Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Where to Stay in Manaoag

#203 Soriano St., Poblacion, Manaoag
Mr. Manuel Dalope Sr.

Mendoza St. Poblacion, Manaoag
Mr. Bernard Mendoza

Brgy. Cabanbanan, Manaoag
+6375-519-4365 / 519-2969

Hotels and Resorts in Pangasinan

Hotels and Resorts in Pangasinan
Lingayen Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Lingayen Beach, located in the capital of Pangasinan Province, is a very relaxing place. With it's long shoreline, pristine waters and cool, fine gray sand, it is fast becoming a destination of Manila residents in search of recreation. The province itself has always been famous because this was the landing site of Gen. Douglas McArthur when he returned to the Philippines to liberate Luzon in 1945. Facilities like picnic sheds and bathhouses were put up by the government about 20 meters away from the shoreline.

El Puerto Marina offers standard rooms with queen-sized bed, crisp linen sheets and tiled flooring. All the rooms are furnished, hot and cold shower with bathroom products. Each room is equipped with individual cooling systems, television and closet. Facilities like ATVs, swimming pool and jacuzzi are also available.

+(63)(075) 5425328
+(63)(075) 5422285
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 8523404
+(63)(0920) 9506822

Lingayen Gulf and Resort offers comfortable rooms with TV and a sea view. The resort is located near the beach. Standard rooms can accommodate up to 3 persons. Suites have larger capacity for more guests. Its present incarnation under the stewardship of the Provincial Government has retained much of its old ambiance.

Telephone: +(63)(075) 5425871

Sabangan Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Sabangan Beach with it's Umbrella Rocks in Agno is just 28 km. away from Alaminos. It is called Umbrella Rocks because of the fern decorated boulders looking like umbrellas that dot the mouth of the Balingcaguing River. The beach is a good place for swimming, snorkeling and diving because of it's beautiful corals and diverse marine life.

The following are resorts located in the area:

Gloria's Cottages have spacious rooms in cottages on stilts in the sea.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512673

The Last Resort offers standard and airconditioned rooms, a restaurant and boating facility.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512440

Maxine By The Sea provides practically furnished rooms. Their beautiful roofed-over patio restaurant is right on the water.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512537

Vista De Las Islas offers standard and airconditioned rooms with refrigerator. Also has it's own restaurant.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512492

Punta Riviera Resort, Pangasinan, Philippines

Punta Riviera Resort is an upscale family beach resort located in a unique environmental setting at Ilog Malino, Bolinao, Pangasinan. It is less than an hours travel from Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Pangasinan. The guests are treated for a swim in their magnificent infinity pool. The resort also accepts quality cuisine catering for tours, family reunions, weddings and business conventions for up to 300 persons.

+(63)(075) 6961350
+(63)(075) 6961274

Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan, Philippines

It is the foremost tourist destination in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is a five-hour drive north of Manila passing through Pampanga, Tarlac, and finally to Alaminos. The jump-off point is the town of Lucap. From the wharf, it is just a short 20-minute boat ride to the islands.With over a hundred little islets sprinkling a vast area of some 1,844 hectares of calm and clear blue waters. One can practically have an island all to oneself! But not all islands in the park are ideal for swimming and picnics. Only a few have white sandy beaches. Most are rock-solid but with lush green plants and vegetation, some trees, some even have caves!

Three of the most popular islands are the Quezon Island, Governor's Island and the Children's Island. Aside from the islands themselves, caves abound at the Hundred Islands. Today, up to ten caves have been identified and some were named based on some myths, legends and the stone formation. One would be enthralled at the giant clams locally called "taklobo" which is being considered to be the biggest bivalve mollusks in the world. The waters of the Hundred Islands is home to coral reefs which shelter, feed and protect sea creatures in the park. They also aid the islets in protecting the city's coast from the impact of waves.

The Hundred Islands Resort Hotel in Barangay Lucap, City of Alaminos, is servicing visitors to the Hundred Island, it is a Dept. of Tourism accredited hotel in the area. Offers 20 deluxe and standard rooms with TV and airconditioning, with round-the-clock hot and cold water service.

+(63)(075) 5515753
+(63)(075) 5515754

Cape Bolinao Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

The white beach in Barangay Patar has a fresh water source nearby believed to be an outlet of an underground river. Here, the surf is wilder as it hits the boulders along the shore. The landmark is the old lighthouse that stands on a hill. The tourism infrastructure is not well developed but the locals are very helpful to tourists. As many of its inhabitants are fishermen, Bolinao is also a paradise for seafood gourmets.

Update (12-01-07):
Bolinao is a little town north-west of Lucap, which hasn't been overrun by tourists yet, at the far north end of the province of Pangasinan.

Dutch Beach Resort in Patar offers pleasantly furnished small cottages with refrigerators, situated in a garden directly on the beach. A restaurant is also available.

Cellphone: +(63)(0920) 7869037

Puerto del Sol Beach Hotel is located about 10 km west of Bolinao, on the way to Patar. They have an attractive, two-storey building with comfortable rooms, all with refrigerators and TVs. Other amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

+(63)(0918) 5192147
+(63)(0920) 9507105
+(63)(0920) 9527475
Bolinao Telephone:
+(63)(075) 6960530
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 6378963
+(63)(02) 6352547
+(63)(02) 6315103

Villa Carolina Beach Resort offers bungalows, duplex rooms, cabanas, and thatched huts. Amenities include a billiard table, mini garden, barbeque area and a "Venetian" inspired swimming pool that has cascading waterfalls and a connecting Jacuzzi on the other side.

+(63)(0921) 6983340
+(63)(0921) 3362827

Tambobong Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Located in the municipality of Dasol, province of Pangasinan. The 18 kms distance from the town proper will take about 45 minutes to an hour of rough yet scenic drive. A white sand beach with water that teems with marine life. A favorite site of anglers and scuba divers.

Update (12-05-07):
Tambobong is still untouched by foreign tourists, and is still a hidden paradise. Also in the vicinity of Tambobong are islands worth visiting not only for the seclusion of secret coves, but also for unique geographical wonders.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Yap: Government to start irrigation component of San Roque dam

Yap: Government to start irrigation component of San Roque dam
by Evelyn @ 11:07 am. Filed under News

MANAOAG, PANGASINAN — After a five-year delay, the government will finally be able to begin the construction of the irrigation component of the San Roque multipurpose dam in San Manuel town.

During a visit here on Friday, Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap told farmers’ groups that about P215 million has been included in the agriculture budget next year for the project.

“Will it be finished? I don’t know. Gusto ko pong maging tapat sa inyo (I just want to tell you the truth),” Yap said.

He said his objective now was to have the irrigation project funded even if it meant irrigating only about 7,000 hectares of rice field in Pangasinan province, which, he noted, will already be a big help to farmers.

During its construction stage in the mid-1990s, the $1.2-billion San Roque Multipurpose Dam Project boasted of an irrigation component that could provide water to about 87,000 ha of rice fields in Pangasinan and Tarlac.

The dam was completed in 2002, but minus its irrigation component. Yap said the irrigation project has been approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Japanese government, which will release the fund through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).