Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Access Rd., Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
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Marjorie G.
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We were all frustrated that we didn't get to eat at Cafe Uno when we were in Vigan. So I told my friends that we should find a coffee shop somewhere. One of us said that there is one listed in our itinerary, the Kape Bojeador. Upon realizing that he mistook the "Cape Bojeador" for a coffee shop, laughter erupted inside the van. Cape Bojeador ladies and gentlemen is not a cafe, it's a lighthouse, about 62 foot tall, built on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill in 1890.

It is also known as Burgos Lighthouse. It's a Spanish colonial lighthouse made of bricks. It was designed by Engineer Magin Pers Y Pers in 1887. However, it was Engineer Guillermo Brockman who finished the project in 1890. It was declared as a national historical landmark in 2004 by the National Culture Treasure. We didn't go all the way to the top because they say it's forbidden. To this day, Cape Bojeador serves as a beacon to foreign ships entering the Philippine territory.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
4

Our first Itinerary on our second day of our Ilocos Trip 2016 last April.

Cape Bojeador was also known as Burgos lighthouse. A cultural heritage structure in Burgos Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial period in the Philippines.

If you haven't been here, you're missing a lot. It was hot Saturday morning when we got there. Glad we're wearing shades and hats to protect ourselves from heat. We took two tricycle to bring us up there. Expect that you will use the steep ladders. There were many tourists going in and out.

There was no entrance fee and the place was Instagram worthy. It was very peaceful up there and has scenic view of the sea.

After roaming around , we go down and bought a Lighthouse figurine souvenir and magnets. Won't leave the pace without souvenirs and it's very affordable. Then we no longer ride a tricycle , we decided to walk as it is much easier to walk down than going up.

A must see place especially if you haven't seen lighthouse 9786

Thanks to Ilocos Heritage Travel and Tours for bringing us here .

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Imz B.
4.0 Stars
5

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, more popularly known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage in Ilocos Norte. It was established during the Spanish Colonial period, and started operating in 1892.. After over 100 years, it now operates using solar panels.
From Laoag, we traveled further north. I've never been to a lighthouse before. So I didn't know what to expect. I've heard stories that this place was haunted. There were ghost stories of mestizos guarding the lighthouse who, they said, would sometimes join in photo sessions of tourists. Spirits roaming around and if they somehow get to like you, you get to keep them! Yikes!
While on the road, I saw the lighthouse. From afar, it felt ordinary. I was like, "okay so that's the lighthouse". After 30 minutes or so, we came to a winding road which led to the lighthouse's base. The structure is made of bricks. Uhmmm... I' still wasn't getting the feel of it. We got off the car. From the parking lot, we had to climb a few flight of stairs. For someone not that fit, this was a good cardio! It was more than just a few steps! I felt tired when we reached the top. As I turned around to catch a glimpse of the sea, i saw the huge waves. Beautiful! I felt a smile came across my lips. I had to let out a sigh. Somehow with all the people visiting this place, it felt peaceful just staring at the sea...feeling the wind on my face. The view was superb. it felt as if I was looking at a live painting.... I wondered if I'd find Heathcliff here. Haha
Moving on, we walked along a narrow hallway. Inside, there were stairs everywhere. We had to climb a lot more stairs to reach the veranda. Here you get to see more of the South China Sea. Just spectacular! After several picture taking here and there, and after several more stairs and an old scary ladder, we reached the Lantern room.it was just breathtaking. Truly amazing! I was dumbfounded. I fell inlove. All I could do was just stare and savor the experience. It was so majestic! It felt so serene watching the sea. I could see the bangui windmills too! (which I'll be reviewing in the days to come). The view is just overwhelming. This is the real obra maestra.
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Eric N.
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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, or the Burgos Lighthouse, marks the northwestern-most point in Luzon.

Sitting 160 meters atop Vigia de Nagpartian Hill, the 66-foot-tall octagonal brick tower is the most prominent structure in the area, and overlooks the scenic Cape Bojeador where Spanish galleons used to sail by.

The lighthouse was first designed by Engr. Magin Pers y Pers in 1887, was finished by the Lighthouse Service under Engr. Guillermo Brockman in 1890, and first lit in March of 1892. It was erected as part of Spain’s master plan of illuminating the Philippines.

After over 120 years, it still serves as a welcoming beacon to international ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north and still guides them safely away from the rocky coast of Burgos town.

Trudge up the steep steps and experience the majestic views and scenery. It's worth the climb. 128077

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Wendell L.
4.0 Stars

The view from this lighthouse was one of the things I would not forget about exploring the North. It was surreal seeing how the sea meets the edge of the Philippines. Our exhaustion from climbing this historical site under the bright bright sun turned into serenity after witnessing this stunning view.

Many stores that sell souvenirs, food and refreshments also surround the lighthouse. You can buy shirts, key chains and other Ilocos merchandise. Their Ice Scramble was the best way to beat the heat. It brought me back to my childhood.

Nothing was really special about the lighthouse but the jaw-dropping view from it. There's nothing much inside (during our visit at least). Nevertheless, if I were you, I'll put this on my list of must-visit places!

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Liezzy M.
5.0 Stars

more fun in the Philippines 128077🏼

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Yen D.
4.0 Stars

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse or Burgos Lighthouse was established during the Spanish Colonial period in our country. It was first designed by Magin Persin in 1887, finished by the Lighthouse Service under Guillermo Brockman and was first lit in 1892.

It is made of bricks with an octagonal tower topped with a bronze cupola that stands 65ft tall to illuminate the northwestern-most part of the Philippine Archipelago.

Sadly, we weren’t able to enter the lighthouse. It was padlocked and there were no guards or attendants around. We roamed around the lower premises to take pictures instead. And guess what we saw? A vandalized wall!!! To think there is a sign by the gate upon entering:
“Please do not vandalize this tourist spot. Others would want to have their pictures taken without your signatures at the back.”

Sayang!

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Pauie P.
4.0 Stars

First stop.

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Jenn K.
3.0 Stars

It was closed when we visited so it can only be seen from the outside, it would have been better if we climb the lighthouse to see the view from above128532.

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Reminiscing! Our old road trip with some of my HS friends! We went around Ilocos Norte and back to Ilocos Sur! This is one of our stops, a very photogenic location!128522 great view out on the sea!128077

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Albert T.
5.0 Stars

The view is straight out of a movie set! I swear if I had seen this in a picture, I would have thought that it was somewhere in the North Eastern United States. The lighthouse itself was undergoing renovations so we were limited to the base but that did not change the breathtaking view of the West Philippine Sea.

After over 100 years, it's still a functioning beacon that welcomes international ships entering the Philippine Archipelago from the north and guides them safely away from the rocky coast of the town. Its light marks the northwestern-most point in Luzon. The northeastern-most being Cape Engaño Lighthouse on Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan.

Too bad the AJ was feeling the heat and was in no smiling mood for our selfie! 128541

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Pilar M.
4.0 Stars

Awesome view of the West Philippine Sea from its porch. 128077 Hopefully it can be restored back to its original facade. 128522

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Rose C.
4.0 Stars

Dont miss the highest part of this place! Go up to the top!
I think its 45steps to the area and another 20-30 steps to the lighthouse...
No entrance fee.
Lighthouse souvenirs are sold here!
Super lakas ng hangin! As in!
Dont forget to shout out loud!!!! :)

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

Definitely one of the best highlights in our tour! Although we're a bit disappointed cause the lighthouse itself was already closed by the Coast guard! Also, there's no bathrooms in this place, so be sure to aim before going up here.

I'm just so in love with the view!!!! Breath-taking, lakas din ng hangin eh! 128513128513128513

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Deepinder G.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

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Juhi C.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Elsa A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ricky d.
5.0 Stars

longaniza grilled. historical landmark

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Jay S.
4.0 Stars

I climbed the steep stairs to the top of the lighthouse only to find out that the coast guard already closed the way going into the lighthouse itself. The place smells a bit though. Nevertheless, the surrounding view is stunningly beautiful with the mountains on one side and the ocean and cliffs on the other!128525

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Anne D.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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