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Punta Fuego

Fuego Point, commonly known as Punta Fuego, is a flame-shaped headland located in western Batangas province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It extends as a 2.9 km-long promontory into the South China Sea overlooking Fortune Island and Nasugbu and Calayo bays in the municipality of Nasugbu. It is home to the exclusive Club Punta Fuego and Peninsula de Punta Fuego resort and seaside community.

Punta Fuego
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Peninsula de Punta Fuego, a resort and beach community on Punta Fuego.
Punta Fuego is located in Philippines
Punta Fuego
Punta Fuego
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Coordinates 14°7′58″N 120°35′13″E / 14.13278°N 120.58694°E / 14.13278; 120.58694Coordinates: 14°7′58″N 120°35′13″E / 14.13278°N 120.58694°E / 14.13278; 120.58694
Area 88 ha (220 acres)
Highest elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Administration
Region CALABARZON
Province Batangas
Town Nasugbu

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GeographyEdit

Punta Fuego is moderately high and rocky, with an islet off its north side. Two other islets, connected by a reef, lie southeast of the point and have a pinnacle rock, awash at low water, on their eastern side.[1] The 88-hectare residential resort has several private beaches, a golf course, marina and a heliport developed in 1995 by Landco Pacific and Roxaco Land.[2] The entire area is administered as part of the Nasugbu barangay of Balaytigue.

HistoryEdit

Punta Fuego was the site of the Battle of San Diego between the Spanish and Dutch forces in the prelude to the Battles of La Naval de Manila in 1600. It is believed that the name of the place may have originated from this naval battle, when the early inhabitants heard the word Fuego! ("Fire!" in English), the command given by the Spanish naval vessel captain to fire cannons against the enemy.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Military notes on the Philippines: September 1898". United States. Adjutant-General's Office. Military Information Division. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Club Punta Fuego". Club Punta Fuego. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Village". Peninsula de Punta Fuego. Retrieved 2 July 2014.