LemeryBatangas. It is a commercial center for the eastern portion of western Batangas. The town lies next to and to the west of the heritage town of Taal; together they form a single urban area. The boundary runs along the Pansipit River; the river area was part of the sea until it was buried by tephra deposits from the 1755 eruption of Taal Volcano.
The town is named after the Spanish Governor-General Jose Lemery e Ibarrola Ney.
Lemery is a large municipality, including rural areas to the north, at the foot of Mount Batulao. Commercial activity is found in the Poblacion (downtown), which is divided into smaller barangays for administrative purposes, and approximately bordered by the Palanas and Pansipit rivers. Resorts and accommodations are found to the west of Poblacion. The rural area to the north houses Leisure Farms and Fantasy World.
The Taal-Lemery Bypass or Diversion Road runs along the hypoteneuse of an approximately right triangle whose short side goes through downtown Taal and long side through downtown Lemery. It is a developing area, with hotels and residential subdivisions. It also has a large new hospital; Lemery has others but Taal does not.
Lemery is served by buses from Manila, Batangas City, or Nasugbu.
DLTBHourly departures from their Manila terminals.
JamDeparts every 30 minutes from their Manila terminals, with a major stopover at Lipa.
Batman StarexpressHas trips between Batangas City and Nasugbu via Lemery, with departures every hour.
Fares from Manila for either DLTB or Jam are at around from Buendia or from Cubao. Trips take about 3 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
Jeepney can also be used to reach Lemery or Taal from Batangas City, but service is infrequent and sometimes slow. Unless your budget is very tight, take the more comfortable bus instead.
For cars coming from Batangas City, Palico-Balayan-Batangas Road (Route 436) is the main route.
Most travel within Lemery or Taal, and between the two, is by tricycle. Fares range from up to around 100.
Fantasy Worldaddress: Km 78 Diokno Highway, Masayangtheme park, though incomplete and closed to the public. It has been once used in some local fantasy-themed television dramas in the 2000s. This is, however, a common stopover for picture-taking by tourists travelling from Tagaytay to Taal.
address: National Highway, SinisianA private collection with many bikes and some classic cars. There is also a hotel.
- Lemery Church
- Holy Cross Parish, Bucal-Matingain
- Sigpawan Festival -Celebrated during Easter Sunday, the festival's highlight is the Fluvial procession along coastal areas of the town. The festival showcases the rich culture and natural resources of Lemery, with booths displaying a variety of the town's agricultural products, native delicacies and its well-known sinaing na tulingan. Sigpaw is a small net with a handle that is used by fishermen to scoop fish and catch shrimps and small fry along the towns shorelines. Farmers also use it to pick fruits from trees.
Leisure Farmsaddress: Diokno Highway, Payapa IbabaThe first hobby farming community and agro-tourism site in the Philippines.
Xentro Mall Lemeryphone: +63 907 053-2594address: National Highway, MalinisFirst major mall in town. Has a Robinsons supermarket, and hotel beside it (see #Sleep).
phone: +63 42 741-5303address: Ilustre StreetOpened in 2017. Has a SM Hypermarket, Watson's and fast food chains.
Lemery Public Marketaddress: Lakandula StreetCrowded and noisy central market, selling cheap produce and dry goods.
Citimartaddress: Diokno II StreetOpens early and closes late. Cheaper buys than the major chains SM Hypermarket and Robinsons.
address: Ilustre Street, MalinisCheap Korean dining with BBQ grill.
Jamocha Cafe & BistroMostly Filipino food, decent quality and prices. Live music some nights.
Apollo Hoteladdress: National Highway, MatingainNew mid-range drive-in hotel, with A/C rooms.
Dreamwave Hotel Lemeryaddress: National Highway, MalinisA/C rooms with cable TV, gym and heated shower rooms.
Lemery has no interesting beaches, but several beach destinations are within about 50 km (30 miles). The best-known is Mabini to the south. North of town a highway runs along the bay to the towns of Calaca and Balayan, both of which have some beach resorts. There are also some resorts along this route only a few km from Lemery.
Next to Lemery is the heritage town of Taal, whose old downtown is designated a National Historical Landmark.