After so many plans and places as options, our family had ended up going to Pangasinan as our version of fam bam. We rented a private resthouse on Patar, Bolinao and having the beach all for us was totally a very nice experience. The ambience shouts solemnity.
I love the interior design of the resthouse. It looks like a modern bahay kubo. I don’t know how will I describe it’s awesomeness. The house is a bungalow type but it has a second floor only to give way to the balcony and a bedroom (not exactly a bedroom, it looks like the extension of the balcony with just beds on it, it is actually more of kisame)
I spent the first day for my photo opts and savoring the scenery. Being there makes me part of a painting. It is quiet, the sky meets the sea and everything screams tranquility. The sea water is a very clear blue, the sands is purely white and the waves are roaring calmly. Everything is natural. #GodBreathed
This is my preferences of beaches, I am not much of an Environmental advocate but I hate it when the beach I have been was renovated. They ruined mother earth and the serenity the nature can offer. Plus it sucks and kadiri becuase there are chemicals in the sea.
For our second day, we travelled to Alaminos and experienced one of Pangasinan’s tourist destination: Hundred Islands National Park (actually this is their signature spot). We had went Island Hopping but all we did was swim on the Children’s Island because I have to consider ny companions (3 oldies, 2 kiddies then my ate and husband, and brother) and their capability. Maybe I’m going to come back there with my barkada. I want to savor the view and try all adventures it can offer.
My 3 year old nephew enjoying the water all his own.
For our third and last day, we have gone to Cape Bolinao, the place’s lighthouse which turned to be the second largest lighthouse in the country. There is a ruin beside it and I wonder what is the story behind it. There is no marker available or maybe a tour guide to tell some.
We also went to Sunghayan’s Grill where we had experiences eating their famous Sunghayan fish while river cruising. I don’t like the taste of sunghayan but I love the bagoong de Bolinao.
This trip didn’t have much activity like my other getaways but atleast I have experienced cherish the nature and surrounding itself. I have taught myself a mindfulness without worrying about something. I have gain to just be in the moment feel the calming wind, enjoy thne water, star gazing. Everything but tranquility, serenity and solemnity and I guess that is what make it remarkable.