DISCOVER PANGASINAN Featured tourist spots and destinations: St. Vincent Ferrer Statue Bayambang, Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos City, Cabongan Beach Burgos, Panacalan Sandbar Anda, Bangrim Marine Protected Area Bani, Balungao Hilltop Adventure, Sky Plaza Natividad, Colibra Island Dasol, Cape Bolinao Light House, Agno Umbrella Rocks, Maranum Falls Natividad, Depth Pool Agno, Lingayen ATV Adventure, Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Lingayen, Dawel River Cruise Dagupan City, Balingasay River Cruise Bolinao, Dasol Salt Farm, Ciudad Elmina Finshing Village, St. Peter Paul Parish Calasio, Senor Divino Tesoro Shrine Calasiao, St. James The Great Parish Bolinao, Our Lady of Manaoag Church. Explore the scenic province of Pangasinan, home of the famous Hundred Islands, and get a taste of its local culture and cuisine. Pangasinan boasts of stretches of white, sandy beaches, verdant hills, scenic terrains, caves, waterfalls, ancient Hispanic churches, miraculous destinations for devotees, a vast coastline for fishing, water sports or leisurely walking along the Lingayen beach where one can get a glimpse of the world-famous Philippine sunset.
The province got its name from “asin” (salt). The early settlers of the place were known for making salt. Hence, the name “Panag-asinan” or the place where salt is made. Over the years, the name evolved into Pangasinan.
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Pangasinan is a destination for tourists who wish to explore islands and beaches, waterfalls, and feast on tasty local cuisine – all just 3-4 hours of drive from Manila. Pangasinan translates to “place of salt” as it is a major producer of salt. In fact, two of their main products are bagoong (shrimp paste) and alamang (krill) that give additional flavor to dishes. Add Pangasinan to your bucket list if you’re looking for a quick escape from the city.
See and Do
Pangasinan is famous for its Hundred Islands National Park, an island-hopping destination where you can go swimming, snorkeling, camping, cliff jumping and more. A must-visit as well are the white sand beaches and majestical waterfalls of Bolinao. Regarded as the Bangus (milkfish) Capital of the World, you shouldn’t miss out on Pangasinan’s Bangus Festival held annually in Dagupan City where locals dance on the streets in vibrant costumes and tourists can feast on bangus dishes. Aside from their bagoong products, Pangasinan is also known for their traditional Filipino rice cake called Puto Calasio that you should buy bags of as pasalubong (food souvenir) for friends and family back home.
Where to Stay
Pangasinan has beach resorts and hotels with prices ranging from budget to luxury.
Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Panggasinan, [paŋɡasiˈnan]; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Pangasinan) is a province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region of Luzon. Its capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and West Philippine Sea. It has a total land area of 5,451.01 square kilometres (2,104.65 sq mi). According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 2,956,726 people. The official number of registered voters in Pangasinan is 1,651,814. The western portion of the province is part of the homeland of the Sambal people, while the central and eastern portions are the homeland of the Pangasinan people. Due to ethnic migration, Ilocano people have settled in some areas of the province (ex.Rosales, Balungao, Villasis, Urdaneta City).
Pangasinan Tourism / Pangasinan Tourist Attractions:
Recommended Places: Hundred Islands National Park is considered as one of the favorite tourist destinations in the north. The province’s extensive coastline embracing fourteen coastal towns and cities provides endless choices for water activities. West coast towns – Agno, Alaminos City, Anda, Bani, Bolinao, Burgos, Dasol, and Infanta; Lingayen Gulf Coast – Binmaley, Dagupan City, Labrador, Lingayen, San Fabian, and Sual; Islands in Alaminos City, Bolinao, Dasol, Infanta, and Sual.