BOLINAO PANGASINAN TRAVEL GUIDE

If you are itching for Instagram-worthy coves, cerulean beaches, mesmeric sunset and emerald-green waterfalls, head to Bolinao in Pangasinan province.  This thriving town is a perfect spot for your barkada or family beach get-away, only 5-6 hours away from the bustling Manila.

 

Here’s a travel guide for Bolinao, Pangasinan to help you plan your trip this 2017.  Ideally, a 3 day 2 nights itinerary will cover most of the top attractions in this municipality.

 


 

 

HOW TO GET TO BOLINAO, PANGASINAN FROM MANILA

 

VIA BUS

 

From Manila (Cubao or Pasay), you can ride a bus to Bolinao, Pangasinan. Travel time is roughly 6 to 6.5 hours. From Cubao, you may take Victory Liner Bus (see schedule below) for Php 459 or Five Star Bus (See schedule below) for PHP 275 to PHP 375.

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VICTORY LINER BUS SCHEDULE TO BOLINAO, PANGASINAN FROM MANILA

 

 

Victory Liner

Address: 683 EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City915054

Phone Number: (02) 727-4688, (02) 410-8986, (02) 727-4534, 09985

 

CUBAO, QUEZON CITY TO BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

Regular Air-con Bus

DEPARTURE DESTINATION FARE
06:30 AM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459
10:30 AM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459
02:30 AM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459
04:30 PM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459
06:30 PM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459
10:30 PM CUBAO TO BOLINAO PHP 459

 

VICTORY LINER BUS SCHEDULE TO MANILA (CUBAO) FROM BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

Regular Air-con Bus

 

DEPARTURE DESTINATION FARE
05:00 AM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459
06:00 AM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459
07:00 AM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459
08:00 AM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459
10:00 AM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459
03:00 PM BOLINAO TO CUBAO PHP 459

 

 

FIVE STAR BUS

2240 Aurora Blvd, Malibay, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Contact Numbers:

Pasay

853-4772 (24 hours available)

851-6614/851-6659 (7:30am-4:30pm)

Cubao

911-7359 (24 hours available)

421-4716/421-4717 (7:30am-4:30pm)

09277124349 (6am-10pm)

09437065083 (6am-10pm)

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8am-4:30pm

 

FIVE STAR BUS SCHEDULE MANILA (CUBAO/PASAY) TO BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

 

Bus Type Regular Fare

Cubao to Bolinao

Regular Fare

Pasay to Bolinao

20% Discounted Fare (Senior Citizen, Student and PWD)

Cubao to Bolinao

20% Discounted Fare (Senior Citizen, Student and PWD)

Pasay to Bolinao

Air-con Bus PHP 459.00 PHP 469.00 PHP 367.00 PHP 375.00
Ordinary Bus PHP 351.00 PHP 359.00 PHP 281.00 PHP 287.00

 

⊗ For Five Star Bus Schedule, please contact Five Star Bus Terminals (see number listed above).

 

 


GETTING AROUND BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

 

At Bolinao, Pangasinan bus terminal, you can charter a tricycle for Php 250 (good for 3-4 persons) to take you to your hotel or to the town center.  You can also talk to the driver if you want to hire his tricycle for your Bolinao Tour.

 


 

 

BOLINAO, PANGASINAN TOURS 2016-2017

 

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If you plan to do a DIY Tour of Bolinao, the best way to get around and explore the attractions is by tricycle.  Charter a tricycle to take you to the attractions for Php 1, 500.  It’s good for 3-4 persons and should cover Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, St. James Church, Bolinao Falls 1 and 2, Wonderful Cave, and Patar Rock Formations Beach. One day is enough to cover all the attractions.   See my sample Bolinao, Pangasinan itinerary below this travel blog.

 


 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

 

PATAR WHITE BEACH

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CAPE BOLINAO LIGHTHOUSE

bolinao lighthouse

STA. JAMES CHURCH

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WONDERFUL CAVE

 

BOLINAO WATERFALLS 1 AND 2

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ROCK FORMATION BEACH

 

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ALSO READ:  TOP ATTRACTIONS IN BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

 


 

 

WHERE TO EAT IN BOLINAO, PANGASINAN

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Binungey – a popular delicacy in Pangasinan made of sticky rice cake soaked in coconut milk and cooked inside a bamboo.

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Adora’s Restaurant – Located at the back of St. James Church, Adora’s is a a modest eatery serving delicious noodle soup.

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Puerto del Sol Resort – Since we stayed at this luxury hotel, we dined here most of the time.  Most resorts in Bolinao have their own restaurant to boot.
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WHERE TO STAY IN  PATAR

(BOLINAO, PANGASINAN)

 

 

MID-RANGE

 

Rullan Apartelle

Poblacion-Awag Road Anda Pangasinan, Patar Beach, Bolinao

CLICK HERE FOR BOLINAO BEACH RESORT RATES

 

 Villa Soledad Beach Resort

Brgy. Estanza, Patar Beach, Bolinao, Philippines

CLICK HERE FOR BOLINAO BEACH RESORT RATES 

 

Casa Almarenzo Bed and Breakfast Resort

313 Patar Road, Barangay Estanza, Patar Beach, Bolinao

CLICK HERE FOR BOLINAO BEACH RESORT RATES  

 

LUXURY

Puerto Del Sol Resort

Barangay Ilog Malino, Patar Beach, Bolinao

CLICK HERE FOR BOLINAO BEACH RESORT RATES

 

 


 

SAMPLE TRIP ITINERARY FOR BOLINAO PANGASINAN

(3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

 

 

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DAY 01 ACTIVITIES
06:00 AM Assembly at Victory Liner Cubao
06:30 AM ETD Cubao to Bolinao, Pangasinan
11:30 AM ETA Bolinao Pangasinan Terminal
11:35 AM Charter a tricycle to the hotel
11:50 AM Check-in and leave baggage.
12:00 PM Back to town center. Lunch.
01:00 PM Visit St. James Church. Buy binungey from street vendors.
02:00 PM Head to Patar White Beach. Swim and picnic. Buy souvenirs from locals.
05:00 PM Catch sunset at Patar  White Beach
07:00 PM Dinner.
08:00 PM Socials. Sleep.
DAY 02 ACTIVITIES
05:45 AM Call time.
06:00 AM Breakfast
07:00 AM Start of Patar Tricycle Tour.
07:30 AM ETA Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
08:00 AM Head to Bolinao Falls.
09:00 AM ETA Bolinao Falls 1. Pay entrance fee.
09:30 AM ETD Bolinao Falls 1
10:30 AM ETA Bolinao Falls 2. Pay entrance fee. Rent a cottage. Swim.
11:30 AM ETD Bolinao Falls 2.
12:30 PM Lunch
01:30 PM ETD to Wonderful Cave
02:30 PM ETA Wonderful Cave. Pay entrance fee. Swim.
04:00 PM ETD Wonderful Cave
04:30 PM ETA Patar Rock Formation Beach
06:00 PM Catch sunset. Long exposure photography.
06:30 PM Back to Hotel.
07:00 PM Dinner
08:00 PM Socials. Sleep.
DAY 03
05:00 AM Wake up call
06:00 AM Breakfast.
06:30 AM Check out. Head to Patar Bus Station
07:00 AM ETD to Manila (Cubao/Pasay).

 

 


 

SAMPLE BUDGET FOR BOLINAO PANGASINAN TRIP (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)

 

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ACTIVITIES BUDGET
Bus fare (Cubao-Bolinao-Cubao) PHP 459  per way X 2  = PHP 918
Tricycle fare to resort PHP 250 (good for 3-4 persons)
Tricycle Tour PHP 1,500 (good for 3-4 persons)
Bolinao Falls Entrance Fee PHP 50 per person
Bolinao Falls Parking Fee PHP 20 per vehicle
Bolinao Rock Formation Beach Resort PHP 70 per person
Binungey PHP 100 per person
Bolinao accommodation PHP 1,500 per night (good for two persons) x 2 = PHP 3,000
Food PHP 100 per meal x 4 = PHP 400
TOTAL PHP 6, 308

 

  • This sample budget is good for 1 person, so if you are traveling with friends or family, you can save more on the tricycle fare and accommodation.

 


 

 

BOLINAO, PANGASINAN TRAVEL TIPS

 

 

  • Wear aqua shoes if you plan to swim at Rock Formation Beach.
  • If you want to swim at Bolinao Falls 2, you can hire a floater since the water is 20 feet deep.

 

 


 

 

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