Malabrigo Beach Batangas can surprise you… Just when you think you’ve seen most of what the Batangas shores have to offer, you stumble upon a beach that is a little offbeat… Read on to see why…
Malabrigo Beach Batangas
In many ways, Malabrigo Beach is not your ordinary pristine, white sand beach. It is not a sandy beach; it is littered with small and medium pebbles. It is not as crowded as the beaches of Laiya (San Juan) and Nasugbu. It is also out of the usual Lipa-Batangas City-Taal-Balayan route.
How to get there: If you’re coming from Manila, board the bus bound for Batangas City (P200-220). If possible, take the ones with CALABARZON sign for shorter travel time. This will skip the cities of Lipa and Tanauan. Get off at Balagtas or Diversion and ride a jeepney bound for SM Batangas. Alight at the Batangas-Lobo jeepney terminal. Ride a jeepney to Lobo (P80) and then a tricycle to Malabrigo. Total travel time is around 3 hours if you leave in the early morning.
Material: Pebble Beach (shingles to cobbles, with patches of sand)
Nearest airport: Manila
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Discover Malabrigo Beach Lobo Batangas
Now, you might think “Why would you want to go to a pebble beach?” After all, you want nice soft sand, right. Well, the pebbles are not sharp and they only go a little way into the water. After that, you find nice soft sand.
The water at Malabrigo Beach is clean and crystal clear with waves on one part and nice calm waters on the other.
So close to Manila and so free from crowds and hassle…
But just when you think you have seen everything, you turn the corner and find more….
Where to stay: Punta Malabrigo Beach Resort offers beachfront accommodations. Guesthouses are also available in the area.
Don’t miss: Declared a National Historic Landmark in November 2006, the Faro de Punta de Malabrigo is one of the only two lighthouses in Batangas. (The other is in Punta de Santiago, Calatagan.) The parola guides the seafarers passing the Verde Island Passage to Tayabas Bay. The Malabrigo Lighthouse is Victorian inspired and made of bricks and stone. It was designed by Guillermo Brockman in 1891 and was built by Jose Garcia in 1896.
If you have more time: Check out the Submarine Garden, also in Lobo, to see live corals thriving in its waters.