One Mountain a Month: A 2018 Bucket List

There’s more to conquer.

Located in Southern Batangas, the peninsula is more known for the diving resorts of Anilao. Soon enough these divers explored the hills along Calumpan Peninsula and Gulugod-Baboy immediately became a hiking destination.

The minor climb will give you a view of Janao Bay, Maricaban Strait, a distant Mindoro, Verde Island, and Batangas bay. The rolling hills, a great breeze, and a spectacular view of the waters will make you want to come back.

How to prepare: Plan ahead if you want a day hike or an overnight stay. You can opt to have a guide with you or you can do a DIY tour since the trail is pretty straightforward enough. If you’re staying for the night, however, book a guide.

Tours: You can opt to have a DIY tour of the mountain and hire a guide at the drop-off point.

Other sights to see: Sumbrero Island, Maricaban Island, Anilao diving

SEPTEMBER: Mt. Daguldol, Batangas