Summer is far from over. If you are looking forward to experience the sun, sand, sea in Pangasinan, then this list is probably for you. The coastal province of Pangasinan is one of the largest provinces in the Philippines. Because it is massively wide, we’ve managed to only visit 5 municipalities with popular beaches. We’ll be featuring more soon.
We are glad because we have JM of Gabrillo Photography on this trip.
Without further ado, we present you these beautiful beaches in Pangasinan to visit this summer:
Speaking of low cost beach destination, the beaches of San Fabian is a favorite among locals. Privately operated sheds can be rented for reasonable fees. You can cook and grill your food or ask someone to do that for you. Shed owners usually have sari-sari stores where you can buy basic necessities.
Boats are also available to tour you around. These are usually small fishing vessels where they drop off their harvests on the beach. Fish traders and fishermen meet on the shore early in the morning for the catch.
And of course, having sunset on the beach!
As far as we saw, this is the most flocked beach on this list. Especially during holidays, beach goers from the surrounding landlocked municipalities go to Tondaligan Beach.
Way back before, sheds are privately operated. Videoke machines can also be rented and someone can sing to their heart’s desire until dawn. Alcohol is also readily accessible from nearby sari-sari stores. But not until the City Government of Dagupan implemented stricter regulations.
The city government also developed the area similar to that of Lingayen. Newly-constructed nipa sheds are free and open to the public. The shores are cleaner and safer. It’s a good thing that most can now enjoy the beach without too much to worry about.
Along with the Central Bank of the Philippines, Dagupan City Justice Hall, and other government offices, prominent historical landmark like the Japan-Philippine Friendship Garden is also located here on Tondaligan Beach.
The public beach in Lingayen was developed by the provincial government. It is clean and well-maintained. There are also cottages that you can occupy for free but you need to walk approximately 50 meters to get to the beach.
Aside from the beach, you can also see the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Building, Urduja House, and the Veteran’s Memorial Park.
We previously had Bolinao exploration to see what this town has to offer. This revisit is much more different.
The pristine waters of Bolinao is teeming with marine life. You can see them through your goggles even on the shallow part. We hope this condition will be preserved for the generations to come.
Ok, we’re saving the best for last. So far this was the most enjoyable place we’ve gone to during our trip. We particularly went to the Hundred Islands National Park and rode a boat to tour the islands.
First things first. You need to register at the tourism office and to reserve a boat. You can also ask the attendants to assist you with your itinerary such as where to have your lunch, the islands you want to visit, and so on. We found it economical to bring packed meals and snacks and start the tour early because it is mandatory for the boats to be on the mainland by 5:30 in the afternoon. Yes, you may also opt to spend the night on an island but with corresponding fees.
Our first stop was on the Governor’s Island. We brought our marinated meat and grilled it on the island. We also prepared ensalada, a local type of vegetable salad, to go along with our barbecue. After our hearty lunch, we climbed to the highest point on the island and the beautiful scenery was revealed.
The view on top of the Governor’s Island is simply breathtaking. Other islands to visit are namely, Children’s Island and Cathedral Island, among others.
Aside from the usual swimming, other activities one may enjoy here are zip lining, cliff diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and banana boat ride.
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