Hundred Islands National Park
Hundred Islands National Park is situated in Alaminos City in Pangasinan. It is 250 km from Manila. Declared as a national park in 1979, these small islands scattered like emeralds in the deep blue water of Pangasinan, is one of the country’s treasured national park. The pristine beauty of the unexplored coves and islets would surely take your breath away. The Hundred Island National Park covers a land area of 1,884 ha with 123 islands during high tide and 124 islands at low tide. There are only three developed islands for tourists: The Governor Island has an area of 74,408 sq m, here you can find a wide view of the Park from its view deck. There is also a fully furnished 2 bedroom guesthouse with complete amenities which is ideal for family use; Quezon Island has an area of 13,667 sq m servers as a picnic ground and camp site; with an area of 24,053 sq m, Children’s Island offers a panoramic view of the park. There is also a bahay kubos (wooden cottages) for budget travelers who wish to have an overnight stay in the island.
There are caves abound the park, about ten of these caves are open for public exploration. Each cave offers interesting limestone formations such as stalagmites, stalactites, columns and draperies. The caves serve as a dwelling place for bats. The deep sea serves as home to wide varieties of coral reefs which is a home for many species of fish. This also serves as a great site for kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Visiting the park is one way of just being with nature and admiring the wonders of it.