Marian Orchard at Balete, Batangas
Renante MinaSunday, January 6, 2013

Sidetrip after our year end climb 2012

     After our 3 mountains Mt. Malipunyo, Mt. Manabu and Mt. Maculot before the year end sir Dennis guided us and using his motorbike going to Marian Orchard for about 20-30minutes of drive.
please visit my post: 3 mountains traverse our YEAR END CLIMB.

     Marian Orchard is a park use for prayers, friends and family bonding, meditation and retreat house. It also hosts recollections and wedding reception. This place perfect place for Holyweeks

     This place located at Barangay Malabanan Balete, Batangas near and adjacent of Lipa City. This park you can see a lot of different colorful flowers, animals and trees bearing fruits but prohibited to pick it. You can also see the statue of apostles of Jesus, Saints and the Station of the Cross.

     The main highlight of this park the Sacred Heart Tower which is a replica of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer, when you climb the tower, you can see a view of Taal Volcano. The place where you can unwind away from the city and can you feel the solemnity. sceneries were inspired by beauty religious shrines in Italy and other European countries.

The main entrance

Replica of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer

Trail going to Station of the cross

 Sto NiƱo Chapel

Wishing banga

Ornamental plants

How to get there:

By car:

     The easiest is via Levitown,  The route is winding and descending.  Along the way and after you pass by Barangay Bulacnin you will pass by a stretch of road where small backyard businesses sell pure honey. drop by a store named Queen's Honey

By commute:

     From Bus stop Lipa  Batangas ride a jeep going to Tanauan then inform the jeepney driver   drop-off point is Levitown you will notice the Gasoline Station (Caltex) from there ride again a jeep or trike going to Balete Batangas.

Entrance fee: 20.00
Parking fee:  20.00