Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse

Interior Rd., Mahatao, Batanes

Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse
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Leslie Ann B.
5.0 Stars

2nd lighthouse that I've seen. Simply awesome.

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Yen D.
5.0 Stars

Located on a hill, the Tayid Lighthouse (Mahatao) is a modern 21st century structure built in 2000 with a hexagonal tower. But this lighthouse faces the Pacific Ocean instead of facing the West Philippine Sea like the Basco Lighthouse. This can be seen also from Racuh a Payaman or Marlboro Country and has become a favorite of tourists for its spectacular view.

This red-capped lantern is no different from the other 2 lighthouses in Batanes (Basco and Sabtang) – these were built to guide the seafarers traversing the ocean. According to our guide, this lighthouse (Tayid Lighthouse) should not be confused for Mahatao Lighthouse. They may both be in Mahatao but about 30 ft. apart from each other. The Mahatao Lighthouse which is near the San Carlos Borromeo Church was built in 1700s.

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Allen Y.
5.0 Stars

This is my favorite among the three major lighthouses in Batanes (Basco and Malakdang). This can be seen from Racuh A Payaman, among the hedgerows and hills and cows.

From here, you can see Mt. Iraya from a far and Dura Fishing Village. You can also spot PAGASA and Fundacion Pacita.

This time, we made sure to catch the sunset here. Sunset is on the other side but the lighting here during sunset is awesome! 128077🏼

Oh and it's closed so you can't inside unlike Basco Lighthouse.

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars

One word. GANDA

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Scenic

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

We never got to go up on this one. But the sight from below it was already great. Our group were the only ones there at that time so we had fun taking photos with the lighthouse as the background and with the beautiful seascape too. It was windy which cooled our tired and adventurous spirits. There a couple of flowers there that looked lovely on its natural green canvas. I must say, among the lighthouses in Batanes, this is my fave. 128525

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Rivette A.
5.0 Stars

A hexagonal-shaped lighthouse that is perfectly located on top of a hill. From this viewpoint, one could see the islands of Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. You will also see the Mt. Iraya on the left which is a dormant volcano.

Definitely one of the must-see lighthouses in Batanes.

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Lea A.
5.0 Stars

Ito lang naman ang tanawin habang kumakain kami ng tanghalian. Ang panget, kainis! Chos!

Pagkatapos kumain pumunta na kami sa lighthouse mismo. Kamusta naman at na-burn din agad lahat ng kinain namin dahil sa sobrang init! #unliPawis

Tayid's hexagonal shape is its most distinct difference from the other 2 lighthouses in Batanes. I have no idea why they made it that way, baka para maiba lang 128514128517

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Allen Y.
5.0 Stars

One of the three most visited and must visit lighthouses in Batanes. This one is located at Tayid in South Batan.

The lighthouse is locked so you can't go up. However, you can enjoy the view at the back, facing the vast blue ocean. Mt. Iraya can be seen on the left, the nearby Marlboro Hills on your right. It's peaceful out here.

Less crowded than the one in Naidi Hills. So you'll have a better photo opportunity. 128521

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