Lobo is about 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila located near the southern tip of Batangas province. Lobo offers many attractions. It has good white sand beaches whose ocean floor slopes gradually for nearly 200 meters before a drop-off. It has very good coral and marine life on some of its beaches that attract many snorkelers, scuba divers and underwater photographers. It also has protected mangrove forests and fish sanctuaries.
The name "Lobo" may have come from (1) the Tagalog term for "wolf", which is lobo, (2) the River Lobo, which flows through Lobo itself, or (3) the name of a group of early inhabitants, known as Lolobos.
Jurly Manalo and Renato Perez are the current mayor and vice-mayor of the Municipality of Lobo. The current Municipal Councilors are: 1) Geronimo Alfiler, 2) Rey Nelson B. Amparo, 3)Michael Andaya, 4) Dean Alber Araja, 5) Nilo Camo, 6) Mario Ilagan, 7) Fred Umali and 8)ABC Pres. Nick Duenas.
In 2005, the Lobo municipal government declared the Submarine Garden a fish sanctuary.
When the villagers, fishermen and local fisheries officials discovered that the sanctuary attracted more and more fishes, the entire 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) shoreline and 300 metres (980 ft) fronting the shores have been declared a protected area.
About 15 meters from the shore, the water is so clear you can see fish swimming, while a big blue starfish lies bathing in the morning sun. Water at knee-deep is also so clear that one can see a seahorse swimming near the corals.