Basco Lighthouse

Basco Lighthouse is a lighthouse is located in Naidi Hills in Barangay San Antonio, the lush green hills and the open sea provide a beautiful backdrop for the lighthouse. The structure was the first completed in 2003. It is a 6-story building with a gallery or viewing deck on the fifth floor.

The location chosen is where the first lighthouse of Basco was built. It was also the site of the American period telegraph facilities that connected Batanes with the central government until it was destroyed by the Japanese Imperial Army bombings at the start of World War II.

Bringing a camera or your mobile phone is a must since  the viewing deck is a perfect location to view the whole of Batan Island from end to end, including Mount Iraya. One can also have a clear view of Sabtang Island in the south of Basco and Itbayat Island to the north.

Tourists can visit the lighthouse anytime and completely free, but most trips to this attraction happen during the day. The photo above was taken the night before we left Batanes. Thanks to our tour guide who let use his DLSR camera to capture this magnificent view.

How to get here?

  1. Travel time from Manila to Basco Batanes is roughly an hour and 45 minutes by air.
  2. From the airport or your inn in Basco, Basco lighthouse can be reached by tricycle.

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