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Parola sa Liloan: A Beacon of History and Beauty in Cebu

Nestled in the picturesque town of Liloan, Cebu, the Parola sa Liloan stands as a testament to the rich maritime heritage of the Philippines. This historical lighthouse, also known as the Bagacay Point Lighthouse, has guided countless sailors through the treacherous waters of the Cebu Strait since the early 20th century. Today, it continues to captivate visitors with its timeless charm and panoramic views.

Parola is the Bisaya word for lighthouse. Even though the Philippines comprises 7,107 islands, there are just a few lighthouses in the country that compare to the towering beauty of the Lighthouse of Liloan.

Admiring the lighthouse in Liloan with the view of the sea during the full moon.
Admiring the lighthouse in Liloan with the view of the sea during the full moon.
The main entrance to the lighthouse where the numbers 1904 is inscribed.
The main entrance to the lighthouse where the numbers 1904 is inscribed.
A closer look at the solar-powered lighthouse in Liloan. Shot in collaboration with Michael Sagonoy.
A closer look at the solar-powered lighthouse in Liloan. Shot in collaboration with Michael Sagonoy.
Parola sa Liloan with a view of the mountains to the west. Taken in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette. Shot in collaboration with Michael Sagonoy.
Parola sa Liloan with a view of the mountains to the west. Taken in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette. Shot in collaboration with Michael Sagonoy.
Parola sa Liloan, as seen from the sea, is surrounded by the high-end village Amara Subdivision.
Parola sa Liloan, as seen from the sea, is surrounded by the high-end village Amara Subdivision.
You can ask the lighthouse keeper to enter the lighthouse inside Parola sa Liloan, but the stairs are pretty rusty, so you must be careful.
You can ask the lighthouse keeper to enter the lighthouse inside Parola sa Liloan, but the stairs are pretty rusty, so you must be careful.

A Glimpse into History

Parola sa Liloan was built in 1904 during the American colonial period and has witnessed over a century of history. Its robust construction and enduring presence underscore its significance in ensuring the safe passage of ships navigating the surrounding waters. The lighthouse was constructed with local materials and designed to withstand the test of time, a true marvel of engineering for its era.

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Architectural Beauty

The Parola sa Liloan boasts a unique architectural design that blends functionality with aesthetic appeal. Standing approximately 72 feet tall, the lighthouse features a cylindrical tower made of coral stones and a lantern room that once housed the powerful beacon. Its whitewashed exterior gleams under the tropical sun, creating a striking contrast against the azure skies and verdant landscapes of Cebu. The charming and towering beauty of the lighthouse oozes a romantic vibe, especially in the golden hours.

Breathtaking Views

One of the main attractions of visiting the Parola sa Liloan is its breathtaking panoramic view. Climb to the top of the lighthouse, and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning vista of the Cebu Strait and the surrounding coastline. The sight of the vast expanse of water meeting the horizon is a sight to behold, especially during sunrise and sunset when the sky is painted in hues of orange and pink.

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The Parola sa Liloan is more than just a lighthouse; it symbolizes Cebu’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Its historical significance, architectural elegance, and breathtaking views make it a destination worth exploring. Plan your trip today and experience the timeless allure of Parola sa Liloan.

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Visiting Parola sa Liloan

Opening Hours

24 hours.

Entrance Fee

There are no entrance fees.

How to Get to Parola sa Liloan

By Public Transportation: Getting to Parola sa Liloan is relatively easy. From Sungold near SM City Cebu, you can take a #25 jeepney ride to San Fernando Rey Parish Church (PHP 20). From the Church, it’s a 5-minute ride, while you can take a tricycle or habal-habal ride from there (PHP 10). Travel time is around 40 minutes from the city.

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By Car: Navigate using Waze or Google / Apple Maps and key in Bagacay Point Lighthouse as your destination. There are plenty of parking spaces available.

Location Information

Parola sa Liloan, or Bagacay Point Lighthouse, is beside the luxury Amara Residence by Ayala Land. It is around 50 minutes away from Cebu City.

Things to Do Nearby

While in Liloan, there are plenty of other attractions to explore. Visit the San Fernando Rey Parish Church, known for its beautiful architecture and historical significance. Take a stroll along the Liloan Boardwalk for a relaxing seaside experience. Don’t forget to try the local delicacies, especially the famous Liloan Rosquillos, a traditional Filipino cookie. Or visit Papakits Marina and Fishing Lagoon for a fun day. And if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can head to Danao and take a ferry to Camotes Island.

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