02. January 2009

Capones Lighthouse, Zambales

My side trip in Capones Island is such an amazing adventure. The first time that I visited a lighthouse was in Macau and from there on I promise my self that I will visit more lighthouse in the future, this is because of the magnificent beauty on top (over looking the whole island, a scenic moment that you only see in postcards).

Capones Island Lighthouse
The light from the Faro de Punta Capones, or Capones Island Lighthouse, has been used for more than a century to search for and guide ships into Subic and Manila Bays. The west coast of Manila has regular runs of shipping heading to and from the Philippines northern neighbors.

The lighthouse is perched 53 m above sea level. The actual lighthouse tower is 15.3m high and the views from up here are sensational.

It took seven (7) years to build the Capones Lighthouse and it went into operation in 1890.

Now a days the lighthouse is in need of some tender loving care, the caretakers house which forms part of the lighthouse structure looks very decrepit and in urgent need of repairs. The light is powered by the sun, with solar cells in charge of ensuring safe passage to passing ships.

If you get out to Capones Island make the effort and climb to the Lighthouse, I know it is a bit of a hike from the beach, but its all worth it.

How do I get to Capones Island?
As I’ve said a while ago Capones Island is just a side trip so you could refer to my trip to Anawangin because we just add a little amount to our boatman(bangkero) just to get into the island. Capones Island does not have any infrastructure, no resorts, no hotels, no shops, just you and the beauty of Capones Island. So I strongly suggest that you should camp on Anawangin because there’s no trees on the shores of Capones Island and you might as well enjoy the beauty of the camping scene in Anawangin.

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Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

you can view more pictures on my multiply account  (Multiply accountt)

For affordable tour to Capones Lighthouse you can inquire to Trippers

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4 Comments

1. Gerryjun commented on April 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Hi,

We plan to go capones or anawangin this May 1-2, but it has been raining all week, how is the wave in zambales can we still get about to take us, im concern about the possible high waves and safety going there this week.

Can we get an number of a boat man so we could verify if its safe to travel by boat with the current weather in zambales before we go.

Thanks

email you for the response

2. Riza commented on July 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Hello! May i also get the number of your contact bankero please? =)

3. melanie commented on January 24, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Great post!

4. alice springs commented on January 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I came across this surfing Google

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