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Patar White Beach


If have a chance for a vacation getaway, Bolinao is my top destination. Why? Well, it’s somewhat uncommon compare to Batangas or Subic beaches. Plus, Pangasinan has been blessed with eye candy places like Hundred Islands, Dasol, Anda, to name a few. But what really caught my attention is the Bolinao’s pride, “Patar White Beach”.

The Beach

Patar White Beach can be found few kilometers away from Bolinao city proper. Its shoreline is gifted with fine beige to white sand and the color changes to orange when wet. You will find various cheap resorts now around the area. But “Treasures of Bolinao Resort” is the best so far in my opinion.

Patar White Beach

The Waves

Waves here are kinda strong compare to nearby shorelines of Bolinao. It’s ok to swim but please take extra cautions.

Rock Formation & Sunset

Bolinao is also famous for it’s magnificent Rock Formations. Best ones can be located in Patar. A truly eye candy for photographers like me. Maybe, it’s one of the reasons why I keep on coming back.

Bolinao Sunset 2010

And oh, sunset… one of the best locations in the Philippines to capture how a day ends.

2009 Sunset

Seaside Bolinao

2010 Sunset

Bolinao Sunset 2010

Your travel to Bolinao will never be complete if you will not visit Patar White Beach. The best around the Philippines I could say.

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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Patar White Beach

 

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Cape of Bolinao


One of the major attractions in when you visit Bolinao is the “Cape of Bolinao” or simply the “lighthouse”. I’ve been to this place countless times but it’s only now that I thought of taking pictures of this lighthouse seriously.

Cape of Bolinao

I got the chance to climb to the top way back 2006 during our Sykes team building. I’ll try to find the pics and will post it here. But for the mean time, I’ll show you my recent shot.

Cape of Bolinao 3

You will also find a ruin near… maybe an old apartment I guess?

Ruins

I can’t talk much about the cape. So I’ll just borrow info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolinao,_Pangasinan.

The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse at Patar rises majestically 351 feet above sea level atop Punta Piedra Point, a towering hill of solid rock which is the sharp point of Cape Bolinao itself.It was built by the Americans in 1903 on a 351 feet (107 m) high promontory at the western part of Cape Bolinao, the lighthouse still sends signals to vessels passing by the area.
The lighthouse provides a panoramic view of a portion of the 1,269 hectare Cape Bolinao Dendro Thermal Ipil-Ipil Plantation on a land area where archaeological excavations have revealed relics from the 14th to the 15th centuries. Filipino, British and American engineers constructed the lighthouse in 1905.
According to the Bureau of Geodetic Surveys, the land elevation is 250 feet. Visibility is 20 miles at midsea towards the lighthouse in Poro Point. The winding stairway has 6 platforms with 20 steps or rungs for a total of 120 steps plus 14 more to the illumination room, or an over-all total of 134 steps.

What can I say? This is a place to visit in Bolinao. An eye candy for photographers and a sweet haven for nature lovers.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Cape of Bolinao

 

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Collibra Island


One of the most common destinations in exploring Dasol is the Collibra Island. Unfortunately, this is the only place that we explored due to stronger waves than normal. It’s better to go to Collibra before lunch for calmer ocean.

Colibra Island Sand 2

Colibra Island Rocks 2

Colibra Island Sand

The Island is small enough to explore in few minutes.

Colibra Island Rocks

I also did some portrait shots while in Collibra.

Rundolph Abalos 1

Karen and Melvin 1

The island is very much visible while in the shores of Tambobong. Is it worth the trip? Definitely. But be sure to bring food and drinks if you have plans in going here.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2010 in Collibra Island

 

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