The Depicts Of Lighthouse – Parola Ng Bagacay Point: Liloan, Cebu

Updated March 2018. When we thought of PAROLA (locally called) or Lighthouse, the first thing that caught our attention is a structure built in order to give light to the sea for fishermen and guide for mariners in navigating the ocean.

The Lighthouse Bagacay Point or locally dubbed as Parola ng Bagacay Point — which according to source this was named after its home – Bagacay, Catarman, Liloan. A tower loft standing at 72 feet and it gives light to about 17 miles to the ocean. Built intentionally to provide a guiding light to Cebu sea for the sailors and local fishermen.

parola actual size

The light point was originally established in 1857 and built in 1904 under the executive order issued on July 28, 1903 by William Howard Taft. The President of the Philippine Commission (in his time) and later appointed US Governor General who came into the country in 1900.

Where in Cebu is Parola located?

The fact there are other Parola’s existed in Cebu. But I think the most catching site is in Barangay Catarman, Liloan, Cebu, Philippines. Which is among the best Parola tourist spot and an icon in Liloan, Cebu. It’s about 20+ minutes away or approximately 3km SouthEast from Lilo-an Municipal Hall.

loft of Parola Liloan
A very instagrammable place and favorite spots for photographers.

Since in historic times until on August 13, 2004 and until today  – The Parola is among the most treasured heritage site and symbolic structure in the coastal town for more than 100 years.

Apart from the famous Parola, where Liloanons enjoys the romantic place, there are lots of views that can catch in the destination. This is among the favorite hanging-out for lovers, friends and families especially in the afternoon. Some bicyclers and motorists loves to embark this place, whilst others also prefers this place as an ideal practice spots for those who wants to learn driving the bicycle and motorcycle.

liloan lighthouse_the historical
Bagacay Point or Major Lighthouse in Liloan – a Maritime Safety Improvement Project. A Property of the Republic of the Philippines.
Here’s the brief details of Parola Ng Bagacay Point in Liloan

“Itinayo sa lupaing inilaan ni Gobernador Heneral William Howard Taft, 1904. May taas na 72 talampakan at nagbibigay liwanag na umaabot ng may 17 milyang-dagat. Nagsisilbing gabay sa mga sasakyang dagat na naglalayag sa bukana ng hilang-silangan ng Cebu harbor. Isa sa mga nalalabing parolang may mahalang halimbawa ng arkitekturang amerikano sa bansa. Ipinahayag na pambansang palatandaang makasaysayan, 13 Agosto 2004.”

beside liloan lighthouse
this location is beside the foot of Parola

And to let everyone know that entering this place is absolutely free “no entrance fee”. The serenity that serves as nice place to hang-out away from the hustle and bustling of the City. There you can also have your picnic, can even park your car, nice place to unwind together with your loved one and spend time talking.

During our visit, we’ve seen groups having pictorials and at some point – this also believe as favorite venue for photographers and photo experts due to its reserved historical spot and nice background to catch!

liloan lighthouse-2

This an old tree serves also as nice catching view which stands beside the Parola.

liloan lighthouse-6

The solar system can be found beneath the foot of the Bagacay Point.

liloan parola_signage going to Sugba-Sugba sa Parola
there’s a signage going to Sug-ba Sugba sa Parola

If you choose to visit the Parola after taking to Papa Kit’s, you’ll be passing along a prominent seaside haven — a high-end village or subdivision of Amara land. While you are approaching the rotunda, then turn at the lofty lighthouse or choose to go at Sugba-Sugba Sa Parola. And if you feel like you wanted to hang-out after roaming around the place, there’s a sole bar and restaurant located nearby the Lighthouse. You can have your leisure time for a while at the Sugba Sugba sa Parola instead.

How To Get There?

To commute: You need to ride on a jeepney (# 25) bound for Lilo-an and remind the conductor and or driver to drop you off at the Liloan Municipal Hall or at the front of San Fernando Rey Parish Church – Liloan, Cebu. Beside the church, head to town’s sports complex, ask for some locals if uncertain then look for tricyle going to Catarman and hint for going in Parola. Or you can hail a motorcycle for hire commonly dubbed as “habal-habal” to help you get through at this destination. Once you get closer, you can see the Parola – it’s about 5-minute walk.

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