Monday, May 12, 2008

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

On my way to my first beach destination of the year (and its already May), I have passed by the towering Spanish-built Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Barangay Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan.




Built in 1905, it is one of the five major lighthouses in the country and the second tallest, next to the Cape Bojeador lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It has become a prominent landmark that tourists frequent.

Although the 101-foot tower itself is off-limits to visitors, the view deck below provides a beautiful panoramic view colors of the place - blue sea, white beaches, green hills, and brown and gray rock formations. Certainly, putting another big smile on Lawstude's face.

51 comments:

  1. that is one place i have yet to visit - bolinao.

    next pic mo siguro kita na pati yung real smile. atleast may eyes ka na... =)

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  2. great travel blog! the photos are fantastic. :)

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  3. that lighthouse is indeed popular. i've seen many angles of this tower. i hope that they will open it to the public in the future even with an entrance fee. the scenic view might just be rewarding from the top.

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  4. reminds me of the lighthouse in our island.

    buti ka pa, nakapag-beach na.

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  5. That is a great lighthouse and the view most be magnificent!

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  6. @ random ramblings - its about 5 hours from manila 'coz bolinao is the last municipality in the province.

    uhm, about the eyes, singkit ako kaya halos wala din makita lols.

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  7. @ benz - thank you and welcome to my humble blog.

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  8. @ the dong - i agree, the caretaker said that the insides of the tower is not that safe for tourists and they do not want to incur any unnecessary accidents.

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  9. @ r-yo - panyero, lagi ka naman sa beach sa island nyo di ba?

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  10. @ quintarantino - the view is very panoramic indeed.

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  11. what's the thing about covering your face? i remember in your previous posts that you've showed it already? huh?

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  12. Great photos Mr. Lawstude. Gee, your smile gets wider and wider lols.

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  13. I was able to visit the lighthouse in Bolinao and I find the idea of lighthouses quaint, like a throwback to the olden days when sailor navigate the high seas with crude tech.

    Did you see some solar panels on the site? I think its probably to power a beacon of some sort?

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  14. nice place... i guess i'll contact some of my friends in Pangasinan next year so they could take me there..

    Thanks for visiting my blog and i hope you don't mind if i add you up in my links' list... I like your blog anyway...=D

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  15. @ ian - just wanna highlight the smile. don't bother yourself too much with it. ;-p

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  16. @ vanessa - when i travel kasi, i leave the stresses of work behind, thus the wider smile. lols.

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  17. @ vinzent - nice description of the place. i didn't see those solar panels. nasa likod ba yun?

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  18. @ dave - of course i won't mind. it's always nice to meet new friends thru blogging. have a nice day.

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  19. ito ba yung sa pelikula ng parola? maganda ang view. one of the beautiful landmarks in the philippines.

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  20. That's a nice big smile you have...lol.

    Very interesting lighthouse.

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  21. and btw, pupunta rin pala kami ng Bolinao this Saturday with my Econ batchmate/classmate...

    ((((exciting))))

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  22. I hope ma maintain for the next generations...

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  23. i love lighthouses, parang it's a symbol of life :)

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  24. parekoy, magpahinga ka naman! parang laging kang gala! Hahaha!

    Sana makapunta din ako dyan. =)

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  25. @ redlan - not sure pare. di ko alam yung movie na parola eh, but this really one amazing structure.

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  26. This place looks familiar. Has it been used for filming?

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  27. @ alicesg - the place will really make u smile.

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  28. @ towr - patar beach is the place to go for white sand. enjoy your trip.

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  29. @ kris jasper - i hope so too KJ. yaan ang kulang sa Pinas eh, yung mag-maintain ng mga historical sites.

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  30. @ jake - i agree pare, sila nagbibigay ng liwanag sa dilim ng karagatan.

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  31. @ coldman - nag a-unwind lang parekoy. pero nakakapagod mag-drive. almost 4 hours non-stop.

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  32. @ kyels - i am not really sure, i am not really that good on movies. maybe some of our bloggers could help me on this one.

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  33. very clean and pretty shots. The effect of white is so immaculate in the picture :)

    Is that you with the red beard ? hehe :)

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  34. The Lighthouse is quite familiar because it was shown in the movie The Promise which stars Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin. Hope this info clear some things here. God Bless!

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  35. Wow! Bolinao ka naman ngayon. That place is indeed really nice. Daming lakad mo ngayon ah! Which is good so we have more photos and stories from you.

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  36. familiar lighthouse, too, lawstude... =D

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  37. ganda nga ng lighthouse na yan. and the view of bolinao bay is breathtaking lalo na at sunset :-)

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  38. I've never been to Bolinao and never been to Burgos either, to think that I'm from Ilocos Sur. :P

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  39. I have always been fascinated by lighthouses. Looks like a great place!

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  40. @ luke - thanks. i couldn't agree more.

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  41. @ bw - the lighthouse's white paint reflects the rays of the sun. really astounding.

    yup. that's me. but that is a smile. i guess i have to improve my paintbrush skills lols.

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  42. @ nicole - gee thanx. i hope that answers kyels comment. i have never watched the movie though.

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  43. @ ferdz - bumabawi na ko ngayun sa libot kasi puro baguio ko for the last three months. ang dami ko nga nakancel na plano eh.

    HEY GUYS visit Ferd's Living By Water Exhibit in Makati. Please go to his link or

    www.ironwulf.net for the details.

    Ferds is really a talented photographer.

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  44. @ acey - nicole said it was used in a movie. maybe that's where you saw it.

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  45. @ lagalog - korek bai oggie. i spent two hours on the beach watching the sunset.

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  46. @ ely - really? i'll be in pagudpud over the weekend. it will be my first time there.

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  47. @ rochelle - it is a great place and makes you feel you are a part of history and nature.

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  48. i remember this lighthouse well. learned from ironwulf that it's operational again which is indeed, good news.

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