Pangasinan beaches a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? So, aren’t you the lucky guy? There’s a gem somewhere north of Manila that offers a haven for those seeking quiet solitude. And that place is Pangasinan.
Pangasinan is a province of coastal towns and beautiful beaches. Located 250km (or 5-6 hour’s drive) north of the busy Philippine capital. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway and a refreshing break from the frenetic city life. While known for its Hundred Islands National Park, its most famous tourist attraction, there are more surprises in Pangasinan. The beaches of this coastal town are among the surprises. In fact, they never cease to amaze local and foreign tourists. The stunning Pangasinan beaches in the province are:
Just a few minutes’ drive from Bolinao town. Abrak is a beautiful and secluded beach offering affordable rental beach huts (PHP500) for those on a budget. For travelers looking to spend a day or two of fun on the beach. There are also several resorts to choose from in the area.
Arnedo Beach is also in the town of Bolinao and a must for surfers looking for surfing at reasonable prices. There are also many resorts in this place for those who want to relax. One of the most popular is the Rock Garden Resort.
Also known as Snake Island, this island beach in Dasol has a magnificent coastline and crystal clear waters. Perfect for recreational activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Be prepared for a medium tan, though. As there is no shade on the island, save for a few coconut trees planted in the area. Visitors can reach Colibra by boat from Tambobong Beach, which is about 20 minutes away.
Tourists looking for some quiet time can enjoy their privacy on the beach in this picturesque fishing village of Dasol. Tambobong White Beach Resort offers affordable accommodation with very simple facilities compared to other luxury resorts. But at least you can enjoy your retirement, so what’s not to love about this place?
In Anda Town, they say Tondol Beach to be one of the most beautiful beaches in North Luzon. The best time to visit is at low tide, as high tide is not so special. However, this place is still considered one of the best in the area.
Local and foreign tourists, especially those who prefer outdoor travel destination rather than the most popular tourist destination like Boracay. Welcome to spend their holidays on these stunning Pangasinan beaches of South West Banga.
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If you were wondering, getting to Pangasinan is easy. From Manila, you can take a bus to Alaminos, one of the four cities in the province. From there, public transport can take you to different towns leading to these Pangasinan beaches. However, as these destinations are not yet commercialized, transportation options are very limited. There aren’t as many trikes and jeeps on some routes. So you may have to wait for the rides to become available. But don’t worry because it will reward your patience when you step foot on these beautiful Bang Gak Southwestern beaches.
Where to stay in Pangasinan?
Monarch Hotel is in Calaciao. Bonuan Beach and Japanese Gardens showcase the area’s natural beauty. Local attractions include the Manaoag Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary and Aquatica Marina water park.
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, free valet parking and a free manager’s reception. Additional amenities include a poolside bar, snack bar/deli and 24-hour room service. All 170 rooms offer comforts like pillow top beds and premium bedding. Plus free in-room Wi-Fi and Smart TVs with cable channels. You will also find a living room, 24-hour room service and a TV. Cleaning services are available upon request.
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectants are used to clean properties. The hotel uses electrostatic spray for disinfection. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. They washed sheets and towels at 60°C or higher. -19 Guidelines (CDC)