Ilog Malino Beach Resort – An Affordable Place to Stay in Bolinao Pangasinan


My trip to Bolinao was actually unplanned, It was just a random selection from my bucket list. After an hour of researching online, I finally got a confirmed reservation at Ilog Malino Beach Resort. An hour after, I found myself inside a non-aircon Victory Liner Bus en route to Bolinao Pangasinan.  What  I love about being a full-time travel blogger is having time freedom, I can go anywhere I want so long as my resources permits.

Affordable Place to stay in Bolinao
Affordable Place to stay in Bolinao

If you love to travel all across the world and explore every bit of nature, regardless of the popularity of the place, then you should visit Bolinao in Pangasinan – the “Hidden Jewel of the North”. Although, this place is not that popular as a tourist destination, it is no less than a paradise on the earth.

Cottages in Ilog Malino Beach Resort
Cottages in Ilog Malino Beach Resort

It has got diverse landscape and you can see them together on the beaches, itself. On one side you will find rugged boulders where the waves come and crash violently, and on the other, you will find the peaceful stretches of blues and whites. It’s a six hour journey from Manila via bus – it may take forever to reach this piece of paradise but who cares?

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Ilog Malino Beach Resort
Ilog Malino Beach Resort

Why stay in Ilog Malino Beach Resort?

Here you will find a number of hotels and resorts, both high end and economical. So, you can choose one according to your planning. As far as, budget accommodations are concerned, one of the best options you have is Ilog Malino Beach Resort. It is a family owned resort located in Brgy. Ilog Malino. If you are looking for an exceptional Oceanside retreat, then you should book your stay here at Ilog Malino Beach Resort.

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Ilog Malino Beach Resort’s main features

• 20 air-conditioned rooms include all basic amenities
• 2 Kubos (bamboo huts) for a completely new experience.
• Sea facing rooms for a visual retreat for every visitor.
• Different accommodation options for families, business groups and individuals.
• Spacious hall room with the capacity of accommodating, as many as, 150 people. Ideal for parties and corporate functions.
• Swimming pool for relaxation.
• Affordable prices (might differ from season to season) that will not reap you off.
• Custom made tours and excursions that include most of the tourist destinations of Bolinao.

These are some of the main features of Ilog Malino Beach Resort. However, in order to enjoy your stay here, it is advisable for you to make an advance booking. This is because, it is one of the popular resorts of Bolinao that offers affordable rates and everyone wants to stay here.

Swimming Pool at Ilog Malino Beach Resort
Swimming Pool at Ilog Malino Beach Resort

In case you didn’t make a reservation in advance and after coming here you found that they are full, then alas, you will have to try somewhere else. So, when you plan your trip to Bolinao, call them in advance to book hotel rooms, as well and enjoy your stay in any of the sea facing rooms you want.

What are the main tourist attractions of Bolinao?

Though each and every bit of Bolinao is a visual delight, but there are some must visit places that you should not miss out. Here goes the list – The Patar Rock Beach, three amazing caves, Enchanted Cave, Wonderful and Cindy’s, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Parish Church, a 400 years old Catholic Church, The Balingasay River, Bolinao Falls, and many more.

Bolinao has so much to offer, explore the place as much as you can. This destination is still untouched by modernization, one of the reasons why this place is so relaxing, serene and exceptionally beautiful.