The Hundred Islands is in Alaminos Pangasinan, also known as "Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes," which covers 1,884 hectares and consists of 123 islands at high tides 124 islands at low tide. One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the Philippines, it is world-famous for good reasons: its islands are wonderfully spread out on the blue-green waters of Lingayen Gulf, rich in flora and fauna inland and underwater, fine beige sand, that yields every step, and also the friendly local islanders.
Below are the approximate rates of the activities and other things that might help as a basis for budget preparation. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Cottage: P300.00-P1,500.00, vary on size
As the name suggests, the Hundred Islands Alaminos Pangasinan National Park has more than 100 islands to admire. You can swim off the beautiful beaches and admire the incredible natural attractions. It has great places for leisure activities, from swimming and hiking to sightseeing. However, only three islands have developed for tourists. They are Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island.
One of the islands that you must visit is Governor's Island, where a view deck that allows shows the magnificent view of hundreds of islands. The island also has a rental hotel, which is very suitable for large groups of people. The homestay has two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a bathroom, and a kitchen. It has a limited supply of freshwater, clean bedding, and electricity from a generator.
Quezon Island is also one of the most visited islands. This island is famous for its white-sand beaches, which are the best for snorkeling and kayaking. Kayak and snorkel equipment rental services are available on the island. If you are looking for a more secluded experience, you can ask your boatman to take you to one of the other islands with smaller beach bays.
If you have children exploring the Hundred Islands of Alaminos, be sure to spend a lot of time on Children's Island. Not only is the water clear, the depth of the water is suitable for children to control, but the fine white sand bar also connects it to the adjacent island. This island is an excellent place to stop and have lunch, and the small waves gently rock your boat.
Visiting the national park is highly recommended during the dry season or in summer from November to May. If you are traveling by bus, it is best to leave Manila before midnight so that the arrival time is perfect for breakfast. However, Pangasinan Island also experiences typhoons and monsoon rains, so avoid visiting the Pangasinan Islands during the rainy season from June to October.
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Are you planning to visit a place with equally unique beauty and features that will fascinate you? Traveling to Hundred Islands is the answer. Here's how to get there;
Going to Hundred Islands is pretty straightforward. Take a bus from Cubao or Pasay to Alaminos Pangasinan. Travel time might take 5 to 6 hours. Few major bus companies such as Victory Liner, 5-Star Bus Company, Dagupan Bus Co., Cisco Bus, and First North Luzon Transit offer travel daily at various Pangasinan stations Bolinao, Dagupan, Alaminos, Lingayen, and Urdaneta. Bus fare is around 470 pesos or more. As soon as you arrive at the Alaminos terminal, take a tricycle to Lucap Wharf (Fare is approx – PHP 50.00).
When traveling by private car, use Lucap or Alaminos Wharf National Park, which is the departure point of Waze. It is approximately 240 km (150 miles) north of the Kilometer Zero marker in Rizal Park, Manila, or about 4 hours away.
Upon arrival in Lucap Wharf, go to the tourism office to register and rent a boat for the island-hopping adventure. Boat rental depends on the size and whether your tour is a day tour or overnight.
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