Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Getaway At Lingayen

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I spent my first summer getaway this year in Lingayen, Pangasinan. I have been here once before but I did not stay long due to lack of time. This time around, I made sure I will make the most out of my stay in this place.

I and my college friends stayed at El Puerto Marina Beach Resort And Spa which is a short walking distance to Lingayen Beach for 3 days and 2 nights. The whole of Day 1 was spent bumming around and relaxing on Lingayen Beach which by the way is a historic beach as this is where General McArthur landed during the second world war. We also tried surfing since the waves were strong. This was my first time to surf so it was such a memorable experience. Since there were only few people around, it feels like we had the beach to ourselves. On the second day, we had a day trip to The Hundred Islands which is around 1 hour from Lingayen. After Hundred Islands, we went back to Lingayen and had a bonfire night. On the third day, we left Lingayen and stopped by Dagupan to eat lunch then made our way back to Manila.

Lingayen Beach (taken by Tin on March 27, 2009)

Lingayen Beach and Kayak (taken by Kate on March 27, 2009)

El Puerto Marina (taken by Tin on March 27, 2009)

Bonfire by the beach (taken by me on March 28, 2009)

Lingayen beach may not be as popular as other beaches in the Philippines, but I still love this place. I love its fine sand (think Boracay sand but gray) and long wide shore. I love its clear water and the sound of the strong waves. I love the feeling of calmness this place gives and having the whole wide beach to yourself. Just perfect.

Access from Manila to Lingayen:
Dagupan Bus takes the Manila-Lingayen route. You can also take daily buses to Dagupan and from Dagupan, catch the bus or jeepney to Lingayen. Travel time is around 4-6 hours depending on traffic.

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  1. Is that Albert's emo pic? Hahahaha!

    Btw, we were caught on cam. Video's posted somewhere in youtube. Funny. :))

  2. Yeah!!! hahahah galing mo a! hahaha
    really??? video san?

  3. Haha ayun, napost na pala ni Joy sa FB :))

  4. There are so many beautiful places in Pangasinan. Glad that you shared this one. I've got an idea. Keep it up!

  5. Beautiful Pictures! I think you really enjoyed.I would love to visit this place.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Awesome Experience!I really like El Puerto Marina.It's great idea to visit Lingayen.Thanks for sharing.