Five Beaches to Visit in Pangasinan

 

If you’re itching to travel but don’t wanna go too far, Pangasinan is definitely one of your best choices! Known for its beautiful beaches, you’re sure to never run out of options. We’ve curated some of the best that you can check out for your next getaway:

 

📍 Abagatanen Beach

With its powdery white sand and crystal clear waters, you will fall in love with Abagatanen beach’s beauty. The water here is also shallow so you can enjoy dipping into the ocean even if you’re far from the shore. The place is still undeveloped and there are only a few establishments around the area so make sure to pack the essentials before you go there. You can also go sightseeing near the beach where a lagoon and some rock formations can be found.

 

 

📍Cabongaoan beach

Another beach worth exploring is this white sand beach in Burgos, Pangasinan which is a few hours away from Manila. Plan a road trip with your friends and make sure to visit their famous “Death Pool” — a natural swimming pool that forms near the beach whenever the tide comes in and fills it with saltwater.

 

 

📍Colibra Island

Colibra Island is a well-known destination in Dasol. Tip: walk to the western part of the island for a perfect view. The island has crystal clear water and fine white sand, ideal for snorkeling and swimming. There are no cottages and stores in the area so make sure to bring your own food and drinks or other necessities.

 

 

📍Tambobong Beach

With several resort accommodations and restaurants around the area, Tambobong beach makes it a worry-free beach getaway, especially for family vacations. It’s also the perfect place to relax and de- stress because the beach is calm and beautiful especially during sunrise and sunset.

 

 

📍Tondol Beach

Tondol beach is located in Anda where it is surrounded by mountains and a beautiful view of the sea. It’s definitely a destination where you can enjoy a variety of activities like swimming, having a picnic, or beach volleyball with your friends and loved ones.

 

Photo credit:

Abagatanen Beach: @popodapolous
Cabongaoan Beach: @monalyneduardo
Colibra Island: @iammya18
Tambobong Beach : @ivanagnzls
Tondol Beach: @khn_rsr16

 

Girl We Love: Angely Dub

 

What do you do when you're not traveling?

Most of the time I travel for work so I get a maximum of two weeks in the Philippines. Whenever I'm in the Philippines, I do catching up on my workouts, my family, my friends and yeah all the health stuff and my fitness stuff. I alot the stays to do my office work and catch up with my people in the office. I use my time very wisely.

What are your travel must-haves? 

My camera because I need to document like every single thing on the trip, my phone because I need to stay connected with everyone because I manage my business (Access Travel). I don't have managers in the office, it's just me so nothing can go through that I haven't approved yet. I approve everything so I really need to be online 24/7 or as much as possible. Third, I always keep medicines with me because I really don't get sick but when I get sick, I'm knocked down. Blu ray sunglasses, and I got this thing, a stress spot lotion from Origins. I just put it on my forehead, on my back, and on my wrist so you can sleep anywhere because I need to sleep on the plane so I don't get jet-lagged.

What do you like most about Wink?

I like the laser facial because it helps me when I sometimes get breakouts on my face. It really helps [reduce] my pimple marks and scars. Also, the laser whitening for my underarms, it lightens my underarms... because I'm really active and because of the friction, it gets dark. It also helps with my fine hairs.

How does Wink help you with your travels?

It helps me because I don't need to shave anymore, yay!

Sunset or sunrise?

I'm more of a sunset person. Though I've witnessed some amazing sunrises like that time I'm in Pokhara and saw the first ray of light in the Himalayas. The Everest and Nepal sunrises are also beautiful.  But I love the sunset! It reminds me that the days are done and you did good and tomorrow is a better day.

Do you have a travel bucket list? If so what countries/places are on it?

The thing is I really don't have a bucket list. I don't believe in bucket list, just my perspective. Whenever I think I'll go somewhere, I'll go there.

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Favorite beach?

That's really hard. Maldives, of course! But I also really love all the beaches in the Philippines! The sand is so fine and perfect.

Preferred accommodations when traveling: hotel, hostel or couchsurfing, Airbnb?

I usually stay in hotels for my safety. I do try Airbnb sometimes, but I usually stay in hotels  because I need to workout, swim, etc.

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If you can be anywhere right now, where would you be and why?

If I could just teleport somewhere, I'd wanna be in Madrid  so I can talk to this person I wasn't able to see the last time I was there. 

If you can give us one travel advice, what will it be?

Just go with the flow. You're not in a competition with anyone. The thing nowadays is people travel for the social media. Just let it sink in like what the destination has to offer. Just feel it. You don't really need to compete just because you see people travel to this place. Travel for yourself and not for other people. Get to know the people and talk to locals.

 

Amazing Local Beach Resorts Worth Checking Out

 

Looking for some nice beaches with great amenities where you can relax, have peace and quiet time, and enjoy nature all at the same time can be hard sometimes if you don’t know where to look.

We’ve rounded up several beach resorts you’ll surely enjoy whether it’s a last minute vacation or a long weekend getaway.

 

Côte Resort, Aurora

What we love about this resort:

🌴 Located at the edge of a 3.6 hectare coconut plantation
🏄 Complimentary surf lessons
👌 Unlimited fresh buko
🔥 Campfire under the stars at night

 

Lotus Shores Siargao

What we love about this resort:

💪 Ideal place for the yogi, surfer or conscious adventurer
🍍  Serves delicious and healthy food
🏡 Has different accommodations to suit your preferences and budget

 

Momo Beach House, Bohol

What we love about this resort:

🌞Offers stunning seaside and sunset views
🏠 Eco-friendly amenities
🌿 Nature-inspired architecture

 

The Birdhouse El Nido

What we love about this resort:

😶 Located away from the noisy crowd
🌊 Just a few minutes away from Maremegmeg Beach
Boutique glamping experience
💡 Each tent has solar powered lamps

 

Girl We Love: Kelsea Albano

 

What do you do when you are not traveling?

I go longboarding (Yes, GIRLS CAN RIDE!) and sometimes when I feel like it, I practice how long I can hold my breath in the pool. When I'm home I go on a Rick and Morty and Avatar the last Airbender marathon. I sometimes play the ukulele. I try to keep myself busy.

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What are your travel must-haves?

Reef friendly sunblock, flippers, goggles and of course my camera. I cannot travel without them! I love diving and taking photographs underwater.

What do you like most about Wink?

I love the great customer service and I love the quick and painless laser treatment!

How does Wink help you with your travels?

It makes me more confident to do a lot more activities wearing whatever I want.

Sunset or sunrise?

Sunrise. I miss it most of the time because I don't really wake up early, but once I get the chance to, it's always beautiful.

Do you have a travel bucket list?
If yes, what countries/places are on it?

Africa and Hawaii. I just want to see wild animals and swim with dolphins because honestly, my dream is to be a wildlife photographer. <3

Favorite beach?

Daku Island because of it's crystal clear water and soft white sand.

Preferred accommodations when traveling: hostel or couchsurfing, hotel, or Airbnb?

Hostels because I get to meet other amazing people.

If you can be anywhere right now, where would you be and why?

Siargao! It's just the place to be! It has everything, diving, surfing, good food and amazing human beings! I can't imagine a year without visiting Siargao. I'd go crazy!

If you can give us one travel advice, what will it be?

People nowadays are too focused on their photographs that they forget what is right in front of them. My advice would be take pictures but don't forget to live in the moment.

 

Under the radar waterfalls in the Philippines

 

If you’re an adventure lover who finds the beauty of waterfalls irresistible, you’re in luck because the Philippines is not just abundant with white-sand beaches, it is also gifted with numerous natural falls. Skip your usual beach getaway trips and check out these under the radar waterfalls you can add to your travel list.

 

Laktas Falls Dingalan, Aurora

Laktas falls’ wide swimming area makes it an ideal place to tag along your family and friends with you on your next trip. It’s the perfect hideaway for some peace and quiet time while enjoying its beautiful surroundings.

 

Sagpulon Falls Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

Surrounded with several springs, Sagpulon Falls is a must-see tourist spot. The waterfalls’ walls are covered with moss which filters the falling water. The place was turned into a small resort with facilities such as picnic tables, cottages for rent, and man-made mini pools for the tourists making it ideal for some fun and relaxation.

 

Marangig Falls Maragusan, Davao

Marangig Falls is surrounded by trees and different shrubs where you can chill and have picnic while gazing at its beauty. Aside from this, you can also do some exploring and climbing because it serves as a jump-off point to Mount Candalaga.

 

Situbo Falls Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte

Situbo Falls, located in a small barrio, is one of the grandest and highest waterfalls in Zambaonga. You’ll enjoy going to this place because it isn’t crowded even on a weekend. You will need to ride a habal-habal from the town and do a quick trek to get here. The travel is worth it once you finally gaze to this majestic falls and its beauty.

 

Pahangog Falls Dimiao, Bohol

Pahangog Falls’ clear water and the green vegetation and big trees surrounding the area makes it ideal for the adventure lovers. A part of this place has a pool that catches fresh cool waters gushing from its sides. Dip in its nature-made lagoon to freshen up. There are two caverns with bizarre interiors nearby worth checking out.

 

Photo credit:

Laktas Falls: @rochjdomingo
Sagpulon Falls: travelingmorion.com
Marangig Falls: thehavenspeak.com
Situbo Falls: @bryehero
Pahangog Falls: elliotlineham

 

Cool Travel Apps to Help You on Your Next Adventures

 

Smartphones have completely revolutionized the way we travel today. Camera phones and apps have become our major staple whenever we go on trips. Planning can be stressful, but not when you have all the necessary tools to have a worry-free adventure. Together with the help of some Wink girls, we’ve carefully curated a list of apps to make traveling easier and smarter for you.

 
 

Girl We Love: Serica Rojas

 

What do you do when you're not traveling?

I recently became more consistent with leading a healthy lifestyle. When I’m in the city, you’ll find me in the yoga studio working on my strength and flexibility.

What are your travel must-haves?

My filming equipment, my phone for some good music, and my sunscreen!

What do you like most about Wink?

I love Wink’s skin laser treatments and their very accommodating staff! I appreciate how personalized their service system is. The staff regularly checks up on me before and after treatment.

How does Wink help you with your travels?

I’m a travel videographer and I’m under the sun a lot. Wink’s Revlite treatment for my face not only ensures that my skin gets some TLC, but it treats my acne scars, which I inevitably get during my travels due to dust exposure. I’m also happy with how it compliments my yoga practice by giving my skin that certain glow.

Sunset or sunrise?

Definitely the sunset!

Do you have a travel bucket list? If so, what countries/places are on it?

Yes, of course! For this year I’ve made it my goal to visit 5 other countries - Iceland, Cambodia, Myanmar and back to exploring the French and the English countryside.

Favorite beach?

It must definitely be this secret beach that my tour guide showed me during my visit in Guam. You’ll be amazed to see this fine stretch of pink sand overlooking the scenic ocean, surrounded by lush coconut trees. It is so secret that most locals are not even aware of it. My newfound friends and I technically had this beach all to ourselves when we were there! You can check out that video here!

Preferred accommodations when traveling: hotel, hostel or couchsurfing, Airbnb?

I’ve always been drawn to the places that I see on AirBnb but I have yet to try them out. So for now, I would have to go with the hotel! Nothing beats a comfy bed and a toilet and bath after a long day of travel!

If you can be anywhere right now, where would you be and why?

I would definitely be chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland! I dream about it night after night after night!

If you can give us one travel advice, what will it be?

Travel light and always come into a place with an open-mind.