Cape Santiago Lighthouse

Calatagan, Batangas

Cape Santiago Lighthouse, also called Punta de Santiago Lighthouse, is the southwestern point of the island of Luzon located within the municipality of Calatagan in Batangas, Philippines. It is a cape at the southern tip of Santiago Peninsula which faces the South China Sea to the west and Pagapas Bay, an arm of Balayan Bay, to the east. The cape has been the site of a navigational aid since the 1 ...


The area surrounding the lighthouse was slated for a resort development but did not materialize after its developer, the Resort Association of the Philippines, Inc. owned by former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste, was found in violation of environmental laws when it reclaimed some 9,000 square meters of sea area adjacent to the lighthouse. In October 2007, the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary proposed to adopt and restore the lighthouse as its headquarters.

Cape Santiago Lighthouse or Punta de Santiago News

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    What started as a department activity in our company became an eye opener to a national landmark of historical significance. Upon learning much about Cape Santiago Lighthouse, our maiden lighthouse adventure proved to be a worthy trip for all of us who saw a real lighthouse for the first time. Blessed that day with an amiable.

    weather and clear, blue sky, the vista of Balayan Bay where

    the lighthouse is located offered a breath-taking view adding to our excitement ??" a refreshing experience for urban dwellers like us.

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    Pu ...

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    Normally, I do not feature or write about lighthouse in my blog.

    I mean it is a lighthouse and it will remain to be one.

    But after chatting with my previous student (Ms. Sheenah Tan) about the grandeur and the significance of lighthouses in the Philippines, I was a bit dumbfounded.

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    In the early days of maritime travel, the lighthouse of Cape Santiago safely guided international shipping vessels crossing the Verde Island Passage, San Bernardino Strait and Manila Bay.

    Also known as the Faro de Punta Santiago, the 51-foot tower on a cliff was established by the Spanish authorities in the 1890s, which modeled it after the medieval castles in Europe.

    Old-timers believe that Cape Santiago was used by the Japanese during World War II. It had an underground tunnel that led straight to the sea.

    Made of bricks and lime cement, the red structure has withstood earthquakes, ...