There are usually two types of travelers: the budget-conscious ones, and, well, those who don’t even look at the price tag when booking anything. The former will almost always go for reasonably priced destinations and the latter will pick destinations that highlight ultimate comfort, security, privacy, and luxury.
But we don’t judge! So whether you like to plan trips with a budget in mind, or you just want to relax no matter what the price is, keep reading. This blog will list down top beach resorts in Bolinao for any type of traveler.
What’s inside this blog?
- Beach Resorts in Bolinao, Pangasinan
- How to travel to Bolinao, Pangasinan
- Frequently Asked Questions About Bolinao, Pangasinan
Beach resorts in Bolinao, Pangasinan
Located in the corner of Pangasinan, you can find the remarkable hidden treasure that is Bolinao. Bolinao is known for its beautiful waterfalls, white sand beaches, stunning rock formations, and Cape Bolinao Lighthouse. But Bolinao doesn’t get nearly as much attention as Cebu, Boracay, or Palawan. So if you want to enjoy uncrowded beach destinations, here are the top beach resorts in Bolinao.
- Patar Beach
- Treasures of Bolinao
- Sundowners Bolinao
- Puerto Del Sol
1. Patar Beach
A popular beach destination in Pangasinan is Patar Beach. Since this is a public beach, there is no entrance fee required. However, it is located at the edge of Pangasinan, so prepare for a long drive! It pays off, though, as you get to see crystal clear waters, fine white sand, and an awe-inspiring landscape, making it a scenic spot ideal for tourism purposes.
Here you can lay out a beach mat while reading your favorite book, maybe even have a beer or two, take photos, or simply relax and sunbathe. (Don’t forget to apply sunscreen!) You can also rent a cottage or nipa hut for as low as PHP1,500/night. There are also a few transient homes available for rent near Patar Beach.
Rate: Free as it is a public beach, but prepare to shell out small fees such as parking and environmental fees just in case.
This beach in Pangasinan is situated along the shoreline of Patar Beach, which means it’s also facing west, allowing you to see the magnificent sunset view. This beach resort offers day tours perfect for those who stay nearby. To those traveling from Metro Manila, overnight accommodations are available too. Looking for an event venue? No problem! They’re open to arranging events too!
For day guests, not only can they enjoy the mesmerizing beach but also the resort’s swimming pools and open cottages. You can even bring your own food without a corkage fee! But for those who prefer to pack light, their restaurant is available for you to try their sumptuous local food.
This place is also suitable for large groups, including families, barkadas, and corporate groups. Choose from a wide variety of accommodations including modern cottages (good for couples), villas, and houses with an ocean view. The packages come with exciting privileges such as buffet, sports activities, team-building programs, and an escorted tour around Bolinao! This tour gives you the chance to explore tourist spots in Bolinao such as the Bolinao Lighthouse, Bolinao falls, and more.
With its reasonable prices, it’s a beach resort we definitely recommend in Bolinao, Pangasinan.
Day tour: Adult – PHP 435/Children (4-9 years old) – PHP 315
Overnight: Starts at PHP 4K/Night
- Government Package – PHP 2,250 to PHP 2,500
- Corporate Package – PHP 2,750 to PHP 3,000
- Barkada / Family Package: PHP 1,800
While Sundowners Zambales is the more popular destination, there is also one in Bolinao, in case you didn’t know. Known as Sundowners Vacation Villas, this beach resort in Bolinao provides Santorini-inspired vacation villas for rent.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the place offers air-conditioned bedrooms, hot/cold showers, fully-equipped kitchens with dining and grilling areas, large balconies for relaxation, and an access to their incredible infinity pool. You can even book massage services!
This establishment can accommodate couples, groups of friends, small/big families, and even corporate groups! And if you can’t go anywhere without your pet, no worries as this place is pet-friendly too, with a fee of PHP500/pet.
One thing to know about this place is that they don’t have a beach, only a port area for water activities. But this shouldn’t be an issue as Patar Beach is only 20 minutes away by car.
If you’re looking for a home away from home, you must try Sundowners Vacation Villas at least once.
Rate: Starts at PHP 2,950 (Weekend rate 2 pax only)
Puerto Del Sol is another beach resort and hotel club in Bolinao perfect for a blissful relaxation. Their world-class amenities and facilities, paired with outstanding customer service, are just two of the many reasons why people keep coming back here.
Whether you like to spend time swimming in their gleaming outdoor pool, walking along the beach, or participating in heart-pumping outdoor activities, this beach resort in Pangasinan has it all for you. Their accommodations boast large windows, letting you enjoy the surrounding nature, phenomenal views, and fresh air. Similar to the previously-mentioned destinations, this spot is also open for couples, families, and corporate groups. A restaurant is also available inside the resort.
Even if you avail their lowest package possible, you’re guaranteed to have fun and be free in this place.
Rate: Starts at PHP 4,679 (2 pax only)
If you prefer a private, more intimate set-up, say no more, Veue is your spot.
Their modern take on Filipino beach homes is fully-furnished cabin suites. Made of concrete, their box-type studio has an industrial and minimalistic interior design.
Each cabin comes with a king-sized bed, a living area, a queen-size sofa bed, a dining area, a fully–equipped kitchen with cooking and dining utensils, a spacious bathroom, your own porch, and common facilities such as their garden and swimming pool. To put it simply, a tiny home you get to call yours for a weekend!
Your activities are limited here, though, as you can only go for a dip in the pool, or gather around for a BBQ night. There is also no restaurant but they do offer room service, so guests are highly encouraged to bring their own food and drinks.
The signal in this location is weak as well. Hence, this place is the ideal location for those who just want to completely relax and fall off the radar for a while.
Veue accommodates 4 people (maximum) in each cabin.
Rate: Starts at PHP 9,000/night
How to travel to Bolinao, Pangasinan
Travel to Bolinao via bus:
- You can take a direct bus in Cubao or Pasay to Bolinao. The trip takes approximately 6-6.5 hours one way.
- To have more time in Bolinao rather than in transit, we recommend taking the night bus.
Travel to Bolinao via car:
- Go to NLEX via Mindanao Avenue Exit
- From NLEX, go to SCTEX
- From SCTEX, go to TPLEX
- From TPLEX, exit to Urdaneta
- From Urdaneta, head to Calasiao-San Carlos Road
- From San Carlos, head to Bugallon Road
- From Bugallon head to Alaminos then to Bolinao.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bolinao, Pangasinan
Q: How far is Bolinao from Manila?
A: It takes approximately 6-6.5 hours to reach Bolinao, Pangasinan.
Q: Where is Bolinao?
A: Bolinao is located in Pangasinan, in the Ilocos Region of Luzon.
Q: Are there any other beaches outside Bolinao?
A: There are plenty of other beautiful beaches outside of Bolinao, namely Dagupan, Bayambang, Alaminos, and Mangaldan.
Q: What are the most popular resorts in Patar Beach?
A: We’ve previously written a guide about beach resorts in Patar Beach. You can find it here.
Q: What are some of the best tourist spots in Pangasinan, Philippines?
A: There are plenty of tourist spots in Pangasinan that you should not miss, including Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Balingasay River, Bolinao Falls, Lingayen Beach, Tondol White Sand Beach, and of course, Hundred Islands National Park.
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