A 45-minute boat ride from San Vicente Port in Santa Ana, Cagayan, reveals the hidden gem known as Palaui Island, dubbed the 'Mystical Island of the North.'

Palaui Island offers breathtaking views, clear waters, and fine sand.

It is accessible via a boat ride from San Vicente Port in Santa Ana, Cagayan.

A notable landmark on the island is the Cape Engaño Lighthouse, built by Spanish miners in 1887.

From the top of the lighthouse, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Dos Hermanos Island and Babuyan Island, making it a popular spot for photography.

Felisa Tuquib, a local tourist guide, hopes visitors appreciate its beauty.

"Sana po nagagandahan sila dito sa Cape Engaño Lighthouse," Tuquib said.

"The place is so scenic , it has a lot of adventure to offer," Jenielyn Gating, a tourist, said.

"Yung impression mapapa-Wow ka, mapapa-amaze ka talaga, [na parang], 'Wow ang ganda ng creation ni Lord,' I will eventually go back here," Mimi Wangdale, another tourist, added.

Palaui Island spans over 8,000 hectares. It is part of the protected landscape and seascape managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

In addition to Palaui Island, tourists also visit Crocodile Island and Anguib Beach.