Hundred Islands: Budget Travel Guide, Itinerary, How to get There and More

Hundred Islands Pangasinan Ultimate Travel Guide
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Hundred Islands National Park Travel Guide: How to Get There, Hotels, Itinerary, Travel Tips and More

You’ve seen Hundred Islands National Park in your textbooks and splashed all over travel brochures of the Philippines. Hundred Islands in Alaminos Pangasinan is definitely one of the most iconic attractions of the Philippines. Although my recent visit there was short, it was worth every second.

Birds Eyeview from Quezon Island's Viewdeck
Birds Eyeview from Quezon Island’s Viewdeck

The national park actually covers a land area of 1,884 hectares and consists of 123 islands during high tide and 124 islands during low tide, however, only 3 islands have been developed for tourists. These are Governor, Quezon and Children’s Island.

Quezon Island is one of the few developed tourist locations on Hundred Islands
Quezon Island is one of the few developed tourist locations on Hundred Islands By Jhun Taboga – Own work, Public Domain

One of the islands you should visit is Governor’s Island where there is a viewing deck which will provide you with an incredible view of the Hundred Islands. This island also features a Guesthouse for rent which is perfect for use by a huge group. The guesthouse has 2 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. It has limited fresh water supply, fresh linens and generator powered electricity.

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Boat Rental in Lucap
Boat Rental in Lucap

This Hundred Islands Travel Guide aims to provide a complete guide on how to get there, list of recommended hotels, places to eat and a sample hundred islands day tour itinerary for your next visit to this tourist attraction in Pangasinan.

Quezon Island is also one of the most visited islands. This island is famous for its white sandy beaches that is best for snorkeling and kayaking. Kayaking and snorkeling equipment rental is available in the island. If you are looking for more of an isolationist experience, you can ask your boat driver to take you to one of the other islands with smaller beach coves.

Cathedral Cave
Cathedral Cave

Best Time to Visit

It highly recommended visiting the national park during dry or summer season November to May. If you are traveling by bus, its best to leave Manila by 12 midnight to reach the place just in time for breakfast.

View from Governor island
View from Governor island By Original uploader was Emir214 at tl.wikipedia – Transferred from tl.wikipedia to Commons by Felipe Aira., CC BY-SA 3.0

Things to do in Hundred Islands

  • Island Hopping
  • Spelunking
  • Fun-fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Sun Bathing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Birdwatching

Quezon Island
Quezon Island

How to get there

Getting to the Hundred Islands is pretty simple. All you really need to do is take a bus to Alaminos Pangasinan (5-6 hours) then grab a boat from Barangay Lucap in Alaminos and Voila!.

Lucap or Alaminos Wharf, the jump off point to the National Park, is about 240 kilometres (150 miles) north from the Kilometer Zero marker in Rizal Park in Manila or about 4 hours drive by private vehicle.

From Alaminos City Public Market, proceed to Lucap terminal located in front of Suki Supermarket. From Lucap Wharf, you can rent a boat that will bring you to the islands.

The boat rental rates are standardized so you shouldn’t need to negotiate here. You can do it in a day from Manila if you leave early enough but its best to take your time and stay overnight in some resorts in Lucap or in Alaminos City.

Small Boats in Governors Island
Small Boats in Governors Island



Where to Stay: Hotels near the Hundred Islands

Camping is possible in Quezon Island (P400 per tent) and there are also tent that are available for rent.

MAXINE’S BY THE SEA
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-2537

THE HUNDRED ISLANDS RESORT HOTEL
(THIROH 2000)
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-5753
Fax No. (+6375) 551-5754
E-mail: hillvertz@skybiz.com
hillvertz@yahoo.com

100 ISLANDS VIEW
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+63912) 314-6180

ST. MARIE CLUB RESORT
Bued, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-3362

VISTA DEL MAR HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-4455

BARNY’S LODGE & RESTAURANT
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No.: (+6375) 551-6148
(+63919) 430-6589

HUNDRED ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-2505

OCEANVIEW LODGE AND RESTAURANT
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+635) 551-2501

SEASIDE HAVEN (L.S. MARINA 100)
Lucap, Alaminos City
Tel. No. (+6375) 551-2711C

For more hotel, lodging, resorts and other accommodation options, book online via Agoda.

Where to eat

You can buy cooked food at Alaminos town or at the restaurants available at Lucas Wharf. Here are the list of recommended restaurants in Alaminos, Pangasinan.

ALAMINOS CITY PEOPLE’S FOOD COURT
Telephone: (075) 696-1568
Email:alaminoscitytourism@gmail.com
Address: Poblacion, Alaminos City, Pang.

ELIANA’S GRILL & RESTAURANT
Mobile Phone: 0915-315-8730
Email: elianas.resto@gmail.com
Location: Brgy. San Vicente, Alaminos City, Pang.

HUNDRED ISLANDS CAFE? SILVERS by GOLD
Mobile Phone: 0949-300-2549
Email: tugadegold@yahoo.com
Address: Plaza Agapito Braganza, San Jose Drive, Alaminos City, Pangasinan

MAXINE BY THE SEA SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Contact: (075) 696- 0964 / 0921-642-8551
Website: www.maxinebythesea.com
Address: Brgy.Lucap, Alaminos City, Pang.

PAPATOK’S RESTAURANT
Telephone: (075) 551-4660 / 0949-300-2549
Email: margaretmarysantiago17@gmail.com papatokskitchen@facebook.com
Location: Quezon Avenue, Poblacion, Alaminos City, Pang.

REY-LYN RESTAURANT
Contact: 0917-610-4144
Email: blue15_a @yahoo.com
Address: Palali St., Poblacion, Alaminos City, Pang.

ULY’S GRILL & BAR
Mobile: 0918-562-0259
Search on Facebook: Uly’sResto Grill
Address: Brgy. Palamis, Alaminos City, Pang.

Tourist Center and registration office of the park
Tourist Center and registration office of the park By Ramon FVelasquez – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

To help you compute your Hundred Islands Travel Budget, we listed here the current fees, boat and cottage rentals and other details that can help you plan your trip to the Hundred Islands:

Hundred Islands National Park Fees (Updated December 2018)

Registration Fee is Php 100.00 per person for day tour and Php 160.00 per person for those who are planning to stay overnight.

  • Children 5 years old & below: FREE
  • Discount-20% t for Senior Citizen/PWD
  • Discounts are implemented on Environmental Fee ONLY.

DAY TOUR Registration Fee – Php 100.00

  • Environmental Fee – Php 60.00
  • Entrance Fee/IPAF – Php 30.00
  • Insurance Fee – Php 10.00

OVERNIGHT Registration Fee – Php 160.00

  • Environmental Fee – Php 120.00
  • Entrance Fee/IPAF – Php 30.00
  • Insurance Fee – Php 10.00

Boat Rental Rates

TOUR TYPE (Boat Size)

One-day Tour with Service Boat

Two-day Tour with Service Boat

Small (max.of 5 pax)

Php 1,400.00

Php 3,000.00

Medium (max.of 10 pax)

Php 1,800.00

Php 3,800.00

Large (max.of 15 pax)

Php 2,000.00

Php 4,500.00

Rates for Accommodation and Facitilies

FACILITY

DAY TOUR

OVERNIGHT

Guest House

Php 5,000.00

Gazebo

Php 600.00

Php 1,000.00

Pavilion 1 & 2

1st floor

Php 5,000.00

Php 7,000.00

2nd floor

Php 5,000.00

Php 7,000.00

3rd floor

Php 3,000.00

Php 4,000.00

Picnic Tables and chairs

At Pavilion 1

Php 300.00

Php 500.00

At Pavilion 2

Php 200.00

Php 300.00

Wooden tables w/o shed

Php 500.00

Php 700.00

Concrete tables w/o shed

Php 200.00

Php 300.00

Tent space (pitching fee)

Php 200.00

Rates for Island Activities

Zip line (546 meters) Governor’s Island

Php 250.00 per jump

Zip line (120 meters) Quezon Island

Php 100.00 per jump

Wall Climbing

Php 50.00 per pax

Rapelling

Php 50.00 per pax

3 in 1 package

Php 175.00

Banana Boat (max. 7pax)

Php 1,500.00 per ride

Helmet Diving

Php 400.00 per dive (20 mins.)

Kayaking ( max.2pax)

Php 250.00 per hour

Snorkeling

Php 250.00 per set gear rental

Hundred Islands Pangasinan Ultimate Travel Guide
Hundred Islands Pangasinan Ultimate Travel Guide Photo credit: cutiebigface via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

TOUR GUIDE RATES:

Tour Guide Rate is Php 500.00 per day (for DOT accredited tour guide assistance contact the Tourism Office)

Travel Tips

  • Boat Rentals are available from 7am-5pm at Lucap Wharf.
  • There is a small Sari-sari store in Quezon Island but make sure to bring enough food.
  • Bring your Power Banks for your mobile phone, charging cellphone and gadgets is expensive.
  • The best time to visit the Hundred Islands is during dry months (November to May)
  • ATM Machine is available at the Tourist Information Center at the Lucap Wharf, make sure to bring extra cash.
View of the other islands from the Governor island.
View of the other islands from the Governor island – By Original uploader was Emir214 at tl.wikipedia – Transferred from tl.wikipedia to Commons by Felipe Aira., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3904403

Whether your objective is to go island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling or staking out a claim on your own private beach paradise, take a day or two and explore the Hundred Islands National Park. You’ll be glad you did.

Travel Guide Hundred Islands in Alaminos Pangasinan
Travel Guide Hundred Islands in Alaminos Pangasinan

Alaminos Tourism Contact Details

Alaminos City Tourism Office (24/7 in service)
Facebook: Alaminos City Tourism
Address: Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Mobile No. : 0998.597.5153 / 0917.828.6592 
Email: alaminoscitytourism@gmail.com

Originally Posted: March 24, 2010
Updated: December 6, 2018

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