Burgos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
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.
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.
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.
If you’re traveling to the North, make sure to add this to your bucket list destinations.
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.
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.
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.