Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

From afar, you could already see the first on our list of spots to visit in the northern part of Ilocos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. Burg...

From afar, you could already see the first on our list of spots to visit in the northern part of Ilocos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

Burgos Lighthouse
Cape Bojeador lighthouse also known as Burgos lighthouse is a 66-foot (20 meters) tall octagonal stone tower that seats on top of Vigia de Nagpartian Hill. It was established in March 30, 1892 during the Spanish colonial period. It was once illuminated by fresnel lenses but was replaced by solar-powered electric lamps after being damage by the earthquake in 1991. It was declared a National Historical Landmark in August 2004 and a National Cultural Treasure in June 2005. Up until now, this 100+ year old structure is still functioning as a guide to passing ships and other sea vessels in the West Philippine Sea.

Main Tower
Kuya Harold told us that they used to allow tourists to climb up the main tower but due to its aging condition as well as for the safety of the guests, they no longer allow it now. It could have been nice to see the amazing view on top.

There are no entrance fees to enter the lighthouse and is easily accessed via a narrow concrete road that starts from Maharlika Highway. Upon reaching the parking lot, be prepared to climb up a flight of stairs leading to the courtyard before reaching the main tower.

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  1. Ay hindi na pala pinapa akyat sa taas. Sayang, been a long time since we've been there but the view is exhilarating!

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    1. Yes, it was locked up when we went there. We wanted to see the view from the top pa naman.

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