Cape Engano Lighthouse, Luzon

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Cape Engaño Lighthouse, also known as Faro de Cabo Engaño, is a historic lighthouse located at the Palaui Island in the town of Santa Ana, the province of Cagayan, Philippines. Located at the northernmost part of Luzon Island and situated atop the summit of a hill, 92 meters above sea-level, the lighthouse provides a 360-degree view of Babuyan Island and the Dos Hermanas Island (Two Sisters) on the North, Pacific Ocean on the West and Engaño cove on the East.
Cape Engaño Lighthouse is now under the supervision of the Department of Transportation and Communications through the Philippine Coast Guards' lighthouse division.
Faro de Cabo Engaño is one of the four lighthouses built during the Spanish Colonial period, which served as gateway lighthouse for incoming ships. The construction started on 21 September 1888 and finished on 31 December 1892, where in most of the laborers are Filipinos.
THE JAMORABON FAMILY
The Cape Engaño Lighthouse become home of the Jamorabons for generations.They also work as lighthouse keeper,namely Gregorio Jamorabon,the longest-servicing lighthouse keeper.The complex used to shelter 7 crew members tasked to maintain the lighthouse. In that time according to Teresa Jamorabon,late wife of Gregorio Jamorabon,the lighthouse is only the place where residents enjoy electricity. Teresa Jamorabon described how well the government took care of the lighthouse keepers and the station.Their rations-rice,beans,noodles,cooking oil and kerosene-arrived every month and were shared equally among the workers,regardless ranks. Imelda Jamorabon-Leaño,Teresa Jamorabon's 8th child,recalled how she and the other worker's children
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  • 300 steps to a breathtaking view of the open sea. It is picturesque. Just one of the best of the best. it is not hard but also not an easy climb. please prepare a bottle of water and cameras!!!!!  more »
  • Nice place. Hope they could do something to improve or preserve the place. Wala ng bubong yung light house, in few the coming years wala ng maakyat dshil delapidated na yung stairs.  more »
  • It showcases great view of the old lighthouse and the nearby islands that was formed and evolved into what it is now by the waves embracing the land and rocks.  more »
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  • Visit date: Feb 2017. This is a very late review but nonetheless this place is truly breathtaking. It is boat ride away from the port of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. You need to register in the towns tourism office. A fee is collected by the locals to maintain and supervise the island. A tour guide is also required to ensure the safety and provide historical information while following the trail to reach the lighthouse.
  • Cape Engano is in the Palaui island Located in the northernmost part of Luzon. The island is in between the west Philippine sea and Pacific Ocean. No words can justify how I felt during the trip 🙃😁 so its better if you just see the photos and videos I posted :)
  • The place is peaceful and inviting
  • Very scenic view. If going by boat, a short hike from Cape Engaño cove. You can buy fresh fish and raw honey from the shops at the starting trail.
  • Took pre wedding pictures in this paradise
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