San Nicolas is a lakeshore municipality in the province of Batangas. It is the smallest municipality in the province.
Places of Interest
The following are places of interest, tourist attractions and/or notable landmarks in San Nicolas.
- Inasmuch as part of this town is in Batangas mainland in addition to the southern half of the Volcano Island, lakeshore resorts are plentiful in San Nicolas. Available to visitors are facilities for bathing/swimming in Taal Lake, boating, birdwatching, horseback riding, eco-tours, and fishing.
- Lava Walk – a footpath consisting of 280 steps built over a trail of hardened lava from much earlier eruptions of Taal Volcano. (Note: No info is available how this tourist attraction has been affected by the January 12, 2020 eruption of Taal Volcano).
- Ruins of the old Taal Church – San Nicolas has been part of Taal town until 1955 and its territory now includes the old site of the Taal Church which was destroyed during the 1754 eruption. The church ruins are now listed among the principal places of interest in San Nicolas – a reminder that once upon a time, this small town belonged to the town of Taal. The ruins likewise serve as a sad memorial to the small volcano’s destructiveness. As an enhancement, concrete life-size statues of different saints have been added near the ancient walls.
- Saint Nicholas de Tolentino Parish Church