TRAVEL GUIDE 2018: Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan (How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Itinerary, Tips and Reminders, Budget and Expenses and Contact Details)

Hundred Islands Travel Guide Alaminos Pangasinan
Hundred Islands Budget Travel Guide 2018

Composed of 123 islands and islets, Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, is considered as one of the top tourist spots and attractions in Pangasinan. This Hundred Islands Travel Guide will help you plan your trip with information about how to get there, things to do, itinerary, where to stay, tips & reminders, budget & expenses and contact details.

Hundred Islands Travel Guide Alaminos Pangasinan

There are so many amazing things to do in Pangasinan, and visiting the Hundred Islands is one of them. This group of islands scattered in Lingayen Gulf, is a must-see if you want to experience tropical paradise in Pangasinan - whether on a day tour, camping trip or overnight island escape. Overnight trip that can be done in 4 major developed islands: Governor's Island, Quezon Island, Marcos Island and Children's Island.

How to Get to Hundred Islands Pangasinan

How To Get To Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands is just 4-5 hours away from Manila. Alaminos City is the gateway to the Hundred Islands National Park. Coming from Manila, you could take a bus bound for Alaminos City. Five Star Bus, Dagupan Bus and Victory Liner have regular trips to the city. Fare is around Php 400.00 pesos for an air-conditioned bus as of May 2015.

Upon arrival in Alaminos City, take a tricycle that will bring you to Lucap Wharf in Brgy. Lucap. Tricycle fare is around 80-100 pesos per ride that can fit around 4 persons per tricycle.

At Lucap Wharf, go to the tourism office to rent a boat for your island hopping adventure in Hundred Islands National Park. Boat rental (check rates below) depends on the size of the boat and whether your tour is day tour or overnight.

SEE ALSO: TOP PICKS: 7 Must-visit Islands in Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan

What To Do in Hundred Islands Pangasinan

Things To Do in Hundred Islands

  • Island hopping
  • Snorkeling and kayaking
  • Beach Bumming and camping
  • Picnicking
  • Jump at Imelda Cave in Marcos Island
  • Hike to the peak of Governor's island to see an unobstructed view of the other islands
  • Sunrise and sunset viewing
  • Side Trips
    • Explore the beaches in Bolinao, Anda and Dasol
    • Visit Our Lady of Manaog Church in Manaoag, Pangasinan
    • Food trip in Dagupan
    • Buy pasalubong such as Tupig, Puto Calasiao and Binunguey

SEE ALSO: Tupig, a Favorite Native Delicacy for Snack and "Pasalubong" from Pangasinan

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Where to Stay in Hundred Islands and Alaminos City

If you wish to stay overnight in the developed islands, there are tents available for rent for Php 400.00 pesos. There are also cottages with rooms and open cottages for you to stay-in.

If you decide to just visit on a day tour, you can go back to Alaminos City and find a hotel at the city center. There are many affordable hotels and resorts in the city. Book online via Traveloka.com for the lowest rates and best deals on room rates in several hotels and resorts in Alaminos City.

SEE ALSO: HOTELS IN DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN: Hotel Le Duc, "Modern and Newest Hotel in Dagupan City"

If you're searching for holiday accommodations by the seaside or in the countryside, check out Dream Cottages!

SEE ALSO: Summer Destinations near Manila for less than 1,000 pesos Budget

Hundred Islands Tour Itinerary Alaminos Pangasinan

Suggested Itinerary

12:00 MN - Depart from Manila
05:00 AM - Arrive in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, take a tricycle to Lucap Wharf
05:20 AM - Arrive in Lucap Wharf, Breakfast
06:00 AM - Register at the Tourism Office
06:30 AM - Start Island Hopping
12:00 NN - Lunch at Governor's Island
01:00 PM - Continue Island Hopping
03:00 PM - Depart for Alaminos City Mainland
04:00 PM - Arrive in Alaminos City Mainland, take a shower
05:00 PM - Take a tricycle to the bus station
06:00 PM - Depart for Manila
11:00 PM - Arrive in Manila

Tips and Reminders Hundred Islands Travel Guide Alaminos Pangasinan

Tips and Reminders

  • The tourism office developed a standard boat rental rates and fees for island hopping. Rent a boat only at the tourism office.
  • The best time to visit is during the dry months of November to April. But for me, as long as there is no typhoon in the area, it is safe to go on island hopping in Hundred Islands.
  • The ideal time to leave Manila is at 12 midnight to reach Alaminos at around 5:00 AM and start the island hopping early in the morning.
  • Bring your own food. You may also buy food (cooked and uncooked) at the mini market near the tourism office. Other items such as grills, ice coolers, cooking pans, plates and utensils can also be rented.
  • Snorkeling set is not included in the boat rental fee. But you can rent one for 100 pesos per day. Just ask your boatman where to rent.
  • Shower rooms are also available near the tourism office.
  • Be a responsible traveler. Bring all your trash back to the mainland. Always practice "Leave No Trace" principle.


Budget and Expenses Hundred Islands Trip Alaminos Pangasinan

Budget and Expenses

  • Bus Fare (Manila to Alaminos) - Php 400.00
  • Tricycle (Alaminos to Lucap Wharf) - Php 80.00-100.00 / tricycle
  • Park Environmental Fees:
    • Day Tour - Php 40.00
    • Overnight - Php 80.00
  • Boat Rental Fees:
    • Day Tour
      • Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) - Php 1,000.00
      • Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) - Php 1,300
      • Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) - Php 1,500
    • Overnight
      • Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) - Php 2,000.00
      • Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) - Php 2,500.00
      • Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) - Php 3,000
Rates are as of January 2015. They are subject to change without prior notice.

Boat Rental in Hundred Islands Pangasinan

Hundred Islands National Park Tourism Office

Contact Numbers: (075) 552 -7406 or (075) 551- 2505
Mobile Number: 0928-244-9011

SEE ALSO: TOP PICKS: 7 Must-visit Islands in Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan




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shara said...

I love travelling, specially in beaches, Hundred Islands is familiar but I have not yet gone into this place, hoping in the near future. Anyway, thank you for posting the expenses. I appreciate it.

mildred said...

Thanks for the info.

felix gb said...

thanks for the travel tips.we're planning to visit 100 island this april...

Rod Nolasco said...

Thanks for the detailed information.

Anonymous said...

looking for 4 more people hati hati po tayo sa budget sama nyo kang ako

Anonymous said...

I would suggest you revise the travel time from Manila...I have travelled this journey frequently and it takes 6-7 hours sometime more when traffic in manila is bad

Elaine said...

Just wanna ask. Pano po kong 2pax lang.. Di ba oede maki join sa ibang boat para maka save? Thanks

Nanz said...

thanks sa info, wala po b good for 2pax para sa anniv po sana namen

Anonymous said...

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