Friday, November 04, 2005

Cape Bolinao Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Bolinao BeachThe 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
Check Rates & Availability

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

SCL Beach Resort
+(63)(0939) 1809870
+(63)(0906) 5878155


Anonymous said...

hiya, where did you stay in patar, bolinao? some friends mentioned dutch resort but i can't seem to find a contact number for them. any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

i asked one of the resident here, what is the best beach in bolinao. she recommend to me Puerto Del Sol beach resort. When I try to visit the place, its good and highly recommended.


Anonymous said...

hey! which resort has the best part of the beach besides puerto del sol? can you give me a contact number?



me myself and I said...

hi! saw your site as i am browsing through the internet looking for the best beaches in the philippines hoping to have a good summer while enjoying the beauty of the philippines, do you have any contact numbers for cape bolinao beach resort? you can reach me at my site,hope to hear from you soon. thanks

Anonymous said...

Try the caves before heading to the Patar Beach...waters are cool and very refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Go for the dive or just enjoy snorkling at the Silaqui Island waters...Or before doing so, hit Bolinao Falls first for a fresh water splash...

Anonymous said...

Go for the dive or just enjoy snorkling at the Silaqui Island waters...Or before doing so, hit Bolinao Falls first for a fresh water splash...

Anonymous said...

Why dont you check out This resort has a great beach, infinity pool and is also by a rivermouth. Food and service are top notch.

kristinn_017 said...

hi im tj and me and my friends are staying in bolinao for 2 days next interested in the SILAQUI ISLAND u mentioned and i wana know wer exactly that is in pangasinan and wut activities are available in that place...thanks!

Anonymous said...

We stayed at Punta Riviera Resort Bolinao, Pangasinan. Wow its different, as they say in their poster - way upmarket from the other resorts in the area. New, clean and very cool! White sand beach as well - check it out at

Anonymous said...

Silaqui Island is just outside Bolinao Bay, one of the small islands before you get to the open sea. It's really nice - clear water, fine sand. Hopefully the UP Marine Science Institute still has their Giant Clam sanctuary there. You can also try going to the light house, tide pools (a looongg ride via unpaved roads, but the place has its own raw beauty), and the waterfalls - which you can reach by going through Patar beach (fine sand, nice sunset views).

Anonymous said...


besides Puerto del Sol you'll find two beach resorts, namely: Villa Carolina, a smaller, but neat beach resort, and Punta riviera which is bigger, but more expensive.

Anonymous said...

We highly recommend TREASURES OF BOLINAO and SCL Garden Paradise . The first one is quite expensive but worth its value ! SCL on the other hand is for those who are budget conscious but staff are so warm and helpful :-)

Anonymous said...


steph said...

My husband and I just spent a memorable anniversary in Bolinao and we highly recommend Villa Carolina. It's not as fancy as the other places but the service was excellent. Carol and her daughter, Jo-anne, made sure we enjoyed every bit of our 2 night stay. This resort is also perfect for those on a budget but want good accomodations and personalized treatment. The staff is incredibly hospitable. They will even take you around to see Bolinao's points of interests for free! Our honest guide/cook/butler, Allan, provided us with outstanding service. Make sure you look for him when you visit Villa Carolina. We are already planning our next visit to the resort with our kids this March. If you want value for money, this is the place to be. You get to use the bangka, snorkeling equipment, pool table, etc. at no extra cost. Hope you enjoy your visit to Bolinao as much as we did.

Anonymous said...


Treasures of Bolinao is an awesome place. Visit their website here:

If you want to know the contact details, just email me at and I can give you all the infos you want.


Anonymous said...

we've been to bolinao last march 1-3.. we recommend Villa Carolina.. tita Carol was so accomodating.. they cooked food for us.. helped us catch baby octopus at night.. we stayed at the KABANA room,,the filing is so great,, feel mo tlaga ang pagiging "bakasyonista".. actually,, we're going back next month.. RITZ

lia said...

Based on blogs and photos, Bolinao seems to be a nice place to visit, do u have any suggestion what are most affortable place that we can check out for tourist on a tight budget?

Anonymous said...

Villa Carolina is cheaper...

Julian_Luna said...


Please send me the contact details for Patar White Beach...I've been looking all over the net, but couldn't find any. I would really appreciate your help.

If you have info, please email me at:
or text me: 09064978350

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

i would like to share that tourism office in bolinao is open and our e-mail( call at 554-4284 in any information that would you like to inquir....

Anonymous said...

I recommend SCL Garden Paradise. It's not the most high class resort around but the resort is well-kept. The staffs are very accommodating. The beach is beautiful and very nice to swim at especially during low tide. You might wanna wear aqua shoes or slippers though as the sand in the shore is a bit rocky. Sunset was beautiful. It's near the enchanted cave (about a 15-minute walk). The food was great. Best of all, it's very affordable.

Gemini said...

we are looking for a nice place at the same time with a good accommodation fee please contact me @ this # 09159968148

Anonymous said...

Hi! Is there anybody who could suggest on what place to stay at Bolinao with my GF. I just want a nice place with a practical cost.

Jlo said...

can someone tell me actual prices per night for these resorts in July - August.


Jlo said...

is there any reasonable priced place in Bolinao town its self?


Jaja said...

hi,i'm looking for a venue for my beach wedding and i tried inquiring at puerto del sol. but i want a place where we can set up and have our own caterer. please email me at for any suggestions, thanks.

Marx said...

You may try this:

It's close to town center of Bolinao, and a good alternative to the resorts in Patar.

Anonymous said...

for those looking for affordable accomodation around Patar Beach, ping this number Beeboy 09204526157.

In our case, I initially thought about Rock Garden Resort which had the least expensive accomodation. Unfortunately, when we got there, all their cost friendly rooms are fully booked. We ended up knocking each available resort. Fortunately, we got an absolutely perfect rate from this very kind and accomodating resort….to the extent that I promised him i’ll post his number on the blogs to payback the discounts.

…prices are quite negotiable…i mean it.

—by the way, if ever you’ll call him, kindly inform him you got the number from a post by Ian on the internet (that guy who promised you to post your number); Just so he knows i didn’t break my promise cause I told him to give me the same rate when I come back, which i’ll surely do.

they can arrange everything else for you at reasonable rates including transport, food, utensils, and you can request to try their coco harvests.

Anonymous said...

hi y'all..i'm friends and i are going backpacking at bolinao this coming april 22.. i have been to bolinao at patar once but this time we dont have car and we're staying overnight. can you guys help me

1. find a cheap place to stay overnight.
2. know the best mode of transportation we can use going around the town (some sort of tour). kahot tricycle lang po..enjoy na kami nun..
3. know the places we could not miss when we're there...

thank y'

Anonymous said...

Hi we just got back from our Bolinao trip and it is truely a wonderful experience. I enjoyed every bit of Bolinao specially the resort.

We stayed at Ilog Malinos Beach resort and we promised to stay there again in our next trip.

For those who are looking for a detailed information of the Bolinao trip and expenses, you can visit my blog:

ianisme said...

eto po ang aming P6000 for 5pax, 2days 2 nights itinerary...

Anonymous said...

May maganda po na beach/camp area sa Tambobong, Pangasinan. Hindi pa siya commercialized kaya sobra ganda ng beach at mababait ang mga tao. There is a new resort there, just starting. Its called PANTALAN BEACH RESORT in Tambobong. Bawal ang maingay na karaoke, cemented parking for 10 cars(50/night), kubo rental at only 1.5k per night and maintenance fees at only 50/head for use of cr and bath kung gusto niyo mag tent lang sa beach!!! Pero very very basic facilities lang. They even offer set meals for groups. Or if you want them to cook merong minimal fees lang. The kubos are built right on the pantalan (port) so GREAT view of the ocean talaga. Maganda yung kubo and can fit 8 to 10 yata. Meron din built in tables made of bamboo lang. Rustic. Its owned by the Bobises so just call nanay Precy bobis or Deo Bobis at SUN#09227154685 or SUN#09236685401 or SMART#09075183062 for reservations and arrangements. I understand they can even arrange transpo to/from manila na rin now. Pls call or text for rates nalang. Thanks.

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