Well last Sunday (August 26, 2012), I was able to visit (solo mode) a mountain and a lighthouse in a distant town of Lobo in Batangas. I was truly delighted when I reached the summit of Mt. Banoi and laid my eyes upon Faro de Punta de Malabrigo.
|summit of Mt. Banoi|
|Malabrigo Lighthouse at Malabrigo Point|
How to go to Mt. Banoi
To reach Mt. Banoi, one must register first at the Police Station (no fee is needed), then ride a tricycle to Sitio Malabnig in Brgy. Balatbat. Tell the driver to drop you where the concrete road ends. I paid P120.00 for that ride but when I asked the locals, it should just be P50.00. Trek to Mt. Banoi starts there.
check the story here: Mt. Banoi | My Second Solo Mountain Adventure
How to go to Malabrigo Lighthouse
At the Poblacion, one must take a tricycle to reach this old Spanish Lighthouse. The terminal is located near the Police Station. Malabrigo Lighthouse is quite far from the main town so expect the fare to be quite pricey. One way fare costs P150.00.
follow the story here: Faro de Punta de Malabrigo
What I like the most in this town is its people, they're truly nice and welcoming (except for that tricycle driver that tricked me).