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Premise
Location
Sabtang Lighthouse, Sabtang, Batanes, Philippines
Distance From City Center
11.6 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
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Number of reviews
338

Sabtang Lighthouse

Sabtang Lighthouse is the only lighthouse built in the Sabtang Island. Through the years, the lighthouse had become one of the iconic landmarks of the island, mainly because it is the first human-made edifice that welcomes guests upon their arrival at San Vicente Port. 

In the early 2000s, the beacon was part of a project led by the late representative Butch Abad together with Basco and Tayid lighthouses. The three were primarily built to lead seamen across the Pacific Ocean and West Philippine Sea, but eventually they became tourist spots.

Features

Sabtang Lighthouse was built near the border of a cliff at the San Vicente Port. At this height, the beacon is overlooking the Balintang Channel, the port, and the centro. The whole of the structure is best viewed from the port.

Like the two lighthouses at Batanes, the Sabtang Lighthouse is surrounded by a red-painted concrete lamp with tapered storm panes on each window. Like the two lighthouses at Batanes, the Sabtang Lighthouse is surrounded by a red-painted concrete lamp with tapered storm panes on each window.
 

What sets Sabtang Lighthouse apart from its counterparts is its particularly round shape. Its rubble masonry finish also runs up to its viewing deck, unlike the other two lighthouses. 

The Sabtang Lighthouse offers a 360 view of the nearby sceneries, the seascape and surrounding islands on one side and the green landscape and rolling hills on the other side.

Nearby Attractions

Around the Sabtang Lighthouse are other tourist sites such as the Morong Beach – a white beach with calmer waters, San Vicente Ferrer Church – a century-old structure that was built using lime and stone, and Sumnanga Village also known as Little Hong Kong which is a fishing village.