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Pangasinan

Pangasinan
Combination of tradition, innovation and creativity

A Vast Panorama of
Pleasurable Attractions

Pangasinan is one of the country’s most diverse provinces where you find an abundance of marvelous landscapes and natural wonders, warm polite and hospitable people with cultural roots in centuries of glorious history, and a way of life that is a delightful combination of tradition, innovation and creativity.

Known as a land of romance and miracles, Pangasinan represents the best Provincial Philippines, where you find both the familiar and unfamiliar world, keeping abreast with the challenges of the 21st Century, but has splendidly preserved its vast panorama of outstanding natural beauty and unique attractions, each in their own memorable styles.

PANGASINAN
Come, Discover

A midst the fast advancing urban spread, only four hours away by land from Manila, lies Pangasinan, a vast territory of legendary surroundings, many of which remain virtually unknown to the outside.

In the best tradition of Pangasinan hospitality, we invite you to discover our unspoilt paradises—tranquil seas, dolden beaches, spectacular coral reefs, majestic mountains, unexplored caves, hot and cold natural springs and many other diverse attractions that bring back the hearty feel of the countryside. Here, you will find old and charming towns, ancient churches, picture-book farmlands and coastal villages where you can thrill to deep-sea fishing and every conceivable water sports with the natives. Here, you can also savor the legendary Pangasinan hospitality with its warm and gentle people in their traditional industries, indigenous arts and culinary delights. And, finally, join us in our colorful festivities mostly in the height of summer, when people come in droves to pay homage to the Almighty and the magnificence of Mother Nature. My sincerest wishes for a pleasant stay in the province.

Amado T. Espino
Governor

Where
ACCOMODATIONS to Stay

HUNDRED ISLAND RESORT HOTEL
Brgy. Inansuana, Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. 551-5753; 5555754

TONDOL WHITE SAND HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Tondo, Anda
Cel. No. 09212748101

ANDANIANS HOTEL & RESTAURANT
19 Luna St., Poblacion, Anda
Tel. No. (075) 557-5124

CRISPINA MOUNTAIN RESORT, INC.
Sitio Namangbagan, Poblacion, Bani
Contact No. (02) 361-3973; 09178180704

HIDE-AWAY SEA & BEACH RESORT
Centro Toma, Surip, Bani
Cel. No. 0928-208-9447

SURIP MOUNTAIN RESORT
Centro Toma, Surip, Bani
c/o Municipal Hall

SCL GARDEN PARADISE RESORT
Ilog Malino, Bolinao
Contact Nos. (02) 637-8963; 0918-5192147

PUNTA RIVIERA RESORT
Ilog Malino, Bolinao
Contact Nos. (02) 375-8884; 0921-5592732

TREASURES OF BOLINAO
Brgy. Patar, Bolinao
Tel. No. (075) 554-2876

ROCK GARDEN RESORT
Brgy. Amedo, Bolinao
Tel. No. (075) 554-2876

JT BEACH REOSRT
Baybay Lopez, Binmaley
Contact Nos. 543-4528; 0918-921-9835

COVELANDIA DU LABRADOR Family Beach Resort
Tubuan, Labrador
Contact Nos. (075) 549-5198; 0927-2567575

VILLA JIREH JAPHET HOLISTIC RESORT HOTEL
Uyong, Labrador
Contact Nos. (02) 927-8712; 0922-818-1780

THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
Maramba, Boulevard, Lingayen
Tel. No. 542-3056

HOTEL CONSUELO & CHINESE RESTAURANT
Alvear St., Corner, Alvear, Lingayen
Tel. Nos. 542-8932; 662-0848

CAPITOL RESORT HOTEL
Capitol Compound, Lingayen
Tel No. (075) 542- 5879

EL PUERTO MARINA RESORT & RESTAURANT
Pangapisan North, Lingayen
Tel. Nos. 517-5328; 542-2285; 690-1189

PANGASINAN REGENCY HOTEL
Jose De Venencia Road, Nalsian, Calasiao
Tel. No. 517-6199; 517-6242

DAGUPAN GARDEN/VILLAGE HOTEL
Lucao District, Dagupan City
Contact Nos. 522-3011; 515-7132; 523-3801

LEISURE COAST RESORT
Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City
Tel No. 523-9361 to 63

STAR PLAZA HOTEL
A.B. Fernandez, Dagupan City
Tel No. (075) 523-4888

LENOX HOTEL
Rizal St., Dagupan City
Tel No. 515-8889; 515-8522

MANAOG HOTEL
Poblacion, Manaog
Contact Nos. 519-4495

PYRAMID OF ASIA
Brgy. Cabanban, Manaog
Contact Nos. 519-4365/4835

OASIS BY THE RIVER RESORT
Brgy. Sapang, Manaog
Contact Nos. (075) 518-2329

HIDDEN ROCK FARM RESORT
Uyong, Labrador
Contact Nos. 0920-577-7556

AMIANAN BOATING WORLD RESORT
Brgy. Nibaliw Vidal, San Fabian
Tel Nos. 511-8899/ 0928-421-6819

SAN FABIAN POINT BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Nibaliw, San Fabian

NIBELEO HOTEL AND RESORT CORP. AND RESTAURANT
Brgy. Nibaliw Vidal, San Fabian
Tel No. (075) 511-2713

NAJESKA BEACH FRONT RESORT
Brgy. Rabon, San Fabian
Tel No. (02) 681-7715/09164993733

NOEL’S HIDEAWAY
Brgy. Rabon, San Fabian
Contact No. 09187369790

RUPERTO’S INLAND RESORT
Limansangan, Binalonan
Tel/Fax: (075) 562- 3289

PATIO OLYMPIA GARDEN PAVILLION
Bayaoas, Urdaneta City
Cel. No: 0915-361-5883

CROSSROAD INN/CROSSROAD FAMILY HOTEL
Consuelo St., Poblacion, Urdaneta City
Tel No. (075) 568-5547

CASABLANCA MANSION INN
Consuelo St., Poblacion, Urdaneta City
Tel No. (075) 568-7876

CUIDAD FERNANDINO HOTEL & RESTAURANT
McArthur Highway, Urdaneta City
Tel Nos. (075) 568-2416; 568-2975 (fax)

MAJOHA HOTEL & RESTAURANT
McArhtur Highway, Urdaneta City
Tel Nos. (075) 568-2640/ 624- 2864

LISLAND RAINFOREST RESORT
San Vicente, Urdaneta City
Tel Nos. (075) 624-2736/2379; 568-2962

CRYSTAL GLADE RESORT
Ariston East, Asingan
Tel No. (075) 563-0646

CARABALLO SPRING RESORT
Brgy. Cabangaran, Umingan
Tel No. (02) 931-8286

HUNDRED ISLANDS PENSION HOUSE
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel No. 522-7109; 551-2505

VISTA DELAS ISLAS HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel/Fax: 551- 4455

LA HERMOSA BEACH RESORT
Brgy. Hermosa, Dasol
Tel No. 534- 2147 (Mayor’s Office)

DASOLAND: A FAMILY ADVENTURE PARK
Brgy. San Vicente, Dasol
Contact No. 0917-545-5343

ATTRACTIONS

BEACHES

Tondol White Beach, Anda
Balo Beach, Alaminos City
Surip Beach, Bani
Patar White Sand Beach, Bolinao
Cabongaoan Beach, Burgos
Colibra Islands, Dasol
Tambobong White Sand Beach, Dasol
Lingayen Beach, Lingayen
San Fabian Beach, San Fabian
Bonuan Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan City

CHURCHES & PILGRIMAGE SITES

Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine, Manaoag
Redeemer’s Way of the Cross, Bani
Church of Saint James the Great Fortress, Bolinao
St. Claire’s Monastery, Bolinao
Mt. Zion Pilgrimage Mountain, Bugailan
Sr. Divina Tesoro Shrine, Calasiao
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Calasiao
Our Lady of Rosales Grotto, Rosales

HISTORICAL / ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARKS

Capitol Building and Capitol Grounds, Lingayen
FVR House/ Museum, Lingayen
Gov. Daniel Maramba Boulevard, Lingayen
Sison Auditorium, Lingayen
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Bolinao

ECOTOURISM SITES

Hundred Islands, National Park, Alaminos City
Balingasay River, Bolinao
Marine Protected Area, Bani
Santiago Islands
Manleluag Hot Spring, Mangatare
Acop Dam-Eco Park Rosales
Mt. Balungao, Balungao

MUSUEMS

Bolinao National Museum, Bolinao
Dagupan City Museum
Narciso Ramos Musuem, Asingan
Urdaneta City Musuem, Urdaneta City

CAVES

Nalsoc Cave, Bani
Enchanted Caves, Bolinao
Villacorta Cave, Infanta
Cacupangan Cave, Mabini
Binmatya Cave, Mabini

SPECIAL INTEREST SITES

UP Marine Science, Institute, Bolinao
Sual Coak Fired Power Plant, Sual
San Roque Dam, San Manuel
Geo Farm, Bayombong

TRAVEL AGENCY

DAMASCO’S INTERNATIONAL TOURS, INC.
Gerrminal District, Bolinao
Contact No. (075) 554-0293

ESGALA TRAVEL & TOURS INTERNATIONAL
247 Nalsian, Bacayao, De Venecia Hi-way, Calasiao
Tel Nos. (075) 522-4794; (075) 517-6383 (fax)

TESORO TRAVEL & TOURS
6 Mancup, Calasiao
Tel. Nos. (075) 517-3696; 517-5830

ATHENA TRAVEL TOURS & EVENTS, INC.
Door A, 3/F C&M Enterprises Bldg. Arellano, Dagupan City
Tel Nos. (075) 522-8855; 515-3797

CITI-WORLD TRAVEL AGENCY, INC.
2F Duque-Tingson Bldg., AB Fernandez, Dagupan City
Tel Nos. (075) 515-5600; 522-9470 (fax), (02) 525-9443

SHEPHERDS TOURS & TRAVEL SERVICES
Bayanihan Village, Caranglaan, Dagupan City
Tel/ Fax: (075) 515-7503

PALM ASIA INT’L TRAVEL & SERVICES
G/F liamas Bldg., 113 A. B. Fernandez, Dagupan City
Tel. No. (075) 516-0232

EVERGREEN TOURS & TRAVEL
Nixem Bldg., Alexander Cor., Rosario St., Urdaneta City
Contact Nos. (075) 624-2318; 568-4878 (fax)

PALM ASIA INT’L TRAVEL & SERVICES
2F Villa Linda Bldg., Pob., Alexander St., Urdaneta City
Tel No. (075) 568-6838; 624-2313

TRITON TRAVEL & TOURS
2F Alexander St., Urdaneta City
Tel Nos. (075) 524-2152; 568-2024

COLYN TRAVEL & TOURS
Bldg. B # 3 Public Market, Asingan
Tel Nos. (075) 563-2280; 611-0004

Pangasinan Tour Guides
Contact: Tourism Office
Tel. No. (075) 542-8007

PANGASINAN the 3rd biggest province in the whole Philippine Archipelago, got its name from salt, or asin in the vernacular. Archipelago, got its name from salt or asin, is made.” In fact, the salt-based table concoction called “bagoong.” a favorite fish paste or fish sauce among many Asians, has become one of the Pangasinan’s regular export items through the years. The province, however has a host of other attractions aside from culinary delight. With land area of more than 536,818 hectares, Pangasinan boasts of diverse and priceless natural jewels for every taste and inclination: gorgeous stretches
of white, sandy beaches, verdant hills and scenic terrains fro trekking, caves and waterfalls for the adventurous, pocket isles for the nature lover and a vast coastline for fishing, water sports or a leisurely stroll along historic Lingayen Beach where one catches the world famous Philippine sunset.

Next to its fascinating physical wonders, what draws visitors here is the quaint and colorful culture of Pangasinenses, a people known as warm and hospitable, hardworking, creative and fun loving. Being heirs to a rich historical and cultural legacy, their way of life still largely reflects good old traditions and values passed on through generations.

Getting Here

TRAVELING TIMES: Manila to Pangasinan by bus, 5 hours; 4 hours or less by private vehicle; Lingayen to Bolinao by bus, 2 hours; Lingayen to Dasol by private vehicle, 1 hour 45 min; Dagupan City to Baguio City by bus, 2 hours, by private car under an hour via Kennon Road.
ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS: Via Camiling, Tarlac, advisable if you’re going directly to the Western part. More common entry and exit point is via Carmen, Rosales.
NATIONAL TRANSPORT CARRIERS: Victory Liner; daily trips from depots, Pasay, Caloocan and Cubao with direct routes to Alaminos, Bolinao, Manaoag, Dagupan City, Lingayen and San Carlos. Five Star Bus Company also has daily trips from its dpots in Cubao and Pasay.
LOCAL TRANSPORT CARRIERS: Dagupan is the main central hub for transport to both the eastern and western parts of Pangasinan.

Points of Interest

THE PROVINCIAL CAPITOL BUILDING AND PARKS, LINGAYEN.
Here ties the historic Provincial Capitol building, fronting the historic Lingayen Gulf, where Mac Arthur’s liberation forces landed at the tail end of WWWII for the liberation of Luzon. Built in 1918 and designed by eminent American Architect Ralph H. Doane, it has been identified as one of the eight architectural treasures of the Philippine by NCCA and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. The area is a favorite such as the Don Daniel Maramba Boulevard and a Veterans Memorial Shrine dedicated to WWII with a collection of vintage armor and the Urduja House the governor’s official residence, with its unique design inspired from the time of legendary Princess Urduja.

THE BEACHES ALONG LINGAYEN GULF. Part of Pangasinan’s 160 kilometers coastline offers a variety of moods and features from public beaches of San Fabian to resort-owned beach areas of Labrador. Take your pick depending on your preference or budget. Accessible by national highway, accommodation range from cool affordable huts to DOT rated hotels and resorts. Recommended sites inclide Tondaligan Park at Bonuan Heach Dagupan City and the Capitol Beach Front in Lingayen.

THE BEACHES IN WESTERN PANGASINAN. If your perfect beach has white sand and less tourist traffic, then the gorgeous beaches of Anda, Bolinao, Bani, Infanta, Burgos and Dasol are your picks. Accessible by good roads, fine white sanda, deserted islands inspire more than the usual activities with deep-sea fishing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving.

THE HUNDRED ISLANDS. Alaminos City, is one of the most favorite destinations up north and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in an island of your choosing. There are available tour packages to suit any budget, or if your feel just like driving to Alaminos City, drop by at the City Tourism Office for assistance or more information.

CACUAPANGAN, BINTAYA, VILLACORTA and NALSOC CAVES.Mabini, Infanta and Bani, feature undamaged specimens of stalagmite and stalactites. There are caves ideal for hardcore spelunkers and some perfect for beginners. Ask locals for a cave guide.

BIRD WATCHING. In Bani and Alaminos City, commune with nature and watch different species of birds both local and migratory, on their undisturbed ecosystem.Local bird watching guides are available in Bani.

SAN ROQUE MULTI PURPOSE PROJECT. San Manuel, a marvel industry and engineering site side by side with verdant rice fields are rural landscapes.

SUAL COAL FIRED POWER PLANT. Another industrial giant structure built amidst the picturesque Sual cove.

OUR LADY OF MANAOAG SHRINE. An apparition and many miracles made our Lady of Manaoag a famous destination for thousands of catholic devotees from all over the world. For the Catholic faithful, masses are scheduled every hour from
5am to 12noon.

REDEEMER’S CROSS, BANI. For the faithful or the nature enthusiasts, climb hills set with Stations of the Cross. At the bottom, nature’s reward with the balmy waters of the South China Sea at Surip Beach. Want to be more inspired? Hike right back up the cross site and watch a perfect sunset.

LOCAL CHURCHES. Pangasinan’s ancient.Hispanic churches are both a visita Iglesia’ devotee and architectural buffs paradise. This includes Our Lady of Purification Parish in Binmaley, one of the largest vaulted dome churches in the province; Lingayen’s Church of Epiphany with its collection of historical bells; Bolinao’s St. James the Great Fortress Church, with its imposing façade hewn from coral rocks; the Saint Peter and Paul Parish, considered by the National Museums as a National Cultural Treasure. MORE PILGRIM’S DESTINATIONS include the Our Lady of Rosales Groto in Rosales, the Mt. Zion Pilgrim Mountain and the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, both in Bugalton, the St. Claires Monastery in Bolinao, and the Senor Divino Tesoro in Calasiao.

BOLINAO MUSUEM. Open to the public from Monday to Friday with its nature dioramas and laymans lesson on native flora and fauna. See one of the important cultutal properties of the Philippines, the Bolinao skull with gold peggions on its teeth, ancient burial jars. Stone Age tools and mammoth fossils that were excavated from a 14th to 15th century burial site in Bolinao.

THE CAPE BOLINAO LIG THOUSE. This lighthouse was built by the Americans in 1903 and is the second tallest in the country. Climbing atop it, one gets a spectacular 360-degree view of the South China Sea.

UP MARINE SCIENCE INSTITUTE. An extension of the UP Diliman’s College of Biology, here is your chance to come face to face with giant claim and more marine species. Learn how to conserve and propagate them.

Festivals

PISTA’Y DAYAT or Sea Festival in Lingayen in celebrated with a week-long series of various fun events, concerts, food and product fairs, exhibits and competitions which culminate on May 1st, Labor Day where the main attraction is and has always been, taking a dip in the cool waters of Lingayen Gulf.

Bangus Festival, Dagupan; April 30
Sugpo & Malaga Festival, Binmaley; Feb. 2
Talong Festival, Villasis; 1st week January
Goat Festival, Balungao; March 17
Pidudungo Festival, Bolina; 3rd week April
Pandan Festival, Mapandan; April 6
Longganisa Festival, Alaminos; 3rd week March
Talaba Festival, Alaminos; 3rd week March
Hundred Islands Festival, Alaminos; May 1st
Binungey Festival, Anda; 3rd week April
Manaoag’s Galicayo Festival; 2nd Sunday December
Puto Festival, Calasiao
Corn Festival, Sto Tomas

PLACES TO EAT!

Vistro Bolinao Restaurant
Luciente 1st, Bolinao
Tel No: (075) 554-2801/ 4203

Prince Garden Restaurant
Brgy. Liwa-Liwa, Bolinao
Cel No: 09176906083

Tummy Teasers Food House & Bakeshop
Poblacion, Bolinao
Tel No: (075) 554-4808

Maxine By The Sea
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel No: (075) 548-2005

Paraiso Sa Barrio Grill & Restaurant
Lelemaan, Manaoag
Cel No : 0917-5085710

Matutina Restaurant 1 & Annex 11
Bonuan Tondaligan, Dagupan City
Tel No : (075) 614-3076/ (075) 614-3162

Pedrito’s Restaurant & Bakeshop
Tapuac Dist.,Dagupan City
Tel No : (075) 522- 0765

Silverios Restaurant
Arelleno Bani, Dagupan City
Tel No : (075) 515-4481

Pietro’s Grill
Calasiao Shopping Arcade
Calasiao-Dagupan Junction

Dagupena Restaurant I, II
(Dagupan & Calasiao Braches)
Tel No : (075) 522-2752

Jechs Foodshop
De Venecia Highway, Dagupan City

Suratos Restaurant
Nansangaan, Biec, Binmaley

Uncle Sam Restaurant
Poblacion, Lingayen
Tel No: (075) 542-6899

Alexis Grill
Maramba Boulevard
Lingayen

Hotel Consuelo & Chinese Restaurant
Alvear St., Cor. Maramba
Lingayen
Tel No: (075) 542-8932/ 662-2528

Bai Marin Restaurant
Lisland Rainforest Resort
San Vicente, Urdaneta City
Tel No: 624-2736/ 568-2962

PASALUBONG!

In terms of FOOD pasalubong alone, Pangasinan offers a veritable feast. Entering Pangasinan, hawkers in Urdaneta and Mangatarem offer tupig or rice cakes cooked over coals. Bolinao and Anda offer binungey which are rice cakes cooked in bamboo tubes over open fire.

In Lingayen, you can find world-famous bagong products, bocayo and tamales. Other coastal towns and cities such as Binmaley, Alaminos and Dagupan offers you your fill of seafoods, most notabl, boneless bangus. The town of Mangaldan offers export quality peanut brittle. Shifting away from food items, you can find the requisite handicrafts and native furniture IN San Carlos City. Binmaley offers excellent terracotta pottery. For something unique, try going to the town of Pozorrubio where you can find world-class metal-craft like swords and daggers.

DIRECTORY

Provincial Governor’s Office:
(075) 542-6436/ 542-6012

PNP Provincial Command:
(075) 542-4286/ 542-4596

Provincial Information Office:
(075) 542-7030

Provincial Planning Development
Office: (075) 541-0273/ 542-6293
Dept. of Trade & Industry:
(075) 515-3183/ 523-4181

Dept. of Tourism Region 1:
(072) 888-2098

Region 1 Medical Center:
(075) 523-4103/ 523-4336

Pangasinan Provincial Hospital:
(075) 532-2603

Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital:
(075) 522-0811/ 522-7629

Narciso Ramos Sporta & Civic Center
(075) 542-5941

Dagupan People’s Astrodome:
(075) 542-5941

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Tourism Operations Division

2nd Floor, Malong Building,
Capitol Compound,
Lingayen, Pangasinan
PHILIPPINES

Tel. Nos. 075.542.8007/6853
Email: tourismpangasinan@yahoo.com
Website: pangasinan.gov.ph

 

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