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Provinces & Destinations - Pangasinan

Capital : Lingayen

Area and Location
Pangasinan has an area of 5,368.82 square kilometers. Its boundaries are Lingayen Gulf, La Union, and Benguet on the north; Nueva Vizcaya on the northeast; Nueva Ecija on the east; Tarlac on the South and Zambales and China Sea on the West.

Geographic Profile
Mountainous on the eastern part and bounded by the Lingayen Gulf on the west. The western coastal municipalities are characterized by the presence of numerous small islands, especially Hundred Islands of Alaminos. The province experience two pronounced seasons - dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

WHAT TO SEE

Bonuan Beach
Dagupan City

Aside from being a venue for water activities, this is also one of the landing sites of the Liberation Forces in 1945.

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Bolinao
The lighthouse was built by the Americans in 1903 on a 300 feet high promontory at the western part of Cape Bolinao still sending signals to vessels passing by the area.

Colibra
Dasol
Given its name, colibra, the island is where one may find sea snakes using the island as a refuge or perhaps as a resting place.

Feast of Señora Manaoag
Manaoag
Also known as the feast of the Holy Rosary, patroness of the sick, the helpless and the needy. The event is held every Holy Week.

Hundred Islands National Park
Lucap, Alaminos
A cluster of numerous islands of different sizes, some having small, white beaches. The place is ideal for swimming, boating, and snorkeling. A major tourist destination in the province.

Manleluag Hot Spring
Malabobo, Mangatarem
The hot spring is located in a 7-kilometer uphill climb and is ideal for trekking.

Nuestra Señora de Manaoag Shrine
Manaoag
Site of the miraculous shrine of "Apo Baket", processions are held at dawn of every first Saturday of the month.

Patar Beach
Bolinao
Patar is one of the best tourism attractions in Bolinao, It has an extensive coastline with a combination of rocky outcrops and white sand beaches.

San Fabian White Beach
San Fabian
The beach area stretches from Nibilaw West to Mabilao in San Fabian. This was also the landing site of Lt. Gen. Homma, commander of the Japanese. Expeditionary Forces on December 24, 1941 .

Santiago Island
Bolinao
The island is rich in corals that teem with marine life, thus making it a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Sual Beach
Sual
Sual
Beach
is a long expanse of sandy beach where there is little tourism development. Several fishing communities dominate large parts of the beach area.

Umbrella Rocks
Sabangan, Agno
Mushroom-shaped stone boulders at the mouth of the Balincaguing river.

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