Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Ilocos Norte Province
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial period in the Philippines. It was first lit on March 30, 1892, and is set high on Vigia de Nagpartian Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador where early galleons used to sail by. After over 100 years, it still functions as a welcoming beacon to the international ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north and guide them safely away from the rocky coast of the town.The light marks the northwestern-most point in Luzon. The northeastern-most being Cape Engaño Lighthouse on Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan.The 66ft octagonal stone tower, the most prominent structure in the vicinity, can be seen from as far away as Pasuquin town in the south and Bangui on the east on a clear day. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the highest-elevated nor tallest lighthouse in the Philippines. But the highest elevated still original and active Spanish era lighthouse in the country. Corregidor Lighthouse is higher at over, and among the Spanish Colonial lighthouses, the tower of Cape Melville Lighthouse is the tallest at. In Mindoro Strait, the recently erected modern tower at the Apo Reef Light Station rises to a height of.
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  • Historical place for a visit. There is also a fisplay of all tge old equipments used. Wear comfortable shoes. Its an upslope walk from the dropping off point. The is also steep stairs to the tower.  more »
  • We’re not able to enter the lighthouse itself due to electrical wiring dangers. View was breathtaking seeing the horizon of the deep blue sea.  more »
  • Beautiful View. Well-preserved architecture, a heritage of pride. The place is clean and well-maintained. Tip: Don't forget to take a picture capturing the full height of the lighthouse - it will be w...  more »
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  • One of the oldest lighthouse, turned Museum in Northern Luzon. Spectacular view of the Bojeador Cape facing South China sea. A must stop over if you're traveling to Northern Ilocos. Before you can go up the lighthouse, that's 15 years ago. Local folks says it's hunted.
  • A Nice walk up to the lighthouse.. no tricycle riding please...It was restored and maintained and there is a mini museum inside. Climbing the top part of the lighthouse is no longer allowed. One of the best and oldest lighthouses in the Phils.
  • There was no tour guide when we visited. The old man who was the caretaker before took us to the top of the light house and educated us on how the lighthouse operated before the advent of GPS. This is a landmark that should be kept and preserved, a good field trip destination for students . Definitely educational for both the young and the old. Wish list: Improve toilet facilities.
  • There was no tour guide when we visited. The old man who was the caretaker before took us to the top of the light house and educated us on how the lighthouse operated before the advent of GPS. This is a landmark that should be kept and preserved. Definitely educational for both the young and the old. Wish list: Improve toilet facilities.
  • There is now a 20 peso entrance fee. Good for us, a dedicated volunteer toured us around. Educational, informative and with breathtaking views. Decided to ride a trike as it was scorching hot. Lots of stalls selling souvenir items and refreshments.

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