Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines with height of 101ft (30.8m) and 351 feet above sea level built by American, Filipino and Bristish engineers in 1905 located on top of the hill of Punta Piedra Point, Barangay Patar, Bolinao. The lighthouse aids the vessels passing by the area and overlooks the South China Sea.
All ours, there was no one in sight.
With this empty road, so serene and so quiet, you wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to just get down the car and walk the path leading to the lighthouse.
beautiful lighthouse up close..
We did not bother to ask permission to climb up the lighthouse as we already knew beforehand that the place is restricted and no one is allowed to go inside. The movie, "The Promise" was shot at the lighthouse where Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez were the lead stars.
The lighthouse of Bolinao was listed only as our side trip on our way to white beach and caves of Bolinao but we realized that it should be on the top list of must-visit place when in Bolinao. Even if there isn't much to do at the lighthouse, the beautiful sceneries from the viewing deck is more than worth it to stop by. With this spectacular sight, this lighthouse is perfect for prenup photo shoot and location for movies.
just beside the lighthouse, you will see these beautiful fresh flowers, siniguelas trees at the back..
I hope to get more information on the tale of this abandoned house. When I searched online about the house beside Cape Bolinao, I found this house in good condition and the photo was taken in 2008. I wonder why it was not maintained and now slowly deteriorating.
Do you ever wonder now why many people fall in love with the lighthouse?
"There are no words to express the feelings that induce a sailor to offer fervent prayers when he sees this mark of sympathy expressed by his fellow men. Suddenly he sees that he is no longer alone in the midst of the ocean waves; he sees that people are caring for him with paternal solicitude."
-Lt. Lavrentiy Alekseyevich Zagoskin, on sighting the light house at Sitka, Alaska, in 1839 -Lt. Lav
lighthouses sure give that nostalgic feeling that one can't comprehend. we should do the cape bojeador next time in ilocos.ReplyDelete