Cabongaoan Beach and Death Pool in Pangasinan

by Rizanoia

Burgos can be found within the province of Pangasinan. The warm temperatures in this area make it a phenomenal destination for those who want to spend some time at the beach. So as a side trip to Tambobong Beach we headed to Cabongaoan Beach in Burgos.


Sand is slightly off-white that leads down to the bluish green water of the ocean. Palm trees can be seen all over the shoreline, and while it has not been widely developed and is off the beaten path.

As soon as I arrived at Cabongaoan Beach, I instantly pose for a photo. We also took a walk along the shoreline and stop at some of the unique rock formations to snap a selfie or two.


Of course, as we reached our target destination, almost everyone on our group took the chance to have a picture to Cabongaoan Beach’s very own Death Pool. The Death Pool is a natural pool that fills up with water every time the waves go over it. It can be found on the rocky side of the beach, and while the name sounds quite intimidating, it is very safe to be near. In fact, most visitors will jump right into the Death Pool to float around in the warm water. The Death Pool can get deep on occasion though, so everyone is warned to be careful and wear a float if they are not strong swimmers.


As we walked further, we reached Masangret Cove also known as Blue Lagoon of Agno, Pangasinan.


If you’re looking for a beach that is not packed with people, yet is a beautiful space, you may consider Cabongaoan Beach. After all, it is a magnificent beach that has fabulous sand, warm water, and fantastic views that everyone will love.


Since Cabongaoan Beach is on the west side of Pangasinan, the views of the sunsets are phenomenal. Visitors arriving later in the day for the sunset, may want to bring a light snack with them as well as a blanket. This will allow them to sit and eat while they watch the sky turn deep red, orange, and yellow, as the sun is dipping lower and lower into the horizon. A camera is a must-have item at this time too, because no one will find a more spectacular sunset anywhere else in the world, and they will want to capture it so that they can remember it forever.


Option 1:
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 Burgos. Trips have schedule time. I think 12mn and 2am is the earliest departure time.
Travel Time: 5 -6 hours

Option 2:
1. 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)

2. In Alaminos, ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz and drop off at Burgos (less than an hour).
Travel Time: less than 1 hour
Fare: 40 php (regular bus)

3. From Burgos, ride a tricycle going to Cabongaoan beach or to Roven’s Place.
Travel Time: 1 hour
Fare: 300 php for 4 persons


Roven’s Place Blue Beach
0927 995 7606
0906 107 8860
0995 336 8553
Fan room: 1800 PHP (good for 6pax); 2500 PHP (good for 12-15pax)

Amayaj Beach Resort
Entrance Fee – Php 150
Kubo with room – Php 2,800
Air-condition room – Php 3,800

Cabo Beach Resort
Contact Person: Mark (0915 386 3681)
Meal/Paluto: 100 PHP

Rendezvous Beach Resort (aka Sandrock Haunt Beach Resort)
Contact number: 09353745410

Viva La Vida/Villa Toledo Cabo Resort
0927 201 9907

D’Cousin’s Beach Resort
0935 414 3649

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