Lipa City at a glance

Lipa City

The City of Lipa, or Lungsod ng Lipa, is one of the three component cities found at the center of Batangas province in the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines. Lipa City was originally an agricultural area where the famous Batangas coffee bean is grown. Lipa City is a major recreational, religious, commercial, industrial and educational center in central Batangas province.

Lipa’s important and influential status dates back to the Spanish colonialization era due to a flourishing coffee industry. This made Lipa the richest municipality in the Philippines that in October 21, 1887, the Queen Regent, Maria Christina, who was acting in behalf of King Alfonso XIII elevated it into a city. It was given the name Villa de Lipa. It had been returned into a municipality in 1895, only to be once again declared a city on June 20, 1947 under the young Republic of the Philippines.

Lipa City is approximately an hour and a half drive, southward from Manila covering a distance of approximately 80 Kilometers via South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road Tollway (STAR Tollway). Among the towns of Batangas, Lipa has the highest elevation at 1,025 feet above sea level, which makes it the coolest town here in Batangas.

Lipa City is often referred to as the “Little Vatican” of the Philippines being home to several Catholic churches, Convents, Seminaries, Catholic Schools, and Retreat houses. Lipa City hosts the annual Marian Pilgrimage at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The church was recognized for the miraculous shower of petals bearing the face of the Virgin Mary. Since then, the Carmel Church has become a destination for Catholics and pilgrims.

Geographical Distance:
1. Lipa City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport 41.3 miles
2. Lipa City to Manila 52 miles
3. Lipa City to Batangas International Port 10 miles

Nearby Golf Courses:
1. Malarayat Golf and Country Club (Lipa City)
2. Summit Point Golf & Residential Estates (Lipa City)
3. Fernando Air Base Golf Club (Lipa City)
4. Evercrest Golf Club Resort (Nasugbu, Batangas)

Hotels and Accommodations in Lipa City:
1. Mount Malarayat Hotel & Suites
2. Hotel La Corona de Lipa
3. Anfa Royale Hotel
4. Hotel ni Mang Jose
5. The Farm at San Benito
6. Traveller’s Inn
7. Chéz Rafael

Shopping Malls in Lipa City:
1. SM City Lipa
2. Robinson’s Place
3. Fiesta World Mall
4. Big Ben Commercial Complex