Unlocking the Beauty of Batroun

by LBTAdmin

As USAID’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project is working to raise the profile of the district and improve its tourism offering, we unlock the beauty of the Batroun District, showcasing its unique character and the reasons why it should be on your travel list.

The allure of Batroun

Batroun, a district with an enticing blend of history, nature and culture, boasts an array of attractions that cater to diverse interests. Whether you’re a history buff, an adventure seeker, a gastronome or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, Batroun has something to offer.


Historical charms & Religious Sites

The Phoenician Wall, Smar Jbeil Fortress, Museilha Fort, El Hosn Fortress in Bchaaleh and Hardine Roman Temple are just a few of the historical treasures waiting to be explored. The region is also home to religious sites like the Sanctuary of St. Naamtallah Hardini and Saint Stephan’s Cathedral.


Nature’s beauty

Batroun’s natural wonders include the Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve, Baatara sinkhole, Bsetine el-Aassy water cascade and the ancient olive trees of Bchaaleh, known as Noah’s Olive Trees.


Adventure awaits

Lebanon offers a diverse range of outdoor experiences for hiking enthusiasts, featuring trails like the Lebanon Mountain Trail, Douma Side Trail, and Noah’s Olive Trails in Bchaaleh. Additionally, Tannourine stands out with its well-equipped cliffs and climbing activities, providing a thrilling complement to the scenic hiking opportunities. This combination allows outdoor enthusiasts to not only enjoy breathtaking views and connect with nature through hiking but also engage in exciting climbing adventures in the picturesque landscapes of Lebanon.


Batroun’s shores, sea & beaches

Batroun’s shores boast captivating beauty with golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque beaches. The serene seafront invites tranquility, offering a breathtaking coastal escape filled with natural splendor and coastal charm.

Batroun’s azure waters beckon adventure with a plethora of water activities. From thrilling water sports like windsurfing and kayaking to leisurely fishing excursions, the town’s vibrant port bustles with activity.



Reasons to visit Batroun

The diversity of Batroun’s attractions and experiences make it an enticing destination for tourists. Also Douma Village has recently earned the esteemed title of one of the world’s best tourist destinations for the year 2023, as declared by the World Tourism Organization. Visitors can explore historical landmarks, enjoy nature spots, attend local festivals and savor delicious cuisine. The region offers a wide range of culinary delights, including Ebrine bread, maakroun bi toum, mwarraka, kharroub, figs, orange blossom products, besides Arak and brioches & lemonade.


Tourist information

While some activities, like guided hikes, require advanced booking, entry to hiking trails is typically free.


Festivals and events

Batroun’s calendar is brimming with cultural and religious festivals, as well as nature and outdoor activities. The Batroun International Festival, Batroun Wine Festival and Batroun Christmas Village are just a few of the events that bring the district to life. In the mountain areas, religious celebrations and traditional festivals offer a glimpse into local culture. For adventure seekers, there are opportunities to engage in water sports, apple picking, biking, canoeing and more throughout the year.


Crafts and eco initiatives

Batroun’s rich heritage extends to traditional crafts, including wood carving and pottery.
Assia Pottery is a distinctive and elegant form of artistic pottery that merges traditional techniques with creative expressions. The region also champions eco-initiatives, with campsites and waste sorting programs, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability. Startups in agriculture and tourism sectors, like Paul’s Haven and Cheerup Camping, are making their mark.




Batroun offers an enchanting stay with its outstanding guesthouses and boutique hotels, strategically placed along the coast, nestled in charming old towns, and perched amidst scenic mountains. Each accommodation promises a unique experience, blending comfort with the town’s rich history and breathtaking landscapes for an unforgettable retreat.

For more information, you can contact Rania Geagea the Vice President of the Destination Management Organisation  +961 3 808 072.


This article is part of a joint project to promote tourism destinations across Lebanon, launched by the Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Hospitality Services. The content of this article is the sole responsibility of Hospitality Services, and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.


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