Information about Sabtang Lighthouse
Sabtang Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on Sabtang Island. The lighthouse is one of the island's iconic landmarks, mainly because it is the first man-made edifice structure that welcomes guests upon their arrival at San Vicente Port.
In the early 2000s, the beacon was part of a project with Basco and Tayid Lighthouses, led by the late representative Butch Abad. The three were built primarily to lead seamen across the Pacific Ocean and West Philippine Sea, but eventually, they became tourist spots.
The lighthouse was built near the border of a cliff at the San Vicente Port. At this height, the beacon overlooks the Balintang Channel, the port, and the Centro. The whole of the structure is best viewed from the port.
The Sabtang Lighthouse offers a 360-degree view of the nearby sceneries, with the seascape and surrounding islands on one side and the green landscape and rolling hills on the other.
Tickets and entry
You can explore Sabtang Lighthouse for free, but note that you need to pay an environmental fee of PhP200 when you enter Sabtang Island. If you are visiting the island as part of a Batanes tour, this may already be included in the package.
Best time to visit
Visiting during the dry months of March to June will allow you to visit Sabtang Lighthouse and the rest of Batanes with only a small chance of rainfall. If you want to experience cooler weather during your Batanes trip, head to the province in January or February, but be prepared for some rain.