Hundred Islands Travel Guide: Experience Hundred Adventures in Alaminos

Hundred Islands

About Hundred Islands

The Hundred Islands of Alaminos City is probably the most popular tourist spot in Pangasinan. It is a group of approximately 123 islands and islets scattered over Lingayen Gulf, believed to be formed more than two million years ago.

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Scout Island

Just around five hours away from Manila, Hundred Islands is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. A cheap and fun way to experience the tropical Philippines be it as a day tour or an overnight trip, camping or staying in the accommodations on four developed islands – Quezon Island, Governor’s Island, Marcos Island and Children’s Islands.

With more than hundred islands harboring white sand beaches, caves, limestone rocks and cliffs, and rich marine life, Hundred Islands guarantee a well worth escape in this part of Pangasinan.

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Governor’s Island

How to Get to Hundred Islands

Alaminos City is the gateway to the Hundred Islands National Park. It is around five hours by public bus from Manila.

Victory Liner, Solid North Bus, Dagupan Bus, Five Star Bus and Philippine Rabbit have multiple trips daily to Alaminos City. Aircon bus fare as of January 2018 is approximately P400 one-way Manila to Alaminos, while ordinary (non-aircon) bus fare is around P350. You can book your bus from Manila to Alaminos or vice versa below:

BOOK YOUR BUS FROM MANILA TO ALAMINOS

From Alaminos City proper, ride a tricycle going to Barangay Lucap’s Lucap Don Gonzalo Montemayor Wharf, this is where the Tourism Information Center is located. Tricycles charge P15 per person and depart when full, chartered  rate is around P100 per ride good for five to six passengers.

The tourism office set standard boat rates to Hundred Islands National Park from Barangay Lucap (as of April 2012)

  • Day Tour (Entrance Fee: P30 per person / Environmental Fee: P40 per person / Insurance: P10 / person)
    Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – P1,400
    Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – P1,800
    Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – P2,000
  • Overnight (Entrance Fee: P30 per person / Environmental Fee: P80 per person / Insurance: P10 / person)
    Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – P3,000
    Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – P3,800
    Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – P4,500
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Marcos Island

Where to Stay in Hundred Islands

Quezon Islands, Governor’s Islands and Children’s Islands have cottages and rooms that can be rented for those who want to stay indoor. Rates start at P1,500 for a twin room, P2,000 for a family room and P2,500 for a big room. Picnic tables and cottages are also available for rent starting at P200 per day. For more information, checkout Asenso Pangasinan website or contact the Alaminos Tourism Office:

Alaminos City Tourism Office (24-hour hotline)
Contact Numbers: (075)205-0917 / +639209004470 / +639282449011 / +63939332411
Email: alaminoscitytourism@gmail.com

Those who prefer to pitch a tent may choose from any of the islands allowed for camping. Camping fee is P200 per tent per night.

Meanwhile, if you opt to stay in Alaminos City proper, check out these places:

Accommodations in Alaminos City, Pangasinan

Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant

Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant
Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Starts at 1,000 PHP

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Treasure Isle Guest House

Treasure Isle Guest House
Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Starts at 300 PHP (Fan Dorm)

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Sunset in Hundred Islands

What to Do in Hundred Islands

  • Island hopping and boating
  • Beach bumming
  • Jump off the 20-feet high cliff of Marcos Island
  • Trek to the peak of the cliff in Governor’s Islands to see the unobstructed view of the park
  • Dive or snorkel to see the giant clams, coral areas and variety of tropical fishes
  • Camping
  • Water Sports:
    • Helmet Diving: P400/dive (15 minutes)
    • Banana Boat Ride (max 7 pax): P250/pax
    • Kayaking (max 2 pax): P250/hour
    • Snorkeling Gear Rental: P250/set (mask,snorkel, aqua shoes and life vest)
    • Jet Ski: P1,000/15 mins and P2,000/30 mins
    • Parasailing: P2,000/solo ride and P3,000/2 person
  • Other Activities:
    • Governor Island Zipline (546 m): P250/jump
    • Quezon Island Zipline (120 m): P100/jump
    • Wall Climbing: P50/pax
    • Rappelling: P50/pax
  • Sunset/sunrise
  • Visit the beaches of the neighboring towns – Bolinao, Tondol, Caboangaoan, Agno and Dasol (Culebra and Tambobong)
  • Drop by at Our Lady of Manaoag Church considered by Catholic as a miraculous church
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Barangay Lucap before sunrise.

Sample Itinerary in Hundred Islands

Budget: Less than P2,000 per person (group of four to five persons)

Day 1:
0000H: Departure (Cubao to Alaminos)
0400H: Arrival in Alaminos / Breakfast / Shop for supplies & food
0530H: Proceed to Barangay Lucap
0600H: Arrival in Barangay Lucap / Registration
0600H – 1600H: Island Hopping, Beach, Snorkeling and Other Activities
1600H – 1630H: Proceed to accommodation / camp
1630H onwards: Free time / Sunset / Rest / Dinner / Socials / Lights off

Day 2:
0700H – 0800H: Call Time / Breakfast
0800H – 1100H: Free time / more island hopping
1100H – 1200H: Return to Barangay Lucap
1200H – 1300H: Wash-up/Fix-up
1300H – 1330H: Barangay Lucap to Alaminos
1300H – 1500H: Lunch/Proceed to Bus Station
1500H – 2000H: Alaminos to Manila

Tips

  • The best time to go here is from November to April or during dry months
  • Mobile signal is available
  • The ideal time to leave Manila is at 12 midnight to reach Barangay Lucap by 6AM and to start island hopping early

How to Get ThereAlaminos City is the gateway to the Hundred Islands National Park. It is five hours by public bus from Manila. Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus, Five Star Bus and Philippine Rabbit have daily trips to Alaminos City. Aircon bus fare as of June 2010 is at approximately P350.00 one-way Manila to Alaminos, while ordinary (non-aircon) bus fare is around P250.From Alaminos City proper, ride a tricycle going to Barangay Lucap, this is where the Tourism Information Center is located and the jump-off point to the Hundred Isles. Tricycle rate is at P60-P80 per ride that can fit three people.

The tourism office set standard boat rates to the park from Barangay Lucap (as of April 2010):

  • Day Tour (With P20. entrance fee per head)
    Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – P800
    Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – P1000
    Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – P1100
  • Overnight (With P40. entrance fee per head)
    Small Boat (1 to 5 persons) – P1400
    Medium Boat (6 to 10 persons) – P1800
    Big Boat (11 to 15 persons) – P2000

Comments

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  2. Maxin

    Hi! may plano kame ng bf ko mag punta ng hundred islands this coming april, pero nakamotor lang kame . Manggagaling kame ng cavite. Pano yung motor kung mag cacamp kame ng over night sa hundred island?

  3. katy

    gud day inq po sana ako ng 100 island day tour for 80 pax

    how much po tnx

  4. Rhia

    hi, just want to ask, what if we don’t have any reservation to any of the accommodations. is camping still advisable? Yong P200 ba na fee per tent or per head? is it true na walang freshwater (for wash-up).

    thanks

  5. jojo

    is it ok to bring pets on the islands?

  6. MAISEL BARTOLOME

    Camping fee is PhP200.00 ibig sabihin po ba nun kahit 5 persons kani matutulog dun PhP200.00 pesos lang babayarin namin?..

  7. Just a quick update. All For Rent Nipas’ with Room have been eroded as part of its beautification which started last summer. New pavilion have been erected at Quezon island and another house too, making it only two houses. One at Governors Islands (known as PBB House) at the said island.

    It’s indeed more fun in the Philippines.

    Learn more of hundred islands here

  8. Been there last April 2014 and feels great to be back. You can see and feel the difference unlike before. No nipa huts, corals are cleaner and a new Pavilion at Quezon Island.

    Great time to enhance my photo shoot skills as well.

    Thanks for sharing Mr Lakwatsero!

  9. lorina cavestany

    Is it still ok or safe to go to hundred islands in the month of June? Please help.

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