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    Island hopping - Lucap, Alaminos-Pangasinan

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Updated Mar 31, 2014

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    People who comes here for a short visit has one thing in mind 'Island Hopping" and this is where the action begins at a small Barrio called Lucap which is part of the Lingayen Gulf in the South China Sea. It is in the same Gulf where the US Forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur made its famous landing to recapture the Philippines from the Japanese Forces of Gen Yamashita in January 1945. The water is so clean and pristine and this is now a National Park listed in the world heritage and maintained by the Philippine Govt. For as small as 800 pesos you can begin your 4 hour boat trip into the Islands. But be aware that no one is allowed in most of the islands as there are only 3 islands ( Quezon, Children and Governor's Islands) where tourist are allowed to visit and stay however the boat will give you a trip for a glimpse and photo shoot of other islands. There's also a lot of dolphins poping out every now and then following the boat. The cost of boat trip varies depends of how much you want to see and whether you want to stay in any of the cottages in the 3 islands. Food is also provided in the islands but if you're only doing a day trip it would be a good idea to bring an eskee for your cold drinks as cold drinks may cost a bit in the islands. At the Boat station there is a tourist information centre where you can buy your tickets also book accomodations in the islands. But there are also cheap accomodations for backpackers at the boat station in Lucap. The food is so cheap in Barrangay Lucap and it is not that bad. They specializes mainly in fresh sea foods and they cook and grill in front of you in those numbers of mini eateries lined with the souvenir shops.

    Tourist Information centre at Lucap boat station. Backpackers accomodation in Lucap boat station Eateries at Lucap specializing in sea food grills The boat we hired for 800 pesos One of the Island we visited
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    Church hopping, anyone?

    by semper.max Written Nov 26, 2011

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    Having been under the colony of Spain for more than 500 years, the Philippines practically have at least one church in every town and city. Some have lasted for centuries while some were literally rebuilt from rubbles and ashes when they were destroyed during the World War. Marvel at the architecture and learn the story behind each of these churches as you visit every town and city in Pangasinan.

    Not sure what church this is  :) Manaoag Church Mangaldan church The unknown church again... Lingayen church
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    Wait for the sunset and shoot

    by semper.max Written Nov 19, 2011

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    Since the coastal provinces of Pangasinan is situated on the western side of Luzon, you can take spectacular shots as the sun sets on the horizon. Be it an SLR or an ordinary point and shoot, you can never go wrong...

    Jumping silhouettes More jumpshots The gulf provides an ideal shoot Twilight Twilight 2
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    Enjoy the beaches in Pangasinan

    by semper.max Written Nov 19, 2011

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    Take your pick. Bolinao, Anda, San Fabian, Dagupan, Lingayen... There are lots of beaches in Pangasinan being a coastal province. Although sands are not white as that of Boracay or Puerto Galera, you'd enjoy the fine sand of the beaches. The downward slope towards the sea is very gradual and you'll find yourself far from the shore with the water still at your waistline. Being inside the Lingayen Gulf, you'll be surprise at how calm the sea is compared to the other shorelines such as La Union and Ilocos which makes it ideal for kids.

    Most beaches would have huts lining up the shore. Small waves for kids Pure fine dark sand Not too worry, it is still waist-deep

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    That's a lot of islands to hop

    by semper.max Written Nov 19, 2011

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    One of the most famous tourist destination in Pangasinan is the Hundred Islands National Park located in Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan. After it was placed under the auspices of the Department of Tourism, the rates for going to the islands has standardized. No longer would you need to haggle for banca prices nor would you have to find someone to share the boat with. Standard boat trips are available and you can still create your own trip if you so wish but for a higher (but standard) rate. The islands have changed also as there were already some hiking trails and improvements done on the major ones. I've also seen some visitors doing some kayaking across the islands. It is truly a must-see and a day trip is definitely a must if you visit Pangasinan.

    Hike across the islands The Entrance to the boat rentals Caves in the islands 1 of the 100 Shallow water between islands
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    Shop for Veggies and Fruits at Villasis Bagsakan

    by semper.max Written Nov 13, 2011

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    On the town of Villasis Pangasinan, right on the highway, you will find the Villasis Bagsakan. If you are looking for fresh vegetables at good prices, this would be a place to buy it. I find the fruits too costly though as some are not native to Pangasinan. If you do what to sample the different fruits in the Philippines for a particular season, you'd finally find that in the market also. We also found dried fish, "bagoong" and boneless bangus being sold.

    Parking spaces are available for market-goers All types of dried fish can also be found Stalls selling fruits and vegetables Bargaining is allowed here

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    Visit the Shrine of our Lady of Manaoag

    by semper.max Written Nov 9, 2011

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    A lot of pilgrims visit the Shrine of our Lady of Manaoag. Also known as the Nuestra Senora de Manaoag, it was believed to possess miraculous powers of healing. The Lady of Manaoag is the patroness of the sick, the helpless and the needy. Manaoag was coined from the word "tawag" which means to call or seek help. It was established in the year 1720.

    The facade of the Church The Lady of Manaoag The steeple and belltower
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    Hundred Islands

    by miguel_arcangel Written Apr 12, 2011

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    The Hundred Islands in Alaminos City is one of the famous tourist destination in Pangasinan.
    There are 124 islands on low time and 123 at high tide.
    Here you can do water activities like snorkeling and kayaking.
    Make sure to visit every island accessible to tourist, and don't forget to hike at the Governor's Island to have a glimpse of the magnificent surroundings.

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    cultural heritage, travel

    by thetreasuretracker Updated Mar 30, 2011

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    We started the tour right by asking for guidance and personal prayer at Senor Divino Tesoro Shrine. Many believed that the crucified statue of Jesus Christ grows in size and grant wishes. Then we headed to Calasiao Church, San Pedro y San Pablo de Calasiao. I was amazed because it was my first time to see a big old church with an interesting and complex architecture, even if it was already reconstructed after according to history, being burned during a revolt and then ruined by an earthquake. I then had the time to ask some locals about my long lost grandparent. It was a long story to tell. They were the uncle and aunt of my father who then took care of the latter when he was young. We used to visit them in their house in Pasig but one time when we went there, we saw their house being reconstructed and found out that they already sold it and they both moved to Pangasinan. From that time, we already lost our communication with them. No one knows exactly where they are. I failed to locate them. And I felt sad because it’s one of the reasons why I joined this trip, to find a long lost relative. Anyway, our trip to Calasiao wouldn’t be complete without tasting their most proud of delicacy, “puto”, a soft bite-sized rice cake. Being considered as the town’s “white gold”, this is famous to all locals and tourists especially pilgrims of the Senor Divino Tesoro.

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    Day tour at Cabongaoan

    by miguel_arcangel Updated Mar 7, 2011

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    If you've been to Hundred Islands and Bolinao beaches, try the Caboangan beach in Burgos, Pangasinan for a more private "get away from it all". Located about 2 hours drive from Alaminos City.

    Pros and Cons though, but the bumpy ride, the rough road will lead you to a secluded, white sand, charming paradise.

    Caboangan beach has electricity. But if you wish to stay overnight, ask the caretakers if they can provide you with light bulbs. Also, bring mosquito net with you and your rolling mat including pillows for a more comfortable sleep. I am more than willing to try an overnight stay in those nipa hut cottages and catch the sunrise.

    Better have your car conditioned for such a road trip.

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    Bolinao: Enchanted Cave

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 19, 2010

    Enchanted Cave is a coral cave located in a private property in Barangay Patar. It was opened to the public for cave tour and/or swimming at the 30-meter fresh-water underground pool known for its crystal clear torqouise water. The pool is said to have depths ranging from 3 ft to 6 ft. It is connected to an underground river.

    My Daughter & Grandson Inside Cave Fresh Water Underground Pool
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    Aguilar: St. Joseph the Patriach Parish

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 11, 2010

    On the way to Bolinao, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful church in the small town of Aguilar. I just couldn't resist stopping over to take a quick shot.

    From the website of the Diocese of Alaminos, I learned that Aguilar, Pangasinan’s Church of San Jose (a.k.a. St. Joseph the Patriach Parish) "first started as a makeshift structure built by Fr. Juan Vila (OP). In 1809, Fr. Bernardo Pons (OP) initiated the construction of a sturdier church. Fr. Juan del Manzano (OP) then later Fr. Nicolas Fuentes (OP) initiated building the convent in 1832 and probably supervised the completion of the church. The convent was completed during the term of Fr. Benito Sanchez Fraga (OP) who also initiated the building of the present church in 1846 that was continued by Fr. Ramon Dalmau (OP), Fr. Francisco Treserra (OP), and Fr. Pedro Villanova (OP) until it was finished in 1854. Fr. Lucio Asensio (OP), Father Gallego (OP), and Fr. Victor Herrero (OP) supervised further improvements and repairs until the late years of the 19th century."

    Beautiful St. Joseph the Patriach Parish Towering Belfry Seen From Highway Street View of The Church
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    Bolinao: Patar White Beach

    by cyndymc Written Feb 10, 2010

    Patar White Beach is a public beach devoid of amenities of a private resort, but it remains a favorite of local and foreign tourists because you can do everything there: swim, snorkel or dive, picnic with family or friends, ride a banca, photo shoot, meditate on the shore, or simply stroll along the beach.

    The sand at Patar White Beach is very fine and clean, and is actually cream-colored, not white. It is best to go there between January to March if you don't like seaweeds at the beach. I personally don't mind seeing seaweeds because they seem to impart "added character" to the place..

    Patar White Beach Bask In The Blue Sky & Blue Sea
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    Bolinao: Lighthouse/Cape Bolinao

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 10, 2010

    A must-see place in Bolinao is the Bolinao Lighthouse constructed by the Americans in 1905, standing at the western part of Cape Bolinao on a 300 ft (91 m) high promontory. Todate, the beacon still guides vessels passing by the area. The lighthouse is one of the five major lighthouses of the Philippines, said to be the second tallest, the first being Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.

    Jumping With Joy At Cape Bolinao Bolinao Lighthouse Base of Bolinao Lighthouse View From Cape Bolinao
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    Manaoag: Shrine of Our Lady Of The Rosary

    by cyndymc Updated Feb 10, 2010

    Pilgrims and tourists flock to Manaoag, a small town of Pangasinan which is a favorite choice for visita iglesia during Lenten season. It is also a popular year-round pilgrimage site, as devotees believe in the numerous miracles granted by Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag, the Patroness of the sick, protectress of the helpless, and benefactress of the needy. Lovingly called "Mama Mary", the miraculous icon is known for her amiable facial expression and beauty that exudes her comforting love and protection to all. Devotees claim that even just meditating on her face brings relief to their weary soul.

    Cover of Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag Novena Long Queue To Veneration Room Devotee Lighting Candles Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag Historical Marker
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