Pangasinan Hundred Islands Travel Guide: All The Things You Must Know Before Visiting

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The Philippines truly is home to thousands of amazing islands that never disappoints. Believe it or not, there’s one place in the country that is famous for having more than one hundred paradise for beach lovers—Pangasinan Hundred Islands.

The Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos Pangasinan, also known as “Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes”, boasts 124 islands at low tide and 123 islands at high tide that are scattered along the Lingayen Gulf.

How to Get to Pangasinan Hundred Islands

Traveling to Pangasinan from Manila is not as complicated as you think it is. From Cubao or Pasay, you can ride a bus going to Alaminos, Pangasinan where Hundred Islands is located. 

Major bus companies like Victory Liner, 5-Star Bus Company, Dagupan Bus Co., Cisco Bus and First North Luzon Transit provide daily trips to various stops in Pangasinan like Bolinao, Dagupan, Alaminos, Lingayen and Urdaneta.

Travel time from Metro Manila to Pangasinan is around 4 to 6 hours depending on which town you are visiting. 

From Alaminos City proper, ride a tricycle going to Lucap Wharf Alaminos City Pangasinan where the Tourism Information Center is located. At the Tourism Information Center, register and pay the necessary fees for an island-hopping tour at Hundred Islands Alaminos Pangasinan.

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Read this Pangasinan island travel guide to know everything you need before your trip.

About Pangasinan Hundred Islands

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As the name suggests, Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos Pangasinan has more than 100 islands for you to enjoy, 124 to be exact during low tide and 123 during high tide. You can dip at the beautiful beaches and see amazing nature spots. It’s home to places that are perfect for recreational activities—from swimming and trekking to sightseeing.

It’s known across the world for good reason—scattered beautifully upon the blue-green waters of the Lingayen Gulf, with abundant inland and underwater flora and fauna, cream-colored fine sand that yields to every step, and friendly local islanders.

Best Time to Visit Hundred Islands Alaminos

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Pangasinan province has generally pleasant weather so it’s an ideal vacation spot all year round. However, Pangasinan Island also experiences typhoons and monsoon rains so avoid visiting 100 Islands Pangasinan during the wet season from June to October. 

Rates And Other Information In Visiting

Here are the rates you need to prepare when visiting 100 Islands Pangasinan.

Day Tour 

Entrance Fee: PHP30 per person 

Environmental Fee: PHP40 per person 

Insurance: PPHP10 per person

Small Boat (1 to 5 persons): PHP1,400

Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons): PHP1,800

Big Boat (11 to 15 persons): PHP2,000

Overnight 

Entrance Fee: PHP30 per person 

Environmental Fee: PHP80 per person 

Insurance: PHP10 per person

Small Boat (1 to 5 persons): PHP3,000

Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons): PHP3,800

Big Boat (11 to 15 persons): PHP4,500

Camping Fee: PHP250 per person

Tent Rental: From PHP500

Things to See and Do in Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos Pangasinan

Here’s a list of the things to do in Alaminos for a fun and memorable adventure!

Hundred Islands Alaminos is not just about swimming. If you’d explore it even more, you’ll discover that there’s more to it than just sun, sand, and sea. 

1. See a panoramic view of the islands at Governor’s Island

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Island Hundred Islands is a popular tourist spot in Alaminos Pangasinan because of the stunning views it offers. There’s a viewing deck Governors Island Hundred Islands perfect for taking selfies and panoramic shots. To get there, you’ll have to climb a 123-step staircase. It’s tiring but so worth it. 

2. Kayak in Children’s Island

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If you’re looking for an Alaminos Pangasinan beach where you can just lounge around with the kids, Children’s Island is the place to be. It features long stretches of shallow waters perfect for young ones. Children’s Island is also great to experience water activities like swimming and kayaking. 

3. Have a picnic at Quezon Island

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Among the islands in Hundred Islands Alaminos Pangasinan, this is the most developed. There are many huts, cottages, and picnic areas where you can enjoy a meal with a view together with your family. You can also snorkel in Quezon Island Pangasinan for an added fun.

4. Visit Pilgrimage Island

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One of the newest attractions in Hundred Islands is the 56-foot Christ the Savior statue atop Pilgrimage Island (formerly Martha Island). You can climb 263 steps from the beach to not only give respect to Christ the Savior but also enjoy the panoramic view of some of the nearby islets. This Alaminos tourist spot is a must visit!

5. Cliff Jump in Marcos Island

Want to try an extreme activity while in 100 Islands Pangasinan? Then head to Marcos Island Pangasinan and scream your heart out as you cliff jump to its stunning waters!

6. Snorkel in Coral Garden

After cliff diving at Marcos Island, go to Coral Garden and see how beautiful Pangasinan Island’s underwater world is. Here you’ll see lots of colorful fishes and corals. The water is so clear enough for you to see everything underwater even without diving deep. 

Where to Stay in Hundred Islands Alaminos

Whether you’re a backpacker looking for a budget Alaminos beach resort or someone traveling with family who wants to stay at luxurious Alaminos Pangasinan resorts, the town has a lot in store for you.

Here we’ve rounded up all the best resorts inside Hundred Islands that you can book or hotels near Hundred Islands Pangasinan.

  1. Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant (Alaminos)
  2. Islandia Hotel (Alaminos)
  3. Puerto Del Sol (Bolinao)
  4. El Puerto Marina Beach Resort & Spa (Lingayen)
  5. Monarch Hotel (Calasiao)
  6. Asia Novo Boutique Hotel (Alaminos)
  7. Treasure Isle Guesthouse (Alaminos)
  8. VEUE Beach Cabins (Bolinao)
  9. D’ Little Egg Hostel & Cafe (Urdaneta)
  10. Birdland Beach Club (Bolinao)

Frequently Asked Questions About Pangasinan Hundred Islands

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Q: How many islands are there in the Hundred Islands?

A: There’s a total of 124 islands in Hundred Islands during low tide, and 123 islands during high tide.

Q: What is Pangasinan famous for?

A: Pangasinan is known for its delicious mangoes, bangus (milk fish), ceramic oven-baked puto Calasiao (“native rice cake”) and of course, the stunning tourist spots in Alaminos Pangasinan and other nearby towns.

Q: Why is it called Hundred Islands?

A: It’s called Hundred Islands because there are more than 100 islands that are accessible from one another. 

Q: What is the famous food in Pangasinan?

A: Here are the must-try food in Pangasinan:

  1. Puto Calasiao
  2. Pigar-pigar
  3. Lechon bagoong
  4. Mangaldan Tapa
  5. San Jacinto Corn
  6. Alaminos Longganisa
  7. Bangus 

Q: Is Pangasinan open for tourists? 

A: As of writing, Pangasinan has reopened only for tourists coming from Ilocos region.

Source: Philippine Star

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