8 Lighthouses to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
The Cabra Island Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse built on Cabra Island, the north-westernmost of the Lubang group of islands in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. International vessels entering the Philippines from the South China Sea were welcomed by the Cabra Light and directed either towards Manila Bay or the center of the archipelago through Verde Island Passage, one of busiest sea routes of the Philippines. It was now one of the main attractions in this area.
The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was part of the Spanish government’s master plan of illuminating the Philippine archipelago. The Burgos lighthouse was first lit on March 30, 1892. t is typical of the Spanish Colonial lighthouses which is all masonry made with bricks that are widely used and produced in the area. The lighthouse itself is of stone and coral construction with a delicate railing around the signal light itself. This combination of delicate and solid makes a stunning contrast as you loo
In the late 1800s, the Spaniards built a lighthouse on the island that marks the importance of Capul in the maritime navigation of their time. It served and still serving its purpose until now. Capul Island today is a quaint historic town, typically rural and generally out of the usual tourist path. But the island holds rewarding treasures for those who choose the offbeat path to Capul. The lighthouse is one of the centres of the attraction in this area.
This Lighthouse sits on the highest point of the island of Corregidor. It was completed in 1853, guided ships through the narrow Manila Bay passageway to the port of Manila. It functioned continuously until World War Two. It was rebuilt in a slightly different design in the 1950s, using stones from the original structure. Today the lower level of the lighthouse, which originally contained the lightkeeper’s quarters, holds a souvenir shop. The tower is open and visitors are welcome to climb to t
The oldest lighthouse which was located in the heart of the Antique province. The island, also known as Maningning Island or Hammerhead Island. The round cylindrical concrete tower with a gallery on top is located near the southeastern point of the island. It was one of the main attractions in this area.