Friday, November 04, 2005

Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan, Philippines

Hundred Islands
It is the foremost tourist destination in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is a five-hour drive north of Manila passing through Pampanga, Tarlac, and finally to Alaminos. The jump-off point is the town of Lucap. From the wharf, it is just a short 20-minute boat ride to the islands.With over a hundred little islets sprinkling a vast area of some 1,844 hectares of calm and clear blue waters. One can practically have an island all to oneself! But not all islands in the park are ideal for swimming and picnics. Only a few have white sandy beaches. Most are rock-solid but with lush green plants and vegetation, some trees, some even have caves!

Update(12-05-07):
Three of the most popular islands are the Quezon Island, Governor's Island and the Children's Island. Aside from the islands themselves, caves abound at the Hundred Islands. Today, up to ten caves have been identified and some were named based on some myths, legends and the stone formation. One would be enthralled at the giant clams locally called "taklobo" which is being considered to be the biggest bivalve mollusks in the world. The waters of the Hundred Islands is home to coral reefs which shelter, feed and protect sea creatures in the park. They also aid the islets in protecting the city's coast from the impact of waves.

The Hundred Islands Resort Hotel in Barangay Lucap, City of Alaminos, is servicing visitors to the Hundred Island, it is a Dept. of Tourism accredited hotel in the area. Offers 20 deluxe and standard rooms with TV and airconditioning, with round-the-clock hot and cold water service.

Telephone:
+(63)(075) 5515753
+(63)(075) 5515754
Website:
http://www.travel.pangasinan.com/Places/thiroh/thiroh.htm
Email:
hillvertz@skybiz.com
hillvertz@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We visited Hundred Islands and it you are right it was beautiful. The highlight of our trip to the Philippines was Parasailing at 600 feet over the Hundred Islands park!
You can view the enitre ocean floor from up there.


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