The town of Liloan is home to some of the best delicacies Cebu has to offer, the rosquillos and masi. Aside from these popular Cebuano treats, it is also home to a several natural and man-made tourist attractions, including the famous lighthouse or the Parola.
For a brief background, Liloan got its name from one spot located along the coastline of this bustling town north of the Queen City of the South, the Silot. The Silot is a place where the flows and ebbs of water coming from the bay create a whirlpool. In Cebuano, this phenomenon is called a “lilo.” Due to this, the place was called Liloan or a place where you can find the lilo. There are a number of claims as to when the town was created. Some claim it was established in 1840 after it was separated from the then-municipality of Mandaue. Other claims indicated that the two was founded on August 23, 1844. Whatever, the case may be, the town of Liloan has a lot of things to offer to visitors and travelers who are just passing by on their way to the north.
Going to the Parola in Liloan is as simple as getting on a northbound bus or jeepneys and getting off at the town center. From there, you can ride a motorcycle for hire to the lighthouse itself.