|Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills|
Iconic. If there is one structure in Batanes that is often featured either on magazines or websites, it has to be the Basco Lighthouse. This lighthouse is located in Naidi Hills, Barangay San Antonio in the capital town of Basco. The place can easily be reached by a three quarters mile hike from the Port of Basco and is one of the favorite hang-out of both locals and tourists alike.
Location-wise, the lush green hills and the open sea provide a beautiful backdrop for the lighthouse. Moreso, it provides ample protection to fisher folks and ships traversing the rough seas and docking on the Port of Basco.
The Lighthouse is a six-story building with a gallery or viewing deck on the fifth floor. It's conical tower is made up reinforced concrete and its foundation is of rubble masonry or with stone just like the typical Ivatan houses. Once on top, you will be rewarded with an awesome 360 degree view of Batan Island including including Mount Irayaas well as Sabtang Island in the south of Basco and Itbayat Island to the north on a clear day.
Here are some more photos I have taken of the place:
|Batan Kids Posterity Pic|
|A Kid in the Hill|
|View of Mount Iraya from the Lighthouse|
|Another View from the Lighthouse|
|Lawstude on Top|