Back in the day, traveling to Batangas looked like an endless trip. To make the trip worthwhile, my parents and I would make a quick getaway to Tagaytay. After all, Tagaytay is a cold place and great sceneries too. Although Tagaytay is slowly becoming a busy area – with a minimum of 4-5 hour travel from Manila to Tagaytay – people go through the struggle to get a glimpse of a relaxing environment.
Meanwhile, there’s an article shared by riderako.wordpress.com about a supposedly the longest tunnel in the Philippines: Welcome to the Ternate-Nasugbu Tunnel.
Also known as the Kaybiang Tunnel, this tunnel is from Ternate Cavite to Nasugbu Batangas that cuts through the mountain of Palay Palay.
As described in Nasugbu, Batangas Facebook page, this underground tunnel is 303-meter long that passes through the Puerto Azul resort in Nasugbu, Batangas and connects to Ternate, Cavite. Furthermore, DPWH or the Department of Public Works and Highways said that the projected completion of the tunnel was April 2012.
Apparently, the tunnel is cited as the “longest” in the country. According to motorists who had tried passing through the tunnel, you can enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches that line up along the coast.
In the video below, you’ll see that when you reach the entrance of the tunnel there are a lot of vehicles outside, passengers taking pictures of the entrance or posing above the tunnel where a grotto is located. Recently a “bulalohan” opened for hungry motorist hoping to capture the market of people stopping for pictures, might as well eat too.
The tunnel has ventilation fans and is somehow dark. You have to switch on your headlight but the road is well paved. After roughly a 15-minute drive, you will exit the tunnel in Looc, Nasugbu. Again you will be greeted sceneries of beaches along the coast of Nasugbu.
Watch the video below uploaded and shared by Alfred Garrido.
The tunnel has been open for 3 years now and it took the builders SEG Rockworks and Engineering and SANVIL Blasting Services four years to complete.
Something new to explore on a weekend.
Have you used this tunnel yet? Tag your travel buddies now!