Best of Basista | Things to do, Hotels, Resorts, Guides
The town of Basista offers a different tourist destination; it’s the sights and sounds of the Basista locals that give the town a different. The people here greet you with open arms, as you bear witness to its thriving attractions that will make you feel at home.Read more >
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Mary Help of Christians Parish
Originally a part of San Carlos City, Mary Help of Christians Parish was then transferred to Basista as it parted with San Carlos in 1947 after having a resident priest. Old in its design, Mary Help of Christians Parish continues to serve the people of Basista through its services and education care of Mary Help of Christians Catholic School.
Abaca Rope Making
Beautifully woven ropes can be found in the inner barangays of Basista, where tons of ropes made from Abaca and Buli. Originating from Bicol, Mindanao, and Visayas, the abaca is transported to Basista for mass production, and later delivered to different parts of the country for basket products. Buli, meanwhile, can be found within the area. Rope-making in Basista gained recognition when its products were used for a photo that won first prize in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation photo contest. The designs of the ropes vary, from material and color, to weaving style.
Crafters Joy Corn Husk Products
Crafting is a joy and a passion of Ms. Jocelyn "Joy" Perez, entrepreneur and owner of Crafters Joy Corn Husk Products. First-time visitors of Basista would never think that some crafting products can be made entirely from cornhusks. All her products, whether for Christmas decorations, handbags, or novelty items, are made from cornhusks and are especially handmade. Ms. Perez found that cornhusks should not be wasted and instead be used for various products to work hand in had with the town's abaca rope-making. A visionary of instilling creativity and at the same time promoting the treasures of Pangasinan, Ms. Perez continues to grow her business and her farm, and also her staff in appreciating local handmade products.
The town of Basista, as little as it may be, packs a lot of wonders to see, from a different perspective. Little is known regarding Basista from a tourism standpoint. A simple barrio in the early days, Basista has progressed throughout the years, turning into a productive and developing area in Pangasinan. One of the prominent trades in Basista is rope making, where locals run businesses in providing ropes made from Abaca and Buli and are then in turn delivered not only to different parts of the country but also worldwide. Rope making in Basista has a huge following, where people from all over the country flock to purchase its ropes that are known for its intricately woven and sturdy designs. While other towns feature hand-made products from wood, bamboo, and other materials, one destination in Basista tends to be different: products made out of cornhusk. Crafters Joy Corn Husk Products incorporates cornhusk production and farming to various kinds of merchandises, only in Basista. Aside from local products, Basista also offers local products, in the music industry. Basista is home to almost nine orchestras that are prominent and active throughout. Basista aims to be known in the future as the orchestral capital of Pangasinan, with its homegrown talent all coming from the town. Resorts are abundant in Basista, where you can have a getaway with your family and friends that range from water activities to hotel accommodations and local delicacies such as seafood. The town of Basista offers a different tourist destination; it’s the sights and sounds of the Basista locals that give the town a different. The people here greet you with open arms, as you bear witness to its thriving attractions that will make you feel at home.