Information about Children's Island
Children’s Island is one of the 124 islands that comprise the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The island is called as such because of its kid-friendly beach that features powdery sand, unlike the other islands that have rocky shorelines. Also, the water here is calm and shallow, which is suitable for the kids.
Along with the island's generally more kid-friendly surroundings, the local tourism officers offer various activities here as well that are great for kids such as swimming and kayaking.
Apart from its powdery beach, you can also find rock formations on the other end of the island. There are several lofty parts with pathways and rock ladders that have wooden fences as well. These fecned off areas often resemble terraces where visitors get to see the overlooking view of the seascape.
For the accommodations, there are huts and tents available on the island. Wooden cottages are available for rent too, complete with beddings, cooking equipment, and own comfort rooms. There are cooking and dining areas here as well. Visitors can also rent a floating picnic shed for more private gatherings. Tents are also available for use for overnight campers.
Tickets and entry
You need to pay several fees before you can enter the Hundred Islands National Park. If you are just going for a day tour, you need to pay an environmental fee of PhP60, an entrance fee of PhP30, and an insurance fee of PhP10, for a total of PhP100. Those who want to stay overnight will need to pay a bit more, as their environmental fee is PhP120.
There is also a PhP200 deposit that you need to pay when you register at the tourism office. This is for the local government’s “Basura mo, iuwi mo” (Bring your own trash home) policy. You will be given a trash bag that you can use during your visit to the park. When you return with your trash bag filled with litter, your deposit will be returned to you.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is during the dry months of December to May. Not only will you have a higher chance of clear weather during these months, but you’ll also have safer boat travels.