Tambobong Beach Dasol, Pangasinan is also known as Boracay of the North because of its white beach sand and crystal clear water. I got really intrigued so I decided to go here.
The whole travel squad met at Five Star Bus Terminal and leave at 2am. After 7 hours of travel (including breakfast time in Alaminos) we finally arrived at Tambobong White Beach Rains Resort. I didn’t expect that the travel time will be that long. I was just expecting a 4 to 5 hours as the other blogger is saying.
Their basic livelihood is fishing and boat rental for island hopping.
I was also expecting for a wide view of the beach from the room we are going to stay, however there were too many boats parking on the shore.
White sand and clear water as what I was expecting.
How to get to Tambobong Beach Dasol, Pangasinan from Manila (Via Public Transportation)
- Take a bus from Manila going to Pangasinan
Take a bus at Victory Liner Cubao bound to Sta. Cruz, Zambales that passes through Alaminos, Pangasinan. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Dasol. Trips have schedule time. I think 12mn and 2am is the earliest departure time.
Travel Time: 5 -6 hours
Take a bus bound to Alaminos, Anda or Bolinao. Drop off at Alaminos. No need to buy a ticket ahead and there is a bus every hour.
Travel Time: 4-5 hours
Fare: 293 php (regular bus)
In Alaminos, ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz and drop off at Tambobong Dasol (less than an hour).
Travel Time: less than 1 hour
Fare: 40 php (regular bus)
Landmark: Dasol is just right after Burgos. At the right side, look for the sign board Tambobong Beach. You will also see a waiting shed with few tricycle drivers waiting for passengers.
- Take a tricycle from Dasol Hi-way
Take a tricycle and drop off at Tambobong Beach or any preferred resort. You must also get the driver’s mobile number so you will have a contact person the next day to pick you up when you leave the resort.
Travel Time: 1 hour
Fare: 300 php for 4 persons
How to go back from Tambobong Beach to Manila
- Call the tricycle driver atleast an hour before your desired departure time. Drop off at Dasol Hi-way.
- In Dasol Hi-way, wait a bus that goes directly to Manila BUT it was rare. I advise to rather take other suggestions on going back.
- You can ride a bus that goes to either Alaminos or Dagupan. Drop at Alaminos and ride a bus bound to Pasay or Cubao.
WHERE TO STAY
- Tambobong White Beach Resort Nanay Benilda or Ante Baby at 09105641382 rates start 1,500 for 5 pax
- Tambobong Beach Rains Resort (we stayed here)
- R Paradise Beach Resort
- Pantalan Beach Resort
FARE – 816 php
Bus from Cubao to Alaminos vice versa – 293 php x 2 way = 586 php
Bus from Alaminos to Dasol vice versa – 40 php x 2 way = 80 php
Tricycle from Dasol Hi-way to Tambobong Beach = 300 php x 2 way = 600 /4 pax = 150 php
Tambobong – 25 php
ACCOMMODATION – 150 php (if tent)
Tent Pitching – 150 php per head
Room w/ aircon – 2500 good for 2-4 person; 625 php each
Kubo Room w/ fan – 2500 good fo 6-8 person
FOOD – 250 php
TOTAL EXPENSES – 1,241 php only!!!
RANT ABOUT TAMBOBONG BEACH RAINS RESORT
The air-conditioned room was too small for group of 4 persons. You are allowed to cook but expect that there will be a charge on gas usage. Also each request you are going to ask have an additional extra charge. Getting hot water, paluto and so forth.