Pangasinan Tours and Activities

Pangasinan Tours and Activities

Explore Pangasinan, one of the most beautiful provinces in the Ilocos Region. Go island-hopping in the Hundred Islands, enjoy the white sand of Patar White Beach, join a heritage tour in Lingayen, and more when you book Pangasinan tours in the Philippines.
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Frequently asked questions

What is Pangasinan known for?

Pangasinan, a top road trip destination near Manila, is most known for the Hundred Islands, the first Philippine national park. It’s also famous for its beaches and waterfalls, making it one of the top places for Philippine island hopping tours. Aside from its natural wonders, it’s also known for its local cuisine and “Bangus” or milkfish, making the province the "Bangus Capital of the Philippines.” The name Pangasinan translates to “place of salt,” as this coastal province is a major producer of salt.

What are the must-visit attractions in Pangasinan?

There are a lot of places to visit in Pangasinan, such as the famous Hundred Islands, a collection of around 124 small islands in Lingayen Gulf. It’s one of the top nature trips near Manila.

Visitors can also explore stunning beaches near Manila located in Pangasinan, like Patar White Beach, enjoy island hopping in Anda, marvel at unique rock formations like Umbrella Rocks in Agno, or take a refreshing dip in waterfalls such as Bolinao Falls.

Aside from its natural wonders, Pangasinan also boasts cultural and historical landmarks such as Our Lady of Manaoag Church, Saint James the Great Parish Church, and Balungao Hilltop Adventure. These sites offer insights into the province's rich heritage.

When is the best time to visit Pangasinan?

The dry season, particularly from December to May, is the best time to visit Pangasinan because of its sunny weather, which is ideal for a Philippine guided tour like the Hundred Islands tour. However, travelers should avoid the wet season from June to early October due to the possibility of typhoons and heavy rains.

How can I get to Pangasinan from Manila?

Traveling to Pangasinan from Manila is convenient via bus or car. Several bus companies operate daily trips from terminals in Cubao and Pasay to various towns in Pangasinan. Alternatively, visitors can drive to Pangasinan using expressways like TPLEX and NLEX-SCTEX.

You can book a 1-day tour in Pangasinan for a hassle-free day trip from Manila. If you’re looking for transfers, accommodations, and tours all in one, you can book a Philippine vacation package.

How can I get around Pangasinan once I'm there?

Getting around Pangasinan is convenient, with options like jeepneys, buses, tricycles, and UV Shuttle Vans available in most towns. Visitors can easily navigate the province's well-paved highways and city streets or opt for city transfers for added flexibility.

What are the accommodation options in Pangasinan?

Pangasinan offers a range of accommodations catering to different preferences and budgets.

In fact, a staycation in Pangasinan is one of the top activities near Manila. Visitors can choose from Pangasinan beach resorts, luxury and budget hotels, vacation home rentals, and budget inns scattered across towns like Alaminos, Bolinao, Dagupan, and Urdaneta.

What are some recommended restaurants in Pangasinan?

Pangasinan boasts a diverse culinary scene with restaurants offering a variety of dishes. Some highly recommended eateries include Matutina's in Urdaneta for Filipino cuisine, Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina in Dagupan for Mexican-inspired dishes, and Maxine by the Sea in Alaminos for seafood specialties. If you’re looking for a fun activity, a food trip in Pangasinan is recommended.

What are the must-try dishes and local delicacies in Pangasinan?

Filipino cuisine in Pangasinan features a variety of seafood dishes and local delicacies. Visitors shouldn't miss trying specialties like bangus prepared in various ways, Pigar-Pigar (beef or carabao meat jerky), Alaminos Longganisa, and native desserts like binungey and tupig.

Are there any safety tips for travelers visiting Pangasinan?

While Pangasinan is generally safe for tourists, it's advisable to practice usual safety precautions such as safeguarding valuables, staying hydrated during outdoor activities, and following local regulations. Additionally, travelers should be mindful of weather conditions, especially during the wet season, and plan their Pangasinan itinerary accordingly.
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