The Philippines has the best islands, not to mention 7101 islands, you can visit for your next vacation. The Hundred Islands is the perfect place if you are up for some fun and adventure.
Hundred Islands National Park
Hundred Islands National Park is composed of 123 islands and islets and these islands are scattered in Lingayen Gulf. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, so it is a must to include it in your travel itinerary.
How to get to Hundred Islands National Park?
From Cubao, take a bus bound for Alaminos or Bolinao, Pangasinan. There are two bus stops during the whole trip. The first bus stop is in Marque Mall, Pampanga then the second bus stop is in Tarlac. Once you have reached Alaminos, Pangasinan, hail a tricycle going to Lucap Wharf.
Where to stay in Hundred Islands National Park?
There are hotels/inns around Lucap Wharf but if you are on a tight budget, I suggest you go to Bhoy Dino’s Transient House. Rate per night is Php 1000. Their rooms are dorm style type of rooms. No television set and hot and cold shower. But it is equipped with a window type air conditioning system. You can request for kitchen utensils if you want to do your own cooking and grilling. You may also consider staying in one of these hotels/inns:
- Amihan Transient House
- City Hotel
- Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant
- Islandia Hotel
- Maxine By The Sea, Lodge, and Restaurant
- The Big Brother House
- Treasure Isle Guest House
- Villa Antolin Hotel
What to do in Hundred Islands National Park?
There is an unlimited selection of quality activities in Hundred Islands National Park, but the most popular activity is Island Hopping. Before you start your island hopping tour, you have to register at the local tourism office and pay for the entrance fee. Life vests will be provided by your boat service for your safety. Check out these other exciting activities:
- Cliff Diving
- Helmet Diving
- Wall Climbing
- Watching the sunrise/sunset
The Famous Islands in Hundred Islands National Park
Governor’s Island – Typically, this is the first island you will visit. It has a viewing deck where you can have a bird’s eye view of Hundred Islands National Park. Climbing the stairs can be challenging though for someone who does not get a regular exercise.
Marcos Island – You can do cliff diving here if you are the adventurous type. It is not crowded and the sand here is soft and powdery.
Quezon Island- It is crowded especially during the summer season. A lot of fun activities can be done here such as kayaking, parasailing, and snorkeling among others.
Cuenco Island- There is a small cave on this island. You can do cliff diving here too.
Other Islands in Hundred Islands National Park
- Bat Island
- Children’s Island
- Pilgrimage Island
- Romulo Island
- Turtle Island
- Virgin Island
Composed of 123 islands and islets
Lucap Wharf is about 240 kilometers north of Manila
The islands are believed to be 2 million years old
Common palm civet, dugong, and gecko are some of the wildlife found in the Hundred Islands National Park
Day Tour Php 40
Overnight Php 80
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