Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos

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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. The lighthouse 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 and serves 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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  • 1) The parking lot where you get a trike to go up the road was not inviting. I originally wanted to just wait out but decided to take the trike to go up, PHP20 for the ride. 2) You are greeted by the ...  more »
  • I took a trike from the main carpark up the hill to the lighthouse, it is steep and quite a walk otherwise. The house looks like an elegant lady sitting above you surrounded by garden. The house is lo...  more »
  • Looks that the road leading to the lighthouse was build a few years ago and bring the visitor closer to the lighthouse.There were few shops along the parking lot that supports in the upkeep. a must se...  more »
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  • The second oldest lighthouse, the only oldest that still functioning and it is powered by SOLAR combined with wind...roughly 140 steps from the bottom to the top. The museum is worth visiting to know more about the history of the lighthouse. The entrance fee is 20 Peso in which help to maintain the place.
  • We went there late afternoon. The guides there told us that it's already free because it's after 5pm, so if you want to go there for free, try going after 5pm.. 2018, they don't allow parking near the lighthouse anymore and going inside the lighthouse has an entrance fee already unlike wayback 2010.. Good thing now is they have several guides there who were nice and will offer to take pictures for you. They knew where the good spots are and are very skilled in using panoramic settings in our smart phones :)
  • It has a lot of history. Not a lot of memorabilia but they have a couple of tarps to make you understand. There are I think 4 rooms in the old cabin but we were just able to go to 2. The one at the actual lighthouse looks fantastic. You can see the South China Sea from the top. Be prepared as to how windy it is up top. For me it's like a scary windy experience. You can literally hear the wind gushing and you can feel it's strength, like it's going to make you fly off.
  • At the base, there is parking beside the vendors area and overflow parking at the entrance. The vendors area has a washroom and a variety of food/souvenirs. From the vendors area it is a long walk to the base of the lighthouse; there are typically tricycles waiting to take tourists up and back down ~20php. There are quite a few lighthouse stairs after coming up the hill by tricycle. All the stairs are worth the great view and pictures.
  • I like old houses or bldgs. I love histories about Philippines...There r creepy stories about the place.. lucky i didn't encountered any ghosts.yaiy...
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