Ilocos Norte is one of my favorite provinces in the Philippines and also one of my frequently visited places. And one of best part of my travel activity in Ilocos is to hike up on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill where the Faro De Cabo Bojeador, or commonly known as Cape Bojeador or Burgos Lighthouse, is located.
This magnificent structure was built in 1890 and still functions as a welcoming beacon to international vessels entering the Philippines from the north. From top of the hill or top of the light tower, the spectacular view of the West Philippine Sea and the awesome Ilocos seascape can be seen.
As one of the few remaining active lighthouses built by the Spaniards, Cape Bojeador was declared as a National Cultural Treasure in 2005 by the National Museum. Currently, it is the most visited lighthouses in the country because of its iconic design and accessibility. The paved road leading to the lighthouse is well maintained and convenient for any type of transportation. Even hiking up the hill is pleasurable.