Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is a historical and scenic attraction in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. It is one of the oldest and tallest lighthouses in the country, and it offers a panoramic view of the West Philippine Sea and the surrounding landscape. Here are some facts about Cape Bolinao Lighthouse that you might find interesting:
• Cape Bolinao Lighthouse was built in 1905 by the Americans, who used it as a navigational aid for ships entering the Lingayen Gulf. The lighthouse was designed by Filipino engineers under the supervision of William Howard Taft, who was then the governor-general of the Philippines.
• Cape Bolinao Lighthouse stands at 351 feet above sea level, making it the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines after Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos Norte. The lighthouse has a hexagonal tower that is 101 feet high, and a lantern that emits a white light every 20 seconds.
• Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is located on top of Punta Piedra Point, a rocky hill that overlooks the sea and the town of Bolinao. The lighthouse is surrounded by lush greenery and coconut trees, and it has a small chapel and a garden nearby. The lighthouse is also a popular spot for watching the sunrise and the sunset.
• Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is open to the public from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no entrance fee, but visitors are advised to ask permission from the caretaker before entering the lighthouse. Visitors can also climb up to the top of the tower, but they have to be careful of the steep stairs and the strong winds.