Tondol Beach Travel Guide (Itinerary + Expenses)

by Rizanoia

Nothing beats good booze, awesome company and a beautiful beach. If you’re looking for comfy sands, a breath taking view and crystal clear seas, then Tondol Beach Anda Pangasinan got you covered.

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My friends and I decided to unwind to this lesser-known gem of the north last April. Going there was easy-peezy because we rented a private van to take care of the trip. This, along with a driver with a good sense of humor and a killer playlist made the journey even more fun (seriously, props to sir Rex).

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HOW TO GET THERE?

Option 1
1. From Cubao ride a bus bound to Anda (Dagupan, Fivestar)
Fare: 350 PHP
Travel Time: 5-6 hours
2. From Anda Market, ride a tricycle and drop off at Tondol Beach
Fare: 120 PHP per ride
Travel Time: 20-30 minutes travel time
*Note: Walang definite time kung anong oras alis ng Fivestar Bus. Nakalagay lang sa website is 24 hours available pero di mo sure kung anong oras magkakaroon o aalis kaya may Option 2.

Option 2
1. From Cubao ride a bus bound to Alaminos (Victory Liner)
Fare: 393 PHP
Travel Time: 5-6 hours
2. Once in Alaminos, ride a jeepney going to Anda Market.
Fare: 40 PHP
Travel Time: 45 mins to 1 hour
3. From Anda Market, ride a tricycle and drop off at Tondol Beach
Fare: 120 PHP per ride
Travel Time: 20-30 minutes

Option 3
Hire Kuya Rex’s Super Grandia Van (good for 10 passengers)
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TONDOL BEACH ACCOMMODATION

A week before the trip, we made prior reservations for a room in Gems resort. We initially thought that everything was ironed out due to the three confirmations made via call. Unfortunately, the P3,000 room that we rented for 8 people had extra charges but we decided to push through anyway (actually, they never mentioned that the room had a maximum head count even though we stated that we might bring 1 or 2 more people in).

Where to Stay in Tondol Beach Anda Pangasinan?

Average Accommodation Rate
Tent Pitching – 200 PHP per head overnight
Cottage – 200 to 500 PHP
Room – 3,500 above

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Upon arriving to Tondol, our jaws dropped with the alluring beauty of this Pangasinan escapade. The first thing we noticed was how pristine the beach is. Add this to the fact that Anda’s sandbars are long and wide turning it into an instant Instagram-junkie’s paradise. You can definitely have fun with your family or barkadas.

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The azure waters of this beach is really clean but they’re too shallow if you’re near the shoreline. This means heavy swimmers like me and my friends had to walk first before we can have a refreshing dip. This led to some unique photo opportunities that can’t be done in other beaches.

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Also, some natives are offering “island hopping” services. Though it was only P100 and the sights were amazeballs, I wouldn’t personally recommend it. It should’ve been called an “island hop service” instead because the boatman only took us to one destination (you read that right, ONE!).

With regards to food, my gang decided that we should cook our own meals. Good thing 828 Gems resort was gracious enough to lend us cooking utensils. That meant more grilled liempo and sinigang for everyone (courtesy of yours truly).

Of course, we decided to cap the first night off with some alcohol. There are a lot of stores in Anda so don’t worry if you’re thirsty or short on supplies.

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For the second day, we just decided to chill around the beach area. Fortunately, the waters were a bit higher so we managed to fool around, swim a bit and take more pictures before packing our stuff.

ACTIVITY

  • Picture taking at Anda Bridge. Pero ingat bes sa mga dumadaang sasakyan.
  • Island Tour at Cory Island – 1,000 PHP per boat.
  • Tara Falls – no entrance fee

Sunset Seeing

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Anda Bridge

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Cory Island

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TIPS

  • Leave as early as 12 midnight from Manila to witness and experience the mini sandbar which starts at 9 in the morning.
  • Before heading to the beach, buy ingredients to cook during your stay.

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All in all, Tondol Beach Anda Pangasinan is a one-of-a-kind experience that me and my friends enjoyed. A few hiccups here and there might have happened but it was all worth it.  Give it a shot and escape from the metro’s hustle and bustle this summer.

Check this FB post for more photos: Tondol Beach, Anda, Pangasinan
Check other must visit in Pangasinan.

Contributed by: Joselito Martin aka Jose.

47 comments

KM Alcasid April 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm

Hi Ma’am, how much po yung rent nyo sa van? Ilang pax po kayo? Thank you! 🙂

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Rizanoia April 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm

Hi KM! Friend kasi namin yung driver kaya nakuha namin ng mas mababa. Kindly contact na lang si Kuya Rex. 🙂

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Anonymous April 25, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Hi, magkano entrance? Thank you!

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Rizanoia April 25, 2018 - 3:12 pm

5 pesos

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Anonymous April 29, 2018 - 11:26 pm

parang gusto naming magpunta dyan..may matutulugan po bang murang hotel or para sa overnight. .from bulacan po mga ilang oras byahe? salamat po.

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Rizanoia May 9, 2018 - 12:19 am

Di ko po sure ilang oras byahe from Bulacan. Yung mga resort and contacts nasa post na. 🙂

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Maria May 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Hi! Permission to post po. Kung naghahanap ka ng matutuluyan na mura, you may contact Tony Raquino 09461166547 .

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Reymon Espinosa April 30, 2018 - 9:06 am

Hi! ask ko lang kong need pa ng reservation pag pumunta kahit mga cottages lang ang irerent? Thanks 🙂

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Rizanoia May 1, 2018 - 10:13 am

Kahit hindi na magpareserve.

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lovely santiago May 1, 2018 - 10:08 am

ate sa mismong tondol beach ba yung mini sandbar?

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Rizanoia May 1, 2018 - 10:12 am

Yes.

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Anonymous May 1, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Hello we plan to visit Tondol Beach this May 26. Okay kaya yung punta namin, i mean always high tide ba duon? I like your photos by the way. Thank you.

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Rizanoia May 9, 2018 - 12:19 am

Okay naman. Appreciate the compliments on my photos. 🙂

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Anonymous May 2, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Hi. Paano po pabalik ng Manila? Same rates din po?

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Rizanoia May 4, 2018 - 9:36 am

Yes kung same din lang dadaanan mo pabalik.

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rico May 2, 2018 - 4:03 pm

ate may mga water activities po ba jan? and cementado po ba ung daan papunta jan?

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Rizanoia May 9, 2018 - 12:16 am

Hello Rico! Wala masyadong water activities since mababa ang tubig. Yung daanan cemented naman. 🙂

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Anonymous May 3, 2018 - 10:34 pm

hi po ask qh lang po pwde po ba mag dala ng sariling tent if mag oovernight??thanks

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Rizanoia May 9, 2018 - 12:18 am

Yes pwede but expect na may pitching fee per head.

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Anonymous May 3, 2018 - 10:52 pm

hi po..pwde po ba magdala dun ng sariling tent if mg oovernight ??thanks

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Rizanoia May 4, 2018 - 9:00 am

Pwede with pitching fee pa rin per head.

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Anonymous May 6, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Hello! Lahat ba ng resort may available na tent for rent? Thanks! ?

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Rizanoia May 9, 2018 - 12:17 am

Ay hindi ko lang po sure. 🙂

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Mary Nina R. Baldoz May 8, 2018 - 1:03 am

Hello po 🙂 yung tricycle na 120 po ba ay per head? Tsaka ilan po ang kayang isakay nung tricycle?

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Lan May 11, 2018 - 9:23 pm

Ano po yung earliest possible byahe from alaminos to anda?

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Rizanoia May 19, 2018 - 12:08 am

Base sa mga kakilala namin nagbyahe unpredictable kung anong oras ng byahe. For what I know mga 2 or 3am na sila nakasakay.

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Anonymous May 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

Magkano cottage?

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Rizanoia May 19, 2018 - 12:01 am

200 to 500 pesos

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Anonymous May 16, 2018 - 8:15 am

Miss how long ang byahe to Tondol by car?

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Rizanoia May 19, 2018 - 12:00 am

From Manila 5-6 hours.

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Maria May 26, 2018 - 7:18 pm

Hi Miss! I just saw your pictures about my mother’s home town and Im glad na appreciate mo ang beauty ng Tondol, kahit hindi pa masyadong nadevelop ang lugar. I would like also to thank you for recommending this place to those who want to escape from busy place like ManiIa. In your own way, natutulungan mo ang mga tao dun na magkaroon ng kita sa pamamagitan ng pagbisita sa lugar na yon. More power to you Girl!

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Rizanoia May 26, 2018 - 9:18 pm

Thank you for the words Maria! I’m glad to help. 🙂

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Ana May 28, 2018 - 1:40 am

Which has a lighter (white) sand color,Tambobong or Tondol? Tondol is light gray, so wondering about Tambobong.

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Rizanoia June 1, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Mas lighter sa Tambobong. 🙂

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steph May 29, 2018 - 8:01 pm

Hello! My family’s planning to go there this weekend but we are kinda hesitant because we might not be able to enjoy swimming because the water is not that deep. Are there areas where it is deep enough for us to swim?

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Rizanoia May 30, 2018 - 6:58 pm

Hi Steph. Yes, water level was not deep even we walked too far from the shore. But we still enjoyed our visit there.

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Anonymous June 2, 2018 - 11:11 am

Hi question, Possible ba yung car hanggang sa tondol sa mismong resort i mean hindi naman siya iiwan some where ?

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Rizanoia June 2, 2018 - 11:12 am

Yes possible. May sasakyan din kami nun dun lang nakagarahe sa resort.

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Lekster Kastro (@LeksterKastro) October 29, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Hi! Tanong lang po if mabato ba? Or totoong white sand talaga yung beach floor? Tapos yung part na medyo malalim, lampas tao na po ba? Salamat! I’ve been relying to your blog tuwing may lakad kami! Great job anw!

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Rizanoia October 29, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Hello Lekster thank you for visiting my blog! Hindi sya mabato and yes white sand. Yung malayong part hanggang bewang lang.

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Christine Joyce Real November 8, 2018 - 3:30 am

Hi ! Ask ko lang po paano pumunta from baguio mangagaling??? Commute lang po kasi kami .. thank you ?

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Rizanoia November 16, 2018 - 7:09 pm

Sorry dear, I don’t know exactly but ang alam ko meron dyan sa Baguio na bus going to Pangasinan.

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Anonymous November 29, 2018 - 10:54 pm

Hi,

Malapit lang po ba to sa Dasol, Pangasinan ?

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Rizanoia December 10, 2018 - 10:18 am

2 hours away po

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Anonymous March 8, 2019 - 1:14 am

Hello po, ask ko lang kung how much ang entrance fee sa Tondol beach for day tour? and do you know kung how much din po yung mga cottages dyn? Thanks in advance.

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April Zafra February 9, 2020 - 4:27 pm

Hi po we plan to visit this coming march, ask ko lang po pwede ba direct na agad pumunta without reservation? May sariling service naman po kami. Or meron po ba need contact person before we go?

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Rizanoia February 9, 2020 - 6:06 pm

Pwedeng direct na po agad at dun na lang po magcheck ng accommodation. 🙂

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