Alaminos City Pangasinan

Alaminos is located in the northern part of the province of Pangasinan. It is bounded on the north by the Lingayen Gulf and the famous Hundred Islands; on the east by the town of Sual and on the west by the town of Bani. It is about 55 kms. west of Dagupan City, and about 257 kms route of Manila. According to the latest census, it has a population of 79,788 people in 15,527 households. It is bounded by the municipalities of Sual, Bani, and Mabini. Alaminos is proud of its Hundred Islands National Park, which is a famous tourist attraction in Pangasinan. It is known to be a tourism destination composed of 124 small islands when high tide and 123 small islands when low tide,These island are scattered along Lingayen Gulf.

Alaminos City is politically subdivided into 39 barangays.
  • Alos
  • Amandiego
  • Amangbangan
  • Balangobong
  • Balayang
  • Bisocol
  • Bolaney
  • Baleyadaan
  • Bued
  • Cabatuan
  • Cayucay
  • Dulacac
  • Inerangan
  • Linmansangan
  • Lucap
  • Macatiw
  • Magsaysay
  • Mona
  • Palamis
  • Pangapisan
  • Poblacion
  • Pocalpocal
  • Pogo
  • Polo
  • Quibuar
  • Sabangan
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Maria
  • Tanaytay
  • Tangcarang
  • Tawintawin
  • Telbang
  • Victoria
  • Landoc
  • Maawi
  • Pandan
  • San Antonio

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It is accessible by all kinds of land transportation. Buses and Van are the most common type of transportation that carry passengers in and out of the municipality via the Pangasinan-Zambales road.

Courtesy:
www.alaminoscity.gov.ph
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaminos_City

The Secret Beauty of Hundred Islands



The Hundred Islands, in Alaminos Pangasinan is the centerpiece of tourism; cover an area of 18.44 square kilometers (4,557 hectares) and are believed to be some two million years old. According to certain Pangasinan folklore, the islands were teardrops from a primeval giant who grieved the loss of his ladylove. Others tell of talltale mermaids who once inhabited its seas. The latest island count (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide), sums up the grouping of isles scattered along Lingayen Gulf, many of which are still unexplored, Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The nearest islands from the Lucap Wharf are Sulpot Island, Monkey Island, Abad Santos Island and Hernandez Island, which are all 15 to 20 minutes away. The major islands, Children's, Governor's and Quezon can be reached after a 25 to 45-minute boat ride. The town Anda located north-east of Alaminos City, is often called the "mother island" of the Hundred Islands.

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