Everything you need to know about Kaybiang Tunnel
A tunnel is a man-made underground passageway constructed through a hill, mountain, structure, road, or river. Typically, it serves as a passageway.
The Kaybiang Tunnel was built in 2009 and opened in 2013. It is a highway tunnel that passes through Mount Palay-Palay National Park, also called “Mt. Pico de Loro.” It connects the towns of Ternate in Cavite and Nasugbu in Batangas and is located along the Nasugbu-Ternate Highway. The longest road tunnel in the Philippines as of this moment is the 300-meter-long Kaybiang Tunnel.
Drivers, cyclists, and riders from the neighboring cities and towns visited this location frequently. If you like to travel and take in the beauty of nature, it’s a great weekend trip. Due to its popularity, Kaybiang Tunnel experiences heavy weekend visitor traffic. To avoid traffic jams in the area, which is already a “normal scenario” on weekends, scheduling your trip for a weekday is better.
If you’re traveling by car, drive slowly and cautiously along the winding road leading to the tunnel. When you enter Kaybiang Tunnel, turn on your headlights because it is completely dark inside, and no light can pass through.
How do you get to Kaybiang Tunnel?
The Nasugbu-Ternate Highway, which connects Cavite and Batangas via ridges close to Manila Bay, provides access to the Kaybiang Tunnel.
If you’re traveling from Manila, buses leaving PTIX will pass via the Kaybiang Tunnel on their way to Nasugbu. If you’re driving your car, you only need to pass via Tanza and Naic Cavite to get to the Nasugbu-Ternate Highway.
Things to do in the Kaybiang Tunnel (and nearby places)
- See and enjoy the stunning scenery around the tunnel.
- Take pictures as a memory.
- Enjoy and appreciate the fresh air.
- There are a lot of food stands and rest areas nearby when you get hungry while traveling, so you can stop there to buy some snacks and relax after the long trip.
- There are viewing decks with views of the beach, several islands, hills, and mountains when you pass the tunnel.
- A few beach resorts in Nasugbu provide cottages where you can eat lunch while enjoying the cooling sea breeze.
What to Remember when in the Tunnel?
- Please be reminded to respect and show kindness when visiting this place.
- Avoid leaving trash behind and creating loud noises.
- Individuals traveling here are blowing their horns for historical or superstitious reasons. We all accept that because everyone has their beliefs, but going overboard or making noise when others aren’t ready for it isn’t a smart idea.
- Cooperate with the officer while they perform their checkpoint. To maintain local order and peace, police officers were stationed there.
Kaybiang Tunnel Update as of March 2021 (source)
- No Parking in the vicinity of the Kaybiang Tunnel
- No Bike riders using the tunnel for leisure purposes
- No Eating in the vicinity of the tunnel
- No Selfies in the vicinity of the tunnel
- No Loitering in the vicinity of the tunnel
- No Honking inside the tunnel
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