Malabrigo Beach – Lobo, Batangas
Malabrigo Beach, Lobo Batangas is a haven for those looking for idyllic beaches away from the hustle and bustle of Manila. Unlike popular tourist destinations such as Laiya, Pico de Loro, Nasugbu, and Puerto Galera, this pebble-covered beach stayed under the radar all these years. Its uniqueness can be attributed to its seclusion. It idly sits in the quaint municipality of Lobo Batangas and can be reached by winding mountain roads.
What to Expect in Malabrigo Beach
Malabrigo Beach has no sand, so it’s not your usual type of beach. Instead, it offers grey, orange/white cobbles and pebbles spread all over. So if you love playing sandcastle, that’s not gonna happen here. Try to create a stone house instead!
So why go to Malabrigo?
Because when the sun sets in that part of the Philippines, the sky turns red! And its waters, crystal clear! I can say that clarity is its greatest asset.
The only thing I do not like about Malabrigo is when people (tourists and locals alike) start blasting on their videoke machines. By then the serene beach turns into a boisterous place!
How to Get to Malabrigo Beach, Lobo Batangas
You can get there in 3 hours from Manila if you’re lucky and fast enough – an hour from Batangas City.
- Board a bus (with CALABARZON sign) bound for Batangas City (₱180-200). Get off at Balagtas or Diversion.
- Ride a jeepney or a tricycle bound for SM Batangas and alight at the Batangas-Lobo jeepney terminal.
- Ride another jeepney bound for Lobo.
- Take a 10-minute tricycle ride to Malabrigo Beach.
If you have your own car, use Waze or Google Map.
Where To Stay in Malabrigo Beach
There are a lot of resorts, inns, and guesthouses around the area so this should not be an issue. A simple Google search will bring tons of results. Just make sure to book before going there, especially during summer and peak season.
Travel Tips to Malabrigo Beach
- It’s best to visit Malabrigo Beach during the weekdays of December to February. Although not popular in Metro Manila, it is a go-to place for those near Lobo, Batangas so the place can be crowded during summer time, from March to May.
- You will find cheaper accommodation if you book in advance. Less hassle, too!
- If you have your own service, bring food and groceries. Inns and hostels are not charging corkage fees.
- If you do have your own service, it is best to stay overnight as public transportation is not readily available in the area.
Side Trip Suggestion/s
There are only two lighthouses in Batangas – Faro de Punta de Malabrigo and Punta de Santiago, Calatagan. Since you’re already on the site, make sure to drop by one of them – the Faro de Punta de Malabrigo.
The Malabrigo Lighthouse was declared National Historical Landmark in November 2006. This architectural masterpiece was crafted by the talented Guillermo Brockman in 1891 and built five years later by the skilled Jose Garcia. With its Victorian charm and gorgeous brick-and-stone design, is simply captivating!
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