Sunday, July 24, 2011

Backpacking in the Philippines : Pangasinan

Place of interest: Hundred Islands - Alaminos

How to get there: From Manila, you can take a bus going to either Alaminos or Bolinao, Pangasinan. Victory Liner has a regular bus schedule from its Quezon City Terminal. Since I came from Paranaque, I went to their Pasay Terminal, unfortunately they do not have a direct route to Pangasinan from there so I took the Tarlac bus and took another bus from there to get to Alaminos.

Fare : Pasay to Tarlac - P203, departed 10:20AM and reached Tarlac at 1:30PM with stop over in Dau, Pampanga

Tarlac to Alaminos - P181, departed Tarlac 2:30PM and arrived in Alaminos at 6PM

Alaminos City proper to Lucap by Tricycle - P60, the ride took about 10-15 minutes.

Accommodation: P1400 with 30% discount (P980 net) at the Pension house. A bit pricey considering the quality of the room. I did not have a chance to find a cheaper place since it was already dark when I arrived.

Entrance Fee and Boat Rental: Entrance fee to the Hundred Islands is P20 each person and boat rental for day tour (3 islands) is P800, good for 1-5 persons. For overnight, it will be P1400

Tips: You better leave Manila during late night and arrive in Alaminos early in the morning ready to tour the Hundred Islands. There is really no need to stay at Lucap overnight as there is no night life in there.If you consider karaoke singing a night life, then there is.

The Cathedral

The Crocodile Island

Part of the Quezon Island

Rental Matrix

Cuenco Cave

Giant Clams at the Quezon Island


hello! when did you go here? because I was checking for the price range if its still the same. Thanks

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