5 Stunning Lighthouses to Visit in Batanes

The northernmost province has some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the country.

Tayid Lighthouse, Mahatao (Batan Island)

Another stunning lighthouse you can visit on Batan Island is the modern Tayid Lighthouse in Mahatao. The structure you’ll see is built in 2000, as the original 1700s lighthouse near the San Carlos Borromeo Church is now barely recognizable.

This charming structure with a hexagonal tower, red lantern room and roof lies atop a hill on the coast of Mahatao, facing the Pacific Ocean.

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Kara Santos

Kara Santos

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.