Pangasinan’s Beaches

Several years ago Pangasinan was one of those places we would look into whenever we wanted a beach getaway without having to fly or take a long ferry ride. Most of the beaches in the province are a good 5-6 hours drive from Manila – add an hour or so if you’re commuting by bus... Continue Reading →

The Hundred Islands

The first time we visited this group of 123 limestone islets in Lingayen Gulf it was a disappointment. The major islands were choking with visitors (albeit it was during a weekend holiday), many of them were unkempt and the corals were mostly dead and denuded of fish. But because it was relatively accessible we kept... Continue Reading →

Tondol Beach

Western Pangasinan is well-known for its beach destinations especially those in Dasol and Burgos, Bolinao, and Alaminos (site of the Hundred Islands). A few years back, a popular blogger mentioned that he had encountered what might be the best beach in the province. The beach is located in Cabarruyan Island (also known as Anda Island)... Continue Reading →

Bolinao: Beyond Patar Beach

In our past two visits to this coastal town our primary destination has always been the same: Patar Beach. Blessed with white sand and crystal-clear waters, Patar Beach we thought was worth the long 6-hour plus drive from Metro Manila. So when Leo drove his mom, sisters and a nephew to Bolinao in Pangasinan province... Continue Reading →

The Unknown Side of Pangasinan

Visitors traveling to the Philippine province of Pangasinan often head straight for the Hundred Islands in Alaminos or to Patar Beach in Bolinao. Even the previously unheard-of destinations of Tambobong Beach and Colibra Island in Dasol, Cabongaoan Beach in Burgos and Tondol Beach in Anda are quietly gaining popularity thanks to social media and travel... Continue Reading →

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