More Than A Hundred Islands Tour and Resorts in Pangasinan
After the Dagupan bangus overload, a sidetrip to the market for the famed Alaminos longganiza, a so-so lunch at Maxine By The Sea Lodge and Restaurant (not recommended, food is not "pwede na" for the price), a trip to the Hundred Islands National Park for a three-hour boat ride, sadly, due to limited time, weren't able to get wet and wild :(
Pictures as usual:
One of the group's boat anchored on Governor's Island
View of some of the islands on the viewdeck of Governor's Island and in front of Pinoy Big Brother House
the cavernous hole of the so called Cathedral Island (didn't have a lens hood for this one, sorry)
Quezon island teeming with people frolicking on the beach. The island is only one of the three islands with facilities like decks, toilets and picnic sheds. The other two are Governor's Island and Children's Island with bathrooms, camping and sleeping areas.
Quezon Island Bridge to nearby island
A view from inside the cave of Cuenco (PADI) Island. Also a nice camping site.
Quite a crappy picture but it includes one of Tutubi's target destination: the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
It's also in Hundred Islands and nearby Bolinao where giant clams (Tridacna gigas) can be found.
By the way, the trip, food and even the bangus/longganisa pasalubong were paid for by Tutubi's company :P
For details on accommodations, rates including resorts and rooms for backpacking and budget travelers, click here. Information on snorkeling, diving and other water-sports equipment rental and telephone numbers. Not much information on cheap resorts though.
Where to Stay in Hundred Islands Resorts and Hotels:
Hundred Islands Pension House
Maxine by the Sea Lodge and Restaurant
Rose Plaza Inn
Seaside Haven (LS Marina 100)
Ted's by the Sea Lodge and Restaurant
The Hundred Islands Resort Hotel
Villa Milagros Pension House
Vista de las Islas Hotel & Restaurant
How to get to Hundred Islands in Alaminos City, Pangasinan:
Commute: Victory Liner in Cubao and Pasay has buses going to Alaminos City. Trip is about 5 hours. In Alaminos, hire a tricycle to take you to Lucap pier where you'll hire boats for the island-hopping trip.
Related Posts on Pangasinan:
Our Lady of Manaoag
Dagupan Bangus, Dagupena Restaurant
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:34 PM,
- At Oct 16, 2007, 5:13:00 AM, pieterbie said...
I saw photos of this place recently, didn't see the lighthouse, though. Looks like a unique corner of the world!
- At Oct 16, 2007, 5:56:00 AM, carlotta said...
my friends and i hung out at quezon island on good friday two years ago. sobrang dami ng tao. i think it's always best to go to the beach on the off peak season.
this post reminds me to post my long-delayed pangasinan adventure. =)
- At Oct 16, 2007, 8:58:00 AM, germs said...
wow buti ka pa nkapunta ka na sa islands sir..d bale nakasama na din ako sa mga litrato mo.salamat sa byahe sir.
- At Oct 16, 2007, 11:10:00 AM, Baldagyi Hatipoglu said...
i [heart] hundred island, although meron din daw area jan na nag-a-undertow.
eniway, here's my te-ma-arts account of that trip:
gosh, pano ba mag-link dito?
- At Oct 16, 2007, 7:10:00 PM, rhodora said...
Ay naku, eto na nga - ipinost mo na ang Pangasinan adventure mo. hehe.
It is sad - but I personally am not proud of our tourism management in Pangasinan. Needs a lot of improvement, don't you think?
- At Oct 16, 2007, 7:22:00 PM, tutubi said...
pieterbie, the lighthouse is quite far from the islands so it would be another trip for me.
carlotta, good friday ba naman e talaga a dami tao :(
germs, natupad din kasi tagal na rin wish pero i was somehow disappointed :(
baldgyi, just use normal html (the a href= thingie)
rhodora, not only pangasinan but the whole philippines is not being marketed well. i'm thinking of posting a philippine tourims rant na rin. dapat palitan na gobyerno i-privatize na rin :)
- At Oct 17, 2007, 12:56:00 PM, said...
I need to escape to a beach right now. But anyway, the photos are good enough to be my imagery beach right now!
I've a friend who hailed from Dagupan but is staying in the US now.
- At Oct 17, 2007, 1:38:00 PM, nini said...
you should get some freebies from the phils gov't for promoting our well/less travelled tourist spots.
thanks for visiting my blog.
- At Oct 17, 2007, 7:49:00 PM, geri a.k.a. raredog said...
Island Hopping is great!
- At Oct 17, 2007, 8:07:00 PM, Toe said...
I love that photo from the cave!
- At Oct 18, 2007, 2:55:00 AM, RennyBA said...
What a lovely travel report and with great pics - as always.
You know I've never been there but seeing it through your eyes is very exotic to a Norwegian.
Btw: Thanks for your nice comments on my JazzBrunch post and for your linking - I've updated my blogroll too :D
Nice to know you have heard of our national writer too - have you red something of him?
- At Oct 18, 2007, 8:50:00 AM, Abaniko said...
Hundred Islands is a great destination especially for those who love water and the beach. I wonder if there are interesting places near the Hundred Islands to visit so the trip to this area is sulit.
- At Oct 18, 2007, 1:22:00 PM, tutubi said...
kyels, we all need to escape once in a while. i only want it to be too often :)
nini, the government doesn't care about "low-lifes" like me. all they care about are themselves. The tourism guys, for example, are really too stupid to know how to increase arrivals and more on returning visits
geri, an island-hopping in less than three hours :(
toe, yan din gusto ko picture :)
rennyBA, learn by virtual visitng. hope to visit your part of the world too. I've read about Henrik Ibsen in high school books and some synopsis of his work.
abaniko, not much time available but there are many interesting places in Dagupan to be explored. as rhoda said, government is not doing enough to promote and attract tourists.
- At Oct 31, 2007, 6:03:00 PM, Ruy said...
I love the sunset in Alaminos. Ganda. It's so tranquil and beautiful watching the sun and the sky turn from yellow to pink to fiery red while set against a canvass of blue sky that slowly morphs into beatiful shades of purple...
I want to try the longanisa. I've never had it.
- At Mar 14, 2009, 9:38:00 PM, said...
tnx 4 sharin these beautiful fotos of your adventure to Hundred Islands....me and my family (we have 3 kids) are planning to go there, and maybe stay for 3days....will appreciate it very much if you could give us pointers so we will get the most of our summer escapade budgetwise, and is there a guarded parking while we stay in the islands?
- At Mar 15, 2009, 7:33:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
vldr_ph, choose a good family-oriented resort. i'll be going back to Pangasinan soon but i'll be in Lingayen and intend to skip the hundred islands. you can find parking spaces inside the resorts
- At Aug 24, 2009, 2:55:00 PM, said...
The next time you are in the Hundred Islands please come by to say hi. We would like to Parasail you over the Hundred Ilsands 600 feet above the ocean. The airial view of the islands is great! We are Adventure Oceansports Hundred Islands the only full service ocean sports in the area please visit our web site www.hundredislandsoceansports.com please come visit us.
We are also opening in San Fernando La Union in October for Big Games Fishing Parasailing and Extreme Banana Boat rides.
- At Aug 24, 2009, 9:46:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
hi Jim, i'd be delighted to. i've been there again last may on a company summer outing but opted not to drop by hundred islands because i thought there's nothing new there. would to try parasailing over the hundred islands for a change. btw, do i have to look for you? :P
- At Aug 29, 2009, 1:25:00 AM, said...
planning to get there for my debut on sept. 20! what ya think
- At Aug 29, 2009, 7:29:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
chie, it's ok if only it's not raining...congrats on your debut
- At Sep 15, 2009, 11:24:00 AM, said...
hi, how long is the travel time from dagupan to hundred islands?
- At Sep 15, 2009, 9:59:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
tj, it's about an hour and a half...
- At Oct 8, 2009, 9:56:00 AM, said...
wow how nice naman...how long is the travel time from baguio to hundred islands? we are planning to get there on december.
- At Feb 15, 2010, 1:18:00 PM, chebu said...
where is the best place to stay overnight in Hundred Islands? my family is planning to go there this coming April and i dont have any idea where we will stay. Please give me suggestions. Thanks and more power!
- At Aug 16, 2010, 6:48:00 PM, said...
pano ba ng parking sa hundred island? safe ba?
- At Aug 17, 2010, 9:41:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
victoria, you park your cars at resorts or at the marina, there are guards there. just don't leave anything valuable visible inside your vehicles that can attract bukas kotse gangs as in most places.
- At Apr 5, 2011, 3:23:00 PM, meimei said...
hi tutubi, do you know any resort in la union where we can have banana boat and parasailing rides? may i know their contact numbers and names or contact persons? how about jim - one who posted something about parasailing (hundredislandsoceansports.com) by the way, tried visiting that site but cannot get through., do you have his contact number? he said that they will open in la union.
kudos for your site/blog. everytime i go online and search for my next destination, i always come to a point to read your pointers. thanks.
- At Apr 5, 2011, 5:30:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
meimei, sorry but i don't have updated info on la union beach resorts...have yet to fully explore the place
- At Apr 6, 2011, 10:56:00 AM, meimei said...
thank you for your immediate reply.
how about contact number of jim? (one who posted something about parasailing in pangasinan - hundred islands)
thanks again. ;)
- At Apr 6, 2011, 11:58:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
meimei, sorry but i didn't get in touch with jim as this blog's policy is against sponsored trips so as to remain unbiased...it's a hard decision but it's the best
- At Apr 7, 2011, 11:45:00 AM, meimei said...
anyway, thanks for informing me. 'til next time.
- At Apr 7, 2011, 2:24:00 PM, Seattle SEO said...
bakit po hindi kasama ang marinduque dito?
- At Apr 7, 2011, 2:52:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
seattle seo, it's simple, i've never been to marinduque thus i have no posts on the province. I've only been to more than half of the philippines' provinces
- At Nov 1, 2011, 1:42:00 PM, said...
do you recommend to go to hundred islands this december??? thanks!
- At Apr 17, 2012, 11:31:00 AM, said...
how much po hire ng boats for the island-hopping trip per person sa hundred islands?
- At Oct 16, 2012, 8:38:00 AM, said...
hi tutubi, do you know if we can rent a motorcycle in alaminos? my husband and i were planning to visit the island on december. we are kinda adventurous person..we want to explore some places. specially in bolinao. thanks :-)
- At Mar 3, 2015, 4:30:00 PM, rocastro said...
FYI. That 'lighthouse' isn't the famous Bolinao lighthouse as Bolinao is on the tip/other side of the Pangasinan peninsula, more than 50kms away. Most likely, it is the exhaust tower of the Sual Power Plant, which is nearer the Hundred Islands. http://bit.ly/1DC8sX1