2. Ang kwento ng Parola
Liloan is also home to the Parola or
lighthouse located in Bagacay, Barangay
Catarman. It was built in 1904 on top of a
hill, overlooking the sea. Records also
show that some of the liberation forces of
American troops who were dispersed to
light the Japanese in the northern towns
landed along the beaches of Barrio
Bagacay. It is interesting to note that a
much older watchtower close to the edge
of the Mactan Channel stands in ruins —
a remnant of the Spanish era.
5. How to Get There
To get there, you can choose to commute by riding a jeepney or a taxi.
However, I’d advise you to take a jeepney since the parola cannot be seen
from the main road. You can take a taxi or a jeepneyto San Fernando Rey
Church in Lilo-an, which is an hour away from Metro Cebu. Right beside the
Church is the town’s sports complex where a number of tricycles park and
wait for passengers. These tricycles, however, have their own routes. So,
ask around for a tricycle that goes to Catarman. Specifically ask the tricycle
driver to stop you at the basketball court on the way to parola. Once you’re
there, you can see the parola straight ahead of you. It’s a five-minute walk to
The lighthouse in Lilo-an is a really interesting spot to go to, with friends. It’s
for free and it’s also like taking a mini history trip. You can have a picnic with
friends or your family. The entire trip will also be great since it’s away from
the bustling sounds of the metro.
By the way, there is no entrance fee here. Viewing the parola is absolutely
10. HOW TO GET THERE:
An entrance fee of Php100 per person is necessary in order to enjoy the
amenities of the place. Don’t worry because despite its amount, the fee is
consumable on both foods and fishing. Papa Kit’s main attraction is the 800-
meter zip line, which takes the rider across to a nearby island and back
again. The two-way zip ride is worth Php200 per person.
Another popular attraction is fishing. Families or groups of friends can rent a
fishing cottage at Php100 per hour and some fishing rods at Php50 each.
Baits cost Php10 each. You can also have the restaurant cook your catch,
which is priced at Php160 per kilo of live bangus and Php120 per kilo of
freshly caught tilapia.
Other featured forms of family entertainment that you can enjoy at Papa
Kit’s are horseback riding for Php100 per person for every 30 minutes and a
20-minute glass boat ride along Silot Bay that costs Php100 per person and
for a minimum of 10 people. BMX bicycles are also available for rent at
Php50 per hour.
Papa Kit’s also has a 2-storey air-conditioned house that guests can rent at
Php1,500 for 5 hours of day use and at Php2,500 for night use, good for 2
to 4 persons. They also have a restobar and a restaurant that is open daily,
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The resort is open from Monday to Sunday, from 6
a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Papa Kit’s at (032)361-1630, (032)424-9501,
(0932)591-8977, or (0932)366-7924. You can also check out their Facebook
account, at Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon.
15. How to Get There
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KAWASAN FALLS - DAY Kawasan Falls Tour
Kawasan Falls, located The vehicle will be parked outside the
in Badian Town, 3-3.5 hours Park entrance where a local guide will
south-west of Cebu City meet you. There will be a 15-25 minute
Philippines, is one of the more walk alongside the scenicand very
popular day tour destinations of clean Matutinao River on the way to
thewaterfalls. Be sure all participants
visitors and locals alike.
are physically fit
To get there, one will have to pass Bring sunblock, swimsuits, extra
through the towns of Naga, change of clothes
Carcar, Barili, Dumanjug, Ronda For those opting for non-food package
and Moalboal. Roads are paved (Option 1), you may bring your own
with scenic mountain and coastal food or buy food at the falls (budget
views along the way. from PhP 150-350/person)