Visiting Caleruega in Batangas

writenowna-at-caleruega-batangasCaleruega is not very far from Tagaytay, it comes immediately after the boundary of Tagaytay, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas; many foreign and local tourists come to visit and have their moment of being “Closer to nature, Closer to God”. A Retreat Center administered by Fathers and Brothers of the Dominican Province of the Philippines; it is a home amidst the beauty of nature where pilgrims are open to prayer, to creative transformation, to Gospel values, such as the passion for truth, compassion for humanity, authentic human development, solidarity and reverence for life and the integrity of creation.

The Transfiguration Chapel is a solemn place to pray and reflect while any other corner in the area radiates tranquility with a good view of Mount Batulao.

The place can accommodate a number of retreatants in both shared and cottage/private rooms, they have huge banquet that can seat 180 guests, conference center, and great spots to be one with nature—relaxing at the garden; climbing the hill; capturing the beauty of its skyline; watching the koi fish at the pond with mini-waterfalls; crossing the rope-bridge made of strong wood, nylon ropes, and abaca.

It is also a remarkable landmark for married couples; the chapel held so many wedding events since it was established in 1995.

Caleruega creates divine memories—my first stay was during a 3-day retreat back in college and has since been coming over to spiritually freshen up. We visited just recently to give our thanks to the many blessings granted to our family.


  • For inquiries, please email or call +639218304226
  • Regular Sunday Mass is at 11:00 AM at the Transfiguration Chapel
  • Address is Caleruega, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines (You may get the direction using Google Maps or Google Images)
  • Entrance fee of Php30.00 per person


If you get hungry before/after your trip or you wish to have a quick coffee-fix, you can drop-by at the Twin Lakes (also along Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, same road going to Caleruega) for Starbucks or Bag of Beans.


There are still many vacant slots to complete the array of establishments but it sure is worth seeing. From the veranda, you can have a view of the ongoing property development that is poised to be the Country’s First and Only Vineyard Resort Community encompassing 1,149 hectares of Tagaytay and Laurel.


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