Summer pleasure

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It’s been two months since summer but the memories from it still lingers in my mind. Last April, we decided to go to Bolinao, Pangasinan. So here’s our summer story.

Before heading to Bolinao, we dropped by to Our Lady of Manaoag Church. Our Lady of Manaoag is the patroness of the sick, the needy, and the helpless, hence, usually visited by both locals and tourists.

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Our Lady of Manaoag Church

Shortly after the mass, we went straight to Bolinao though we had a hard time since that is our first time to go there and weren’t familiar with the way. Thank God for Google Maps 🙂  When we reached Bolinao, we looked for a place to stay and luckily we’re able to find a nice accommodation. We hurriedly headed to the beach and were greeted by this.

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White sand beach in Brgy. Molino, Bolinao

We spent the whole day swimming, eating, and taking pictures. Twilight came and we were able to enjoy the sunset. If you’re a sunset chaser like me, then this is a perfect place for you.

I will never get tired of watching this

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Watching the sun set is really a sublime experience.

The next day, we went to see “Wonderful Cave,” one of the three famous caves in Bolinao. We immediately dipped into the cold water and it’s really refreshing. Even though, it is quite small, it’s totally wonderful in its own way.

narrow entrance to the cave
narrow entrance to the cave

Next to our itinerary is the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse which is second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines next to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos.

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Ruins beside Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Ruins beside Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Our last destination is the Bolinao Falls. The man who collected our fees told us that there are 2 falls there but we should stay at Bolinao falls 2 because the water there is shallow compared to falls 1 since we have a lot of kids with us.

Our trek to the falls
Our trek to the falls
Kala ko mababaw,di ko din pala abot :(
Kala ko mababaw,di ko din pala abot 😦
These kids really dived into the water while I stayed in the shallow area which is pambata lang.
These kids really dived into the water while I stayed in the shallow area which is for pambata lang.

Overall, our stay in Bolinao is really worth it. If I could go back here, I would but probably after mga 8 years pa since I want to explore other places here in the Philippines (and South Korea and Switzerland hopefully) It’s really hard not to fall in love with this place because they really have much to offer plus the fact that it’s still not crowded so medyo tahimik pa. I’m really looking forward for the next summer vacation cos this academic year’s really tiring and I really want a break!

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