Cabra Island Lighthouse
Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
It was a long and strenuous trip from Manila to Lubang, a small town in the far end of Verde Island Passage. The town, politically under the jurisdiction of the province of Occidental Mindoro, is too near yet too far, they say. It was true.
Much of the town is still undeveloped and rural, quaint and laid back. It was in my bucket list anyway, for there is something in the island that was telling me to go there – the century old lighthouse of Cabra Island.
On one warm and sunny day of April, I finally crossed out Lubang in my bucket list. I went there alone, in an spontaneous trip, to continue my quest to see all the old lighthouses in the Philippines. And there she was, proud but sad, standing majestically in the dry land of Cabra Island, a beautiful old lighthouse – Faro de Isla Cabras!