One of the major attractions in when you visit Bolinao is the “Cape of Bolinao” or simply the “lighthouse”. I’ve been to this place countless times but it’s only now that I thought of taking pictures of this lighthouse seriously.
I got the chance to climb to the top way back 2006 during our Sykes team building. I’ll try to find the pics and will post it here. But for the mean time, I’ll show you my recent shot.
You will also find a ruin near… maybe an old apartment I guess?
I can’t talk much about the cape. So I’ll just borrow info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolinao,_Pangasinan.
The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse at Patar rises majestically 351 feet above sea level atop Punta Piedra Point, a towering hill of solid rock which is the sharp point of Cape Bolinao itself.It was built by the Americans in 1903 on a 351 feet (107 m) high promontory at the western part of Cape Bolinao, the lighthouse still sends signals to vessels passing by the area.
The lighthouse provides a panoramic view of a portion of the 1,269 hectare Cape Bolinao Dendro Thermal Ipil-Ipil Plantation on a land area where archaeological excavations have revealed relics from the 14th to the 15th centuries. Filipino, British and American engineers constructed the lighthouse in 1905.
According to the Bureau of Geodetic Surveys, the land elevation is 250 feet. Visibility is 20 miles at midsea towards the lighthouse in Poro Point. The winding stairway has 6 platforms with 20 steps or rungs for a total of 120 steps plus 14 more to the illumination room, or an over-all total of 134 steps.
What can I say? This is a place to visit in Bolinao. An eye candy for photographers and a sweet haven for nature lovers.