Information about Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Patar is one of the most significant landmarks in Bolinao, Pangasinan. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Philippines and is situated on Punta Piedra Point, a towering hill of solid rock, which is the sharp point of Cape Bolinao itself. It is the second tallest of five lighthouses in the country, with a height of about 107 meters above sea level, including the elevation of the hill it is located on.
While tourists are not allowed to climb the 140 steps spiral staircase and enter the tower, they are instead encouraged to view the lighthouse from the outside. Beside the lighthouse is the Cape Bolinao ruins, which used to be the administrative building of the lighthouse. It became a popular place to take a photo. Not far from this tourist attraction is Patar Beach, a white sand beach with clear blue water.
Best time to visit
It is best to visit the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse during the morning or late in the afternoon for a sunrise or sunset view. It gives you a panoramic view of the blue ocean and white beaches, offshore reefs, rock formations, and surrounding hills.