Basco Lighthouse, one of Batanes’ most photographed tourist destinations, is a towering landmark on top of Naidi Hills that stands tall and glorious, like a true sentinel of the northwestern province.
Basco Lighthouse was completed in 2003 on the spot near the old American telegraph facility that Japanese troops destroyed during the Second World War. The 20-metre high facility has six-stories in it, the fifth one being the gallery that offers tourists a breathtaking vista of the West Philippine Sea, Mt. Iraya, and Basco Town Proper. In here, the wind blows with fierceness, the verdant green surroundings relaxing, and the view of the seemingly endless rolling hills can make you wonder how such a small province can hold such majestic beauty — beauty you should not forget to capture on camera.
Basco Lighthouse is located on top of Naidi Hills, Basco, Batanes.
Opening Days and Hours
Tourists can visit the lighthouse anytime, but most trips to this attraction happen during the day.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is completely free.
How to Get There
- From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- From the airport, avail of the tricycle tour.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Spend at least 30-minutes to an hour so you can fully enjoy the sights around the area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The Basco Lighthouse is among the most-visited attractions in Batanes. Schedule your visit between 8:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 16:00.
Several dining options are available within 1 kilometre from Basco Lighthouse. Options include Jino’s, Beehan’s Meal and Snack, Phil’s Brew, Octagon Bed and Dine, and BikSaFrappe.
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Different homestays and inns are available at Basco Town proper. Troy’s Lodge and Marfil’s Inn are among the most popular in the area. Rates range from PhP 500-700 (USD 10-14).