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Balungao Hilltop Adventure Hot & Cold Spring Resort
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Balungao, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
St. Joseph Parish Church in Balungao
St. Joseph Parish Church of Balungao was erected in 1944 but the present building is a reconstruction generously financed and supported by parishioners and devotees. The Parish Church is not as spacious as most Parish Churches but the interior is equally polished with notable sacred statues and images on the sanctuary. The façade is made of bricks and cement with a bell tower on its left, a narrow upper terrace in front, and a wooden entrance door that’s almost at the roadside.
Mt. Balungao Dragonfruit Farm
Another interesting site in Brgy. San Andres is the 2.5 hectare Dragon Fruit farm that grows more than 200 Dragon Fruit plants of all varieties and some flowering plants. Guests of Balungao Hilltop Adventure can get to this spot through an ATV drive at Napudot Road. In a year, this farm yields tons of Dragon Fruits, most of which are sold in the local market, others turned into local products such as ice cream, sorbet, and wine. Indulge in these products while in the farm or enjoy picking Dragon Fruits, either way, visitors can get a real kick out of this fruit farm.
Integrated Goat Management Farm
The Integrated Goat Management approach in goat raising was first introduced to the municipality of Balungao as the pilot area in the Philippines on June 26, 2002, sponsored by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD).Relative to this, the LGU Balungao established its own Goat Production Demonstration Site to showcase the package of technology on raising and to fulfill its mandate in sahring the knowledge and skills leading to a successful goat entreprise to interested individual or group.The LGU Goat Production Demonstration Site of Balungao is open to Lakbay-Aral activity from Monday to Sunday, starting at 7AM to 6PM. In case the interested person or group wants to have a lecture, all they have to do is send a formal request address to the Municipal Mayor thru the office of the Municipal Agriculturish. The topics to be discussed in the lecture are: Grazing Management, Disease Management, Breeding Management, Feeding Management, and Waste Management.
Balungao Hilltop Adventure
The Balungao Hilltop Adventure houses the longest zip line in the North. With its slide at 1.4 km in length, one can revel in a fly overlooking a lush vegetation, patches of farming land, and portions of Mt. Balungao. To those who avoid heights, paintball, ATV driving, swimming in the resort’s natural hot spring or a trek to Mt. Balungao is an option. Guests can stay for a day or more. The Cabanas are ready for occupants, inclusive of breakfast meals and verandas with sweeping view of the resort’s entirety. For heart-racing outdoor adventure in this part of Pangasinan, the Balungao Hilltop Adventure is unbeatable.
Balungao Municipal Hall
Balungao’s administrative urban landscape stands in the town’s municipal compound that’s been existing since 1815. Over the years, the compound has faced various restorations and to date, it contains a mini-park, gymnasium, and the Municipal Hall. The exterior of the municipal building is concrete with dirty white paint and chocolate brown accents. It has an arched entrance way bearing some ornamental brickwork and small front building landscapes. Drop by the town hall and gain some tips and history from the tourism office before taking on a memorable Balungao adventure.
Like its namesake mountain that stands alone in a flat terrain, the town of Balungao sticks out for being Pangasinan’s go-to destination for sports and adventure. It offers attractions designed to make your palms sweat and your heart to skip a beat. Prepare to swim, climb, shoot, ride and fly – all in the name of fearless fun. The best thing about it is that all these activities are conveniently concentrated in a single area – at the foothills of the iconic Mt. Balungao, a park aptly called the Balungao Hilltop Adventure.