Crocodile Island in Dasol | Things to do in Dasol-Pangasinan
Open: Open everyday, 24 hours.
Address: Brgy. Tambobong, Dasol, Pangasinan
The jump off point for Dasol's more famous tourist attractions, Tambobong Beach is a beauty in itself, with a stretch of fine white sand and a front row view of the stunning sunrise. Waters here are typically calm and shallow, so swimmers and non-swimmers alike can enjoy. Marine life is plentiful in Tambobong as well, making it a great spot for snorkeling. Those who are so inclined might even like to befriend the local fishermen and hop on board with them as they set out for sea at sunset and return just at the crack of dawn.
Accessible by boat or by car from the town center, Nambalan beach has a small cove with a short stretch of fine golden-white sand and jagged black rock formations that can serve as a great dramatic backdrop for your next #travelgram. The beach also has a grassy area shaded by coconut trees, making it a great stop for a midday picnic. Camping is also allowed on the beach, so those who are so inclined can enjoy a peaceful night sleeping under a sky filled with endless stars.
By now Colibra Island will have a certain ring to it, having recently entered the radar of local travel junkies and for good reason. Even from afar the island's cream-colored sand is enough to make any beach lover swoon. Add to that the almost unbelievably clear waters that change from a deep blue to a bright aqua as one approaches the island, and you've got a tropical paradise visitors won't soon forget. The island was named so for the resident snakes that would come out at night, though sightings have been less and less frequent these days. Only 16,000 square meters in size, the island can be circled in an afternoon, and with the option to camp out there overnight, both sunrise and sunset can be seen.
Where to stay
This typical Filipino house is cozy and clean, with quiet, breezy rooms that let the sunshine stream in in copious amounts, and a fully-equipped kitchen that's free for use.
Excellent accomodation for an escape to the beach. Located on Tambobong Beach, the pink colored resort is only a few steps away from Dasol's most popular and beautiful sand beach.
A grassy lawn fronting the main house and a pretty orchid garden on one side add a quaint charm to this homestay, which offers clean fan rooms in a very homey setting. The beach front property also offers an outdoor cooking area, for dining al fresco.