Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte


While I was enjoying the view of the mountains inside the bus, I saw a tower from the hill. Then I saw the signeage that says Cape Bojeador. I got excited. It was far from where we were staying and since we were backpackers, we took the public transportation available which is the tricycle. It is a tiny one compared to the Manila trikes, very lowered and can only fit 3 people. Good thing that the roads in Ilocos Norte were nice and no traffic. We did not even see a single jeepney there.
From Manila, you will see the Cape Bojeador on the right side. You won’t miss it. By the way, it is found in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. First time I saw a lighthouse far from the shore. The view of the waters is beautiful. It would have been relaxing if there weren’t so many tourists so we had to keep moving to give way. The steps going up were a bit hard as it was too high and steep. We went up the flights a bit fast as we can feel the sun on our skin. We were not able to go on the top of the tower as it was closed. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was built in 1892 to guide ships on the South China Sea so it’s super old and is considered as a national treasure heritage. It is still functional.

A view from the bus




Map of Burgos



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