Cape Bolinao Lighthouse | Things to do in Bolinao-Pangasinan

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Cape Bolinao Lighthouse sits on top of Punta Piedra Point in Patar, Bolinao. Although no longer open to the general public, it remains one of the tallest lighthouses in the Philippines, having 135 steps of stairs. It was built in 1905 by British and Filipino engineers on the lofty hill of solid rock that is Punta Piedra Point, 18 kilometers from the town proper of Bolinao and 351 feet above sea level. The lighthouse provides a 360-degree panoramic view of a part of Cape Bolinao Dendro Thermal Ipil-Ipil Plantation and the West Philippine Sea. The lighthouse has been a frequent site of location shooting for local movies. This lighthouse is just 35 feet shorter than the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos Norte.
Open: The lighthouse itself is closed to the general public. But it is open for viewing from the outside.
Address: Brgy. Pater, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Rock View Beach
Attraction
1.24 km away

If there's one place that you wouldn't be able to forget in Bolinao, aside from the Bolinao Lighthouse, it would be the Rock View Beach Resort! This beach is not your ordinary one. Once you get to sit in your rented cottage (P500 / P1,000 for your whole stay) to drink in the view of the West Philippine Sea, you would be greeted by Rock View's sensational rock formations!

Surip Beach
Attraction
5.96 km away

Don’t let Bani’s small-town charm throw you off—this unassuming municipality may seem off the beaten path, but it more than deserves a spot on your itinerary. Be warned, though, the adventures to be found in Bani aren’t for the faint of heart. A must-go destination for adrenaline junkies, Bani is home to amazing treks and jaw-dropping cave systems just begging to be explored. For those looking for something a little more laidback, the town is home to a lot of history (just ask about the story of the Bani tree and the myth of Sitio Surip!) and excellent grub.

Bani is also a pilgrimage destination, as it is home to the Redeemer’s Cross and the Immaculate Conception Parish, so be sure to book your accommodations early if you want first dibs on an amazing place to spend your Holy Week!

Balingasay River
Attraction
9.16 km away

Balingasay River is included in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the cleanest river in the Philippines. Gracing the center of Bolinao, this river is just a 10-minute drive away from the town proper. A mangrove expedition by boat is what the people of Patar offer to the visitors of the immaculate river (aside from their sumptuous grilled seafood dishes they are known for!). Tourists also en route to Bolinao Falls (another famous Bolinao attraction) since it is accessible through the Balingasay River. If you’re on the lookout for a tranquil cruise, this is the river to visit!

Where to stay

Punta Riviera Resort
₱4,704
Hotels and homes
4.34 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort & Hotel Club
₱6,965

Majestic natural wonders, world class accommodation and amenities, plus the warmth and friendliness of the service staff make Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort the ideal destination for blissful relaxation.

Whether you like a refreshing swim within the resort’s outdoor pools, frolic along stretches of unspoiled cerulean beaches, in the mood for serious outdoor adventure or a quiet dignified retreat, we have it all for you. Visit us and experience the ultimate fun and freedom under the sun. Bathe in the glistening waters, blessed by natural beauty and serenity of its surroundings.

Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort is truly a jewel of the Philippine Isle. Its gleaming pools and airy interiors are artful creations evoking the mysteries of the past along with the serendipitous scent of the present.

Oldwoods by the Sea Nature Resort
₱4,880

Situated between Alaminos and Bolinao, Pangasinan lies a hidden paradise in the town of Bani — Oldwoods by the Sea Nature Resort. It is a cozy mountain resort with breathtaking views of the West Philippine Sea.The most striking feature of this Pangasinan resort is how it was built to blend in with the natural elements of the area. One can expect to walk among the unaltered trees and gardens along its grounds, making it a tranquil retreat spot for those looking for a quiet vacation.For more adventure, the resort is also near some of the best beach destinations in Pangasinan: The Hundred Islands National Park, Patar Beach, and Surip Beach. Here, you can go snorkeling, island hopping, and cliff diving.

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