The Best of Pangasinan: 8 Breathtaking Destinations in the Coastal Province

The province is a paradise you wouldn’t want to leave.
by | October 25, 2022

Pangasinan is one of the country’s largest provinces, boasting serene beaches, lush mountains, stunning waterfalls, and unique natural wonders. As much as you’d want to explore all the tourist spots here in one go, the province definitely deserves repeat visits. With that being said, we’ve made you a small guide to some of Pangasinan’s itinerary-worthy destinations that you shouldn’t miss! Take a look.


Tondol Beach (Anda, Pangasinan)


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Once you see Tondol Beach’s long, scenic sandbar and sparkling turquoise waters, it’s easy to forget your pending deadlines and other worries. Aside from going for a cooling dip or a quiet stroll by the shore, you can also visit nearby islands like Panacalan Island. It’s best to go here during the summer season when it’s low tide to see the fine white sand carpeting the entire beach.


Cape Bolinao Lighthouse (Bolinao, Pangasinan)


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Built by American, British, and Filipino engineers, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is one of the country’s oldest lighthouses. Although tourists aren’t permitted to enter the tower, you can still admire the lighthouse from the outside as you enjoy the sweeping views of the West Philippine Sea, since it sits atop Punta Piedra Point, a large rock mountain. 

Bolinao Falls (Bolinao, Pangasinan)


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The fact that there are three riveting cascades up for sightseeing and swimming already makes Bolinao Falls a soul-soothing summer paradise. The nearest among the three waterfalls is Bolinao Falls 1, which boasts a deep cerulean catch basin, surrounded by lush foliage acting as your backdrop. Bolinao Falls 2 and 3 are equally scenic and only a few minutes away from Bolinao Falls 1. You’ll miss half the beauty of this nature sanctuary if you don’t visit all three waterfalls. 


Tayug Sunflower Eco Park (Tayug, Pangasinan)


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Tayug Sunflower Eco Park will remind you of enchanted gardens you’ll see in fairytales, minus the cute little fairies hopping from one sunflower to another. A vibrant sea of golden yellow flows through the entire eco park, and there are so many Instagrammable spots to take countless selfies! You might want to bring an umbrella and sunblock, though, because the humid weather can get overwhelming.



Bued Mangrove Park (Alaminos, Pangasinan)



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The refreshing, warm breeze and seemingly boundless waters paint a glorious scenery that’s Bued Mangrove Park. As you walk over the wooden bridge, you can feel it’s just you, a field of thriving mangroves and the ocean’s gentle hums. It gets even more majestic once golden hour arrives, showing a dazzling gradient of blue and orange shades as the sun dips into the ocean.

Balungao Hilltop Adventure Resort (Balungao, Pangasinan)

Balungao Hilltop Adventure Resort can be described as every adrenaline junkie’s paradise. The resort offers heart-pumping activities like zipline rides, cable biking, ATV driving, and wall climbing. They also have adventure packages ranging from 850 pesos to 1000 pesos. Once you’re done trying out all the outdoor activities here, relax in their hot and cold spring swimming pools to soothe those tired muscles. 


Sky Plaza (Natividad, Pangasinan)


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Sky Plaza is reminiscent of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer. The ecotourism site lying on the foot of the Caraballo Mountains is a public park and viewing deck that lets you see the beauty of Pangasinan without any distractions. Aside from the scenic landscapes, there’s also a quaint chapel, picnic tables, and a 120-meter zip line. 


Hundred Islands National Park (Alaminos, Pangasinan)

Your trip to Pangasinan won’t be complete without swinging by the picturesque Hundred Islands National Park. The stunning nature preserve has more than 100 islands to explore, with cliff diving, snorkeling, and scuba diving activities that you can do on some islands like Coral Garden and Governor’s Island. Honestly, you probably need more than a day or two to really see everything that Hundred Islands National Park has to offer!


What’s your most memorable adventure in Pangasinan?

Edgardo loves to write. When he's not busy staring at a blank document, you can find him drawing illustrations or eating fried chicken.

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