Sabtang Lighthouse, the majestic, towering figure that welcomes tourists to Sabtang Island, is one of Batanes’ major lighthouse, a beacon that guides seafarers through the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean and the West Philippine Sea.
Sabtang Lighthouse, a structure located near the edge of a cliff beside San Vicente Port, is the first structure you will see when you get to the famous destination. This man-made attraction gives off an organic, straight-out-of-the-movies vibe thanks to its rubble masonry finish that runs up to its viewing deck, a design that sets it apart from the two other lighthouses. The view from the top — crashing waves, seemingly endless pristine, clear blue waters, verdant green majesty of the surrounding islands — is worth the rough trip.
Sabtang Lighthouse is located near San Vicente Port, Sabtang Island, Batanes.
Opening Days and Hours
The lighthouse is open daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
No admission fee is required. Tours that include a stop at Sabtang Lighthouse cost PhP 6000- 8000 (USD 120 – USD 160).
How to Get There
- From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- From the airport, ride a tricycle to Port Ivana.
- From the port, board a ferry to Sabtang Island.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Spend 30 minutes to an hour so you can fully enjoy the sights around the area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the Sabtang Lighthouse is between 8:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 16:00.
If you’re a part of a tour, lunch is already provided. For other options, you can try Paypanapanayan Canteen or Honesty Cafe.
- Morong Beach
- San Isidro Ferrer Church
- Sabtang Beach
Tours usually come back to Batan Island after the half day tour. However, if you want to stay on the island, you can stay at homestays which start at USD 9 a night.