Umbrella Rocks in Agno | Things to do in Agno-Pangasinan
Open: Everyday, 6am-6pm.
Address: Sabangan Norte, Agno, Pangasinan
If there's any view that will make you fall in love with Agno, it's the one you'll see from this viewpoint, which is really just a random stop on a winding road in Calomboyan. In the sunshine, you'll be treated to more greens and blues than your eyes can handle, with the lush treetops in perfect contrast to the gossamer sheen of the Balincaguing River. With such incredible beauty before you, you'll be compelled to take a million snaps, but before you commence your mini-photo shoot, take a moment to breathe and take the view in sans tech. It'll be good for your lungs, as well as your soul.
The rough and rugged landscape provided by the Bangol Crags make for a particularly cinematic backdrop for photographs which is what many people flock to these rock formations for. On most days, the waves will be smashing dramatically against the crags, but even when the waters are calm, they are a sight to behold and a good stretch of the muscles for anyone hankering for physical activity. The crags are also a prime spot for sunset-viewing so make sure to head there before the sun goes down.
This beach is an open secret you'll be tempted to keep to yourself, with its powdery white sand and waters as transparent as a spit-shined sheet of glass. The waves here are calm and friendly too, and the waters are shallow so that you could wade out quite far and still only be in waist-deep. Part of the beach's charm is that it's still undeveloped, though visitors should keep this in mind when they plan a visit. Without any establishments and only a few huts on the shore, food and beach blankets are essentials for the packing list. Even as a private beach, entrance to Abagatanen is free, though getting there takes a rather bumpy drive from the town proper, with roads still under construction. The views are scenic though, and the beach definitely worth it.
Where to stay
Surrounded by fields and opening out to the beach, this property has room enough for big groups and families. It has spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, and the high ceilings and huge windows make the space bright and breezy.
Located right on the beach and surrounded by a sandy garden, this native-style bamboo house is basic, simple, and perfect for anyone who wants to get close to nature. The clean bathrooms and toilets with a modern, working flush are a nice and surprising touch.
As far as space goes, Plumeria has a lot of it, not only when it comes to its main houses, but also for the property itself. The property opens out to the beach and also has a fish pond, a small herb garden, and trees everywhere. Ideal for team building activities and group outings, Plumeria's accommodations have clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, and lots of common areas, including small huts near the beach, and a roof deck with a scenic view of the nearby mountains.