"Dine sa Lipa, eh iba talaga... basta kapag nkapunta ka dine,, ay imposibleng di ka babalik,, babalik at babalik ka parin,," -kasabihan ng mga matatanda sa Lipa
Lipa City is a pilgrim’s paradise and an ideal tourist destination. Many years back, the City has welcomed busloads of people who are mostly pilgrims. Almost always, they visit the Carmelite Monastery Chapel, the site of the 1948 apparition of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace.
Meanwhile, others visit the city government and its ongoing programs. There are regular tourists who simply come to the city. When they come, they learn about the city in its totality; its history, what it is today, and what it envisions for tomorrow.
But a story which the visitor should hear is the saga of Lipa’s dramatic past, when in the late 19th century, it was the world’s center of coffee trade, the richest in the country, the celebrated Lipa of the coffee days.
The vision for Lipa City is the revival of yesterday and infinitely much more. The people, therefore, look forward to a future where they live and work and enjoy everything in a progressive and God – loving City. The welfare of the people is in their own hands because they are part of the whole governance.
Lipa City’s Must Do List
How to get there
From Manila, it is an 84 kilometers bus ride or a one and half hour drive from NAIA via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) toll- way using Lipa Exit.
From the Batangas International Port, it is a 30-minute drive via STAR tollway Lipa Exit.
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