Gigantes Norte Lighthouse
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Woke up at around 6am on the second day of our Visayas Backpacking trip and hopped on a habal-habal to visit the Gigantes Norte Lighthouse. Yes, walang ligo-ligo. Lol. On the way to the lighthouse, you will see little kids selling souvenirs made out of shells. I didn't bring any money with me so I just gave them high-fives and fist bumps!
Upon arriving, I saw that there's an old house turned cafe which served as the base of the old lighthouse. Again, since I did not bring any money, I wasn't able to buy anything and give any donation. (No entrance fee, just donations here. 🏻)
The new lighthouse took the place of the old Spanish lighthouse that Typhoon Frank destroyed way back 2008. The old one was one of the 27 major lighthouses built by the Spaniards all over the Philippines. The gate to the tower was locked so I wasn't able to go up to the top to see the 360 degree view. Sayang.
After minutes and minutes of posing and taking photos of the sunrise, we decided to return to the resort for our breakfast. I was really hungry from all the jumpshots and all the "Pak! Modeling 360" as our guides took control of our cameras and just told us where to pose. Lol.
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Built in 1893, the Islas de Gigantes Norte Island lighthouse served as a guide to maritime cargo vessels, boats, and fishermen in the Visayan Sea. It is one of the many lighthouses that is easily accessible from the main road. Once inside the compound, local kids greet you with eagerness and pure happiness. They're ready for photoshoots and group-fies as well. :-) Better head towards this lighthouse early in the morning to catch the sunrise. The view is just majestic! ️
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