Pangasinan may just be a province you’re passing through on your road trips, but did you know that there are quite a few hidden gems that are worth stopping for? The largest province in Region 1 may not be part of your travel list, but hopefully, this list will change your minds.
Mt. Zion Pilgrim Mountain – Mt. Zion Pilgrim Mountain can be found in the quiet town of Brgy. Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. It’s not meant to be a tourist attraction but Mt. Zion has attracted plenty of visitors especially during the Lenten season.
It may be quite a journey to go all the way to the peak, where a replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue, like the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the top view is worth all the sweat. There are also 14 stations of the cross during your trek, and plenty of nature all around. So, even if you’re not a religious person, but just love the great outdoors, you should consider taking a hike of Mt. Zion.
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Death Pool – Death Pool might not sound appealing for anyone, but this is what the locals in Pangasinan humorously calls the natural pools that form near the beach whenever the tide comes in. These “death pools” can be found in Cabongaoan Beach.
It is advisable to wear footwear when you decide to check this hidden gem as you would need to climb boulders of rocks to see them.
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Daang Kalikasan – Completed just early this year, Daang Kalikasan is a nature preserve that stretches wide and long across Pangasinan. It goes through fields and mountains, presenting such a beautiful and scenic view of the province.
There’s not much to do here except go on a drive – preferably a motorbike to get a feel of the entire place and take photos and even videos.
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Sunflower Maze – The sunflower maze by Allied Botanical Corporation may not be quite a hidden gem but not many people know about this. This farm offers visitors the to solve a labyrinth maze challenge surrounded by 8000 sunflower plants and other different colorful flowers. Just make sure that the flowers are in full bloom when you visit.
There’s also the Urban and Edible Landscape Garden that can be found within the farm where you can pick fruits and vegetables, which you can collect and pay for.
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Lingayen Boardwalk – Just like the sunflower maze, the Lingayen Boardwalk isn’t talked about much when it comes to tourist attractions in Pangasinan. This government project was created to complement the stretch of the Lingayen Gulf.
It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and picturesque sunsets. It’s also nearby a few establishments you can visit such as the town concert hall and Veterans Park.
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Pangasinan’s tourism industry may just only be starting now, but there’s a lot you can explore and make an entire trip out of. Additionally, the Hundred Islands, which is one of the world’s natural wonders, is located in Pangasinan and is a must-visit in our country.
We hope this list has got you thinking and planning your trip to Pangasinan once traveling resumes. While you’re at it, consider staying with us at RedDoorz for the best accommodations in Pangasinan at an affordable price. Visit us on our website now!