Patar White Beach
Patar White Beach is situated at Brgy. Patar, Bolinao and is the most popular beach in Pangasinan. The most attractive thing to see here is the sunset. Ahhh, lovely. During the event, all you want to do is just grab a beer, sit back, and relax while hearing the strong waves coming from the South China Sea.
Some said that this beach could be the new Boracay but I beg to disagree with that — Patar White Beach has yet an unspoiled beauty. There are no fancy rooms, only cottages. No wild bars or restaurants, but you can setup grilling stations and rent a karaoke. However, if you are opting for leisureliness, you can stay at comfort hotels in Brgy. Ilog-Malino which is few minutes away from Patar, they offer upmarket rooms and accommodation only that the front view beach isn’t as great as the Patar White Beach.
If you chose to stay in hotels situated in Brgy. Ilog- Malino, you can avail their land tour services which include trip to Patar White Beach unless you have your own vehicle then you can just drive going to the Patar White Beach.
Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort
It is the most luxurious beach resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Customer service is guaranteed. I remember when we arrived; staffs welcomed us with fresh cold coconut juice and gave us necklaces made of sea shells. Guests are welcome here. You can actually talk to the management if you can take a tour inside and they would be happy to assist you around. Rooms are categorized according to its style and location.
They have Mediterranean-inspired rooms with extraordinary bathrooms that are attached to the Mansion Villa. All rooms are equipped with sliding doors and its sophisticated interior designs will give you a definite soothing feeling which is really perfect for travelers. Aside from Mansion Villa, they have family room called Casitas Suite which made of modern Nipa Nut; inside is very cool and will give you a homey touch.
Rock View Beach
Rock View Beach’s location is just opposite of the Patar White Beach. The beach is literally rocky and what’s interesting about this place is that, if you look closely at those rocks, they are actually lifeless corals which are said to be thousands of years old. The beach is also known for its remarkable uninterrupted wild waves curving against the rocks which made the place photographer’s haven.
In the morning, catch the relaxing sunrise and dip into the wet but don’t forget to wear slippers or any footwear which you can use for swimming, sharp corals under the sea can harm your flawless sole.
You cannot leave Bolinao without visiting the enigmatic Enchanted Cave. Entrance fee is now Php 70.00 (USD 1.60) and additional Php 20.00 if you want to take a dip into the water. When I entered the cave, I’ve got a lot of questions in mind. How the hell did this kind of cave formed? Where is the water coming from? Who discovered this? Along the pathway going to the cave, you will also notice hundreds of corals which looked like rocks. According to the tour guide, Bolinao, Pangasinan was actually under sea level million years ago. Enthralling.
St. James Church
After a painstaking Bolinao tour, try offering a gratitude prayer for a wonderful day you’ve experience at this old church that was built by Augustinians in 1609. Outside the church, try Bolinao’s bamboo rice cake called binongey.
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
This is so far the freshest lighthouse in the Philippines I’ve ever seen. Cape Bolinao lighthouse is just few minutes walk from Patar White beach. This is where Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez’s movie “The Promise” was shot. You can also read my post about this place.
There’s also a stunning overlooking deck beside the lighthouse where you can relax and feel the wind from the pacific blue. The place looks very romantic as well making it perfect for engagement photos or prenuptial photo shoot.
Experience a hard relaxing massage offered by this falls which is situated in Brgy. Samang Norte, Bolinao and is 20 to 30 minutes away from town proper. The water is cold as usual from what is expected in waterfalls. My bad that I wasn’t able to bring my swimwear that time I would’ve taken a dip. Like any other waterfalls that I have been to, you will have to trek for 5 to 10 minutes in order for you to reach its majesty. I wonder why waterfalls always have the hardest trail.
I hope my list helped you on your next trip to Bolinao and if you have something to share that isn’t my list feel free to let me know and I’ll be glad to explore and experience the place as well. Help your friends plan their travel by sharing this post.
Are you now ready to explore Bolinao, Pangasinan?
Start planning your itinerary by reading my Bolinao Travel Guide: Accommodation, Itinerary, and Expenses