With more than 5, 000 nautical miles of coasting routes and tortuous channels regularly navigated by ships plying in the Philippine territorial waters, modern navigational aids is a must to guide the ships against the treacherous reefs and shoals. But before the modern aids, one of the traditional navigational aids is the lighthouse which serves as sentinels of the ships in the sea.
In the Philippines, there are more than 30 lighthouses and so far I have visited only 12 of them.
And these are the lighthouses that I have visited...
Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills, Basco, Batanes (2003) 66ft.
Cape Santiago Lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas (1890) 51 ft.
Mahatao Lighthouse in Mahatao, Batanes (2004) more than 27 feet
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Bolinao, Pangasinan (1906) 101 ft.
Cape Engano in Palaui Island, Sta. Ana, Cagayan (1893) 47 ft.
Cape Capones Lighthouse in San Antonio, Zambales (1890) 65 ft.
Guisi Lighthouse in Barangay Dolores, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte (1892) 66 ft.
Sabtang Lighthouse in Sabtang Island, Batanes (recent)
Anilao Beach Lighthouse in Anilao, Batangas
Malabriga Lighthouse in Brgy. Malabriga, Lobo, Batangas (1896)
Lighthouse in Tanay, Rizal
And the smallest lighthouse in Sabtang Island, Batanes.
Apo Reef Lighthouse
Apo Reef. Sablayan, Occidental MIndoro
Gigantes Lighthouse, Gigante North, Carles, iloilo
It is my goal to visit at least half of the lighthouses in the Philippines.
My next target are the lighthouses in Liloan, Cebu, and Capul, Samar, and Mindoro.