Northern Luzon - Day 2 (AM) : Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

by Sato Tsuma August. 24, 2008 2999 views

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos [] Lighthouse, is the highest-elevated lighthouse in the Philippines and the northwesternmost in location (the northeasternmost being Cape Engaño Lighthouse in Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan). 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.

Stairway to the lighthouse

A view of Cape Bojeador, atop the lighthouse tower

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