Lingayen Gulf

Lingayen, Pangasinan

The Lingayen Gulf is large gulf on Northwestern Luzon in the Philippines, stretching 56 km. It is framed by the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union and sits between the Zambales Mountains and the Cordillera Central. The Agno River drains into Lingayen Gulf.

The gulf has numerous islands, the most famous of which are in the Hundred Islands National Park. This tourist attraction feat ...

ures 123 islands, the majority of which are small in size. The largest island is Cabarruyan Island, which constitutes the municipality of Anda, Pangasinan.

Lingayen Gulf News

  • Stranded Rough-toothed Dolphin In Pangasinan Returns To Sea

    Stranded Rough-toothed Dolphin In Pangasinan Returns To Sea

    A rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) named "Tala", found stranded in Bolo beach last July 2, has been successfully rehabilitated and released back to the ocean on Tuesday.

    Dr. Lemnuel Aragones, Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) president, in a phone interview on Thursday, said "Tala is the first stranded dolphin successfully rehabilitated and released back to the ocean through the collaboration of different volunteers."

    "Tala" was discharged in the deeper portion of the Lingayen Gulf.

    The successful release of the dolphin was made possible through the collabora ...

  • Lingering In Lingayen

    Lingering In Lingayen

    Summer might be officially over, but that doesn't mean beach bumming has also come to an end. On the brighter side, the third quarter lean season might be better as there would be lesser people on the road, hotel rates are cheaper, and the sun isn't as scorching as it was during the long, hot summer.

    And among the closest beach destinations just a few hours away up north is Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan which can be easily reached through the newly opened Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx), which makes the obscure destinations more accessible.

    Arguably one of the country's most ...

  • Tuna Return Means Healthier Lingayen Gulf Fishers Say

    Tuna Return Means Healthier Lingayen Gulf Fishers Say

    For the first time in years, fishermen sighted yellowfin tuna swimming in the Lingayen Gulf, which had suffered from overfishing.

    "I saw a school of yellowfin tuna on Sunday," said Rudy Altre, head of the Lingayen municipal fishery and aquatic resources council, adding that he believed the gulf had healed itself no matter how slow.

    In 2016 and 2017, the population of "dilis" (anchovy) and "bolasi" (mullet) also increased at the gulf that Altre attributed to the reduced cases of illegal fishing using fine-mesh nets and improvised dynamite.

    The dilis and bolasi population may have lured ...

  • 2 Butanding Namataan Sa Pangasinan

    2 Butanding Namataan Sa Pangasinan

    Sa pambihirang pagkakataon, muling bumisita ang dalawang butanding o whale shark sa Lingayen Gulf sa bayan ng San Fabian, Pangasinan noong Linggo ng hapon.

    Noong Mayo 2013, halos araw-araw nasilayan ng mga turista ang mga butanding sa San Fabian. Taong 2001 naman nang unang namataan ang mga butanding sa mga baybayin ng Pangasinan.

    Ayon sa bantay dagat, taon-taon na raw bumibisita ang mga butanding lalo na kung tag-init o kung panahon ng alamang at dilis.

    Magiliw namang lumapit at sandaling nakipaglaro ang mga butanding sa sinasakyang bangka ng mga turista.

    Pinaniniwalaan daw dati n ...

  • Celebrating The Bounty Of The Sea

    Celebrating The Bounty Of The Sea

    The province of Pangasinan recently celebrated the bounty of the sea with the Pistay Dayat, a traditional festival held in May at the vast stretch of historic Lingayen Gulf, one of the country's biggest gulfs and longest beaches.

    The highlight of the celebration is the Banca Parada fluvial parade at the Agno River, which featured gaily decorated boats showcasing municipalities, government offices and establishments within Pangasinan.

    According to Gov. Amado Espino III, the river parade also showcases Agno as one of country's cleanest river systems after undergoing rehabilitation in the p ...

  • Provincial Board Backs Lingayen Ecotourism Park Bill

    The provincial board has endorsed the passage of a House bill providing for the establishment of the Lingayen Gulf Marine Eco-Tourism Park here.

    A resolution authored by Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. and approved on Jan. 30 supported House Bill No. 1020 of Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd district) that aims to protect the Lingayen Gulf, maintain its ecological balance and preserve the waters surrounding the area.

    It said that the measure, when implemented, will complement the provincial government's efforts in safeguarding the beauty of Lingayen Gulf for present and future ...