Virgin Island

Alaminos City, Pangasinan

Virgin Island is at the back side of Governor's Island on foot during low tide. The island is connected to Governor's via a sandbar, although the mid-sea breaks can get pretty strong as noon commences, and water rises up to a little above the knee. Aqua shoes are recommended; sharp corals and rocks line some portions of the seabed.

Virgin Island at Hundred Islands News

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    Back when I was still in grade school, I have always been curious of the Hundred Islands of Pangasinan. Every time our Social Studies teacher require us to collate photos of the natural wonders of the Philippines, these mysterious landmasses were always included in my album. And now that I am somewhat capable of reaching my dream destinations, I know in my heart that it is impossible to skip these treasures of Pangasinan.

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