Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

I have a thing for lighthouses. I appreciate on how these landmarks became an important part of our country’s history. Some were built during the Spanish regime. With all the natural calamities coming in and out of the country, the strong foundation of most lighthouses is admirable. How I wish all relationships are that strong.

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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos

Right after Jason and I took a short coffee break at Kangkang Windmill Cafe, we went straight to Burgos to visit Cape Bojeador a.k.a. Burgos Lighthouse. It was designed by Magin Pers and Pers in 1897 and was constructed under the supervision of Guillermo Brockman.

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Historical Significance of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

It is easy to visit Cape Bojeador Lighthouse compared to others wherein one needs to trek for long hours. Before I forget, I would like to mention that it is where the iconic FHM Philippines 2nd Anniversary issue cover featuring Assunta de Rossi 10 years ago was shot.

Assunta de Rossi in FHM Philippines’ 2nd Anniversary Issue (2002) in Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

If only the Lighthouse can speak, it can possibly narrate some of juicy stories from the past.

I’ve seen some pictures in several blogs and I find the place romantic. It could be a very nice marriage proposal location if the so-called Bojeador Ghost won’t interrogate.

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Just like us, there’s a number of visitors who dropped by to visit. Some parts of the lighthouse is quite dark and intriguing. I can’t help but imagine the scenario back in its glory days. It was a hot morning when we arrived so we were pleased upon seeing the view and the cool breeze from the South China Sea.

Facing South China Sea
Facing South China Sea

Jason and I took some pictures while making fun at ourselves. It’s our first trip together and I am glad it didn’t disappoint teehee. Alex is right. Jason is the sweetest!

Jason of Montana The Explorer
Jason of Montana The Explorer
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Elevation Fail

I noticed that majority of the tourists coming in Ilocos are Chinese, Taiwanese or Balikbayans. I am hoping that soon, more travelers from the South would fly to Northern Luzon and experience the best of Ilocandia.

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And just like the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, I am hoping my friendship with Jason will last forever. Weeee πŸ˜€

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7 Comments

    • Senyorita said:

      We miss you too! Thanks for introducing me to Jason virtually hehe πŸ˜› Let’s travel again soon =)

      October 2, 2012
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  1. mervz | pinoyadventurista.com said:

    hindi si assunta ang naiisip ko… si regine velasquez hang nililipad yung damit nya… hehehe!

    Cape Bojeador one of my favorites! πŸ™‚

    October 1, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Music video ba yan? For what song? Hehe share! πŸ˜›

      October 2, 2012
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      • mervz | pinoyadventurista.com said:

        Di ko mahanap yung video eh… it’s a commercial for DOT or Smart yata… basta kumakanta cya nun ng Tara Na, Byahe Tayo… hehehe!

        October 2, 2012
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  2. I never thought Assunta was too hot that time #palpitations! Uh, how come I was still a tod when the FHM cover went out :p

    October 1, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Awts haha. I am a big Assunta fan and my dad bought this issue. when I was in second year high school. I think it is the first ever FHM issue I’ve read hehe. Instead of discouraging a minor, he encouraged me to read it LOL. Mas ok na raw na may alam ako para alam ko na ang tama at mali =))

      October 2, 2012
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