Pangasinan: Bolinao – Alaminos – Manaoag Budget and Itinerary

So you’re planning of Pangasinan getaway? Well, I hope this blog post could help you out!


Pangasinan is located on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea. It’s a perfect escape for those who want to have a quick break from their stressful lives. In our 2-day stay, we decided to experience Bolinao for the first day and then Alaminos and Manaoag on the next day. Wondering how nice and stunning those places are? Here take a look.

SCL Garden Resort's Beachfront

SCL Garden Resort’s Beachfront

Patar Beach

Patar Beach

Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands

Manaoag Church

Manaoag Church

…and here’s our detailed expenses and itinerary. By the way, for you to not be confused in the computation of expenses, for your information, we were just three explorers in this adventure.

Time Activity Expenses per Person Remarks
Day 1
12:00mn Departure Time at Five Star Pasay. We rode a bus going to Bolinao. Php 469
6:30am Arrived at Bolinao Bus ride is supposed to be 6 hours but we encountered traffic at EDSA
6:35am Drop by and pray at St. James the Great Parish
7:00am Breakfast at Adora’s Restaurant Php 85 Open 24 hours
7:40am Left Adora’s SCL Garden Resort asked a tricycle driver to fetch and tour us around Bolinao
8:10am Arrived at SCL Garden Resort Php 833 Overnight Accommodation is Php 2500/night
11:00am Lunch at SCL Garden Resort Php 277
12:00noon Left SCL and started our Bolinao Tour Php 233 Tricycle tour costs Php 300 for 3 hours. Our tour costs us Php 400. We had the same driver who fetched us from Bolinao Town to SCL, it costs us Php 150. Another Php 150 for roundtrip for a total of Php 700 for the three of us.
Enchanted Cave Php 100 Entrance fee = Php 100. Entrance fee + Swimming = Php 150
Rock View Resort Php 50 Entrance fee
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
3:00pm Arrived at Patar Beach  Php 50 Beach Bum until sunset. The beach is all yours. No entrance fee but we rented a cottage that costs us Php 150.
6:00pm Dinner at Kuya Benjie’s Cottage Php 95
7:00pm-7:20pm Travel time from Patar Beach to SCL Garden Resort
 Day 2
5:00am Wake up time!
6:00am Left SCL Garden Resort
6:30am Arrived at Bolinao Town Proper. We rode a Van going to Alaminos Php 50
7:30am Arrived at Alaminos then Breakfast Php 72
8:30am Arrived at Lucap Wharf Php 20 – Php 40 Php 60 Tricycle Ride – Environmental Fee
9:00am Island Hopping! Php 467 Php 1400 Service Boat Rental
12:00nn End of our Island Hopping Php 10 Took a Bath at Lucap Wharf’s Bath house
Tricycle Ride from Lucap to Terminal Php 20
Lunch Php 89
1:30pm Rode a Van going to Dagupan Php 65
3:30pm Arrived at Dagupan then rode another van going to Manaoag Php 30
4:00pm Arrived at Manaoag Church
5:30pm Left Manaoag. Rode a Dagupan Lines bus going to Cubao. Php 350
10:30pm Arrived at Cubao
Php 2,787 Without food expenses

I know it’s still kinda pricey for a 2-day stay. You could still lower down your expenses depending on your choice of accommodation and of course, food choices as well! Another thing, if you are with a bigger group for sure you would spend less. Hope this is a big help! Start planning your Pangasinan adventure now!

For more pictures and infos, please do read my blog posts about Pangasinan. Here’s the link:

Pangasinan Day 1: Bolinao

Pangasinan Day 2: Hundred Islands and Manaoag Church

Orange’s blog


22 thoughts on “Pangasinan: Bolinao – Alaminos – Manaoag Budget and Itinerary

  1. bhie says:

    Hello po …. thank you po for your very informative blog …
    This kind of blog really help for the ones who’s planning to travel
    Have a great day ! God Bless !!!

  2. onnie says:

    Hello. Thanks for sharing your bolinao experience. We’re going there this weekend. Tanong ko lang. Mga magkano po rent ng tricycle? Per hour po ba? Or per kilometer. I hope u answer po. Thanks

  3. Hannaj May Buenaventuta says:

    pwede po ba hindi magresort or hotel?? magtent na lang sa patar beach?? pwede po ba overnight ang cottage??

    • elhizamour says:

      Sa Bolinao we stayed at SCL Garden Resort. Sa Alaminos, we had day tour lang sa hundred island then we went to Manaoag after kaya hindi na kami ngstay sa hotel. 🙂

  4. Gina Mae Longakit says:

    Hi! Yung PhP150 for cottage sa Patar Beach, same lang po ba sa Benjie’s Kubo and Cottage? I mean iisa lang po ba sila o magkaibang cottage yung gustong imention?

    Btw. This is very helpful. I will use this itinerary for our tour next week.

    Thanks and more travels to come.

  5. Annie says:

    Hi were also planning to go there and our plan is go to manaog first, is it easier to travel if we visit hundred island first then manaog afterwards? Tia🙂

    • elhizamour says:

      What we did was hundred island first then manaoag because we went to bolinao prior to that.. I think you can visit manaoag first if that is ur plan and more convenient to you. I just dont know the directions. I can’t tell which is easier. 😊 btw, thank u for visiting my blog 😊

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s