Literally. Looking for a place to stay in Lobo beach? We have the answer.
As promised, this is our separate post for the beach house we stayed at for the WOWBatangas Team Building last week, May 16 in Lobo. This is Butterfly Beach House.
The Butterfly Beach House is owned by Ms. Mary Ann Luz, Renz’s (our WOWBatangas Tours Marketing Associate) tita. We were able to avail of the free accommodation because of him and Ms. Mary Ann’s generosity.
It used to be a private beach house until Ms. Mary Ann decided to open the modest facilities to the public.
Butterfly Beach House Accommodations
The rooms cost from Php3000.00 to Php4000.00 overnight, maximum of four persons to a room. Rate for additional persons is Php250.00 each.
The open huts cost Php1,500 overnight for three people. Additional persons @ Php250.00 each.
Beach tables and tents cost Php 250.00 per day for four people, Php150.00 for additional persons
Other Amenities and Services
When you head to a beach, one of the things you would take time to do is to collect shells and stones, bring them home and instantly, you have souvenirs of your trip! In Butterfly Beach House, you will be provided with baskets for stone/shell collection. With the serenity of the Lobo beach, meditating or reading a good book are two more activities you can do here. They have a meditation and library corner by the way.
Free coffee and continental breakfast are served for the guests. And if you’re into organic diet, meals of such kind are also available upon request.
If you don’t know how to cook or you don’t feel like cooking, you can actually ask the staff to do the cooking for you. Each meal per person will be charged at Php50.00. For group of 15, a meal is charged at Php300.00.
You can also pay for laundry and grocery service. So tinatamad ka? Haha.
How to get to Butterfly Beach House
Via Batangas City At the STAR Toll-way take the Batangas City exit. Right after the tollbooth plaza take a left turn towards Batangas City. At this point follow the signboard that leads to Ponte Fino Hotel. After hitting the Ponte Fino Hotel just go straight and follow the main road. When you see the Fortune Cement Plant on your left side stay on the right. Taking the left road will lead to Taysan.
After taking a right just follow the road, and you are around 20 kilometers away from Lobo. You will hit a scenic winding narrow road – with approximately 183 curves. Upon reaching the town proper of Lobo, take the road leading to Fabrica.
You will go past the Rural Bank of Lobo (ATM machine available), the Lobo Municipal Hospital and then you see a chapel on the right, on the left you will see signs that say Gertel Beach. Take dirtroad and go all the way past Gertel Beach. If the road is blocked by a kawayan post, you may let yourself in and put the post down later. Go straight until you see an aqua colored fence with red bouganvillas and a white gate with BUTTERFLIES.
Here’s the backstory from Ms. Mary Ann Luz on how she acquired the property.
With no street number and no street name, I thought it practical to make the address Butterfly, Fabrica, Lobo.
The property is part of Gerthel Beach land holdings owned by Gerardo and Ethel Ramirez family. In the early 1970’s when I used to work at Far East Bank and Trust Company, my officemates and I spent two Holy Week breaks in that beach. We had parachutes over our heads and cots/sleeping bags.
The winding road to Lobo was gravel and dust at that time and it took almost three hours to travel from Batangas City.
My father used to run the Rural Bank of Lobo. The bank started operations there in 1962. We are to celebrate the golden anniversary of the bank 2012. The winding road is now cemented (45 minutes
from Batangas City). With warm and loving hospitality of Didi and Dettie Manansala’s open invitation to sleep at their lovely home (built for them by Dettie’s son who is now a Cardiologist in Australia), I found myself embracing Lobo.
Someone said it was about time I bought property there. As fate would
have it, Dra. Lita Sanchez took me to Fabrica. At that time, the only thing standing was the gate with butterflies and the perimeter walls and the owner’s name Felicitas Ginhawa. I liked the owner’s name and the butterflies.