Lobo, Batangas

“We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there’s no altering that.”

From Tingloy, I immediately went to Lobo  to somehow complete my weekend summer travel. It was a bit challenging since I am not really familiar with the place and where to stay. But of course, I followed my heart.

How to go to Lobo, Batangas

Lobo is a third-class municipality in the Province of Batangas. Bus ride from Manila or Ayala going to Batangas City. Jeep to SM Batangas. In my end, from Anilao Port, I rode a jeep going to Diversion then another ride to SM Batangas.

Lobo is about an hour from Batangas City. This is excluding traffic, meaning it is far. You will also experience the zig- zag downhill & uphill road going to the place. At the back of SM City Batangas is the terminal to Lobo. You just need to pay php55 for the fare.

Tip: For commuters and day tour

The last trip from Lobo to Batangas City is at 5pm, so better yet enjoy while you are there. No dull moments. Brgy. Malabrigo is around 25KM from the town proper. It is the last barangay towards the west side.

Tips going to Brgy. Malabrigo

  • No jeeps are allowed to go to Malabrigo.
  • You can only go there by riding a tricycle. I paid php150 to Noli Dinglasan (0929320 7601) for one way trip. Round trip is 300 (not bad with all the stop overs).
  • You can also ask him to stop over to take picture. He is really nice and will take to you to the Malabrigo Light House.
  • You can ask him to wait for you then he will go with you to the resort of choice.

Punta Malabrigo Resort

There are a lot of resorts in Brgy. Malabrigo but I was really interested at Punta Malabrigo Resort since it is the host for VIP Open Water Swim Challenge this June 11-12, 2016. You can call Zenny or Johnny Evangelista for reservations.

  • 0916-559- 8487
  • 0918-559- 0655
  • 0909-782-9630

Faro de Punta de Malabrigo (Malabrigo Light House)

Designed by Spanish Engineer Guillermo Brockman, Faro de Punta de Malabrigo was built of masonry in 1891 and completed in 1896 under Jose Garcia who oversaw the construction of the lighthouse. But was preserved by Olympian swimmer and Lieutenant Commander of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) Akiko Thompson. She even build a stairways from the light house towards the beach.

Tips:

  • No camping is allowed unless you are checked in a resort.
  • Swim time is only at 6pm. The resorts prohibits the guest to swim at night time to prevent accidents.

TAKE NOTE: 1-2 meters away from the short is a basin. There is buoy that will lead you to which distance you can swim.

Day Tour at Punta Malabrigo Resort is php100. For overnights, you can contact the resort management. (See above)

Out of all the resorts, Punta Malabrigo has the biggest shore area.

If you dont have food. You go to the carenderia of Kuya Philip. He is the cousin of the owner of the resort. You can also make “paluto” but the price range depends on food you wanted them to cook.

Tips:

  • Lobo to Batangas last trip is at 5pm.
  • Batangas to Manila last trip is at 9pm.

I was fortunate enough to meet the owner of the resort and was able to have a day tour for free. LOL!! that’s when your curiosity becomes an advantage. I was able to meet some locals and they are really nice and accommodating.

Breakdown:

From Anilao

  • Anilao to Diversion Road- Php 30
  • Diversion to SM City Batangas- Php 7
  • Batangas to Lobo- Php 55 (Php110 round trip)

From Manila

  • Manila to Batangas Grand Terminal- Php 157
  • Alabang to Batangas Grand Terminal- Php 127
  • Batangas Grand Terminal to SM City Batangas- php7
  • Batangas to Lobo- Php 55 (Php110 round trip)
  • Lobo Town Proper – Tricycle Ride Solo – Php150
  • Lobo Town Proper – Tricycle Ride with other passengers- Php35
  • Punta Malabrigo Resort Day Tour- Php100.

Tip:

  • For day tour, you can ask the Punta Malabrigo management to set up a tent beside the villas.
  • They do not allow night swim. Only until 6pm for safety.

My experience swimming at Punta Malabrigo was really different. Comparing to other beaches, the water is not that salty. Of course, I did not drink the sea water. But was impressed me a lot is the CRYSTAL clear waters and if you have goggles then you can do snorkeling just near the shore. There are lots of fishes. I swear!!!

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