A travel guide to an off-the-beaten-path, hidden gem known as the Siargao Lighthouse, an abandoned lighthouse on Pacifico Beach, Siargao.
Siargao is full of epic and iconic spots and attractions. However, being quite a small island, you wouldn’t expect to find many hidden gems such as this epic abandoned lighthouse on Pacifico Beach.
In this guide, I’ll outline everything you need to know about this epic little lighthouse including how to get here, what to expect and what it’s like climbing it!
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About the Siargao Lighthouse
The Siargao Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on the island to my knowledge. We discovered it when exploring the island by bike and stopping by at Pacifico Beach.
Apparently, this lighthouse goes by a few names, including Siargao Lighthouse, Pacifico Lighthouse, and Tigasao Lighthouse.
This awesome, white lighthouse has a spiralling staircase leading to the top, which you can climb up. The views from the top are breathtaking and offers an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean.
The structure is quite run-down and I’d imagine it has been abandoned for quite some time.
Where is the Abandoned Lighthouse on Siargao?
You’ll find the Siargao lighthouse on the far, northern end of Pacifico Beach. This beach is quite a stretch from General Luna, taking about 50 minutes to get here by motorbike.
If you drive to the north end of the beach, you’ll see the Pacifico Lighthouse just around the bend poking above green shrubs near the headland.
How to Get here
For the independent explorers, rent a bike in General Luna for between 250-350 pesos per day. This is how I explored much of Siargao during my visits.
To get to the Siargao Lighthouse, you’ll want to take the island’s Circumferential Road all the way up the mainland, around the bend past Magpupungko Rock Pools and then make a right once you arrive at San Isidro (there are signs pointing the way to Pacifico). This ride is very scenic, passing rice fields, coconut plantation and quaint villages along the way.
Tip: Siargao Island is an adventure playground! If you’re planning to rent motorbikes, I highly recommend travel insurance by WorldNomads. I swear by them as they are one of the only companies offering adventure insurance with cover for things like motorbikes.
Siargao Land Tour
If you don’t want to rent a motorbike or scooter to explore the island, then one of your best bets are to jump on a Siargao Land Tour. This is one of the most-booked and top-rated tours on the island and includes:
Book: Siargao Land Tour
Don’t Miss: Siargao Island Hopping Guide
What to Expect at the Abandoned lighthouse on Siargao
As soon as you arrive at the abandoned Siargao Lighthouse, you’ll want to climb to the top! You can get a great view from the top of the staircase but I decided to climb up to the top of the perch.
The steel rail is very rusted in some sections so I wouldn’t trust it to keep me from falling out!
The view is quite breathtaking. We visited on a day with pumping surf and we watched it roll in for a good half an hour before heading down!
I also got some time to fly my drone here to capture some unique perspectives of the Siargao Lighthouse on Pacifico Beach.
Don’t miss nearby: Taktak Falls
Where to Stay on Siargao
When planning accommodation on Siargao, you’ll want to know that the main tourist hub is called General Luna. Here, there is solid tourism infrastructure like hotels, resorts, guest houses, restaurants, clubs, bars and tour offices. Below are my favorite picks for where to stay.
Tip: I’ve written a comprehensive Siargao accommodation guide as well which goes into a lot more detail on places to stay, don’t miss it!
Luxury Villas: Las Palmas Villas and Casitas Siargao
- Awesome free breakfast
- 100 meters from the beach
- Swimming pool & bar
- Beautiful tropical gardens and terrace
Luxury Resort: Kalipay Resort
- Incredible tropical suites
- Awesome swimming pool and bar
- Best location
- Quite at night but close to party spots
- Healthy breakfast
Mid-range beach house: Surfing Carabao Beach Houses
- Beach-front tropical huts (Malinao Beach)
- Terrace, balcony and AC
- Homey, comfortable and open
- Open kitchen
- Walk down to surf spots
Hostel With a Vibe: Ilakai Hostel
- Best hostel vibe in Siargao
- Great location
- Clean rooms
Tip: Compare all the best accommodation options on Siargao as ranked on Booking.com
More Things to do on Siargao Island
I hope this guide has been useful for you in finding the epic abandoned Siargao lighthouse on Pacifico Beach. For more travel guides and off-the-beaten-path adventures on Siargao, check out some of my other blog posts below. If you’re looking to get inspired for your travel to the islands of the Philippines, you’ll love that post!