have at least a week to explore the province.

Batangas is more than just weekend getaways from Manila. With so many activities and attractions to do and see, planning a more extended stay or multiple visits to fully explore all of this province’s beautiful offerings is a must.

Get to know the best of Batangas through this travel guide; these tips will help you plan every aspect of your stay, from your arrival to planning your activities in the province. Enjoy the best that Batangas offers, from its white sandy beaches and islands to scenic mountain hiking trails, diving destinations, heritage towns, and rich local cuisine.

Once you get familiar with the city, you are likely to stay here for a long. For an extended stay, you can explore accommodation options like a condo for rent or a townhouse for rent. Settling in Batangas with your family can be an option you can consider as there are so many good schools and universities in the city. Just get into the city and let it get into you!


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How Do I Find a Reputable Real Estate Agent?

Published Date : February 3, 2022 Article Housing tips Investment Tips Real Estate 101

With the rise of social media, Filipinos are more likely to conduct their real estate transactions independently. But when purchasing or selling a house, a skilled real estate agent can help you make wise decisions and prevent costly mistakes. A real estate agent can speak on your behalf during complex negotiations to avoid things getting too personal. Because of this, you may be more likely to receive the house you want.

But before discussing how to find a real estate agent, let’s first discuss what a real estate agent does.

Real estate agents aid in the purchase and sale of real estate. In addition to providing information about the current market conditions, real estate agents also act as a resource for their customers by connecting them with other service providers such as house inspectors and attorneys. They have different titles depending on who they represent in a real estate deal.

A buyer’s agent is a real estate agent who works on behalf of a home buyer. On the other hand, a listing agent handles all aspects of the seller’s side of the transaction, including pricing, marketing, and any contract negotiations.

A dual agency occurs when one real estate agent simultaneously represents both the buyer’s and the seller’s interests. When a buyer and a seller use the same real estate firm to find an agent, this is what happens. If you’re thinking about agreeing to this agreement, keep in mind that it has certain inherent risks.

So how do you find them? 

Start by asking your friends and relatives if they know an excellent real estate agent. If you’re looking to hire a real estate agent, check out their websites, social media profiles, and customer reviews. A few bad reviews aren’t a deal-breaker, but several of them might raise suspicions.

It’s also a good idea to speak with at least three different agents. You may be shy because conducting an interview may seem too formal, but this is a significant transaction. So you need to choose a reputable real estate agent that can help you.

You can ask questions such as:

Experience and past transactions. Are there any certifications or distinctions that the agent has received? Look for a real estate agent that has previously worked with people in your situation.

How much is the fee? The selling agent and the buyer’s agent split the real estate commission, which is typically paid by the seller. Five to six percent of the sale price is the standard real estate commission.

Negotiation may be an option if you’re selling a high-priced house, so keep this in mind. Even if the agent won’t budge on the commission, it’s worth asking.

Additionally, you can learn about the agent’s communication preferences and availability throughout the interview process. Choosing a real estate agent who is comfortable messaging and seeing properties after business hours is essential if you plan to do so.

Go with your gut.

An agent’s ability to smoothly assist you through the procedure is just as crucial as their knowledge and experience. In the end, choose an agent you can rely on, even if the path to closing is challenging.

This Is Critical! Look over your contract carefully.

All the terms you’ve agreed to, including the real estate commission, should be included in your contract. So, pay close attention to avoid unnecessary problems along with the transaction.

You want to have a solid sense of security when making any relationship-based decisions. The best way to locate a good real estate agent is to choose the one you like, one who answers your questions honestly, and one who has your best interests at heart.

Nowadays, you can browse real estate properties in the comfort of your home. So, if you are searching for a condo for sale, house for sale, or even lot for sale, trusted real estate websites is the place to go. So, you can guarantee that the Listings are from 100% Trusted Agents Only.


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4 Basic Steps to Buy Your First Home in the Philippines

Published Date : January 24, 2022 Article Buying Property Buying Tips Financing Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101


For first-time home buyers buying a house can be challenging. The process is full of anticipation and excitement. Buying a house is a significant decision of your life that needs your time. Here we will talk about the four steps for finding and buying you a home.

  1. Research

You have a particular type of property and your mind that you want to buy. But still want to explore your options; that is why the research is essential. The investigation will tell you the available options and how much your budget allows you.

This is the first phase of your home buying process, so don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Try to make a reasonable decision in budgeting and deciding what you want.

  1. Sorting Your Finances 

To feel confident throughout the process, you need to get your finances sorted out. Get your pre-approval done on time if you’re getting a home loan to buy your house. Keeping your finances ready allows you to grab the best deals when possible.

If you feel you can’t handle the formalities of the loan process, you can have a mortgage banker assist you and make the process easy for you.

  1. Finding a New Home 

Now that you know what kind of property you want and your budget allows, it’s time to start looking for actual properties in the real estate market. While looking out for houses, don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by the various properties you see. Your time figuring out your requirements enables you to narrow down the choices. Keeping a checklist is also an intelligent way to keep track of and compare the property you have looked at. 

To find affordable houses in the Philippines, look at and check the listings of the house for sale, condo for rent, and townhouse for lease. Housal is your one-stop solution for dealing in real estate in the Philippines.

  1. Making an Offer and Finalizing

Once you find the home you like, and it meets all your requirements and falls in your price range, it’s time to offer the seller. The negotiating part can be a little tricky, but once you agree both on the same price, you can finalize the deal. This process is followed by many paperwork, formalities, and payments.


As you are done with this process, and you close the deal, it is time that you can move into your new house and enjoy your new home.

This four-step process seems a little easy, but once get into the first step, new aspects keep unfolding. There will be many certain events that you didn’t plan for. Finding yourself a perfect house is not accessible unless you do it online at a trusted portal.


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Aesthetic Home Decor Ideas – Give Your House a Makeover!

Published Date : January 18, 2022 Article Community Guide Design Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 renting house

Due to quarantine and WFH life, it is understandable that you are exhausted by the current looks of your house. We can’t do much about spending time indoors in this situation, but we can change the looks of our home. Jumbling up a few things can give a fresh feel, increasing your creativity and lighting your mood. So with these static home decor ideas, let’s give your house a friendly and comforting look.


Adding artificial lights to the corners of the house with insufficient natural light can brighten up the room’s vibe. Not just regular light bulbs; instead, use fairy lights or mini light garlands. If you want to install these string lights in your bedroom, you can hang them just above your bed or where your photo collection is. These kinds of lights also go well with the green plants.


Although it is not a visual factor, fragrance can wonder what any home decor item can’t do. Bringing a good scent to your space can create a new atmosphere instantly. Installing fragrances is also a budget-friendly way to elevate the mood.

Art Piece

Hang one or two wall art pieces following the theme of your room. Every item that you bring into that room must complement each other. Whether you want to give it a modern, wooden, or natural look, the things you keep in that room must establish a look together.


Plants are the essence of aesthetic looks. It is rarely seen that the people who create cozy and comforting wipes don’t get plants to their house. Indoor plants do a great job of bringing color and consistency to the room and providing many health benefits.


To add texture to your room and improve the ambiance, you can add removable wallpapers to your living room, bedroom, or kitchen backsplash. A good thing about these wallpapers is they are pocket and renter-friendly.


Creating a collage of photos, magazine cutouts, or even solid paintings plays an essential factor in giving aesthetic looks. You can create a collage of anything that inspires you.


Keep a few decorative accessories on the open surface like candles, flower vases, books, or something to play with. Also, add some throw pillows on seating surfaces like sofas, beds, or window sitting. It adds an inviting and comfy feel to the room.


There are a lot of other ideas that you can use to give your House aesthetic looks. Once you start doing the makeover, new ideas will keep popping up, and things will fit just right in the place as you go further. These are some ideas for bringing change to your current home, but if you want to move to a new house, visit Housal. Check out the various listings of houses for sale or Condo for rent and other real estate properties. A new place can bring joy to your life.


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Weird Things You Can Ignore When Home Shopping

Published Date : Article Buying Property Buying Tips Community Guide Design Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

When you are shopping for a home, you are dealing with many things altogether. You have a list in mind, and keeping up with everything on this list makes it hard to find the perfect home. Sometimes you have to ignore a few things to find a home you are looking for. It is difficult to find a home without any flaws, so it’s better to get a house with imperfections that you can modify later.

So, here are a few weird things that you can ignore while buying a home:

Old Paint on the Walls 

It can be difficult to ignore the dull and worn-out color of the walls. You are buying a new house for you, so you want it to look fresh, so you don’t want to compromise on its looks. But if you think about it practically you can apply new paint of your choice. Look at it as an opportunity that you get to choose the color you like. Rejecting a house just because the color of the walls feels old isn’t a good decision.

Poor Organization

While looking at the house, you may not like how it is organized, but that is the seller’s perspective. You can keep in mind that you can arrange that house according to your choices after buying that house. During property inspection, the house may seem disorganized to you, but that is the factor you can change.

Personalized Homes

Some sellers choose not to remove the personal belongings or photograph of the family during the house inspection. However, not every buyer may find it appealing; some may not like this personalization because they can’t imagine themselves living in that home.

You must prepare yourself in advance to see personal photographs or belongings during an in-house inspection, but those things will be gone if you buy the house. You can ignore what you can change and focus on making it your own home.

Old Carpets and Wallpapers

In some cases, the sellers don’t replace the old carpets or the wallpaper they have been using. Remember that you won’t get a ready-made home; there will be many things that you need to replace, change or add to that house. You can ignore the factors that you can modify later.


Some buyers are merely into the looks of the property, and if they don’t like it they reject what could have been a great deal for them. It would be best to keep in mind that there are a few things that you can ignore while home shopping. Knowing what is essential can bring you a good deal. 

You can browse online through various property listings like a house for sale, condo for rent, and other housing properties.


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Want to Make Your Home Pet-friendly? Know-how.

Published Date : Article Buying Tips Community Guide Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

In addition to providing companionship, there are health benefits to having a pet. However, owning a pet is a must and a responsibility. Therefore, homeowners should make sure that the House is safe and comfortable for their pets. However, a pet can turn your house upside down. 

Things usually change as the animal grows and you learn to adapt to its behavior and needs. Building a stylish and animal-friendly home is not always easy. 

You can find a pet-friendly place with Housal. Housal has various kinds of property like House for sale, Apartment for rent, House for rent, Condo for rent, etc. You can also filter the results as per locations and property types.

Here are some ways in which you can make your house comfortable for you and your pooch:

Avoid Carpets

Pets like to run around the House all the time, moving things up. Say no to rugs or carpets because these pets often overgrow with fur and become a breeding ground for germs. Instead, choose easy to clean floors, such as vitrified tiles, marble, and floorboards with lines.

Invest in a Good Vacuum Cleaner

If you are the owner of a shedding type that needs a proper portion of dog grooming, you will understand the need to pet at least twice a week. Brushing your pet (probably outside) regularly will help reduce the number of dead hairs that end up stuck in your carpet and furniture.

Find Pet Furniture

Customizing your home involves more than just the paint on the walls or the knick-knacks on the shelves. Ensuring you have the right furniture that fits your lifestyle and the type of family you live with is essential. Pet owners may want to look to find suitable accessories for pets, such as a cute cat tree or a dog bed, which does its job and complements the beauty of the whole House.

Secure Valuables

Keep all valuable and fragile items behind closed doors. Pets are usually happy animals, and they will play with almost anything.

Outdoor Space

If you find a pet that will spend time outdoors, you need to renovate your garden and make sure they have enough outdoor space. For dogs, you need to make sure your garden is closed and secure, with a fence high enough. Some dogs can jump over a 6-foot wall and are excellent escape artists.

Of all the pets, if you need to keep them in your garden, you need to look for ways they can escape. For example, gaps in fences and areas where they may dig holes to get out. You also need to clear away any dangerous objects that they may encounter while out in the garden. You will need to build a safe outdoor running area that protects you from any predators.

Health and Well-being of Pets

You want your hairy friends to be comfortable in your home, which means using products that will not harm their health. Find out what plants are safe from, use eco-friendly products for your pooches. Ensure there is plenty of space and light for pets, so they don’t feel like they are crammed into the House.


Having a pet in your house can be difficult but not impossible. Most apartments in big cities do not have enough open spaces. It’s tough to live in a crowded apartment if you have a pet at home. Your pet needs more play space to make it comfortable.

So if your current home does not allow space for pets and you are looking for a place where your pets can enjoy the area. Connect with Housal to have a good place for you and your pet.


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Finding a Reliable Real Estate Broker in the Philippines – Tips You Need to Know

Published Date : January 8, 2022 Article Buying Tips Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 Renting condominium

Dealing in real estate requires skills and knowledge, and if you have them, kudos! But not everyone has the time or expertise in that field, so they hire brokers to ease the proceedings. Hiring a real estate broker comes with the question: Can you trust him?

It is essential to hire a reliable broker in this world full of competition. It can be tough to trust someone with buying and selling your property if you barely know them. So, we are here with a few tips on how you can find a reliable broker.


You can start by looking into your broker’s licensing. Before handing over your property to an agent, be sure to check if they are licensed or not. You can verify the professional license at the website of the Professional Regulation Commission. Once you know they have a valid license, you can move ahead with the next step.

Ask Questions

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. You can ask any question related to their profession, like their qualifications, area of expertise, marketing plans, or history with clients. While hiring a real estate broker, you must interview three to four agents to know their skills and working style. It would be great to have a broker with whom you can relate at some level or share similar interests. This will help in communicating better.

Previous Clients

Experience with the previous clients will give a good view of how the process will occur, and things will turn out with you. You can ask the broker directly to meet up with their other clients or do your independent research. There is a chance that a broker presents you with false data to impress you; checking out their previous work is an excellent way to cross-check.


A trustworthy broker who has years of good work must have some reputation in the locality, and their reputation can be a key factor in deciding whether you want them to work for you or not. 

Also, it is likely that top brokers might not give you that much attention as they have been more involved in larger properties. They can be the right choice for handling your property dealings.


But that’s not it; you can conduct primary research on your own as these things vary from person to person. Don’t decide solely based on the experience; choose someone who feels real and relatable. It is better to count on the person rather than work only. Seek passion and honesty in them.

If you want to search for property yourself, you can visit Housal. You may find various property listings like House for sale, condos for rent, and other real estate properties. You need to start exploring to get the best real estate experience.


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What Are the Aspects of Being a Landlord?

Published Date : Article Buying Tips Community Guide Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 Renting condominium renting house

As a property owner, you are no stranger to taking on many responsibilities at once. You probably know that you may feel overwhelmed by financial problems or guilt if you do not handle things properly. Therefore, you need to prevent the delay in necessary dues. 

Tenants can withhold rent from homeowners for many reasons, ranging from low income or temporary unemployment to settle disputes and settlements. But when it comes to the costs that a homeowner has to pay, they can’t negotiate. 


When you rent your home, you would impose specific rules and regulations on the tenant. Renters may break the rules such as not paying their mortgage on time, not following the ‘pet ownership policy,’ but the renter now insists on keeping it. Such times are the result of disputes between landlords and tenants.

It’s easy to find tenets with the help of Housal. All you have to do is put your property out there on our website and wait for the legit tenets to contact you. You can list any type of property like a house for rent, condo for rent, townhouse for rent, or apartment for rent.


Before you deduct money from your renter’s deposit or pay it for repairs, make sure you understand your country’s laws and local laws when it comes to security installations. Additionally, make sure that the damage is above normal wear.

Check your rental units regularly. Your lease agreement must state that this will be done with due notice, allowing you to see unauthorized updates or general property abuse. Lastly, if the tenant simply refuses to repair the damage and will not pay for the repair costs, you must have a clause in the law regarding the termination of the lease agreement.

If you believe you will find yourself in court soon – or even want to defend yourself, if possible – it is always a good idea to keep as many details of the tenant’s problems as you need to prove—the reason for dismissal from the court. Many landlords underestimate the need for paper routes when dealing with problematic tenants, mistakenly believing that oral contracts remain in court. However, this process can be much easier if you record all your communication with your problematic renters.

Good communication is beneficial for both parties. If there is no communication, problems on both sides will not be solved. Both homeowners and tenants can experience many frustrating problems. But, without communication, there is no way to fix those problems.

Even before the lease agreement is signed, a communication method must be established. 


If you are a landlord who wants to list their rental place, get onboard with Housal. You will be surprised to receive many offers on your houses for rent, Condo for rent, and many other rental properties. Get onboard with Housal.


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Retro Home Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Published Date : Buying Tips Community Guide Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

We all have a soft space of antiques and vintage decorations.These decorative styles have always been able to look perfect, even in modern times. You can add retro accessories, colors, and items to your home for decoration.

Before getting into the retro style, make sure the looks of your house are versatile and adapt to any unique theme and style. You don’t want your home to end up looking grotesque. If not, then you should consider looking for a house for sale or a condo for rent.

Now to get you started, here are some ideas for making your home a little retro, but not too retro.

Clawfoot Bathtub

The clawfoot bathtub was a symbol of the beauty of the bathroom back in the 1920s, and today it is no different. Although independent tubs have lagged for many years, they are now emerging as a luxury, fully customized, and multi-style development. As a bonus, their raised feet help keep the bathroom feeling open and airy.

Invest in Brass Hardware

You can easily replace hardware in your house and they are quite affordable. And if your goal is to give the space an antique feel, brass is the way to go.

Brass hardware is popular in both kitchens and bathrooms. You can easily upgrade an existing sink or cabinet with new brass taps or door handles.

Wooden Walls

Wooden walls made a great return, but differently. Instead of decorating the whole room in a panel installation, you can now bring some design elements as a simple accent wall. They enhance your space’s visual and depth of interest and take your room design to the next level.

Shag Rugs

Shag rugs made a comeback stage because they add a comfortable touch to any room, especially if your entire home is modern. Shag rugs can feel good on your feet and are a great option if you have a firm floor. Unlike the carpet, you can clean them easily.

Classic Artwork and Antiques

If you have old-fashioned artwork in your home, no one will doubt your taste. It shows that you respect the culture. Choosing your unique vintage collection to display in your home is a fun way to create your desired home décor. They are unique and bring the room together.

Vintage Clock and Wall Hangings

A vintage clock on your walls highlights an old-fashioned feeling. With a rustic brick wall, the look of the clock will improve. Display wall hangings as you like the look of your old house.


These home decorating trends are rich in looks. They are timeless and stylish, but people seem to have just forgotten about them, which will have to change. Our house welcomes any style we put on it. In case your house is very small, adding vintage might risk it looking outdated. 

If you like a retro theme, but your home doesn’t allow it, buying a new house might be a great idea. Housal can help you in looking for a new home. We offer you various ownership options, whether you want to rent, lease, or buy. House for sale, Condo for rent, Townhouse for lease are some of the options that Housal provides. You can look up the official website of Housal to know more.


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What to Look for in a Rental Property?

Published Date : December 16, 2021 Buying Property Buying Tips Industry News Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 renting house

Today, many people look to invest in rental property to create a distribution of income, build wealth, and secure their financial future. The problem is that most people do not understand what buying a rental property involves or what you should look for in a rental property before investing. As a result, many emerging investors make poor investment decisions that lead to significant losses. Here are some important things to look for when buying a rental property:

Physical Condition

There is nothing wrong with buying a fixed or repaired place, but you need to be realistic about the time and money.

After receiving a thorough examination by a qualified professional, ask yourself how many adjustments you can make on your own and how many may need outside contractors. Based upon your thorough research, select the property.

Desirable Neighborhood

The area is a vital part of an excellent rental place. And since the location does not change, make sure you choose wisely. What renters want is a place that can provide them with a quality of life. A good rental facility is near good schools, adequate transportation systems, shopping malls, restaurants, internet access, water supply, movie theaters, gyms, and other essential facilities.

Are you looking for a rental property? Here are some fantastic condos for rent, houses for rent, and apartments for rent. Check them out on Housal.

Income potential

Another thing to consider before investing in a rental property is how much investment you can afford. Things may not always go as expected; an area that fails to deliver a significant amount of money will not only be a financial hazard but can also prevent you from investing elsewhere. Whether you want to buy a home for investment or housing, you should consider the potential income.

Low crime rates

No one wants to live near an area of crime. Local police or public libraries should have accurate neighborhood crime statistics. Check for damages and serious and minor offenses, and do not forget to keep track of when a crime rises or falls. You may also want to inquire about police presence in your area.


No one wants to drive around for hours looking for a parking space. If your location is in a suburban area, many parking spaces may be available on the street. However, in densely populated urban areas, parking is an important consideration.

Repairs and improvements

Entering a rented place is a new beginning for the renters — make the place feel as fresh as possible. You do not want your new home to look like it did before. Consider a renovated kitchen or bathroom, solid wood flooring, or quality carpet while looking for apartment amenities.


Check and compare lists if you are looking for a house for rent, whether a one-family home or apartment. Knowing what you should look for in a rental place from the start will help you choose the right rental site. You should also do your homework to find a home that fits your needs and wants. And when seeking a house for rent or apartment for rent, connect with Housal to avail amazing deals.


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6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Lighting

Published Date : Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

Lighting options can make or break the design and mood of a room. Adjust outdated or non-functional lights, select and update, repair bulbs and switches. If your surroundings don’t look shiny, the next time you buy a new lamp or try remodeling your lighting fixtures in any part of your home. Use these lighting ideas to brighten up rooms, save energy, and give your home a whole new look.

Are you looking for a new house where you can have the best natural lighting experience? Check out these Condo for rent and Apartments for sale.

  1. Bright colors

Introduce the bright colors on your walls by removing the background to harvest a soft shade of white paint. White shadows will make the space feel brighter as it reflects the natural light that enters the room rather than absorbing it.

Avoid using glossy white paint on the walls as it can make the space feel cold; a non-white shade will create a warm effect. Another trick is to paint the ceiling a few shades lighter than the walls to create the illusion of height and space.

  1. Use Glass or High-Quality Tiles

The next best thing is to install mirrors in your kitchen or backsplash bathroom. In the right light, glass tiles reflect about 100 percent of the light that strikes them. Insert glossy ceramic tiles so that they are almost the same size. 

  1. Mirror

You can increase the brightness of the light by using mirrors in the room to help disperse any natural light. Additionally, you can adjust the mirrors to fit in the hallway to reflect the light in a dark room next to it. Mirrors can do wonders when lighting a space; you should know how to use them.

  1. Upgrade to Smart Light Bulbs

The app can control the smart light (most LEDs fall into this category) from your phone. So other than saving energy, you can get more control over the lights. For example, instead of browsing the wall light switch as you enter your home, you can control your mobile to turn on the smart light as you pull on the go.

  1. Keep Windows Clean

Provide your windows and glass doors with perfect cleanliness to ensure more light can filter through the glass and into your home.

  1. Add View Room Features

The Sputnik lamp creates a fantastic effect on this master bedroom.

When sunlight shines on a chandelier, it sends more light into the room. And the chandelier doesn’t even need an opening for this to happen.

Think of going to the room with glittering, shiny, and reflective items: mirrors, sconce, and glossy cabinet drawings.


Finding more natural light in a dark room is not easy, but design techniques and decorating skills happen. The main thing to remember is to create light with bright colors in the room. Otherwise, no matter how many mirrors you put or the lights down there, that room will still look dark.

If limited windows in your house don’t let sunlight enter or your home is built that way that won’t let natural light travel within your rooms, you should consider changing it. We all know what role   natural light plays in our home.

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