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    by pres_16 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    San Fabian town is quite popular in Pangasinan because of its beautiful beaches and resorts. Though the sand may not be as beautiful as Boracay’s, its not white but its powdery anyway, still a lot of people flock to this place…it gets too crowded at times. Maybe because of its easy accessibility and short distance from the neighboring towns and is less expensive. But to me, the best attraction in San Fabian beach is the sunset. That’s why my favorite time to be here is towards late afternoon.

    On my last visit here, it became cloudy late afternoon. The sun was partly covered with dark clouds. That’s why I was a bit disappointed. Still, I was able to watch it dipping slowly towards the horizon, magically changing its color from gold to orange and then to red-orange.

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    by sumpteretc Written Aug 10, 2006

    I believe ownership of this resort has actually just passed from the Philippine Tourism Authority to the Municipality of San Fabian, but it still enjoys a little elegance from it's nationally owned days. We've never spent the night there, but we've gone to the beach a couple of times. They don't generally charge anything if you just want to use the beach. You can use the picnicking entrance and walk straight through to the ocean. There's a little Japanese friendship shrine, and then a narrow messy beach. But the surf is fine, pretty gentle. If you wade out in the ocean, the nice sand bottom remains for a long time, and the slope is very gentle. It's a nice place to relax for an hour or two.

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    by pres_16 Written Jul 15, 2008

    Has cool ambience because of its open air design. Serves native chicken and seafoods.

    Favorite Dish: We tried the crispy hipon (shrimp), Calamares, sinigang, crispy pata.

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    by sumpteretc Written Aug 10, 2006

    The restaurant has a nice location, in the rear of the main resort building. It's a porch-like area, looking out on the picnicking area with the beach in the distance. It has a sort of rustic elegance. The decor is bamboo and wooden rafters. The tables are covered by cloths, although they are somewhat worse for the wear. The chairs are plush velvet with wood carvings in the center of the chair backs. The food was just OK, probably about right for the price, but nothing to write home about. The service was mediocre; it took a while for me to catch a server's eye to get the check and even longer for him to come back with my change.

    Favorite Dish: I've only eaten there once, but I tried the chicken steak with mushroom gravy. The skin of the chicken especially had a good flavor, and the gravy has a rather sweet taste, almost like a hint of maple syrup.

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  • by Angela_Miana Updated Jun 13, 2005

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    Photo Equipment: Always Bring your Camara. San Fabian produces the most beautiful sunsets.. check photo recently; got from my archives

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San Fabian Off The Beaten Path

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    by GypsyPunk Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Since it is quite new, yes, the pool is clean (for adults & children), the locals and staff friendly, the beaches un-spoiled.

    Aside from complete amenities (air-conditioned trailer-type and room cottages, as well as open cottages with private comfort rooms and baths, function room and eatery.

    But what takes Amianan Boating world above the rest is that it has recently launched its "bancarera", a motorboat as light as a bumpcar, for children and adults. This could be used island-hopping to Pangasinan's hundred islands. Now, that's what you call fun and adventure in the islands and seas!

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