It was in year 2000 when I first visited Patar. Back then, it took an hour of rough road drive from the Bolinao proper before the long stretch of white sand welcomed us. There were only 3 of us then and since not even a single cottage stands nor a sight/feeling of other person around, I felt like lost in paradise. The sun as it bids goodbye for the day appeared nearer and bigger than usual. That is my picturesque of Patar -- sunset at its closest.... So every time I’m at this place, I ensure to take home the sunset as captured from my lenses..
For this Tawintawin, Alaminos –Bolinao Trip, our second day was at Patar and the first of my kiddos at this place. As beach bums, they had the best of Patar’s water. They played even the toads of Patar’s firth, the ugly duckling lost on shore, the gentle waves smashing the coastline and of course the fine sand and the beach itself. It was another memorable experience that is hard to describe.
In one of our Patar's previous visits, we reached as far as the underwater natural breakwater where we enjoyed the wave as it scuffled the rocks underneath.
The sunset at Patar Beach...
Till next time...
Map and Direction -- Bolinao, Pangasinan:
From Metro Manila, proceed to NLEX then to SCTEX. Exit at Tarlac City and proceed to Alaminos, Pangasinan via Romulo Highway. From Alaminos, take the Alaminos-Bani Road and turn right for Bolinao.
Travel Date: February 2012