When you hear Bolinao, the first attraction that usually comes to mind is the Patar White Beach. While it deserves our attention, there are other tourist spots that will also captivate the traveler in you, just like the three charming Bolinao Falls.

If you’re planning to visit Bolinao Waterfalls, you’ve come to the right place. We have created a detailed travel guide to help you explore these wonders of nature. 

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How to get to Bolinao Falls

Going to Bolinao Waterfalls is simple. From Pasay or Cubao, ride a bus going to Bolinao. Upon arrival at the Bolinao bus terminal, hire a tricycle that will take you to your hotel or tour you around the area. 

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About Bolinao Falls

Located in Pangasinan, Bolinao Falls features not just one, not two, but three beautiful waterfalls that caters to all types of traveler. These are called Bolinao Falls 1, Bolinao Falls 2, and Bolinao Falls 3. Bolinao Falls 1 is the highest waterfall of the three. Bolinao Falls 2 has a wider basin. And Bolinao Falls 3 is the combination of the two falls.


Bolinao Falls 1

Empty Bolinao Falls Pangasinan

Image by Ansary Pangader from Pixabay 

Of the three waterfalls, Bolinao Falls 1 is the highest. However, it has a small deep catch basin but still spacious enough to swim around. This falls is ideal for cliff diving since it’s really high.


Bolinao Falls 2

Unlike the first waterfall, Bolinao Falls 2 is not that elevated and only features a medium-high cliff but still enough to dive. Its water basin is wider than the first waterfall so it gives families much space to swim around, too. Bolinao Falls 2 is a series of shallow turquoise rock pools with waters flowing down from the smooth limestone formations. 


Bolinao Falls 3

If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, Bolinao Falls 3 is the perfect place for you because it’s a combination of the first two. This waterfall has towering cliffs perfect for diving and a deep and wide water catch basin where you can go bamboo rafting. 


Rates and other information

Entrance fee: PHP 50 per person per waterfall


Other tourist spots in Pangasinan

  1. Patar White Beach
  2. Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
  3. Bolinao Spring
  4. Enchanted Cave
  5. James Church
  6. Rock Formations
  7. Tara Falls Bolinao

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.

Leisure travelers are required to register at the Bolinao Tourism Office or designated Bolinao Tourism Satellite Stations upon arrival for screening and contact tracing. Note that only guests aged between 15 to 65 years are allowed to travel to Bolinao.

What to bring

  1. Created S-PaSS account through s-pass.ph
  2. Valid ID
  3. Booking confirmation from a Department of Tourism-accredited accommodation establishment

For more information and latest travel updates, visit pangasinan.gov.ph.


Frequently Asked Questions About Bolinao Falls

Q: How do you get to Bolinao Falls?
A: Going to Bolinao Waterfalls is simple. From Pasay or Cubao, ride a bus going to Bolinao. Upon arrival at the Bolinao bus terminal, hire a tricycle that will take you to your hotel or tour you around the area. 

Q: What is Bolinao known for?
A: Bolinao is famous for its white-sand beaches, rock formations, waterfalls, and the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse. 

Q: Can I travel to Bolinao Pangasinan?
A: Leisure travelers are required to register at the Bolinao Tourism Office or designated Bolinao Tourism Satellite Stations upon arrival for screening and contact tracing. Note that only guests aged between 15 to 65 years are allowed to travel to Bolinao.

Q: How many hours travel from Pangasinan to Manila?
A: The travel time from Pangasinan to Manila takes approximately 5 to 7 hours.

Q: What is Bolinao Falls description?
A: There’s not much information about Bolinao Falls history and Bolinao Falls description. But one thing we can tell you is that the Bolinao waterfalls are named based on a numbering system because of their proximity from the town proper. Bolinao Falls 1 is the highest waterfall of the three. Bolinao Falls 2 has a wider basin. And Bolinao Falls 3 is the combination of the two falls.

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