Pangasinan is in northern Luzon and is famous for the beautiful Alaminos Island and Patal Beach in Bolinao. Would you like to see how the salt made? Head to the Pacific Saltworks, one of the largest salt suppliers in the country. You can cruise along the Balingasay River in Bolinao. One of the cleanest waters in the Philippines.
Pangasinan is a destination for tourists who want to explore islands and beaches, waterfalls, and sample local delicacies. Only a 3-4 hour drive from Manila. Pangasinan translates as “place of salt” as it is a major producer of salt. Its two primary products are bagoong (shrimp paste) and alamang (krill), which add extra flavour to dishes. If you want a quick escape from the city, add Pangasinan to your bucket list.
The National Council of Culture and Arts considered the Pangasinan Capitol Building. Designed by Ralph Harrington Doane with a neoclassical architectural design. One of the architectural gems of the Philippines. Construction of the original building began in 1917, completed in 1918, and opened in 1919. Damaged during World War II rebuilt in 1949 under the leadership of Governor Enrique Braganza. In 2007 Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr.’s administration they renovated the building as an initial part of the Governor’s Project. The dawn of the province’s golden age.
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Most Holy Rosary in Manaoag
The Rosary of Our Lady of Manaoag is a famous pilgrimage site in the north. Pope Francis named it the little cathedral in 2015. In the 1600s, a peasant witnessed an apparition of Mama Mary. Asked the peasant to build a church on the hill where she appeared and spread the word.
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Another miraculous event in the church resurrecting a dead baby. After being placed on an altar. The church withstood bombing in 1982 earthquake during World War II. After three renovations, you’ll now see a rosary park. A spacious candle gallery and a small cathedral museum that houses replicas and the clothes she wore for special occasions. And a glass case with perfume, yes, donated by devotees.
Swimming and island hopping in Hundred Islands
Now a national park, your trip to Southwestern Banga wouldn’t be complete if you missed the Hundred Islands experience. It covers 120 islands, of which Governor’s Island, Children’s Island and Quezon Island are the most visited. Swim, snorkel, camp, jump off cliffs and more at this popular provincial destination.
Shade under the fern-decorated rocks at Umbrella Rock. A rustic off-road setting at the top of the Rocky Mountains for a great atmosphere.
Stroll at Calle Crisologo
Calle Crisologo, where the famous street built with Spanish houses can be found, boasting of Vigan’s rich culture and history. Walk along the street bustling with shops and restaurants. Vigan is replete with ancestral houses that date back to the 18th or 19th century. With ancient tile roofs, massive hardwood floorings, balustrades, and azote, as in varying Spanish-Mexican-Chinese architectural styles and designs.
One of the man-made natural wonders of Burgos frequented by 286,998 tourists in 2019. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Ilocos.
Located 277 kilometers north of Manila. San Juan is one of the growing economies in La Union and considered the surfing capital of the Northern Philippines.
Where to stay in Pangasinan:
In Calaciao, Pangasinan Regency Hotel is in a rural location and on the boardwalk. Bonuan Beach and Japanese Gardens showcase the area’s natural beauty. Local attractions include Aquatica Marina Water Park and Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary Agate Agar.
Pangasinan Regency Hotel
This hotel has a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop. Besides a free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager’s reception also offered. The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket help, and a garden. All 48 rooms offer free Wi-Fi, room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. You’ll also enjoy premium bedding, a shower, and a desk. Cleaning services are available upon request.
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the propertyHigh-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Social distancing measures in place
Personal protective equipment worn by staffHand sanitiser provided