Cabalitian Island | Things to do in Sual-Pangasinan
Upon arriving on the island, travelers can relax in Emoh-Ruo Beach Resort’s amiable rooms and enjoy water activities such as kayaking. Not to be missed is hiking on its nearby scenic rock formations, where people can go swimming in the cold waters inside natural rock basins. Trekking further up the hills can lead to a number of caves such as the alluring Lumahong Cave.
Open: Open everyday, 24 hours.
Address: -, Sual, Pangasinan
Fee: Open to the public
Baybay Norte White Beach is a virgin island with fine white sand and pristine waters. Because it doesn’t have any commercialized establishment, visitors can simply enjoy its laidback vibe by setting up tents and enjoying the island’s raw beauty. One may have a relaxing stroll on the sand or rejuvenating nap under its many trees, go swimming in its waters, or enjoy the view of the mountains. For adventurous fun, visitors can explore its neighboring Cabalitian Island and climb its rock formations on the way to Lumahong Cave. Other than its natural marvels, the real charm of Baybay Norte White Beach is its friendly village locals who are readily share their interesting stories, authentic fishing rituals, and island culture
This Roman Catholic Church and convent were constructed following post-Baroque architecture in the 1880’s. The low entablature exudes a humble yet classical design while its first and second levels radiate an irregular yet beautiful rhythm. History recorded that it was reconstructed twice in the 1880’s and 1890’s, and was destroyed again during the 1945 Liberation of Manila. Despite the passing of time and inevitable disasters through the centuries, this spiritual and cultural landmark stands tall in Sual to this day.
Visiting Sual is incomplete without dropping by its infamous Sual Dried Fish Market. It’s composed of a long line of saltwater fish stalls, selling wide range of sun-dried fish products. Bangus or milk fish is the main aqua-culture product in Sual and is used in making the best-selling dried fish product in Pangasinan. Other sun-dried fish products famously sold here are espada, daing, and tuyo. Dried octopus and dried squid are popular too for their chewy textures and salty flavors. Tourists can purchase these seafood in bulk and get huge discounts. The vendors are friendly and nice, always ready to give assistance and free taste samples of their products.
Things to do nearby
Motor boat ride to the island for 15-20 minutes good for 5 to 6 persons
Where to stay
Masamirey Cove is a hidden paradise resort nestled amidst a fishing village in one of Pangasinan’s pristine beaches – the Masamirey white sand beach.
Three modern Kubos located on Cabalitian Island with a peaceful vibe and a long shining white beach.