Pangasinan is one of the most popular getaway destinations in the Philippines that weekend travelers frequently visit because of its proximity to Manila and its stunning beaches like Patar Beach.
In this blog, we will not just give you the directions on how to get to Patar Beach but also other important information you’ll be needing for your trip.
About Patar Beach
Patar Beach is a popular destination in Pangasinan because of its mesmerizing beauty. This public beach boasts a long coast of cream fine sand and crystal clear waters available for everyone.
In this golden beach, you can rent a cottage, nipa hut, or just lay out a beach mat for some leisure time while people-watching or sunbathing. Sea urchins and pufferfishes are abundant here, so you can enjoy scrumptious seafood delicacies at Patar Beach without breaking the bank.
What’s inside this blog?
- About Patar Beach
- Patar Beach history
- Patar Beach location
- How to get there
- Rates and other information
- Other tourist spots in Pangasinan
- Pangasinan Tourism Guidelines 2021 | COVID-19 Updates
- Patar Beach Resorts
- Frequently Asked Questions About Patar Beach
Patar Beach history
Photo credits to jaya via Flickr
According to the Pangasinan local government’s website, there’s no exact record on the date Bolinao (where Patar is located) was created. Records show that it was the year 1575 when Spanish Captain Pedro Lombi founded the first settlement in the province with more or less 100 settlers. By virtue of its Resolution No. 104 dated September 19, 1988, the Municipal Council of Bolinao adopted July 25, 1575 as the Foundation Day of Bolinao in honor of the Patron Saint of the town, St. James the Great.
There are no records that show the Patar Beach description or history, though but the barangay where it is located has. Before becoming a barangay, Patar was formerly part of the Ilog Malino municipality. But since it became a tourism area, it was granted separate municipality status making it one of the 30 Barangays of Bolinao.
Patar Beach location
Patar Beach is located in Bolinao, Pangasinan in Ilocos Region. See this map to keep you guided.
How to get there
From Cubao or Manila, ride a bus bound for Bolinao, Pangasinan. Travel time usually takes from 5 to 6 hours depending on the traffic situation. Upon arrival at Bolinao bus terminal, ride a tricycle going to Patar Beach.
Rates and other information
- Patar Beach Entrance Fee: FREE. It is a public beach so there is no entrance fee
- Camping Fee: PHP 100 – PHP 200
- Cottage Fee: PHP 300 – PHP 700
- Tricycle Tour Rate: Around PHP 1500. The tricycle will tour you to the different tourist spots in Bolinao.
Other tourist spots in Pangasinan
- Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
- Bolinao Falls 1 and 3
- Bolinao Spring
- Enchanted Cave
- James Church
- Rock Formations
Pangasinan Tourism Guidelines 2021 | COVID-19 Updates
As of March 2021, Pangasinan has reopened its doors to domestic tourists from MGCQ areas. No travel authority and medical certificates needed. But the local government unit said to check with the destinations first before visiting as some local governments might have different requirements like presenting a negative RT-PCR test result when traveling to a town or a city in the province.
For more information and latest travel updates, visit pangasinan.gov.ph.
Patar Beach Resorts
Whether you’re looking for a Patar Beach hotel, a camping site, a Patar Beach resort with pool, or a resthouse, we got you covered. Here’s a list of the most popular Patar Beach Resorts you can book for your vacation.
Address: Barangay Ilog Malino, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Price from PHP 4,200/night
If you’re looking for a blissful vacation, check out Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. It is one of the most popular Patar Beach resorts with pool that you and your family can enjoy. They have a huge pool and world-class accommodations facing the stretches of unspoiled cerulean beaches.
Address: Brgy. Estanza, Bolinao 2406 Bolinao, Pangasinan
Price upon request
This Patar Beach resort is just a 15-minute ride from Bolinao town proper. Villa Soledad Beach Resort offers a great view of the sea and greenery, perfect to take your stress away.
Address: Sitio Abrac, Patar White Beach, Bolinao 2406, Pangasinan
Price from PHP 8,000/night
If you’re looking for a sophisticated Patar Beach resort with pool, Veue Beach Cabins will put an end to your search. Each cabin has a breathtaking view of the beach and the beautiful Patar sunset. And when you’re swimming at their stunning pool, you’ll get to enjoy a majestic view of all things nature.
Address: Birdland Beach Club, Long Beach Street, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Price from PHP 1,995/night
Birdland Beach Club is an eco boutique Patar Beach hotel that not only caters to travelers on vacation but also to those traveling while working as it also features a tech co-working co-living space housing digital nomads. They also have Ifugao-inspired homes that travelers can book.
5. Paz Patar Beach House Resort
Address: Brgy. Patar, Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines
Price from PHP 4,700/night
Paz Patar Beach House Resort offers accommodations with a view of the sea. Guests can use the communal kitchen in case you want to cook rather than buy your food.
Frequently Asked Questions About Patar Beach
Q: How do I get to Patar Beach?
A: From Cubao or Manila, ride a bus bound for Bolinao, Pangasinan. Travel time usually takes from 5 to 6 hours depending on the traffic situation. Upon arrival at Bolinao bus terminal, ride a tricycle going to Patar Beach.
Q: How much is Patar beach entrance fee?
A: There is no Patar beach entrance fee because it is a public beach that everyone can enjoy.
Q: How many hours travel from Pangasinan to Manila?
A: The travel time from Pangasinan to Manila takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Q: Is Pangasinan open for tourism?
A: As of March 2021, Pangasinan has reopened its doors to domestic tourists from MGCQ areas. No travel authority and medical certificates needed. But the local government unit said to check with the destinations first before visiting as some local governments might have different requirements like presenting a negative RT-PCR test result when traveling to a town or a city in the province.
Q: Do I need travel PaSS going to Pangasinan?
A: Tourists are encouraged to register at the Pangasinan Tara stations, pending the rollout of the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System of the Department of Science and Technology.
Q: Where to stay in Bolinao, Pangasinan?
A: Here are some the top Patar Beach resorts to check out:
- Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club
- Villa Soledad Beach Resort
- Veue Beach Cabins
- Birdland Beach Club
- Paz Patar Beach House Resort
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