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Hotels & homes
A and F Garden Resort and Restaurant
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Bayambang, 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.
Browse our attraction listings if you want to travel do-it-yourself style. Many of these are free to see and come with details and a map.
Bayambang Municipal Plaza
Only two towns in the Philippines has former President Emilio Aguinaldo’s statue on their municipal hall, the hero’s hometown in Kawit, Cavite, and Bayambang in Pangasinan, where he declared as the Fifth Capital of the Philippine Revolutionary Republic. Across the century-old municipal hall is the two-hectare public plaza with the four-feet signage “Balong Bayambang” (New Bayambang), where tourist may take their photo. A walk through Bayambang’s rich history and attraction may be accessed through a mini-gallery inside the park.
Shellflex Food Products
A trip to Bayambang, Pangasinan will not be complete without a taste of its infamous buro - a mix of fermented rice and fish. Buro-making is no a walk in the park even if it has only three ingredients: salt, rice, and fish. It is a very delicate process that takes about three weeks. The fish used - dalag, tilapia, or gurami - are all sourced locally. Shellflex Food Products showcases a modern day buro-making process with the help from the Pangasinan State University. Modernizing their buro is not just about new equipment. Shellflex learned how to make the buro less pungent while maintaining its flavor. The secret, they said, was removing the fish head in the process. Sauteed buro is best served as side dish of steamed vegetables and fried fish.
Putting the Bayambang on its rightful place in history is the goal of the town’s local government. And to push its goal, the town officials are mulling to build a museum in the old municipal building. The museum will showcase the old Bayambang as the fifth capital of the Philippine Revolutionary Republic and the rich history of the town which has been established for more than 400 years.
The old town used to be a bigger territory however, it has been broken down to seven separate towns in Pangasinan and Tarlac. Still, there are some things that don’t change in this historical town, including its infamous buro - a mix of fermented rice and fish. While the process of making buro has been modernized, the primary ingredients - salt, rice, and fish - remained the same.
A trip to this town would not be complete without trying buro. Sauteed buro is best served as side dish of steamed vegetables and fried fish. Just like bagoong or shrimp paste, a tourist may take sometime before it appreciates buro’s salty-bitter taste. But once you’re hook, there is no turning back!
Rice cracker, a popular Filipino snack, is now making a comeback in town. Rice cracker processors are once again operating in the town offering spicy and savory snacks for local and tourists to enjoy.
Bayambang is also known for Malangsi Festival held every first week of April, and the “basuan” dance which uses drinking classes as props. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the town for having the longest barbecue, during the Malangsi Festival.
Rediscovering Bayamabang as a historical landmark will not be complete without including the parish church of St. Vincent Ferrer, which has been established in 1614.