(Carabao Island/Fort Frank, Maragondon, Cavite) 19

Maragondon: Formidable Fort of Carabao Island

More known as Fort Frank, this island is one of the complexes of defensive islands built by the Americans at the mouth of Manila Bay. The long, narrow island is surrounded by jagged cliffs, caves, rocky shores and topped by...

Bantay Watchtower. Bantay, Ilocos Sur 4

Bantay: Enduring Watchtower of Bantay

Bantay Bell Tower was built in 1591 and serves as the belfry of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Caridad, St. Augustine Parish (one of the oldest surviving churches in Ilocos region established in 1590). It also served as a...

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte 0

Burgos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Built in 1890 to guide sea vessels entering the Philippine territory from the north, the 65-foot (20-meter) tall Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is already one of the most well-known tourist spots in the north. It is located in Vigia de Nagparitan...

The historic 347 years old Fort Santa Isabel 0

Taytay: Fort Santa Isabel

After an hour of travel from El Nido one of our flock thought of passing by Taytay. From the highway, we went to the town proper until we reached the shore where a Spanish Fort was constructed. To be honest, I...