The lighthouse tower stands at a height of 72 feet in an uphill area overlooking the Mactan Channel. It sits on an elevated 5,000-sq m government property. With a focal plane of 146 feet, the third-order flashing light was first lit on April 1, 1905. The present octagonal tower is all masonry and painted white.
The landmark was built by virtue of an executive order issued on July 28, 1903 by William Howard Taft, the first American Governor-General of the Philippines who came to the country in 1900 as president of the Philippine Commission. The point light was originally established in 1857 by the ruling Spanish Government.
One of the best known landmarks in Lilo-an is its historic lighthouse at Bagacay Point.
For over 100 years, this lighthouse has provided guiding light to mariners, navigators and fishermen from coastal towns in northern Cebu. It has been a favorite subject of many painters and photographers for its notable architectural design.
All navigational aids in the Philippines are managed by the Philippine Coast Guard.
In here the place was so nice,perfect to unwind and take a moment. you can also encounter goat and cow here eating grass. and if you are lucky enough their are also some artist taking their painting here. ( note: perfect to come here at afternoon )
HOW TO GET THERE?
---from the down town area ( colon ) ride a jeep going to Mandaue ( fare php7 ) just tell the driver to drop you off at the highway
---from Mandaue highway ride a jeep going to Liloan fare Php7
at the highway, there a lighthouse intersection going to the lighthouse area. this will be your landmark.
---from the highway ( walk to the terminal area going to the lighthouse )you can take a habal-habal or tricycle going to the lighthouse.