municipality of the Philippines in the province of Batangas

Nasugbu is a municipality in western Batangas, facing the South China Sea. It is a tourist area, with luxury beach resorts along the coast, and some hidden draws like its asukareras (sugar plantations, from Spanish azucarera) and mountains.

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Nasugbu lies along the western coast of Batangas, facing the South China Sea. The town is a commercial center of western Batangas, with 134,113 people as of 2015, but is not as important as Balayan to the southeast, which is the traditional trading center.

The town lacks historical proof about its founding; the only proof about its early history is dated from 1852, by Jesuits. During the Pacific War, Nasugbu served as an entry point for the American liberators during the end of the war in 1945, and their arrival is commemorated since then.

Nasugbu grew its reputation for its beaches during the Marcos administrations between 1965 and 1986. Part of the municipality forms the Nasugbu Special Tourism Zone; luxurious beach resorts continue to grow in the area.

Nasugbu has a dry and wet climate, and temperatures in the municipality are suitable for sugarcane production. Temperatures in town can rise above 37 °C (99 °F) in the summer (between March and May), so be prepared.

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The town is served by multiple bus operators running from the Parañaque Intermodal Transport Exchange (PITX) terminal; trips take over 2 hours via Ternate or Tagaytay.

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  • 1 Nasugbu Landing Monument, #63 Apacible Boulevard. Open 24 hours. It commemorates the landing of American liberation forces on January 31, 1945.  
  • 2 Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church, Nasugbu-Ternate Highway. A Romanesque parish church dating back to 1852. Spanish era church. Looks amazing from the outside.
  • 3 La Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de la Escalera, P. Hugo Street. Open 24 hours. Old Church Ruins under a Balete Tree (Banyan Tree). Free.
  • 4 Mangrove Protected Forest Park Nasugbu, Nasugbu-Ternate Highway. Open 24 hours. Free.
  • 5 Mount Batulao, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. Open 24 hours. This mountain is a must-visit for beginners. The scenic views and beautiful mountain range made the experience unforgettable. Highly recommended for those looking to start their hiking journey. Free.
  • 6 Fortune Island, Nasugbu Bay. Open 24 hours. The island is owned by José Antonio Leviste, a former governor of Batangas. Leviste opened the Resort Club on the island in 1995. It was a bed investment (also due to lack of fresh water on the island). In the end the idea of the resort was abandoned. What has left are remnants of the beach cabanas, swimming pool and an acropolis with Grecian pillars and statues on the edge of the island overlooking the sea. Great place for swimming and snorkeling. Visiting is not cheap though.  

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  • 1 Nasugbu Beachfront, Apacible Boulevard. Open 24 hours. Nice views and you can see Fortune Island at a distance. Free.

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  • 1 Nasugbu Public Market, F. Castro Street. 6AM–6PM.
  • 2 Waltermart - Nasugbu, J.P. Laurel Avenue. 6:55AM–8:05PM. Mall, Supermarket.

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  • 1 Mang Kulas Lomi House, Wawa Port Road corner Evangelista Street. 8AM–8:30PM. Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in batangas. The service is unmatched. The staff and owners truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – big serving, great for sharing and flavorful . Absolutely the best meal we had while in batangas. Highly recommend!
  • 2 Teriraki, Centro Albacura Street. 1PM–9PM.
  • 3 Hyatti Pizza Hub, Lapu-Lapu Street, Parola,. Open 24 hours.
  • 4 El Cocinero by Chef Arnaldo, J.P. Laurel Avenue. 10:30AM–9PM. Filipino food, Spanish food restaurant.
  • 5 L’Bulalo Restaurant - Nasugbu, J. P. Laurel Street. 10AM–9PM. Filipino food restaurant. ₱400–₱600.

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Most of the resorts are around two bays north of town. The road to them winds through hills, and there is some risk of landslides or falling rock, so travelling there during heavy rain is inadvisable. The smaller town of Lian, just to the south of Lesugbu, also has some resorts.

  • 1 Canyon Cove Resort, Far East Road, Piloto Wawa, Nasugbu, +63 2908 1111. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Accommodations equipped with coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, cable TV, and electronic safe. Some of its facilities and services are swimming pool, massage and spa services, game room, children's playground and a beach. From ₱4,500-₱7,000.
  • 2 Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa, Km. 72 Batulao, Nasugbu, +63 2696-4374, fax: +63 2696-4376. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Chateau Royale Sports and Country Club stands on fifteen hectares. Accommodations are in log cabins.
  • 3 Club Punta Fuego, Peninsula Avenue, Barangay Balaytigue,, +63 43 729-0180, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Club Punta Fuego is in Nasugbu. ₱11,000-₱13,000.  
  • 4 The Sanctuary Batulao, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱12,000+.
  • 5 Calayo Beach Resort, Sitio Hulo, Calayo Road. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱5,000++.
  • 6 RSAM Beach Resort by Cocotel, Calayo Road. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱4,000-₱5,000.
  • 7 Costa Blanca Island Resort, near Barakuda Beach Resort. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱4,000-₱10,000.
  • 8 Amara Residences, Natipunan Cove. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱10,000-₱17,000.
  • 9 Manor Beach House in Nasugbu, located at Terraza de Punta Fuego Main Phase. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • 10 Munting Buhangin Beach Camp, located in Terrazas De Punta Fuego. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 1PM.
  • 11 Forest Cove Beach House, located at Terraza de Punta Fuego Main Phase. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱37,000.
  • 12 Ocean Bliss Resort - Nasugbu, Manuel L. Quezon Street corner Apacible Boulevard. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
  • 13 Pico Sands Hotel, Pico de Loro Cove, Hamilo Coast. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. ₱9,000-₱10,000.
  • 14 G7 Golden View Resort - Nasugbu, Apacible Boulevard. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.
  • 15 Johndel Beach Resort, Apacible Blvd, Brgy Bucana. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon.

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Nasugbo is the departure point for ferries to Lubang, a group of islands that are off the beaten tourist track but have some fine beaches.

Routes through Nasugbu
ENDTernate  N   E  → Palico Rotonda (junction with   to Tuy and Balayan) → Merges with  
END  N   S  LianCalatagan
TagaytayAlfonso  N   S  Lemery

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