Bolinao, Pangasinan is really very small & very quiet. The air is clean. It is so peaceful & lush with vegetation. There are several caves if you want to dip in the cool waters. The stretch of beach is also clean & very quiet.
However, there is no nightlife whatsoever. Restaurants are open-aired, beside the roads. If you’re looking for excitement & pampering, this is not the place for you, hehe.
For our 3 day stay, we were able to try 3 establishments for our dining experience. We had breakfast at El Pescador, the resort we stayed in.
Their breakfast meals are all priced at 150 php.
Comes with coffee or a bottle of mineral water,
For lunch, we would venture out & go local. There is a strip of eateries right beside the St. James Parish church which is 402 years old and considered a tourist attraction there.
Talaba 45 php
This was surprisingly good & we got several platters of this.
Sisig 50 php Maasim sobra. Parang kilawin na.
Papaitan 70 php.
And coz the kids don’t know how to go provincial hehe.. MANOK! ;)) 70 php/leg
Kalderetang kambing 70 php
Ate was able to join us on the last day.
But all she had was the halo-halo. Without the halo. :|
Just the shaved ice & milk. zOMG. Hindi sila mabubuhay sa probinsya!
Halo Halo special 60 php, Mais co Hielo 50 php
For dinner, we would go to Puerto del Sol (Cafe Del Sol) for a relaxed & quiet evening since the 350+ contingent Bio students have overtaken the mess hall every meal time. We also took advantage of their washrooms before heading back to reality that is El Pescador.
Relaxed & homey, just the way we like it.
Single meals here cost around 350-500 php.
Bangus Belly Sisig 280 php
Chicken Cordon Bleu 340 php
Tinomok 320 php
Bangus Kare-Kare 320 php
Meals are just not the same if we’re not complete </3
Take-home for ate. Teriyaki Chicken 285 php
Hawaiian Pizza 430 php
I really can’t say that Pangasinan is a foodie’s haven. I would prefer the nearby beaches if water fun is all I’m after. But the people of pangasinan are warm & friendly. They have made our stay bearable.
I have never appreciated the comforts of my home more than I do now. It was really quite an experience, and it will take a while before I step foot outside metro manila. :P