Alaminos City, Pangasinan, PH
Hundred Islands is one of the beaches you can visit in Luzon Area and near Metro Manila. I would say, it’s not the best beach you’ll ever visit here in Philippines, but it’s worth the view especially if you’re with your best friends. One of my closest friends is working with the Gawad-Kalinga, so my group of buddies organized and planned to have an Outreach Program for the benefit of Gawad-Kalinga Village Kids in Pangasinan and have a side-trip tour in Hundred Islands. We went there last November 7-8, 2015, which serves as my first out-of-town trip with my buddies.
Since we are volunteers and provide an outreach program, the Gawad-Kalinga people offered us a free accommodation but it’s not like a hotel room or something, we just stayed in a vacant house from Gawad Kalinga and the people there provide what we need like foams for bed and electricity and as for the water, we pump water on the deep well LOL. Too sad we didn’t take a photo of where we stayed. Otherwise, the Outreach program went really well and successfully. Thanks for the cooperation of the people of GK Pangasinan. 🙂
Onto the tour, we first went to Governor’s Island, it is where we took the picture below which you can see the beauty of Hundred Island 360 degrees and that’s the island where you could go for Zip Line to another Island for Php250.00 at that time. (Prices are subject to change without prior notice ofcourse)
.Next we went for snorkelling but I don’t know where that is because it’s in between islands LOL. After that, we went to Scout Island where we spend the rest of the tour longer, enjoyed our lunch and had fun. Luckily, it seems that we own the island and no other people are in there.
So here’s our itinerary for 2 days 1 night trip to Hundred Islands:
November 6,2015 Friday
10PM – Call Time in Victory Liner Cubao
November 7, 2015 Saturday
12AM – Left Cubao to Pangasinan
6AM- Arrived at Alaminos, Pangasinan
7AM- Arrived at Gawad Kaling Village
8AM to 11AM- Breakfast and Prepare for Outreach Program
1:30PM – Program Started
6PM- Program Ended
8PM- Rest and Talking
November 8, 2015 Sunday
4AM- Wake up and prepare for breakfast
6AM Start of Tour
5PM End of Tour and Arrived at Gawad Kalinga Village
6PM Prepare for travel to Manila
7PM Left Pangasinan
November 9,2015 Monday
1:30AM Arrived in Manila
And yes, we all went to work on that Monday Morning. LOL.
and here’s a breakdown of my expenses: (this is rate per head and good for 8 persons)
Fare 760Php (380 One way) Five Star Transport
Food 500Php (Breakfast and Dinner on first day and Breakfast in Second Day)
Environmental Fee 20Php or 10Php(I totally forgot! I’m Sorry but it’s not expensive)
Boat Rental 400Php
Snorkeling Gear 250Php
Activities you can do there are:
Not Bad, right? Souvenirs are not included in the expenses but there are lots of available shops at the port. ( I bought a T-Shirt BTW. 🙂 ) Overall, I enjoyed visiting the place with my friends and as well as Outreach program.