It’s amazing to start this wonderful 2015 with a happy feet!
One of the things written in our bucket list is to travel and explore one of the most amazing provinces in the country, Pangasinan and we have started it in the hidden paradise of Bolinao.
I’ve always dreamed of going to this place all my life! Though it’s within the province where I grew, it seems so impossible to go due to sandwich schedules and all the alibis I can think of. But hey! The mindset and my dreams have already pulled it to the next level!
From Dagupan City, we traveled for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and reached the town proper of Bolinao.
If you are already in Dagupan City, there are available buses and vans going to Bolinao. We rode a van for us to make it in the afternoon, just before the sunset.
Yay! Ready to go, yes.
Bus going to Bolinao.
Beside is the Bolinao van terminal.
Fare from Dagupan City to Bolinao town proper is P110 per pax (no student fare for van transportation).
Upon arriving at Bolinao market, we rode a tricycle bound to El Pescador Resort and Hotel where we chose to stay for the night. Fare is at P10 per pax.
And, voila! Welcome to El Pescador!
You will not get lost as people are all aware where El Pescador is situated.
Now here’s a little background about the resort. This is owned by Jesus Salvador F. Celeste and the name El Pescador means The Fishermen as the area’s main living is fishing.
The scent of the sea welcomes us as we enter the place..
El Pescador has a service van that may be used for its guests, especially those who will be coming from other countries. There’s a package deal for the service from the airport to the resort. You may check out agoda.com and tripadvisor.com.ph for online reservations.
Same as the other hotels, they offer rooms with different styles and ambiance.
Whether you are a couple, a group of friends or an extended vacationer family, you certainly have a place here.
*Kubo Cottage Double Bed: P1,550
*Legacy Double Bed: P1,650
*Legacy Queen Bed: P1,750
*Legacy 2 Single Bed: P1,850
*Twin Building Double Bed: P2,350
*Legacy 2 Double Bed: P2,550
*Twin Building King Bed: P2,650
*Kubo 2 Double Bed: P3,350
*Legacy 3 Double Bed A: P3,450
*Twin Building 2 Bed: P3,550
*Grand Hotel Double Bed Room: P4,000
*Grand Hotel 2 Double Bed Room: P4,500
*Twin Building Family: P5,650
*Power House: P5,950
*Beach House: P6,950
*Twin Building Attic A: P11,550
*Twin Building Attic B: P12,550
And we opted to stay here!
The beautiful Kubo Cottage. Stay and feel its nature-rich-in-culture room for P1,550 (good for 2).
Now here’s the inside of the Kubo Cottage:
It has its own balcony, an air conditioned unit, a television unit with cable, toiletries (but no dental set) and a wired phone but is not yet working.
It doesn’t have its own comfort room, but the common comfort room is just beside the Kubo Cottage so its not really so hassle.
Now let’s see what the resort offers..
It has two swimming pools with slides, this one is for adults. From 3 feet to 5 feet deep.
And here’s the kiddie pool with this kiddie frog slides. Isn’t it cute? I know right.
The swimming pool is not limited to guests of El Pescador, it is also open to visitors who don’t want to check in the hotel but want to swim.
Visitor’s rate at P100 for adults and P300 for the shed where you can have your picnic.
Take note of the reminders, okay? They have lifeguards of course.
And someone is having fun with the sun and water, alright.
If you are not in the mood of playing around the pool, you may also bond with the waves in front of the hotel. But during our visit, the sea is low tide and calm.
It also have well-styled gazebos just in case you want to have your breakfast by the beach front.
There you go..
Isn’t it relaxing, yeah?
El Pescador has function rooms and conference areas. They also have several cafeteria..
And here’s another cafeteria with souvenir shops.
The whole place is not yet in full operation as they are having expansions and renovations going on. The beach front hotel is about to finish and soon to operate to accommodate more guests.
The place is good for couples, family and friends who are looking for adventure within the area. You may also do a reservation to make it a hassle-free trip.
El Pescador is near the town proper and about 45 minutes from the boracay of Pangasinan, the Patar White Beach.
El Pescador Resort and Hotel
San Andres, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines
Contact number: 075-554-2559 / +63999992618
Have a happy feet!