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-square-meter 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.
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.
How to get there
From Manila, there is a daily flight going to Cebu City. From the airport, you can ride a multicab, jeepney, or taxi cab. Simply ask around for which route to take. They are available 24 hr and cover most of the nooks and crannies of the city. Just be sure you know what part of the city the jeepney will take you to. Bagacay Point Lighthouse is a located in Liloan. It is a municipality situated 11 km northeast of Cebu City. Travel time is about an hour and a half’s ride from the city via car or public transportation.
Accommodations: Eden Resort - Liloan, Santander, Cebu, Philippines 6026