Travel Guide: Dasol

The coast of Pangasinan harbors some of the beast beaches in the country. With its cream to white fine sand and bountiful sea harvest, the waters off the coast of this province is starting to hit big to beach lovers and sun worshipers.

But Pangasinan is not only about the Hundred Islands in Alaminos or the beautiful beaches in Bolinao and Anda, all in the mouth of Lingayen Gulf. West of the province, fronting the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) are other beautiful beaches, scenic coastline and picturesque spots that are lesser known yet equally enchanting, Dasol for one.

Dasol Pangasinan

Formerly an integral part of the town of San Isidro de Putot in the province of Zambales, Dasol is a now a quiet town of Pangasinan known for salt making. Dasol Bay covers its entire coast which is blessed with white sandy beaches on the northern shore and a lovely view of sunset. Off the coast are tiny islands and islets that are perfect for an amazing island getaway.

Dasol is a promise of new Pangasinan experience, a place away from the usual crowd but holds surprises for a not so popular tourist destination. Truly a worthy escape, have fun and get a tan in Dasol.

Dasol Pangasinan

Dasol Bay after sunset

How to Get There

The best and easiest way of going there is via the night air-conditioned bus of Victory Liner in Cubao bound to Sta. Cruz, Zambales via Alaminos that passes directly to the town of Burgos and Dasol. Trips are limited though.

Another option is to catch a bus going to Alaminos City. Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus, Five Star Bus and Philippine Rabbit have multiple trips daily to Alaminos City. Aircon bus fare as of June 2010 is approximately P350.00 one-way Manila to Alaminos, while ordinary (non-aircon) bus fare is around P250.

From Alaminos City, transfer to another local bus bound to Sta. Cruz in Zambales. Buses leave Alaminos terminal of Victory Liner every 30 minutes. Dasol is less than an hour ride, fare for is not more than P50.

Dasol Pangasinan

Shade scarce Culebra Island off Barangay Tambobong

Where to Stay

The best way to experience dasol is to pitch a tent on the beaches of Barangay Tambobong and Osmeña or in the small island of Culebra off the coast of Barangay Tambobong. But if camping is not your cup of tea, you may stay to these resorts  in Tambobong and Osmeña.

Osmeña Area

Matabang Beach Resort
Contact Person: Heyse Pineda
Email: heyse.pineda@gmail.com
Address: Bgy. Osmeña, Dasol, Pangasinan 2411
Mobile: +639052455425/+639289377701

Tambobong Area

Tambobong Beach Resort
Address: Bgy. Tambobong, Dasol, Pangasinan 2411
Mobile: +639205059007

Pantalan Beach Resort
Mobile: +639227154685/+639236685401/+6309075183062

Dasol Pangasinan

Sunrise view from Culebra Island

Activities

  • Island hopping in Culebra Island, Polo Camaso Islet and other islands nearby
  • Beach bumming in the beaches of Tambobong, Osmeña and Macalang
  • Diving/Snorkeling (bring your own equipments and gears)
  • Camping
  • Trek to Salabusuban Falls
  • Caving in Rongaab Cave
  • Kayaking and other water sports
  • Sunset/Sunrise watching
  • Visit the beaches of the neighboring towns – Bolinao and Anda
  • See the Old Spanish Lighthouse of Bolinao
  • Explore the Hundred Islands in Alaminos
  • Drop by at Our Lady of Manaoag Church considered by Catholic as a miraculous church
Dasol Pangasinan

Tambobong on a cloudy day

Tips

  • The best time to go here is from November to May or during dry months
  • The ideal time to leave Manila is at midnight to reach Dasol early in the morning

16 Comments on “Travel Guide: Dasol

      • Hi. What’s more travel worthy: DASOL or BULALACAO? We are planning to visit one of them this year. We are looking for a beach with fine white sand…much like Calaguas. Which of the two offers a better beach bumming experience? Help us pick one! Your opinion on this is of great value. :)

  1. hi we were in dasol last jan 2012 coming from dagupan city using private van and the roads going therein from burgos town to dasol beach is about 50% realy realy bad or even worst..is the road from burgos town ok na ba at this time..if you take the other route from dasol town to dasol beach we were told that the road is even worst compared to burgos town to dasol beach..surely this is so far the best beach in pangasinan..our friend from hawaii told us dasol beach is even better than beaches in hawaii.. btw if the road has not improve i advice dont use your private car.. better yet hire a PUJ from burgos market to take you to dasol beach..if they are willing to take you there.. but we saw many motorized tricycle on the road going to/from dasol

    • I have been to Dasol too. Although parts of the road lines leading to the beaches were unpaved, the thoroughfare or the main roads were good. The dirt roads we passed through to get to the beach were not that long and merely forms part of the excitement and adventure. The trip, at any rate, was worth it.

  2. Hi! i love your blog because of the details on how to get there, and the costs. Putting more pictures (your own) will be more fun though! :))

  3. I envy how you travel from different places here in the Philippines,, The pictures are so amazing, I can’t imagine it all I must see it myself ahaha I hope to travel in these places soon! ;)

  4. Hi there! do really wanna send my warmest appreciation to you Lakwatsero. I didn’t know this place yet I muddle through being in Dasol just because of your blog. ’tis one of the must-see spots not only to spend vacation but to reflect everything and experience the naive view of Pangasinan. I never thought I could love a place as such. I won’t hesitate to visit there again. Thanks. Hoping you still keep on sharing your exciting adventures. :)

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