(Wordy) Wordless Wednesday: The Foggy Roads of Mt. Pico de Loro

June 15, 2022

We drove through the foggy roads of Mt. Pico de Loro some months ago and it was both exciting and a little terrifying at the same time.

When we went to Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club last April, we passed through Mt. Palay-Palay National Park (more commonly known as Mt. Pico de Loro). It was actually the longer route to reach the resort but we took that direction anyway because none of us knew the shorter road. It was also not an issue for me if our travel time was longer because I liked the sense of adventure of driving high up in the mountains and being surrounded by towering trees.

The foggy roads of Mt. Pico de Loro

(Wordy) Wordless Wednesday: The Foggy Roads of Mt. Pico de Loro


As we drove through the road though, I couldn’t help but hold my breath because visibility was extremely low. The thick fog was like a curtain hanging in front of us; whatever was behind it, we didn’t know. There was a slight drizzle and I could tell that the roads were slippery. One wrong turn and we would be plunging down the steep ravine.

While passing by the thick vegetation and imposing boulders, my imagination was running wild. I was picturing some large mystical creature lurking in the shadows of the forest, ready to leap out and block our way. It also didn’t help that there were no houses or structures along the road. We also saw very few cars so it did feel like we were isolated. Even if we were in an open space, I could feel the panic of being in a constricted space.

Despite the feeling of dread, I was excited to pass through Kaybiang Tunnel. It’s perhaps the one landmark that I was looking forward to on this route. Well, I wasn’t disappointed when the Kaybiang Tunnel finally came into view, and drove through it for a good 26 seconds or so.


When we exited the Kaybiang Tunnel, it was as if the thick fog parted like a veil to reveal a magnificent view of the glistening sea.

This experience is also a perfect example that, more than the destination, it’s the journey that packs the most excitement.

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44 comments

  1. So beautiful. Regine
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  2. So beautiful. Fog is fascinating and I loved the tunnel.

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  3. This might sound strange but I love fog and find it very appealing.

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  4. I love taking scenid drives like this. They're so beautiful and they give you plenty of time to think and connect.

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  5. This is cool. Fog can be scary to drive through but it is also neat to see.

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  6. It's truly a stunning experience to see what's at the end of the tunnel. So awesome! Breathtaking!

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  7. This looks like a beautiful drive! There is something is so interesting about driving in fog.

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  8. That does sound like a wonderful adventure!

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  9. I would be nervous driving through fog also! But the scene is lovely.

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  10. Don’t laugh! In Colorado we don’t get for or rain much, so when it is here, I love it!!!!

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  11. I had a similar experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was storming hard and we were driving back from Volcanoes National Park to our resort. The scariness of the drive back left an even greater impression on us than the National Park!

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  12. Fog manages to somehow be both spooky and ethereal all at once.

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  13. I understand the feeling. I don't like foggy roads either! Glad that the tunnel changed the atmosphere!

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  14. My dad took us down some of those roads that were fairly narrow. It was great times as we were able to see things we may not have been able to see if we didn't travel down them. I would be kinda scared doing it but as long as you drive slowly and try to watch for your neighbor so that you can give them passing space where it is a bit wider.

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  15. It sounds like the route you took was quite magical with the towering trees and the fog. Sounds like it was an interesting journey.

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  16. Wow! It's so mystifyingly beautiful! Love foggy mornings and foggy drives (although a little scary, that's what makes them more exciting!)

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  17. Nnnniiiicccceeeee....this can be a good place to jog from. I love it. Thanks for sharing about it.

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  18. Beautiful photo. I love traveling on back roads. And that tunnel.... felt like it went on forever.

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    1. Yes, Kaybiang Tunnel is one of the longest road tunnels in the Philippines at 300 meters. It was also a popular stopover for motorists and bikers but it was closed to tourists a few years ago. Hence, no more stopovers.

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  19. Beautiful photo and video of the longest tunnel imaginable. The kids must have loved that. When I was younger my dad would always honk the horn through any tunnel.

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  20. I love your last sentence. Indeed, the journey matters more than the destination. I love travels that are packed with surprises.

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  21. Photos with fog always look so cool, but driving through it is not fun at all!

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  22. If I were to walk through a foggy tunnel, it would definitely terrify me because it would bring to mind a scene from the video game Silent Hill.

    A few years ago, I had the opportunity to scale Pico de Loro; looking back, I wish I had known about the tunnel; had I been aware of it, my curious self might have been able to grudgingly convince myself to check it out.

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  23. Kaybiang Tunnel. sounds like an adventure. How long is the tunnel?

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    1. Kaybiang Tunnel is 300-meters long. It's one of the longest (if not the longest) road tunnels in the Philippines.

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  24. The place looks absolutely awesome with that so much foggy it build up excitement and enjoyment. Thanks for sharing your trip with us, totally mesmerizing!

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  25. Wow! This is a really wonderful and a beautiful photo! I would really love to go to places like that!

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  26. It sounds like you had an interesting journey to get to the beach. Love that tree and fog image.

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  27. Oh wow this looks so cool! WHat a great experience!

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  28. I like to go thorugh the tunnel. Seeing the see at the end is a big happy.

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  29. Such a nice view. That's tunnel vision in a good way.

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  30. I love that picture and those windy roads remind me if PA. So pretty and love nature and all of its beauty even when foggy ;)

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  31. I totally get what you mean in regards to the fog. This looks like a really cool tunnel.

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  32. Taking a scenic drive is always relaxing , we used to drive up in the mountain during winter or fall.

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  33. I can relate to you. Now that it is winter here in Victoria, we experienced foggy nights and sometimes it is extreme and in fact very dangerous to drive. Our streets and freeway have many reflectors, even fog lights for areas that is known for extreme fog, but still the fogs is an inconvenience rather than a good experience.

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  34. Been to Pico de Loro, too, but we rode a bus provided by my husband's company. Yes, I do remember the winding roads a bit. 26 secs in the tunnel doesn't sound too bad.

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  35. very rare na mag bundok ako! pero it is always a welcome treat when i do. kailangan talaga maingat ang travel ano pag foggy!

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  36. Having fogs during road trip is not the best expernice. I have been through this situation before.

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  37. Nice! Actually, I love foggy places, want to visit dyan pero sana maabutan ko na foggy. :)

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  38. so beautiful, it's like a scene in a movie

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  39. so beautiful, it's like a scene in a movie and the tunnel added to it's stunning scennery

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  40. How amazing is this place 😍 I love seeing fog on the street!

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  41. It's sometimes so scary to drive on foggy roads. It may be worse in a tunnel!

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  42. Fog makes the road mystical or creepy. guess it depends on what and how you imagine it. but it does make travel more exciting.

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