Balingasay River | Things to do in Bolinao-Pangasinan

Balingasay river in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Balingasay river in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines | Photo by Jay Ermitaño
Balingasay River is included in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the cleanest river in the Philippines. Gracing the center of Bolinao, this river is just a 10-minute drive away from the town proper. A mangrove expedition by boat is what the people of Patar offer to the visitors of the immaculate river (aside from their sumptuous grilled seafood dishes they are known for!). Tourists also en route to Bolinao Falls (another famous Bolinao attraction) since it is accessible through the Balingasay River. If you’re on the lookout for a tranquil cruise, this is the river to visit!
Open: Everyday, open 24 hours.
Address: Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Binungey of Bolinao
Attraction
4.43 km away

Binungey is the popular sweet sticky rice dessert made from Bolinao, Pangasinan. Also known as 'bamboo cake', Binungey is a mixture of sticky rice, coconut milk, coconut meat, and water slowly cooked inside a bamboo shell. Binungey is usually eaten as a dessert or as an afternoon snack, with fruits, tea, or coffee. Pangasinenses traditionally eat Binungey right after attending the mass. That's why it is being profusely sold outside the churches.

Wonderful Cave
Attraction
4.43 km away

Your Pangasinan adventure would not be complete without visiting the Wonderful Cave! Located at Barangay Patar (walking distance from Puerto Del Sol Resort), Wonderful Cave is just a 20-minute drive away from the Bolinao town proper and is one of the three famous caves in Bolinao. The cave is stereotypically called "Wonderful Cave" for it is literally 'wonderful' for its crystal clear water and mystical vibe! The cave's ceiling is filled with stalactites which thereby added wonderment to this secret hideaway.

Rock View Beach
Attraction
8.79 km away

If there's one place that you wouldn't be able to forget in Bolinao, aside from the Bolinao Lighthouse, it would be the Rock View Beach Resort! This beach is not your ordinary one. Once you get to sit in your rented cottage (P500 / P1,000 for your whole stay) to drink in the view of the West Philippine Sea, you would be greeted by Rock View's sensational rock formations!

Where to stay

Villa Soledad Beach Resort
₱3,000
Hotels and homes
1.97 km away

Welcome to your home away from home! This tropical hideout is located in Brgy. Estanza, Bolinao, Pangasinan, the westernmost point of Luzon. It is a good 5-hour drive from crowded Manila. Our resort started small and simple back in the day when Bolinao was not yet known for its pristine white sand beaches. We are proud of our resort’s improvements and developments throughout the years to further make your dream vacation a reality. We thank you for trusting us with your precious days of recreation and relaxation. We hope that you will enjoy your stay with us and be able to create happy memories. Thank you!

Birdland Beach Club
₱2,995
Hotels and homes
4.48 km away

A 5 Star Eco Boutique resort founded by Berkeley, California artist, Michael Parayno and Bolinao wife, Joanna Ledesma. Birdland Beach Club is a rural shabby chic extension in Bolinao, Pangasinan of the vibe and energy of the legendary Birdland Jazzista.

Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort & Hotel Club
₱6,965

Majestic natural wonders, world class accommodation and amenities, plus the warmth and friendliness of the service staff make Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort the ideal destination for blissful relaxation.

Whether you like a refreshing swim within the resort’s outdoor pools, frolic along stretches of unspoiled cerulean beaches, in the mood for serious outdoor adventure or a quiet dignified retreat, we have it all for you. Visit us and experience the ultimate fun and freedom under the sun. Bathe in the glistening waters, blessed by natural beauty and serenity of its surroundings.

Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort is truly a jewel of the Philippine Isle. Its gleaming pools and airy interiors are artful creations evoking the mysteries of the past along with the serendipitous scent of the present.

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