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Parola: Guiding Sailors Since 1904

Bagacay Point, also known as the Parola, is a lighthouse in Liloan which has become a prominent figure thanks to the development of a high-end estate called Amara. The Parola, has appeared in countless infomercials, promotional photoshoots, music videos and of course, personal blogs. So, here I am with MY very OWN personal experience of the Parola.

I’m so glad they kept the place clean and tourist-friendly.

Check the place out!

Bagacay Point

The Parola

Built in 1904

Solar-powered! Sosyal. hehe

outhouse. =)


Clean road


Small parola

Lover’s lane?

I chanced upon famous local band FASTPITCH doing a photo-shoot. Cool

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23 responses to “Parola: Guiding Sailors Since 1904

  1. INDAY MYRNA February 5, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    si-awa nimo land oi, (pretending nalibang o tinuod ba, joke2) hahaha. hakhak lage ko katawa dre. it reminds me when i was young anyway. agoy!!! GINOO. kana ba magpasi-aw sad ka usahay. i had a good laughter. laughter is a good medicine, diba? how old kaha ng calachuchi no? nice pics land,

  2. jhumboo February 21, 2007 at 8:04 am

    how can i get there?, pwede pa ba paasudlan?

  3. leylander February 21, 2007 at 8:43 am

    ^^yes. the place is open (even at night, i suppose).

    To get there:

    When you reach liloan (from cebu city) through the national road, you will see that ‘fake’ parola in front of the liloan town church. If you notice, there’s an inner road behind it (left side of the church). just follow that road. you will pass by the bridge (baranggay catarman). keep heading straight until you see the ‘To Amarra’ sign on the left side of the road. Keep an eye on that sign. Follow that road until it ends. It will lead you to the Parola.

    Let us know about your trip, ok?

    All the luck. =)

  4. jeda from USA July 13, 2007 at 12:32 am

    hi ley,
    i like to call you this it ok? it sounds cute right?
    first timer ko sa imo website. hehehe ayaw ko kataw- e ha. I find interesting diri.Its been two months now i got here in phoenix Arizona USA. I miss my hometown LILOAN.og labaw sa tanan ang pagkaon. I miss HUMBA luto ni mama, na miss pod nako ang fiest last MAY 2007.nindot jud ang view diha sa PAROLA permi ko dha suroy with sisters and kids.Every Saturday naay Banda MO play dha.I remember One time ako papa og iya banda NI play dha pag Birthday iya Friends in NIGHT OF COLUMBUS who own that little bar dha.

    By the way,i hope I am welcome here in your website..So smart of you to have this for the bisdak abroad.TAGA DIS-A d ay ka ley? bisdak gyung kong dako.

  5. leylander July 13, 2007 at 1:23 am

    ngano gud nga dili! welcome to the site, jeda! hehehe

  6. Wilma and Allison September 5, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Me and my daughter were there last month for vacation. Taga Catarman man pod ko gikan. My father Enrigue Gulfan was a headlightkeeper for many years until the day he retired. During his time of servicing there was a separated building called Camarin. It was a big home with an over looking view sa dagat. As a matter of fact my parents used to live at Camarin house before I was born in 1963.
    I left Catarman Lilo-an to United States back in 1985. So I’ve been in USA for twenty two years…has a family of my own a home, two daughters and grandchildren. But Catarman will always be my home forever and my father Mr. Enrigue Gulfan will always be proud of the Bagacay Lighthouse.

  7. ianne September 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Calachuchi is one of my favorite flowers. It smells so good!=)

  8. Randee September 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    diba, mao man ni nga site ang gi develop sa Ayala? ang kana ilang Amara Development…..nindot pod bitaw sa liloan, hilabi na kanang ilang bisyo matag dominggo nga mag display ug baligya anang ilang makalaway nga kinilaw, sinugba, lambay, nukos, ug uban pa. . .

  9. leylander September 7, 2007 at 9:14 am

    yup. mao ni ang location sa amara sa ayala. nindot kaayo diri.

    • col ire May 19, 2011 at 12:09 am

      namiss nimo ang parolang putol (actually watch tower na,namiss understood) ubos sa parola nice place pud to

  10. joel May 21, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    unsa imo gigamit nga editing tools nice kaau ang mga pic, nay karaan nay black and white naay colored…adobe premiere or final cut studio

  11. Raquel_CA October 2, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I remember my student days (again) sa public health at Velez. Sus inighuman namog bisita sa pasyente, mani-udto usa, unya balikon to namong pasyente nga hayahay kaayo ug payag para among katulgan ug kadiyot (siesta). Kalami sa kinabuhi adtong panahuna.

    Ley, duna sad ni sila’y specialty dish dinhing dapita sa Liloan (Acoje). Lami ang ilang budbud, nganlan ug tinambiran.
    Have you guys tried it?

  12. billy October 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Inig ka develop unya diha sa maong lugar, I hope dili madaot ang scenery. Except sa lumad taga Liloan, ambot kon may nasayod pa nga ang area was also known as the Acoje.
    If I remembered right, there was a remnant of another structure at the edge overlooking the sea that looked like a small watch tower or an older lighthouse. I miss the place.

  13. jerson October 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    gwapo aU ang 4th to the last pix!!!

  14. Steve November 15, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Nice pics.. Nearby that lighthouse is a fishing spot. Less than 10 minutes from there in Lilo-an. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting the lighthouse. I go there often with my family. Their contact number is 09157966186.

  15. lyn January 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Ley!
    can I call you ley? I always check your site…Im from cebu city though Im already here in the states pero pirmi ko sa liloan labi na sa catarman og sa parola…And everytime I look at the parola pics it really brings back very fond memories of my lost love…Bisan sakit pero I love to remember it coz It made me happy too!!!

    Thanks a lot ley!!

  16. Liloan Trippers April 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    All the trees in the lighthouse are now fully-grown. The second lighthouse though is in danger of crumbling yet again. There is also a new Sugba-Sugba sa Parola now that is sponsored by the Municipality itself where people can have fun and enjoy a cool drink with the sea breeze blowing on their faces. :)

  17. MARICEL ARCHUA August 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    actually sad lang ko kay ang road padulong parola guba na kaau…i hope c mayor duke mo approve na sa budget ni kapitan boy surita para sa reconstruction sa road…taga lilo an diay ko ley na nagsamok sa imong site…hehehe…actually adventorous pod kaau ko though busy sa work…and then kining parola anhi mi dinhi magpaduka…hahahaha..pero fully develop na jud kay naa nay Amara..huhuhu…dinhi pod ko dapita nakat on ug motor…..

  18. HanHan October 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    ..hi kuYa HanNah From Cebu City

    ..oNe of Friend introduced me about the parola

    ..he said that it’s a very nice place to visit

    ..i find it interesting as he describe that place a tourism student

    ..i want to know more about that place

    ..about why is it build, the meaning of “THE STRUCTURE” of that lighthouse

    ..its historical background and any info about that place just curious about that place 18 years old and its my first time to hear that word PAROLA and of course first time to hear about your place coz im not that expose in the “WORLD”..

    ..i hope you can share your knowledge about that place

    ..just send your reply to my email ad ( be very glad if youll answer some of my questions!!

    ..thank you and God Bless You!!

  19. javier arjun autencio January 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    until today i still remember na diha jud mi masigi og duwa sa akong mga barkada…when time of teenager dating girls is a lot of that place easy to impress your feelings… im sure na kung moadto ka sa parola u cannot forget that place… and by the way guys im the owner of the first store when u entering the main old gate of parola see the logo cj and tin2 store… thank u and enjoy trip in parola

  20. leah April 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I love to go there…..

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