Bolinao, Pangasinan

About Bolinao

Bolinao, Pangasinan is a third class income municipality. The town is geographically located at the westernmost tip of Pangasinan. Bolinao is popular for its white sand beaches, rock formations, and the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse.


It is also believed that the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in Bolinao by Blessed Fr. Odorico of Pordenone, Italy in 1324. He and his crew were forced to land when their ship nearly capsized due to a storm. As a thanksgiving, he celebrated mass and also baptized several locals.

Bolinao was historically a part of the Province of Zambales until its turn over to the Province of Pangasinan in 1903.



Bolinao is mainly inhabited by the natives of Bolinao (who has and speak their own dialect), Pangasinan, and people who migrated from nearby provinces who speak Tagalog and Ilocano. People living in Bolinao can also speak English.



The weather is typically warm and humid whole-year round. The town also receives rains, especially during rainy season.



Tourism industry of Bolinao contributes hugely to the town’s economy, aside from agriculture (farming and fishing), small and medium scale manufacturing, and retail.

Bolinao features its beautiful rock formation and white sand beach in Patar. The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse atop Punta Piedra Point is also a major tourist attraction. The lighthouse is still operational to this day.

One can also hire a boat for island hopping.


How to Get to Bolinao

Daily bus trips are available from Manila to Bolinao. The trip can take around 5 to 6 hours. You may also take a bus going to Dagupan City and ride another bus or jeepney heading for Bolinao.

Once you are in Bolinao, you may take a tricycle to take you to your resort.


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