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View from Mt. Maculot
View from Mt. Maculot

Mt. Maculot is one of the famous destinations for hikers here in Batangas. Located at the heart of Cuenca Batangas, this mountain has been featured in several magazines and TV shows countrywide.
The climb is actually not that easy but it is worth the effort because the mountain’s summit promises a breath taking vista of the famous Taal Lake. The calm and serene surroundings when on the top of Maculot is certainly a complete getaway from the stressful environs of the city.

The campsite is located atop the shoulders of Mt. Maculot. Acoording to campers and hikers, winds could go from strong to moderate depending on the wheather. At night, blankies could keep hikers safe and warm from the blow of chilly cold winds.

Near the campsite is one of the mountain’s attraction called “rockies”. It’s a popular vantage-point for viewing the Taal lake. The other side of this “rockies” is a 500 meter vertical wall, which leads all the way down to the lake.

The summit is another hour away from the campsite (located at the mountains’ shoulder), although an alternative trail (the grotto trail) can be taken, traversing the mountain from the other side and then descending to the shoulder campsite.

All your tiredness will surely be blown away as you reach this point. The spectacular view of Taal lake and all the luscious green forest will make you forget the difficult and probably exhausting climb.

How to get there?
From Manila, take a bus bound to Lemery Batangas and get off at Cuenca town proper. The jump off point is just near the town’s municipal hall where you can register for only P5 (per hiker).

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Last Updated: September 5, 2013

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  1. Hi. I want to know if we can get as tour guide with us and how much is the whole thing. also, is it just a day hike? pls send me contact details. thanks

  2. Hi. I want to know if we can get as tour guide with us and how much is the whole thing. also, is it just a day hike? pls send me contact details. thanks

  3. Hi. I want to know if we can get as tour guide with us and how much is the whole thing. also, is it just a day hike? pls send me contact details. thanks

  4. marlon macalintal

    punta lnag kayo sa maculot pwede nmn mg request ng guide upon entry dun s barangay n mlpit sa paakyat sa mt maculot. =]

  5. marlon macalintal

    punta lnag kayo sa maculot pwede nmn mg request ng guide upon entry dun s barangay n mlpit sa paakyat sa mt maculot. =]

  6. marlon macalintal

    punta lnag kayo sa maculot pwede nmn mg request ng guide upon entry dun s barangay n mlpit sa paakyat sa mt maculot. =]

  7. Hi! tanong ko lang po kung my water source dito sa maculot?

    • Maron, sobrang konti ng tubig na nakukuha at hindi pa potable, doon sa may camp site.

      • ei tga batangas kb?esp.kung tga cuenca batangas..balak kc nmin dis holi wik pmunta dun mt.maculot ng mga kbgan ko…ask ko lng if gling sa lucena from batangas san kmi baba..kc pg ngkataon 1st tym lng nmin mkpunta dun..malayo ba yan sa lucena pg dun ngcmula?

  8. ok lng b makuha ung fb acount mu?thnx..para my guide kmi dun/..thnx..>

  9. is it possible to go there tomorrow though theres an alert level in Taal Batangas, it wont affect us? Thanks

  10. Hi,

    share ko lang pics namin taken on May 01, 2011 at Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas…

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2016909386565.121532.1358783016&l=683f8aa477

    ~isko

    • Hello Isko!

      Baka gusto mong i-share ang kwento ng inyong pag-akyat sa Maculot, para naman makaengganyo pa tayo ng ibang mga tao na akyatin ang ipinagmamalaki nating Mt. Maculot. :) Hihingi na rin ako ng permiso na mai-share ang inyong pictures dito sa website. Salamat!

  11. hi,im from pasig..plano nmin pumunta ng maculot…can u give me tips and budget..wala may alm samen how to get there..tnks..09274996298..hope tohear form you soon..

    • Hi Ali!

      Sure, we’ll post some tips, hoping we could help you somehow. Have a good day!

      • hi miss dyan,we are from manila and we are planning to hike mt. maculot this november, tanong ko lng po if mei mga beach resort malapit dun kung saan pwd kami maligo pagbaba namin from bundok, ung beach resort po na mura lng, pls email me. thanks a lot po.

  12. hi ! pwede po ba magHike na ako lang mag.isa ?? :))

    • Hi Apple! Pwede ka daw samahan ng resident mountaineer namin na si Alva. :) Nung umakyat kami nung Holy Wednesday, may nakasabay kaming mag-isa na taga Laguna pero mountaineer sya sadya at lalake. Tapos may mag-bestfriends na dalawang girls. Ayun, keri kapag dalawa kayo. :)

  13. Hi. I just want to know kung meron bang hiking tour package for a barkada trip? My friends and I were planning to go hiking this coming sembreak on october. Where can I reach people who’s managing the registration there? Can we go on camping there? Or stay overnight with our tent and go with a bonfire or something? Thank you and God bless.

  14. hey , im kim puso ..
    i just wanna ask who is MON PUSO ? (that has been mentioned ..)
    is he really a batangenyo of cuenca ?
    ‘coz i have a relatives there ..
    actually their house is located at the foot of the mountain ..
    i also want to know what his father’s name ..
    just to know if he is one of my cousins :))
    thanks .. and god bless :))

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