This beach resort and vacation club is located in Lingayen, Pangasinan, one of the major provinces in Luzon. If the place has a familiar ring to it, it’s probably because you’re recalling an important event in Philippine history, during the latter part of World War 2.
Lingayen is the beach where General Douglas McArthur’s arrival in the Philippines was recorded in a famous photograph in January 9, 1945. In it, the American General is shown knee deep in the water, wading ashore and flanked by military soldiers, with the command ship U.S.S. Boise docking in the background.
Today, this same beach is where El Puerto Marina has set up a relaxing, carefree place of leisure for the public, a far cry from the uniformed troops and military presence that was famously recorded in the iconic black and white image in the past.
Enjoy the cool breeze along the shoreline and take at dip on the beach. While McArthur’s soldiers didn’t have the luxury of taking off their heavy boots when they landed on these famous shores, feel free to go barefoot and relish the powdery sands tickling your toes.
If you’re looking for one place to fulfill all of your vacation activities while in Pangasinan, this is the place to go to. A child-friendly place that is also perfect for business or corporate events, El Puerto Marina offers rooms that can accommodate small or large groups alike.
Their pay-per-use amenities include setting up a bonfire by the beach as well as other water sports and activities such as fishing, skim boarding, kayaking, and beach volleyball.
Participate in other activities like billiards, pingpong, and foseball with your group and make new friends. Afterwards relax and enjoy their spa services and end the day with a nice meal at their on-site cafe and restaurant.
El Puerto Marina in-house guests are entitled to use the facilities at the Aquatica Marina Water Park nearby at discounted rates.