There are lots of places that you can explore in the town of Bolinao and Anda, and two of which you can explore are Tondol Beach of Anda and El Pescador of Bolinao.
Anda and Bolinao are the farthest towns in the north of Pangasinan province. They are nearly 300 kilometers and approximately 5 to 6 hours drive from Manila.
Going for a long drive is really fun and enjoyable, and you can never go wrong if it is in the northern part of Pangasinan.
We went to Anda to attend the Christening of the son of a good friend. There we enjoyed freshly caught seafoods and of course, met new friends from the town.
Anda is the biggest main island of Hundred Islands and it is surrounded by waters and only a big steel bridge connects Anda to Bolinao.
We stayed overnight at Tondol Beach which is open to the public. There are various resorts which are good place to stay with your family and friends in Tondol Beach like HIPSA II, Tondolandia, Villa Vicela, Cahigas, Sarmiento, etc. where you can rent a cottage or pitch your tent at the shore.
The structures are mixed of modern and mediterranean, and the hotel is modelled after colonial-type. It is facing the Lingayen gulf so expect to experience the rumbling and sometimes calm waves with the soft touch of sea breeze. Indeed, a perfect place to relax and enjoy.
They have kid-friendly pools and two slides that cater to child-at-hearts and thrill-seekers alike.
How to get to El Pescador or Tondol White Beach Resort
By bus to Tondol Beach Resort
From Cubao, you can take a bus bound for Anda. Five Star Bus and Dagupan Bus have regular trips going to Bolinao and the fare is around 450 pesos. The price may vary depending on the class and route you will choose. The buses drop passengers in the town proper but there are jeepneys or tricycles that can take you to Tondol Beach. It is approximately 10 minutes drive from the town proper.
By bus to El Pescador
From Cubao, you can take a bus bound for Bolinao. Victory Liner and Five Star Bus have regular trips going to Bolinao and the fare is around 450 pesos. The price may vary depending on the class and route you will choose. Take a tricycle going to El Pescador Beach Resort, the resort is few minutes away from the town proper. There is secured to park inside El Pescador Beach Resort.
By private vehicle to El Pescador or Tondol Beach
The roads going to El Pescador Beach Resort or Tondol White Beach Resort are generally good as they are smooth and paved so small cars can traverse. It is a 5 to 6 hour-drive (maybe shorter or longer depending on your speed) from Cubao if you use Waze or Google maps for navigation. You can take Hacienda Luisita exit in Tarlac or Urdaneta exit in Pangasinan of TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway).