Channel your inner Moana with these 7 beautiful beaches in Pangasinan
Pangasinan is the third largest province in the Luzon island, where Baguio is, and the best thing about it is that many beaches lie on its fringes!
So, if you have been staring at the edge of the water for as long as you can remember, you don’t have to worry about the turn to take, trail to track, path to make, or road that leads to the place you long to be.
Let us immediately give you this list of sanded places where you can actually go anytime.
Hundred Islands National Park
From Maldives to Bali, Galapagos to Fiji, or Hawaii to Palawan – island hopping never gets old. The experience is truly rewarding but the costs can make you cry. You need not worry.
In the province of Pangasinan, a nature reserve can make that island-hopping dream come true! It is not on a great scale of distance that you want, but the better catch is that you can literally hop into a more than a hundred islands. Hundreds! Thus the name, Hundred Islands National Park, became well-known among locals and tourists.
Hundred Islands National Park has been a long-favorite destination for those who love to swim and bask under the sun. Aside from its crystal-clear beach, its main attraction is the clusters of rock and land formations scattered on its waters. The islands can be visited by renting a boat, but there are only three major islands that you can land on. Each island has different types of entertainment to offer, aside from the water activities like swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
They say that at the end of a long and difficult journey lies a beautiful thing. A bitter labor becomes a sweet fruit. A hiking leads to a breathtaking summit. It goes the same way with Patar.
It is located in the northwestern tip of Pangasinan where the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea meet. Only a few people had been in the place because it takes 6 hours to be there, so the paradise is not yet fully discovered.
It has a pristine beach with golden sand and emerald water that glows in the sunlight. Waves splashes on the golden sand perfect for just lying there while drinking a cold coconut juice. Most importantly, there is no much crowd unlike in Boracay. You can stay on the shore for as long as you want without being disturbed by partying people around. Patar is a quiet piece of paradise.
Just in case you want to else than the beach, Patar is close to other tourists spots such as the Bolinao Lighthouse, Samang Falls, and Enchanted Caves.
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Forget Boracay if you are looking for a white sand beach. It is way too crowded and everything else is overrated. We give you a good alternative and it can be found in a remote town of Pangasinan.
Cabongaoan Beach is a secluded little paradise on Earth that is far from the busy streets and the seasonal influx of tourists. It is not yet known by many because of it doesn’t have major roads but can still be accessed by the local transportations. This assures you that the sand and the waters are yours in peace – a real place to unwind.
Aside from its white sand and azure waters, Cabongaoan Beach also boasts its rock formations and the most famous of all is the large hole that is filled up with water. It is called Death Pool, a seemingly scary but completely safe pool to dive in.
Beaches don’t have to run deep to be appreciated, and it is proven by what is called the “Boracay of the North”. It boasts the white grains of sand similar to Boracay, but Tondol Beach gives a different experience to the vacationers.
Instead of splashy waves that drag the sand grains at the bottom of the sea, Tondol Beach appears to be more relaxed. It has shallow, glassy waters reflecting the sky that ripple slowly in the wind. You can go for a very simple walk with the knee-deep waters while you meditate in the morning or have a candlelit boat having a romantic date at night.
During low tides, sand bars are also revealed giving opportunities for more beach activities like playing volleyball or beachside picnic. This is best for family or friendship getaway.
If you are looking for a peace of mind, Tondol’s serenity and complete relaxation fit you perfectly.
Ever wonder how it feels to be a castaway? Want to experience a day of living alone on a quiet island? If you do, there’s a place where you can have a taste of solitude. You can go to the unpopular but pristine island of Cabalitian.
The island is isolated, situated even in the middle of the sea. You have to ride a boat to be there and it’s already a relaxing experience to sail amidst the beautiful, quiet sea. With the clear view of the horizon, we are certain that you can find the serenity you are looking for.
Cabalitian Island is not just an island where you stay in humble cottages. It also has rock formations to look at and caves to enter if you are brave enough.
There are a lot of beaches in Pangasinan that are as equally beautiful as San Juan in La Union, Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte, Bantayan in Cebu, or even Boracay in Aklan. But they are yet to rise in fame because of the underdeveloped roads that hinder the travel.
One example of the butt-hurting journey is going to Tambobong Beach. Good thing that the road is being fixed, but as of this time, only a few want to visit this haven.
Tambobong Beach, being less known, offers an aura of calmness. The stretch of the light-colored is free of dumps that its cleanliness added exquisiteness to the place. Just like other beaches, you can have a good swimming, walk by the shore, camping, or anything else you want to do under the sun.
It is one of the hidden beaches best to be a secret.
Agabatanen is a small fishing village that is also kept from the touch of commercialism. It still possesses the simple way of life that most of the famous beaches have outlived nowadays. However, it does not mean that its beach has nothing over those favorite among tourists.
Laid-back and serene, this is another option for relieving the stress from work and getting back to nature. It offers scenery of glittery waters and bright blue sky meeting in the middle through a straight horizon.
Agabatanen is located in Agno, where you can also find the famous Umbrella Rocks, that is also worth visiting.
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls you. Now that you know the array of beaches to retire, what are you waiting for? You have to get your oar now and sail away! Aue aue!