Tourism Officer: Tricia C. Villaruel
Contact Number: 569-5092 (landline) / 0928 955 6472 (Smart) / 0956 910 5013 (Globe)
Beautifully crafted by Mother Nature herself, the Umbrella Rock Formation features boulders shaped like umbrellas. For nature enthusiasts or lovers of all things curious yet fascinating, the Umbrella Rock Formation is an ideal site to wander and appreciate nature’s artistic endeavors.
Address: Brgy. Sabangan Norte, Agno, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Miguel L. Sison
Contact Number: 654-1088 (landline) / 09178286592 (Globe) / 09985975153 (Smart)
Hundred Islands National Park
Believed to have come into existence around 2 million years ago, the Hundred Islands National Park is a spectacle of a total of 143 islands and an additional island during low tide. It is the first national park in the Philippines, as declared by former President Manuel L. Quezon on January 14, 1940. Each island has its own charm but the entire coast boasts a magnificence and uniqueness that can only be found in Pangasinan.
- Governor’s Island
Previously known as Primicias Island after former Gov. Cipriano “Tito” Primicias, Jr., this island is famously known for being the site of guests from the local TV show, “Pinoy Big Brother”. This island is also equipped with a zip line that connects with nearby Virgin Island, making it easier for visitors to transfer between islands. The Governor’s Island also has a view deck where visitors can see the breathtaking view of the Hundred Islands.
- Virgin Island
Previously untouched due to a colony of sea snakes residing around the island (but has since disappeared, rest assured), the island was justly named so and has now become a quiet island where anyone could relax and readily transfer to Governor’s Island via zip line or the 120-meter pontoon bridge connecting them. Although the reef surrounding it is currently being rehabilitated, visitors can look forward to exploring a cave where they can meet the gorgeous Cyril, a mermaid statue commissioned by Alaminos City’s former Mayor Arthur Celeste.
- Quezon Island
Paying tribute to former President Manuel L. Quezon, the president who declared Hundred Islands National Park as the country’s first national park in 1940, the Quezon Island houses a statue of the late president welcoming visitors and a scenic panorama of the island as they glide from one end of the island to another via the mini zip line there. A two-floor restaurant can also be found on the island, its staff ever ready to serve visitors as best as they can.
- Marcos Island
Named after former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, the island has a “12 foot plunge challenge”. Visitors can trek to cliffs where the approximately 12-feet deep lagoon (depending on the tides) and its aquatic creatures are waiting at the base. The lagoon leads out into the open water where one can easily return to the beach.
Bued Mangrove Eco Park
Pangasinan is considered as a coastal province so one might not be surprised to find mangroves in some of its towns and cities. The Bued Mangrove Eco Park in Alaminos City is a mangrove nursery spanning 8.17 hectares. For nature lovers eager to learn, the park’s guides are ready to provide visitors with an educational tour. Visitors are also welcome to plant their very own mangrove tree.
For those who simply want to relish the caress of fresh breezes and unfiltered stunning natural aesthetics, cottages are available within the vicinity. Picnics are also allowed so feel free to relax with your friends and families. At the same time, if visitors wish to see the magnificence of the Hundred Islands National Park from a different vantage point, a two or three-storey gazebo is also available.
Address: Brgy. Bued, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
After a long day of adventurous island-hopping around the Hundred Islands National Park, visitors may want to head over to Bolo Beach and spend a day just relaxing amidst the quiet intimacy between a sleepy coastline and peaceful nature in the form of quaint rock formations. The vicinity is equipped with restrooms and cottages. Boats are also easily accessible should visitors wish to sail back to the Hundred Islands for another round of adventure after enough rest and relaxation on fine white sand and calm, shallow waters.
Address: Bolo Beach Rd., Alaminos City, Pangasinan
MVC Techno-Demo Farm & E-Kawayan Factory
Alaminos Cit’s MVC Techno-Demo Farm was founded on the grounds of researching and developing science-based and eco-friendly farming practices. In the city’s own way of promoting organic farming in the country, one of their projects focuses on production of organic rice. The farm is also the site of the Hundred Islands E-Kawayan Factory, a sustainable development project in the city that not only gives job opportunities to bamboo growers, but also supports the bamboo industry as well as promoting environmental conservation. Visitors will be shown how bamboo is processed into wood materials used in a variety of ways, from furniture down to souvenir items. The factory is also equipped with its own souvenir shop where anyone could choose among novelty bamboo products.
Address: Brgy. Tangcarang, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Myrlene R. Galvan
Contact Number: 632-5938 (landline) / 0919 721 6362 (Smart) / 0948 418 9175 (Smart)
Tourism Officer: Daryll Justin Celeste
Contact Number: 557-5011 (landline) / 0920 696 3444 (Smart)
Tondol White Sand Beach
As Pangasinan is full of pristine beaches, Tondol White Beach is one of the most well-known in the province. With creamy white sand revealed by clear and shallow waters, this destination has been the subject of many bloggers’ interests. Picturesque in every way, it also helps to know just how much the locals value this hidden paradise from the way the beachfront is kept clean. Tons of seagrass? Visitors would be pleasantly surprised by how rich the marine life is on this beach. When the tides are low enough, visitors may also walk – yes, walk – to nearby Tanduyong Island and savor one of the most scenic and memorable seascapes complete with coconut trees and a mini sandbar that simply invites everyone to take endless Instagram-worthy pictures.
For visitors who plan to stay overnight, cottages are also available at the beachfront as well as resorts close by.
Address: Brgy. Tondol, Anda, Pangasinan
Bordering a marine sanctuary, Pannacalan Island is a sandbar located in the middle of clear blue waters and is accessible via boats from Barangay Sablig. Depending on the tide level, the sandbar could appear in a variety of locations but whichever location it magically appears at, it won’t change the fact that the marine life around this area is rich and diverse, so much so that visitors will surely enjoy spotting a few starfishes and other fish species here and there.
Address: Brgy. Tondol, Anda, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Michael C. Soliven
Contact Number: 563-2932 (landline) / 0917 717 7909 (Globe)
Asingan Agri Tourism Park
A favorite hangout spot in Asingan, the Agri Tourism Park is a refreshing place to visit to get a change of pace. The park features acres of flowers and a handful of spots to rest in, such as their Indian Wigwams (a hut or tent with a domed or conical roof) and their white rattan heart-shaped seat big enough to pass for a bed, among others. The overall ambiance of the park will certainly give color to your day. For more information, check out their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Asingan-Agri-tourism-Park-101610338012474/
Address: Brgy. Carosucan, Asingan, Pangasinan
Entrance fee: P50.00
Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tourism Officer: Romel N. Dulay
Contact Number: 632-8562 (landline) / 0967 254 9050 (Globe) / 0928 244 5119 (Smart)
Bangrin Marine Protected Area
The Bangrin Marine Protected Area (MPA), located in Tambac Bay in Bani, Pangasinan, is known for being the home of around 150 species of birds. The Department of Tourism (DOT) has identified the MPA, which takes up 42.25 hectares of the bay, as one of the 13 bird watching areas in the Philippines. Aside from bird watching, visitors can enjoy other activities like boat paddling, boarding walking, fishing, and going on a forest adventure through a boat tour.
Address: Brgy. San Miguel, Bani, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Rochelle S. Florendo
Contact Number: 513-3547 (landline) / 0917 543 0197 (Globe)
Pook Kung Saan Sinulat Ang Liriko ng Pambansang Awit at Dambana ni Jose Palma
Tourism Officer: Rafael Limueco-Saygo
Contact Number: 632-1107 (landline) / 0919 065 8365 (Smart) / 0909 637 1779 (Smart)
St. Vincent Prayer Park
In commemoration of Bayambang’s 405th Founding Anniversary, the 400th year of the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, as well as the 600th Death Anniversary of St. Vincent Ferrer himself, a 50.23 meter statue of the saint was erected in the St. Vincent Ferrer Prayer Park last April 5, 2019. It has been recognized as the tallest bamboo sculpture in the world, landing a top spot on the Guinness Book of World Records.
The structure was constructed with steel framing and engineered bamboo cladding, epitomizing the beauty and artistry of a historical town in a prosperous province. The park is also equipped with a chapel and food establishments, as well as strategically placed Stations of the Cross.
Address: Brgy. Bani, Bayambang, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Angelica Peregrino
Contact number: 562-2020 (landline) / 0995 739 2277 (Globe)
Lubas Valley Farm
The provincial life feels sweeter at the Lubas Valley Farm, where they feature a variety of flowers creating that serene picturesque nature scenery that everyone would want to immortalize in countless pictures. The Maring Lita’s Food House can also be found within the vicinity as well as bahay kubos for people to relax and rest in. The farm also allows camping so visitors can sit back and watch the vast blanket of stars that no one can normally see in bustling cities.
Address: Sitio Lubas, Brgy. Sta. Catalina, Binalonan, Pangasinan
Sto. Niño Parish Church
Despite sustaining damages dealt by natural calamities and attacks by Japanese forces during World War II, the Sto. Niño Parish Church or Holy Child Parish Church continues to stand in Binalonan since 1841. It was transferred by Fr. Antonio Vinelas from Santa Catalina to its current site behind the town’s municipal hall. Inside the building, above the golden altar at the center, which enshrines a statue of the Holy Child, a prophetic painting of the Lord adorns the dome and lends luminance to the whole interior.
Address: October 16 St., Brgy. Poblacion, Binalonan, Pangasinan
Mount Paldingan stands at a height of 550 meters above sea level (MASL) which normally takes hikers 3-4 hours to reach the summit. Although the trail may be dense with overgrowth, the calming view from the summit will surely make up for exhaustion. Imagine Mt. Balungao in the south, the Caraballo Mountain Range and the “Cordillera Gateway” to the north and vast rich Pangasinan plains all around. Landmarks for Stations of the Cross can also be found here.
Address: Brgy. Sta. Catalina, Binalonan, Pangasinan
Binalonan Rock Garden
The Rock Garden in Binalonan is a place of tranquility where visitors can relax under the shade provided by airy sheds along wide tree-lined pavements. For photography buffs who wish to capture that dreamy komorebi or the scenery wherein sunlight filters through trees, the Binalonan Rock Garden, with its large century-old acacia trees and their beautifully outstretched branches, may be a good place to take in while on the way to the historic Sto. Nino Parish Church.
Address: Binalonan, Pangasinan
Ramon Guico Sr. Sports and Civic Center
Named after Don Ramon J. Guico Sr., the Ramon Guico Sr. Sports and Civic Center is a capacious area where various activities and events are usually staged.
Address: Binalonan, Pangasinan
Address: Sitio Binmonton, Brgy. Santa Catalina, Binalonan, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Josefina C. Victorio
Contact Number: 522-0117 (landline) / 0918 418 2934 (Smart) / 0909 892 6113 (Smart)
Situated near the center of the municipality, the Binmaley Beach is easily accessible and is considered to be one of the cleanest and most scenic beaches in Northern Luzon. Aside from swimming, visitors can also take motorboat rides being offered by local fishermen who rent out their boats for such tourist activities. Visitors can also go windsurfing or swim in the usually calm waters of the beach.
Address: Binmaley, Pangasinan
Our Lady of Purification Parish Church
One of the oldest churches in Pangasinan, the Our Lady of Purification Parish Church has been standing in Binmaley since 1627. The church was first managed by the Dominicans until 1898 before it was taken over by the Diocesan clergy until 1932. The compound is spacious so that anyone could take long walks and appreciate the solemn heritage that the mere existence of the church exudes.
Address: Binmaley, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Mary C. De Guzman
Contact Number: (075) 523 5564 (landline) / 0912 133 8008 (Smart)
One of the most visited beaches in Pangasinan is Patar Beach, with clear cerulean waters embracing a long stretch of fine golden-brown sand. It is readily accessible when coming from the busy metropolis and is easily a site for calm and relaxation. Camping is allowed along the beach and cottages are also available for rent. Visitors may also rent a boat to sail out to the Instagram-worthy rock formations on the other side of the beach. For those who want to have an adrenaline rush, cliff diving can be done from these rocks as well.
Address: Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse stands on top of the Punta Piedra Point, 351 feet above sea level. It showcases a 360-degree view of the West Philippine Sea. Built in 1905 by American, British and Filipino engineers, the lighthouse is considered one of the tallest in the country. Despite not being open to the public anymore, which would have challenged anyone to climb its 134 steps to the top, visitors can still enjoy and admire the view of the majestic structure from outside. Walking to the edge of the Punta Piedra Point would also give visitors a marvellous sight of the West Philippine Sea in the horizon, past the lush green of treetops in the surrounding area.
Address: Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
The Balingasay River is known as the cleanest river in the entire Ilocos Region, having won the Department of Tourism’s Inclusive Local Growth or ILoG Project in March 2017. The Balingasay River also won the Gawad Pangulo sa KAPALIGIRAN (KAunlaran ng mga PAmahalaang lokal sa kaLInisan at kapaliGIRang lintiAN) Award twice, together with the Wetland Conservation Award in 1994.
Aside from receiving prestigious awards for its cleanliness, within its stretch of 5.5 kilometers is 15 hectares of century-old and newly grown mangroves and teeming biodiversity, a part of which is the firefly colonies that were discovered during a survey of the river. There are also aluminium boats made from parts taken from WWII Japanese fighter planes that were either abandoned or shot down in the area. These boats are used by local communities either for their own travels or to give tourists trips along the stretch of the river. Aside from these canoe-like aluminium boats, there are floating kubo cruises where tourists can eat or relax with massages.
Address: Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Rock View Beach
With cottages ready to be rented, tourists are granted a grand view of clear blue waters and soothing waves sweeping over a long stretch of fine white sand. From its name alone, the Rock View Beach boasts a panorama of breathtaking rock formations. Exploring all the way to the end of the beach will give visitors quite a pleasant surprise – a shallow natural pool strategically enclosed within a group of rock formations. The natural alignment and the overall serene area definitely make for good backdrops on pictures.
Address: Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
St. James the Great Fortress Church
In modern times, people would recognize Bolinao as a permanent display featured at Legoland in Malaysia, notable for the St. James the Great Fortress Church in the center of town. This iconic church was built out of black coral stones in 1609 and, from its name, was once a fortress built against American, English and Japanese pirates. It is the only religious structure in the Philippines that bears the Holy Seal of Papacy in Vatican, the Seal of the Governor General and the Seal of Queen Isabela of Spain. Its bell tower, standing at 75 feet, is also known to be one of the tallest in the country.
Address: Brgy. Germinal, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Choroneliza B. Lapez
Contact Number: 551-5100 (landline) / 09094495299 (Smart)
Perhaps the most well-known beach in Burgos, Cabongaoan Beach is pleasantly sandy, with little to no rocks prickling visitors’ feet as they pad about its long stretch of fine, golden sand. The beach is also known for its crystal clear waters and tidal pools both shallow and deep. For anyone curious of what sunsets look like from this hidden gem, a viewpoint can be found within the premises where the scenery of the coast will beautifully pan out before them, the sheer enchantment of the scenery may make some forget to breathe for a while.
Address: Brgy. Ilio-ilio, Burgos, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Engr. Melanio B. De Vera
Contact Number:529-3147 (landline) / 0920 962 3618 (Smart)
Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Unlike most churches, entering the Señor Tesoro Shrine requires visitors to climb a short flight of stairs but reaching the top will all be worth it as the church is known to grant prayers and wishes. It is located at the center of town, attached to the same building as Calasiao’s Municipal Hall.
Address: Brgy. Poblacion, Calasiao, Pangasinan
Señor Divino Tesoro Shrine
Deemed as a national cultural treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish is the second oldest church in Pangasinan, having been built between the 17th and 19th centuries by the Dominicans. Its structure is reminiscent of Baroque designs and it features original retablos (devotional paintings) within. A preserved bell tower is also a point of interest, as well as the intricate paintings across the ceilings.
Address: Mamaradlo St., Brgy. Poblacion, Calasiao, Pangasinan
City Administrator: LTC. Vladimir T. Mata
Contact Number: 523-1007 (landline) / 0917 872 0992 (Globe)
Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City
Completely open to the public, the Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City is one of the most visited places in the area. Families and barkadas usually find themselves at this beach for timeless bonding and memory-making, with the beach’s vast area a perfect backdrop for tons of Instagram-worthy pictures. There are shower rooms and cottages for rent as well, and a number of accommodation establishments within the vicinity for those who plan to stay longer.
Address: Brgy. Bonuan, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan City shares a special bond of spiritual affinity in perpetuity with the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls as granted by Apostolic Penitentiary through the Major Penitentiary His Excellency Most Reverend Emmanuel Monteiro de Castro.
Address: Burgos St., Downtown District, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Guendolin C. Bustamante
Contact Number: 560-2157 (landline) / 09396573888 (Smart)
Off the beaten path, Tambobong Beach has cream-colored sands and waters perfectly mirroring the azure sky. Located at the heart of a fishing village, it shouldn’t be surprising to find a ton of motorboats along the beachfront but visitors would find more of the beach’s solitary beauty toward the end of the shore where some rock formations are located. The marine life flourishing in this area is a sight to see as well so snorkelling is very welcome. For adventure-seekers, the Balinmanok shipwreck a few ways away from the beach is a must-see so bringing scuba diving equipment wouldn’t be a waste at all.
Address: Brgy. Tambobong, Dasol, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Florence M. Aquino
Contact Number: 534-5141 (landline) / 0908 825 0828 (Smart)
Tourism Officer: Jonathan C. Gacosta
Contact Number: 529-5512 (landline) / 0929 892 8100 (Smart)
San Fabian Beach
Seeing posts about various beaches around Pangasinan for the past few weeks makes anyone think that people won’t run out of beaches to visit in the province. Another place to add to the seemingly endless list is the homey San Fabian Beach where anyone and everyone could cool down or get a well-deserved tan. In contrast to the white sand beaches in Anda or Bolinao, the San Fabian Beach is known for its dark or black sand. Visitors can find and rent cottages along the coast as well as boats for a leisure trip across the waters.
Address: San Fabian, Pangasinan
Roheim Farm and Wellness Resort
What started out as a livelihood program for the local farmers grew into one of the biggest and well-known establishments in San Fabian. The RoheiM Farm and Resort is a DOT-accredited farm tourism site that also serves as a resort for those who want to completely immerse themselves in nature. “What we offer is a place of relaxation in a stress-free environment where health and well-being is our primary concern. We farm healthy foods and we offer an escape from a stressful environment. We offer all of these in order to bring you our prime commodity – wellness and rejuvenation.”
To know more, you may visit their website at http://roheimfarmandresort.com/
Address: Alava Road, Brgy. Colisao, San Fabian, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Ferdinand L. Leal
Contact Number: 633-0264 (landline) / 0945 538 2657 (Globe)
Santo Tomas Corn Monument
The famous Giant Corn Monument with the Guiness World Record marker in Sto. Tomas was erected as a tribute to the momentous occasion of being awarded the world record for the longest barbecue during their centennial founding celebration last February 11, 2008.
Address: Carmen-Alcala Rd., Santo Tomas, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Grejane Mae S. Domingo
Contact Number: 548-8031 (landline) / 09162978393 (Globe)
A hidden paradise just 30 minutes away from Sual’s town proper, visitors may find themselves in awe of Masamirey Beach – fine powdery white sand, immaculately clear and aquamarine waters and scenic rock formations in the beach’s pebbled area. Visitors shouldn’t miss the chance to go snorkelling and glimpse local fishes, starfishes, sea urchins and many other aquatic animals beneath calm waves. Fishing enthusiasts will also be happy to hear that fishing in the area is allowed, with small boats ready to be rented. Feel free to trade fishing know-hows with the nice locals from the fishing community residing in the cove as well.
For those who can’t keep still from endlessly wondering if there’s more to be seen in this sleepy town, then visitors shouldn’t hesitate to embark on a new adventure beyond Masamirey Beach’s horizon. Tourists can hop on a rented boat and sail to neighboring Cabalitian Island where they can pitch up tents or rent cottages available in the area. The island boasts beautiful rock formations and a small yet inviting cave. Visitors may also drop by at the uninhabited islands of Comas, Poro Maya and Tori-Tori to complete the grand island adventure in Sual.
Address: Brgy. Baybay, Sual, Pangasinan
Tourism Officer: Rulia Mae M. Macativo
Contact Number: 632-3382 (landline) / 0998 443 1404
Sunflower Camp Eco Park
Famous for its Instagram-ready scenery, the Sunflower Camp Eco Park has been a must-visit in Pangasinan ever since their founding last February 17, 2017. It’s also considered as the first ever sunflower maze in the entire Philippines. Aside from sunflowers, the park features various other colorful flowers and even vegetables. Although bringing food inside is prohibited, there are food stalls outside the park should you get hungry after hours of venturing around this vibrant maze. For more information, check out their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TayugSunflowerMaze/ or Contact them at 0909 036 9321
Address: Purok 4, Brgy. C. Lichuaco 244 Tayug, Pangasinan
Entrance Fee: P100.00 (regular) / P80.00 (discounted for students and senior citizens with age restrictions according to IATF guidelines)
Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tourism Officer: Evelyn T. Cando
Contact Number: 633-7080 (landline) / 0917 836 5748 (Globe)
Museo de Urdaneta
Somewhat fashioned similarly after the classic Pantheon in Rome, the Museo de Urdaneta is home to the city’s many historical relics and remembrances. The exhibits are located on the ground floor of the city’s Convention and Sports Center.
Address: Alexander St., Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
Fray Andres de Urdaneta Park
The park was named after Fr. Andres de Urdaneta, the spiritual adviser of the expedition led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi on April 27, 1565. The park features a sculpture of the friar as the centerpiece, surrounded by well-maintained shrubberies.
Address: New City Hall, Brgy. Anonas, MacArthur Highway, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan