North Gigantes Island Lighthouse is located in Carles, Iloilo. The lighthouse is one of the twenty-seven lighthouses that were commissioned by Spaniards, during their era in Philippines. After being destroyed in 2008 typhoon the main lighthouse was replaced with one that runs on solar power donated by Japan.
North Gigantes Island Lighthouse News
If were talking about islands, then lighthouses are bound to be an unavoidable fixture. And the Islas de Gigantes is no exception. Considering how islands of varying sizes are grouped together in one place, there is bound to be at least one. In this case, it is the Old Lighthouse.
An overcast skies greeted us on our arrival at the busy Estancia Port in Iloilo after an hour and a half long drive from Roxas City. At the pier, we met our contact, Sir Nick, with him was one of the guides, Jojo, from Gigantes Hideaway Tourist Inn where we booked our all-in Islas de Gigantes trip. Arriving early gave us ample time to procure our provisions for some snacks and most importantly, drinking water. It also gave us the advantage in choosing our seats as we were to take a passenger boat going to the island.
Gigantes Islands is a chain of ten islands off the northernmost coasts of the municipality of Carles in Iloilo. This group of islands have been luring local and international travelers alike in an impressive accelerated rate over the past few years. But can we, the average Joe, afford to have a vacation in this fast-rising dream destination?
One of my favorite trips in the Philippines is when we went to Iloilo last April 2015. I guess because the trip managed to exceed my expectations. It's seldom we hear people say I want to go to iloilo to go to the beach! We always hear Cebu, Boracay, Bohol, or Palawan, but I seldom hear Iloilo on the list. Well, it should be on the list because in my opinion, it can really compete with the beauty of the other islands!
We went to iloilo on a Holy Week, we had 4 days to explore Iloilo. We planned to stay at Islas de Gigantes (in Carles) for 2.5 days and another 1.5 days at Isla Naburot (in Gu ...
Gigantes group of island is consists of ten islands. The two largest are Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur.
It is one of the must-visit places in the Philippines if you want to escape the deadlines and stay away from the bustling metro.
How to get there:
Gigantes island is a part of Iloilo and the main jump off point is at Estancia or Carles port. Because Estancia is in Northeartern part of Iloilo, it is advisable to book your flight to Roxas City instead of Iloilo because of its proximity.
From Roxas City:
From the airport, ride a tricycle going to transport terminal. From there ...
If you think Iloilo is all about heritage sights, think again. Gigantes Islands off the coast of Carles is a varied surprise. The island-studded sea here is speckled with tropical beaches perfect for temporarily disconnecting from your otherwise plug-in world and harried lifestyle. Although it is geographically part of Iloilo province, the quickest and most convenient way to reach the islands is via Capiz.
WHAT TO DO IN GIGANTES ISLANDS
1. GO ISLAND HOPPING
Since beaches are the star attraction on Gigantes Islands, the best way to soak them up is to go island hopping. During our visit, ...