Ilocos Series: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

November 28, 2015

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is a cultural heritage that was built during the Spanish regime, way back 1890s.  This octagon-shaped tower stands proud at 66 feet on top of Vigia de Nagpartian Hill located in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.  Thus, it is also commonly known as the "Burgos Lighthouse."

This place offers a magnificent view of the West Philippine Sea, no wonder it has been such a popular destination among tourists who wish to explore the beauty of the Ilocos province.  However, I must say that before you can enjoy the relaxing and peaceful view from above, you first must prepare yourself to climb a flight of stairs -- (1) from the parking area to the lighthouse's entrance gate, (2) from the service building going to the tower's veranda, and (3) a spiral staircase that leads to the lantern room.

A little history of the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse written in Filipino language

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
My husband and I pose for a photo before braving the flight of stairs leading to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Veranda of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
The verandah of the main pavillion does not only provide a breath-taking view of the South China Sea, but relaxing view of the mountains as well.

The View of South China Sea from Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
My sister posing before the magnificent view of the West Philippine Sea 

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
The octagonal tower made of white bricks is still fully functional up to this date, more than 100 years from the date it was founded.

Honestly speaking, all those climbing can be really exhausting especially for unfit people like me who's just too lazy to keep a regular exercise routine.  Not to mention, we also have a 23-month-old toddler with us who always wanted to be held/ carried wherever we went.  

That was actually the reason why we only reached up to the veranda part of the lighthouse, while my mama and papa, who are 58 and 62 years old respectively, no longer attempted to climb the second set of staircase that leads to the veranda and just felt contented walking around the service building.  Hence, this place is  definitely not advisable for pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.  

Getting to this place is indeed a real challenge, but once you get to the top, I'm pretty sure that you'll only say one thing -- that is, "the view from up there is definitely amazing!"


You have read Part 5 of 16 of my travel blog posts about our family's trip to Ilocandia.  Should you wish to view the rest of the blog posts under this series, feel free to click any of the links below:

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