My family’s trip to Palaui Island in Sta. Ana Cagatan was totally rewarding. Aside from seeing glorious beaches and coves, we will forever love the 18th century treasure which beautifully stood on top of a hill that we saw there, the Cape Engaño Lighthouse also known as Faro de Cabo Engaño.
It took us about 25 minutes to climb the hill to reach Cape Engaño Lighthouse. This lighthouse was declared an “important cultural property” by the National Museum in 2010. It was one of the lighthouses built in the country during the Spanish Colonial period and is said to have served as gateway lighthouse for incoming ships.
Our trek to the lighthouse was magnificent. As we climbed up and up, our eyes feasted on more and more breathtaking views.I took loads of pictures, I hope you won’t mind if I tell you the story of our journey through my photographs.
While enjoying the beautiful panorama during the trek, we all got excited when we finally saw the peak of the Cape Cape Engaño Lighthouse.
And then we explored the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse is composed of a housing pavilion, service buildings and an octagonal tower where the crown and the copper lantern was once situated. The structure was initially designed by Engineer Magin Pers Y Pers, continued by Guillermo Brockman.
From the lighthouse we were more than amazed by the surrounding scenery: The view of the nearby Babuyan Island , the Dos Hermanas Island and the Engaño cove.
We had a great time!
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For more information about Palaui Island, contact:
Sta. Ana Tourism Officers, Sta. Ana Cagayan
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