The past few months have been exhausting for many of us. Adults do manifold work in their offices. On the other hand, students do their homework. With this, remember not to forget to reward yourself because you deserved it. If you are looking for a go-to vacation place near Manila, you should consider the province of Pangasinan.
Here are the top tourist destinations in Pangasinan:
Pangasinan Hundred Islands National Park
The Hundred Islands National Park is a protected area and the first national park in Alaminos, Pangasinan. The islands occupy an area of 16.76 square kilometers. It comprises 124 islets at low tide and 123 at high tide. Additionally, these islets are dispersed around the Lingayen Gulf, and only four of them—Marcos Island, Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children’s Island.
Booking a Hundred Islands island-hopping tour will make your experience at the park more convenient and enjoyable. Part of the package takes you to some principal islands, including Quezon Island, Governor Island, and Children’s Island. If you want a quick yet hassle-free day trip, you can also book a Hundred Islands tour from Manila.
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
At first glance, you might assume this church is similar to other churches in the country. However, this church in Manaoag is sacred as it was declared a Minor Basilica in 2015. Through this, the Catholic Church acknowledges the church’s history and its blessings. Additionally, it is a canonical associate of Rome’s Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan
This beach from Bolinao is well-liked by people looking for a quick getaway from the loud noises of vehicles in the city. Mainly, Patar Beach is well-known for its expansive stretches of golden sand and clear seas for swimming. Also, If you’re a fan of sunsets, Patar Beach will give you the best sunsets you could imagine.
Sunflower Eco Park in Tayug
The Tayug Sunflower Eco Park, situated in Barangay C. Lichauco in Tayug, is a paradise for people who love flowers. The park is home to hundreds of blooming flowers of various kinds. The park also offers a variety of vegetables you can buy.
Tondol White Sand Beach
This beach is from the municipality of Anda and has earned the name The Little Boracay of the North. Tourists love Tondol Beach’s extensive lengths of beautiful white sand and blue waters. As a result, it is closely associated with Boracay, one of the top beach attractions in the Philippines.
Cape Lighthouse in Bolinao
You can found of the historic lighthouses of the Philippines at Bolinao, Pangasinan. Three engineers from the United States, Britain, and the Philippines constructed the Cape Lighthouse in 1905. Also, this lighthouse is the second highest in the Philippines after the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. Moreover, the actual lighthouse tower is 30.78 meters tall.
Experiencing a world-class vacation as a reward for yourself doesn’t cost you traveling overseas. You can enter a paradise in just a few hours’ drive outside Metro Manila. Aside from Pangasinan, many nearby provinces also offer great places. You just need to explore the seen and unseen gems of our country.
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