Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Cape Beach Rd., Bolinao, Pangasinan

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
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The first stop of our trip to Bolinao. Arrived here at around 5:30 am and ate our baon na breakfast sa van. While eating, a tricycle passed by and asked if we wanted to buy Binungey. Which is basically a suman in a bamboo which is a native kakanin in Bolinao. P25 pesos for a bamboo segment(?) which also includes a spoon!(4th photo). It was so good! It was not overly sweet even with the arnibal.

So we went up to the base of the lighthouse and sadly, the place was not very well maintained. Vandals were everywhere. But I really liked abandoned places so I liked it a little. Another thing I liked is that this place provides a great view of Bolinao!

We were not able to go up the lighthouse since the door was locked. Also, we didn't meet the caretaker, kung meron man, to ask things about the lighthouse sana.

Oh and no entrance fee.
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Pearl R.
5.0 Stars

The second destination is the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse. Close to our resort and just a few minutes away from the Patar Beach.

Known to be the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines after Cape Bojeador in Ilocos. The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse at Patar, Bolinao in the province of Pangasinan, still stand proudly at about 351 feet or 107 meters above sea level atop Punta Piedra Point, a towering hill of solid rock which is the sharp point of Cape Bolinao itself. Constructed by Filipino, American, and British engineers in 1905. The winding stairway has 6 platforms with 20 steps or rungs for a total of 120 steps plus 14 more to the illumination room, or an over-all total of 134 steps. There's a abadonned building next to the lighthouse that serves as the ruins where the beauty of its history lies beneath.

This lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the Patar and South China Sea which I love the most. Perfect for the picture taking. No entrance fee and parking fee needed. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was not open so we were unable to go inside. Still worth the visit. 128076128076128076128076

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Shai G.
5.0 Stars

Twas a wonderful place to visit 128588 #50Ksummergiveaway

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

Bolinao's Lighthouse showcase a great view of Bolinao's seas. We were not allowed to climb the lighthouse itself but just a good climb to its vicinity. There's this cold breeze at the top overlooking the big seas and the barangays of Bolinao. Worth dropping by!

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Berry F.
5.0 Stars

So far the best sunset I've seen in my life. The lighthouse is the perfect place to watch the sunset. 127749127749127749

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Albert T.
5.0 Stars

There is a certain contrast about lighthouses that draws me close. On one hand, the thought of a solitary, forgotten, far off post guarding the sea evokes feelings of loneliness and mystery. On the other, being a beacon of guiding light in the middle of a dark night represents hope and promise. Opposites but still one.

This is the third lighthouse I've visited in the Philippines and like the Cape Bojeador and Malabrigo lighthouses, this has the same purpose but offers its own charm. Built in 1905, it is the 2nd tallest lighthouse in the Philippines, and one of the five main lighthouses that secures the passage through the West Philippine Sea. Now declared a Cultural Heritage Landmark, it is preserved by both the Cultural Heritage Society and the local government.

Once in Bolinao, the lighthouse is easy to get to. This is a "must see" for travellers, if not for the history then certainly for the view. 128516

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Bolinao is another great destination for us landlocked here in Manila... It's about a 3-hour drive from the city, with a beautiful beach and the promise of outdoor activities after a long drive...

The visit isn't complete until you have climbed up the 140 steps of the spiral staircase inside Cape Bolinao Lighthouse... Yes, climb all the way to the top and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the sea.. It's light can be seen from as far as 40-km away... It is the second tallest lighthouse in the country, next to the Cape Bojeador lighthouse in Ilocos... It is interesting that this lighthouse was built by an American architect from scratch... It sits atop a small hill and it's a testament to good construction and engineering, withstanding storms and strong winds for years... We weren't able to enter the illumination room, but I think you can make a request to the keepers of the place...

It is now maintained by the municipal government and recognized as a cultural heritage site... Sadly, vandals have painted over the whitewashed structure... But I appreciated the history lesson and the view...128522

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Lucky A.
3.0 Stars

Would have been a lovely view if this was well maintained. There are vandals all over the place! Sayang. But the view was still well worth it!

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars

The ocean view is spectacular.

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