Burgos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Built in 1890 to guide sea vessels entering the Philippine territory from the north, the 65-foot (20-meter) tall Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is already one of the most well-known tourist spots in the north. It is located in Vigia de Nagparitan Hill, and is still operational up to the present, currently maintained by the Coast Guard.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The lighthouse was first lit on March 30, 1892 (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

Admission is free, so we have already made several visits to this place. If you’re lucky by chance, you will be able to climb up to the lantern room itself, but almost always it is off limits. From there you can see from the distance the coast of Bangui and some of the islands in the Babuyan Channel, especially during clear weather.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

After over 100 years, it still functions and serves ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte_

Though already old and battered by natural calamities, it is still standing strong. And because of its age, there had already been several tales of ghosts and mysteries in connection to this landmark.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The 66-foot-tall (20 m) octagonal stone tower (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

If you’re traveling to the North, make sure to add this to your bucket list destinations.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte


2017 UPDATE:
A Pasalubong Center has already been constructed nearby, where you can buy souvenirs and refreshments, as well as several facilities like comfort rooms for a worthwhile visit. The parking space has also been enlarged, fitting as a stop over from a long journey.


Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The lighthouse is located at the top of Vigia de Nagpartian Hil (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

ADMISSION

  • Free

DIRECTIONS

  • Private
    From Laoag, take the road going to Pagudpud until reaching Barangay Bayog; at the right is a road going to the Lighthouse. Note: the roads are steep so observe extra caution.
  • Public
    We recommend hiring a tricycle if coming from the towns of Bangui, Burgos of Pagudpod. It is a more convenient way of going to the tourist spots here.
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

 


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