Faro de Punta de Malabrigo
Like a firefly that flickers in the night, Cape Malabrigo in Lobo, Batangas has been guiding seafarers for 117 years now. Built on top of a solid cliff overlooking Verde Island and Mindoro, Faro de Punta de Malabrigo as it was originally called was first lit in 1896.
- From Manila, take the South Luzon Expressway connecting to Star Tollways.
- Take the Ibaan exit. Turn left at the junction. This will will lead you to a narrow highway to the town of Ibaan.
- Just after the church, turn right. The road will lead you to a junction. Turn left.
- After turning left, the road becomes even more narrow and winding. It will lead you to Barangay Catandala.
- After passing through Fortune Cement, take note of a sharp Right Turn after a steep climb. Make sure to yield before taking this pass.
- Upon reaching the top, you should be heading north already to the Town of Lobo.
- From there, follow the signage that will direct you to the lighthouse in Brgy. Malabrigo (about 10 kilometers away).
- Take the Batangas Pier bound buses in their Buendia, Pasay terminal.
- Coordinate with the bus conductor to drop you off the Grand Terminal in Batangas.
- From there, take the Balagtas jeepney route. Drop off at the Lobo Jeepney Terminal.
- When in the town of Lobo, hire a tricyle that will bring you to Brgy. Malabrigo.
- The sun doesn’t set on the side of lighthouse, so do not wait for it to capture a sunset shot.
- Entry to the lighthouse may be denied as it is guarded. Make sure your make your intents clear to the guard on duty.
- The beach below is rocky. Recommended to wear aqua shoes when swimming.
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