10 Things You Shouldn't Miss Out On In Alaminos City, Philippines

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Alaminos City has been the most popular destination in Pangasinan because of its stunning Hundred Islands National Park. So with this long list of islands and sights to conquer, here are the things to do that you can’t miss out in Alaminos City.

Check out this starter list to keep your awesome Alaminos trip on track.

1. Hop until you drop around the Hundred Islands

The Islets of Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan
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The Hundred Islands National Park has four major developed islands: Governor’s Island, Marcos Island, Children’s Island, and Quezon Island. Some of the activities you can enjoy during your island hopping adventure include snorkeling, kayaking, beach bumming, and camping. The fee ranges from 20 USD to 80 USD depending on your chosen boat service and the length of your stay.

Hundred Islands National Park

Address: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Hundred Islands National Park

2. Savor the fresh seafood and gorgeous views at Maxine by the Sea Restaurant

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Enjoy the fresh seafood and the awesome view at Maxine by the Sea Restaurant when you need a food stop. For affordable dishes good for a family or a group, try out their whole set of 7, which can be as low as 38 USD for 6 people. From your table, you can either see the islands by day or view the lit Lucap port at night.

Maxine by the Sea Restaurant

Address: Pangasinan Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Maxine by the Sea Restaurant

3. Enjoy the beach life minus the crowd at Bolo Beach

Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos Pangasinan
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During hot weather, it’s best to be right at the beach. After a lot of traveling in Alaminos, you can waste time lazing in Bolo Beach. You can have a picnic, a bonfire at night, sunbathe, build a sandcastle, or just relax after all the activities you did all day long. An entrance fee isn’t needed in this natural beach, so go ahead and jump in.

Bolo Beach

Address: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

4. Hide in the secluded Tobuan Beach

White Beach, Labrador, Pangasinan
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If you like to stay somewhere fun and relaxing with friends and family, Tobuan Beach is the place for you. Besides having fine white sand, the beach has fewer visitors and is quieter than the other popular beaches around Alaminos. Since it isn’t well-known to most people, the place is clean and well-maintained. There’s nothing else you can do but appreciate the sea right in front of you.

Tobuan Beach

Address: Labrador, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

5. Take panoramic shots around Governor's Island

Governors Island, Hundred Islands National Park Alaminos Pangasinan
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If you are planning to take beautiful shots around the Hundred Islands, one of the best places to go is the Governor’s Island. On the way to Governor’s Island, you will encounter eye-catchers such as the horse-foot-shaped rock formation you’ll come across right before you reach the top and the stunning panorama from the view deck. You can’t help but take a photo from every angle.

Governor's Island

Address: Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Governor’s Island

6. Dive around Devil's Island

HUNDRED ISLANDS IN ALAMINOS CITY
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Whether the island is named after a former Philippine president or a supernatural creature, tourists should certainly drop by Devil’s Island (also known as Macapagal’s Island) for its rich and colorful marine life. Around the island, you can see its various sea creatures and beautiful corals inviting you to see more of what’s down under. When your meeting with life underwater is done, you can go back to the surface and calmly float around.

Devil's Island

Address: Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Devil’s Island

7. Say hi to the monkeys of Monkey Island

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It’s already obvious that what you’ll witness in Hundred Islands’ Monkey Island is its local monkeys. You can get to say hi to the island’s primate residents freely going around doing their own business. Some can be shy towards tourists and some can be mischievous, so you better be alert at all times.

Monkey Island

Address: Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Monkey Island

8. Get over your fear of heights at Marcos Island

Hundred Islands National Park
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If you are suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights), Marcos Island can help you overcome that fear. In Marcos Island, you’ll need to climb up to the top and walk towards the spot where you can see the wide mouth of Imelda’s Cave. The next thing to do? Jump in. The cliff jumping point down to the cave’s waters can be as high (or short) as 20 feet (6 meters). If you want to take a pass on this one, you can walk down instead without a worry.

When you’re down the cave, you can start snorkeling to reach the other opening of the cave so you can swim back to the shore.

Marcos Island

Address: Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Marcos Island

9. Have salty and garlicky local sausages for breakfast

Longganisa
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Filipinos have their own version of sausages locally known as longganisa. In Alaminos, the longganisa is well-known for having a combination of salty and garlicky flavors thanks to the province’s richness in sea salt and love for garlic.

Alaminos’s longganisa can look odd too compared to other local sausages. Both ends of every sausage are pierced with toothpicks to seal them. A dozen of these sausages costs around a dollar.

Alaminos Longganisa

Address: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Alaminos Longganisa

10. Zipline between islands

Zipline through the Islands
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For extreme adventures, you should consider ziplining in the Hundred Islands National Park. Here you can get to cross from one island to another for an affordable price.

There are two available ziplines which take you from Quezon Island to Virgin Island. The first zipline which costs around 2 USD is around 393 feet (120 meters) long. The second zipline for 5 – 7 USD is about 1,791 feet (546 meters) long.

Zipline at Hundred Islands National Park

Address: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines

Website: Zipline at Hundred Islands National Park

Hit pause and have fun in Alaminos

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Locals and foreigners would enjoy their break even for a short time when they visit Alaminos. Here, you can enjoy all different kinds of activities and get to see several islands all in one place.

To make sure your trip around Alaminos is all worth every second, these recommended activities will help you.

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