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Exploring Hundred Islands Natural Park in Alaminos Pangasinan

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Located in Alaminos, Pangasinan lies a captivating archipelago known as Hundred Islands. This hidden gem of the Philippines offers a breathtaking natural landscape, picturesque beaches, and tons of activities for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Hundred Islands National Park is a collection of 124 small islands and islets, each with its own unique charm. That’s why when we heard that our company is taking us on a trip to the Hundred Islands, we just could not wait to see it for real.

Traveling to Alaminos, Pangasinan would take 6 hours by bus with a few stops for toilet breaks and snacks. If you’re commuting, you may try to visit Victory Liner to get a schedule from Manila to Alaminos, Pangasinan.

Things to Bring Before Island Hopping

The primary activity that you can do here is island hopping. With so many islands to explore, it is important that you are prepared before going on your activities.

  1. Dry Bag – Sometimes waters can be wavy, and you might get splashed during your trip. So, to keep your belongings dry, a dry bag is a must. If you forget, it’s okay because there is a market for souvenirs and other items, and you will definitely find one there.
  2. Sunscreen – During the trip, the sun could be at its peak, and you don’t want to burn yourself. So make sure to protect your skin and use sunscreen.
  3. Snacks and Drinks – There are some islands that you will visit where there is just raw beach and no store in sight. Or if there is one, it might be too pricey. So just to give you enough energy for the trip, eat something and stay hydrated.

Hundred Islands National Parks Rate 2023

For the information of everyone, here are the current rates if you want to do the island hopping. This is helpful for those doing it as a DIY thing or those planning to organize a group tour.

Island Hopping at Hundred Islands

After all the registration and tickets, we headed down to the beach and waited for our group to be called to hop on the boat. It was a big boat that could accommodate up to a maximum of 15 people.

The trip to the Hundred Islands took us 30 minutes to reach our first island, which is Pilgrimage Island – Jesus the Savior. This pilgrimage island is very striking because of the very tall sculpture of Jesus Christ that you can see from afar. You can walk around the island and offer some prayers, or just take photos and enjoy the nature and scenic view around the island.

However, in our case, we decided not to walk around here and took photos of the island from our boat. It was because there were so many tourists in the area, and it was so hot. It was also a long holiday, so it was expected since this is a famous destination for locals and foreigners.

Our next destination was Quezon Island. We enjoyed this island a lot since there is a beach where we could swim. In addition to swimming, there are also stores where you can buy snacks, shakes, and coconut juice. You can also go zip-lining, kayaking, and so much more on this island. It’s pretty popular and there are so many different activities to do. This is where we spent most of our time during our tour as well.

Other islands we passed through were Macapagal Island, Old Scout Island, and Clave Island. Our last stop was Children’s Island where swimming was also very nice. It was high tide at that time and it looked like there was a sandbar, so the water depth stayed waist-deep, making swimming around the area fun.


All these islands have white sand, and the water was so clear too. We all had a great time exploring Hundred Islands, and I cannot wait to visit again and stay on one of the less busy islands. The landscape was stunning, and we really had an amazing experience.

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