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    Pangasinan: Bolinao Beach Resorts

    The Cape Bolinao Beach, a long stretch of white beach in Barangay Patar is now a famous tourist destination. The surf is said to be ideal for board surfing. Bolinao offers more than beaches for there are caves, cheap food at the public market and also some hotels in Bolinao town proper.

    List of Resorts in Bolinao, Pangasinan

    Patar Beach Resorts (where fine white sand beaches are)

    Arguero Beach Resort

    Bing's Beach Resort
    Telephone Number: +63.912.856.1585; +63.912.691.0082

    Bolinao Treasures Beach Resort
    Dutch Beach Resort
    Kuroshark Beach Resort
    Patar White Beach Resort
    Polly's Beach Resort
    Tropical Hut Beach Resort

    Treasures of Bolinao
    official website: http://www.treasuresofbolinao.com
    Manila Office Tel. No. : +632.375.8884; +632.413.4914
    Bolinao Office Tel. No.: +63.916.372-1979; +63.916.372.5365; +63.919.669.2390

    Germinal Beach Resorts:


    El Pescador Village Inn
    Telephone Number: +63.75.554.2559

    Celeste Seabreeze Inn & Restaurant
    Telephone Number: +63.75.554.2035

    A & E Garden

    Rock Garden Resort & Rest.
    Arnedo, Bolinao
    Telephone Number: +63.75.554.2876; +63.912.313.9553

    Balingasay Beach Resorts:

    Balingasay Perpetual Beach Resort
    Lady Irish Beach Resort

    Estanza Beach Resorts


    Verling Beach Resort
    Ramos Villareal Beach Resort
    Chiling And Balmer Beach Resort
    Villa Soledad Beach Resort
    Coco Beach Resort

    Ilog-Malino Beach Resorts:

    Garden Paradise Resort Ilog-Malino
    Ilog Malino Hotel and Resort (http://sunrisebolinao.com)
    Puerto del Sol Beach Hotel and Resort Club (most expensive)
    Villa Vicente Leisure & Beach Resort Ilog-Malino

    Luciente Beach Resorts:

    Stefania Beach Resort

    White Beach Resort 'Dutch Beach
    Telephone number: +63.75.554.2292
    Email: dutch.beach.nl@wxs.nl

    Note: Call the resorts' contact numbers for updated room rates, cheap accommodations and other stuff. No information yet on the cheapest one. Pictures/photos and resort reviews to follow.


    Interesting Places to See in Bolinao (Tourist Spots)
    :


    Cape Bolinao Light house

    Bolinao Museum
    Located at Rizal Street across the Cape Bolinao High School, open from Monday to Saturday.

    Church Of St. James Fortress (The Bolinao Church)

    Agutayan Marine Sanctuary:
    5 kilometers from the Poblacion, is the white island that dots Macajalar Bay and home to giant clams of U.P. Marine Science Institute

    Santiago Island off the northeast coast of Bolinao teeming with corals and marine life is great for scuba diving

    Enchanted Cave, Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
    entrance fee P50 per head plus a P20 parking fee

    Cindy's Cave, Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
    entrance fee P75 for 1-5 persons or P20 each for groups with 6 persons or more


    How to get to Bolinao, Pangasinan:


    Driving Directions to Bolinao: Drive to SLEX then exit at Dau. Take road going to Tarlac then take the road going to Camiling/Bugallon. At the junction of Bugallon, turn left going to Sual, Alaminos then Bani. In Bani town proper, turn right going straight to Bolinao.

    Commute: Buses to Bolinao are available at Victory Liner, Five Star, Dagupan Transit, with terminals on EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City or Pasay City and Philippine Rabbit (Avenida near LRT Recto). Fare is around P300 and travel time around 4 hours.

    please get in tocuh with resort owners, visit official website, call telephone contact numbers for promos, room rates, day tour rates, entrance fee, swimming rates, sample menu prices and map locations

    UPDATED: April 2013

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:18 PM,

    26 Comments:

    At May 2, 2008, 1:08:00 PM, Blogger diwadm said...

    Driving Directions to Bolinao: Drive to SLEX then exit at Dau.

    I think this should be on NLEX.

     
    At Sep 11, 2008, 11:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ahhh

     
    At Mar 11, 2009, 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    In which area do you suggest we look for a resort? I heard that there are some areas where the beach is not so great or others is better.

     
    At Mar 11, 2009, 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    In which area do you suggest we look for a resort? I heard that there are some areas where the beach is not so great or others is better.

     
    At Apr 14, 2009, 4:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how far is patar from germinal?

     
    At Jun 11, 2009, 11:31:00 AM, Blogger caryl_benjamin said...

    These might be useful.
    Victory bus aircon Manila to Bolinao 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm Fare P405
    5-star bus aircon Bolinao to Manila 8:40 pm fare P405
    P324 for students

     
    At Jun 11, 2009, 11:45:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    caryl, thanks for the update on bus fare to bolinao pangasinan. appreciate it. i only knew of the fare to dagupan :(

     
    At Jun 21, 2009, 5:41:00 PM, Blogger Trish said...

    hi, my friend is challenging me to plan a trip to pangasinan with just a max budget of P2000. Any place you can recommend? I was thinking of Patar or Abrak...Which is better? I heard that both places have accommodations there that doesn't cost much. hope someone can give me a detailed guide on how to go there and who to contact & such (complete with costing)... By the way, is there a place we can eat or do we bring our own food? hope you could help me. thanks!

     
    At Jun 21, 2009, 5:57:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    trish, P2000 is doable for both but you need to visit the resorts' official websites for rates. is that your budget for 2D/1N or 3D/2N? you're from manila so you take away the bus fare already.

     
    At Jan 20, 2010, 2:09:00 PM, Anonymous ron_vila said...

    hi! me and my co-workers are planning a trip to bolinao this coming Feb. We will be staying at the adjacent town of Agno and will just go to the town of Bolinao for a whole day of sight seeing and swimming. Our plan is to visit famous and history places there. Included in our itinerary are Bolinao church, Bolinao Falls, Enchanted Caves, Bolinao Lighthouse and go swimming at Patar beach. Are there still other beautiful places there that you recommend us going to? By the way, which do you think is the better falls to go to, Bolinao Falls or Tarra Falls? Can we go swimming at Patar beach without checking-in one of the resorts? Or do we need to at least rent a hut from one of the resorts there? None of us is familiar with the town so we plan to hire a guide. Do you know someone whom you could recommend? Thanks a lot in advance! =)

     
    At Jan 20, 2010, 3:01:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    ron, patar is a public beach (as all beaches here should be if you follow the law) but you may need to go to a washroom after swimming. Sorry, never been to the two waterfalls mentioned and no updated idea for a guide as I do my travels on my own or with friends (backpacking way)

     
    At Feb 9, 2010, 2:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    In which area do you suggest,we look for a resort...

     
    At Mar 24, 2010, 9:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    where is the best room to stay?Ang daming choices eh so i dont know which one is cheaper but better.. ;)

    I think Solomon and Bings Beach Resort are popular? am i right?

    How much estimate expenses per pax? INcluding the rooms and island hopping?

     
    At Apr 17, 2010, 3:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    for those looking for affordable accomodation around Patar Beach, ping this number Beeboy 09204526157.

    In our case, I initially thought about Rock Garden Resort which had the least expensive accomodation. Unfortunately, when we got there, all their cost friendly rooms are fully booked. We ended up knocking each available resort. Fortunately, we got an absolutely perfect rate from this very kind and accomodating guy….to the extent that I promised him i’ll post his number on the blogs to payback the discounts.

    …prices are quite negotiable…i mean it.

    Don't think about those fancy hotels and resorts because after all, you'd rather still bathe in the ABRA beach where the sand is (it's a little pass the lighthouse). The beach on the shores of the resorts and hotels is rocky and it'll definitely sting your feet. Also, the water on these shores are very shallow to such point that if you'd like to get the water up to your waist level, you'll have to walk around 500m away from the shore....youre skin is all soar by the time you get there...not to mention your tired and wounded feet.


    —by the way, if ever you’ll call him, kindly inform him you got the number from a post by Ian on the internet (that guy who promised you to post your number); Just so he knows i didn’t break my promise cause I told him to give me the same rate when I come back, which i’ll surely do.

     
    At May 20, 2010, 6:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi guys.

    my friends and i are planning to visit bolinao by next week. resort is okey but we're having trouble on what to ride for our tour. anyone who can give me a contact no of a jeep for rental pls. that would be a big help

    thanks in advance

    please text me at 09172008808 or email me at gfermill@yahoo.com thanks

     
    At May 28, 2010, 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    my family well visit Manaog first in pangasinan before we take our trip on the resorts around. i've been to a beach some where there and i could not remember it. guys can u help me pick 1 resort that my family and i could spend at a costly price but beautiful place?thx ^_^

     
    At Apr 16, 2011, 11:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi. i'm melo.we're going backpacking at bolinao this coming good friday...april 22. i've been there before but this time wala kaming car.. can you help me:

    1. find a good and cheap place to stay overnight.
    2. mode of transportation going around the place (parang tour...kahit tricycle lang ok na kami)
    3. what are the places na kelangan namin mavisit during our trip.

    thank you po...

    magz86@gmail.com

     
    At Apr 22, 2011, 1:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this is ferdie...can u help me guys where we can find an affordable resort in bolinao....we were planning to stay there for 3days and 2nights....we were only 4...i would like to know the packages....thanx...

     
    At Apr 22, 2011, 10:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi

    please help me naman po, kasi we are planning to go there at patar beach bolinao, and mang gagaling po kami ng nueva vizcaya, may bus po dito going pangasinan manaoag/dagupan. any idea po kung may maukuhanan kami na buz sa manaoag or dagupan going to bolinao.how much po kaya ang bus fare and from bolinao, magkano naman po ang fare papuntang patar.

    thanks so much

    zee

     
    At Apr 22, 2011, 10:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi

    please help me naman po, kasi we are planning to go there at patar beach bolinao, and mang gagaling po kami ng nueva vizcaya, may bus po dito going pangasinan manaoag/dagupan. any idea po kung may maukuhanan kami na buz sa manaoag or dagupan going to bolinao.how much po kaya ang bus fare and from bolinao, magkano naman po ang fare papuntang patar.

    thanks so much

    zee

     
    At May 2, 2011, 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Malditang Jacq said...

    hi, we are planning to go to bolinao this june for my husband's bday. can you pls give/suggest resorts that can accomodate large family, with children. resorts with good cottages are preferred. i was browsing to some of the resorts and they usually charge the cottages per person. help! thank you so much

     
    At Jun 11, 2011, 9:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    For those who are searching for a great resort, you can try Ilog Malinos beach resort. The resort is somewhat new but it is very affordable and their rates are negotiable.

    We just got back from our June trip to Bolinao and I've made a blog about a detailed information about the resort/ Bolinao trip and expenses.

    Hope this helps

    katrine.brimple (dot) com/info/baguio-to-bolinao-travel-guide/

     
    At Oct 18, 2011, 2:15:00 PM, Anonymous BolinaoBusinessOnline said...

    Hi we are BolinaoBusinessOnline we are group of people that aims to develop bolinao webpresence and tourism through providing in-depth and helpful information.Visit our site and see you in Bolinao.

     
    At Nov 10, 2011, 9:27:00 AM, Blogger Deo Bobis said...

    May maganda po na beach/camp area sa Tambobong, Pangasinan. Hindi pa siya commercialized kaya sobra ganda ng beach at mababait ang mga tao. There is a new resort there, just starting. Its called PANTALAN BEACH RESORT in Tambobong. Bawal ang maingay na karaoke, cemented parking for 10 cars(50/night), kubo rental at only 1.5k per night and maintenance fees at only 50/head for use of cr and bath kung gusto niyo mag tent lang sa beach!!! Pero very very basic facilities lang. They even offer set meals for groups. Or if you want them to cook merong minimal fees lang. The kubos are built right on the pantalan (port) so GREAT view of the ocean talaga. Maganda yung kubo and can fit 8 to 10 yata. Meron din built in tables made of bamboo lang. Rustic. Its owned by the Bobises so just call nanay Precy bobis or Deo Bobis at SUN#09227154685 or SUN#09236685401 or SMART#09075183062 for reservations and arrangements. I understand they can even arrange transpo to/from manila na rin now. Pls call or text for rates nalang. Thanks.


    TAMBOBONG FACEBOOK PAGE

    TAMBOBONG THINGS TO DO/SEE

    TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES/CAMPING: COLIBRA ISLAND

    TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: KABAKUNGAN CAVE,BALINMANOK WRECK, BALAKI ISLAND HOPPING

    TAMBOBONG/OSMENA BEACHES: FRESH WATER CAVE

     
    At May 1, 2012, 2:10:00 PM, Blogger teachermom said...

    Hi. Thanks for posting the list of resorts. Does that mean po yung group ng germinal resort medyo malayo sa Patar beach? Gaano po kalayo? Thank u than u. Been reading blogs about bolinao and ito na yung pinakaclear sa akin. Was able to visualize the place .

     
    At May 1, 2012, 2:14:00 PM, Blogger teachermom said...

    Hi. Thanks for posting the list of resorts. Does that mean po yung group ng germinal resort medyo malayo sa Patar beach? Gaano po kalayo? Thank u than u. Been reading blogs about bolinao and ito na yung pinakaclear sa akin. Was able to visualize the place .

     

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