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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

When passing by the province of Ilocos Norte, make sure to pass by the Cape Bojeador lighthouse. It is the highest-elevated lighthouse in the Philippines and the northwesternmost in location.
They call it Faro Cabo Cape Bojeador, as it set majestically on a hill overlooking the South China Sea, located approximately 35 kilometres north of the City of Laoag.
And it is said that on a clear day, one could see Taiwan.

Inside the Lighthouse

It was established on March 31, 1892 under the Spanish government on a high hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador, where galleons passed by. Its purpose is also to guide ships away from the rocky coasts of the town. It still continues to operate with new lenses run by solar panels.

Upon arrival, visitors climb a flight of concrete stairs to the perimeter wall, which offers a good view of the Cape Bojeador and South China Sea. To enter, the caretaker should be notified. Upon entering the courtyard, one can see two antique buildings on both sides and two more on the foreground. Climbing the terrace of the first building, you will pass by a short dark corridor to get to the foot of the stairs leading to the tower. Another steep flight of stairs leads to the entrance/exit door of the tower. To climb to the lens room, where a certain number of people are only allowed to do so one at a time, you will climb an antique spiral staircase to the top.

Up the stairs

Upon arrival, visitors climb a flight of concrete stairs to the perimeter wall, which offers a good view of the Cape Bojeador and South China Sea. To enter, the caretaker should be notified. Upon entering the courtyard, one can see two antique buildings on both sides and two more on the foreground. Climbing the terrace of the first building, you will pass by a short dark corridor to get to the foot of the stairs leading to the tower. Another steep flight of stairs leads to the entrance/exit door of the tower. To climb to the lens room, where a certain number of people are only allowed to do so one at a time, you will climb an antique spiral staircase to the top.

  • Last visit to Burgos: Dec 2006
  • Intro Written Mar 12, 2007
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