The beautiful lighthouse that is the icon of the municipality of Liloan was built more than 100 years ago in 1904 to give light to the sea and shore for fishers. Parola is the Bisaya word for lighthouse. It was built during the American occupation under Governor-General William Howard Taft. The Parola sa Liloan is also known as Bagacay Point Lighthouse.
Even though the Philippines is comprised of 7,107 islands, there are just a few lighthouses in the country that compares to the towering beauty of the Lighthouse of Liloan.
The lighthouse is a great chill-out spot that is away from the busy life of the city where one can have a few drinks or have some snacks. Liloan is a fairly laidback municipality. The charming and towering beauty of the lighthouse oozes a romantic vibe, especially in the golden hours. The rustic feel of the place is a sight to behold and gives an old-world feel. It is located north of Cebu City in Catarman, Liloan, and is beside the high-end Ayala village of Amara.
Parola sa Liloan stands at 72 feet (22 meters) and gives light to about 30 kilometers of the ocean.
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There are no entrance fees.
How to get to Parola sa Liloan:
By Public Transportation: 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.
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.
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.