Information about Governor's Island
Governor’s Island is the largest and one of the most well-developed islands among over a hundred islands in the famous Hundred Islands National Park. The park is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan and is the most popular tourist attraction in the province.
Governor’s Island offers a lot of activities to its visitors. It is home to a pristine light-brown sandy beach and clear waters. You can find a small cave here as well. It is home to bats and swiftlets.
Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling, and even try a 500-step hike leading up to a 546-meter zip line that goes to the nearby Virgin Island. There is also a 120-meter pontoon bridge that connects the two islands.
Tourists can also trek up the hill of the island and appreciate the rock formations along the way. There is one iconic long rock formation that locals liken to a horse’s foot. On top of the hill is a view deck of the entire park and the statue of Joseph the Carpenter.
Tickets and entry
Before you can enjoy Governor’s Island and the rest of the Hundred Islands National Park, there are several fees that you need to pay. Tourists who are only visiting for the day 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 plan to stay overnight will need to pay an environmental fee of PhP120.
The local government also enforces their “Basura mo, iuwi mo” (Bring your own trash home) policy, which means you also have to pay a PhP200 deposit when you register at the tourism office. A trash bag will be given to you, which you can use during your stay in the park. You will get your deposit back when you hand over your litter upon your return.
Best time to visit
For a better chance of clear weather, visit the park during the dry months of November to May.