Balingasay River is known as the cleanest river in the province and one of the cleanest in the Philippines. The crystal clear waters of Balingasay River is no doubt a real treasure of the people in Bolinao, Pangasinan.
There's a lot to see as you sail along the river: century old and new growth mangrove stands, stretches of attap palms (regularly harvested and used to make roofing m ...
aterials for nipa huts). balete trees hanging into the water, but most specially different species of birds making their home on the top of the trees along the Balingasay.
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In our past two visits to this coastal town our primary destination has always been the same: Patar Beach. Blessed with white sand and crystal-clear waters, Patar Beach we thought was worth the long 6-hour plus drive from Metro Manila. So when Leo drove his mom, sisters and a nephew to Bolinao in Pangasinan province recently, his first impulse was to bring them to this white beach wonder. Not having been to this beach since 2011, however, he was in for what was almost a rude awakening.
Patar Beach Then and Now
Driving to Patar Beach from their resort (SCL Garden Paradise Beach Resort) he ...
Just a couple of hours away from Manila via NLEX, Pangasinan and Pampanga are some of the best adventure spots in Luzon. From exploring gorgeous islands and chasing waterfalls to theme parks and heart-pumping activities, these provinces are truly gems that are worth visiting. With NLEX, we've created a jam-packed guide for those who would love to experience an adventurous 3 Days ??" 2 Nights in the north. We've listed down everything to make the most out of your 72-hour escapade. Now let's head to the north and experience #LakbayNorte!
DAY 1: Bolinao, Pangasinan
Located at the northernmo ...
When Mrs. Ems Fausto invited me to Bolinao, Pangasinan to join her and some parents from Ateneo High School at their beach house, I readily said yes. I seldom visit the north and Pangasinan was towards northern Philippines. So, with my packed bag in tow, I headed to Bolinao, and I did not have any regrets.
Check out some of the places we visited, and allow yourselves to imagine a meaningful trip there. If you find yourself planning a Pangasinan trip, here are some places you would not want to miss.
1. The Balingasay River Cruise and Floating Restaurants
The Balingasay River Cruise was v ...
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Pangasinan? There's probably a very huge chance that 'Hundred Islands' would be the top answer.
The Hundred Islands National Park in the city of Alaminos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Philippines, but that is not all that Pangasinan has to offer. There are numerous activities and delectable dishes that can be found in other parts of the province that might come as a surprise to both local and foreign tourists.
Here are some of the municipalities and cities that are worth checking out on your next trip t ...
Ma eenjoy ang Floating Kubo Cruise sa malinaw at malinis na tubig ng Balingasay River sa Pangasinan.
It may not be the cleanest in the Philippines, but because of good governance and support from the locals of Pangasinan, it's well on its way to be.
Pangasinan was always known as a center for agriculture. Though they have no notable call centers, malls, or iconic buildings, their strength always lay in all the natural resources within the Pangasinense's immediate grasp. They pride themselves in being one of the main producers of salt, fish, and fish and salt products, like bagoong.
This close and mutual relationship with nature has always been the source of livelihood for many locals, w ...