The Hundred Islands is located in Alaminos, Pangasinan. It is composed of islands and islets scattered along the Lingayen Gulf. Of the 124 islands only 3 islands were developed for tourists namely; the Governor Island, Quezon Island and Children’s Island where cottages are available and camping is allowed.
Alaminos is about 4-5 hours drive from Manila via NLEX-SCTEX route. From SCTEX, take the exit to Hacienda Luisita then straight to Pangasinan. Once in Pangasinan look for the roadsign heading straight to Alaminos to avoid passing through the other town proper of Pangasinan municipalities.
Then at Alaminos, turn right to Lucas port, the jump-off of the Hundred Islands. Registration and boat arrangement is at the tourism office within the port.
The boatman will first tour you around the 18.44 square kilometres of Lingayen gulf containing the islands of formations. Then you can choose between the three islands as to where to stay for your swim and picnic. Enjoy!
|The Hundred Islands as seen at the view deck of Governor Island|
Travel date: May 2009