Hundred Islands National Park
Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines
About Hundred Islands National Park
The national park actually covers a land area of 1,884 hectares and consists of 123 islands during high tide and 124 islands during low tide, however, only 3 islands have been developed for tourists. These are Governor, Quezon and Children’s Island. These islands is famous for its white sand beaches and it is always open for tourists.
Attractions near Hundred Islands National Park
Saint Joseph the Patriarch Church stands out in the town of Aguilar because of its unique color. Painted in a bit of pink, Saint Joseph the Patriarch Church is regarded as the only church in Aguilar, being visited by devotees and locals of all 16 barangays. Construction of the tower began in 1846, with its extravagant church bells arriving in 1886, still holding up to this day thanks to recent renovations. It is surrounded by elementary and high schools, both of which are under the jurisdiction
One of the oldest churches in Pangasinan, St. James the Great Parish Church in Bolinao, Pangasinan was constructed in the 1600s using native materials that include wood, ground coral stones, rocks, and eggs. The church remains the center of the catholic faith in Bolinao and served as shelter from pirate raids as well as during the second world war.
Built-in 1587, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Pangasinan. Influenced by the town’s Christianized Chinese inhabitants during the Spanish Colonial Period, the church was made of adobe with an oriental pagoda-like bell tower. Currently, a replica of the original “retablo” is displayed inside, while a number of huge tower bells from the 1800s are displayed outside the church. Earning its distinction as one of the best structures in Pangasinan.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. Its cathedral is the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan City with a co-cathedral, the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Church, in the neighboring municipality of Lingayen.
Our Lady of Charity is also known locally as Apo Caridad. It is also remarked as the Protectress of Ilocandia's crops and harvests from pestilence and natural calamities, and widely known for "precipitating rain in times of drought". Our Lady of Charity made the town of Agoo a major religious center of the north.
This Roman Catholic Church has been named National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines as well as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The church was built from 17th to 19th centuries by the Dominicans and is famous for its well-preserved bell tower as well as its prized original retablos. Following the architecture of the Baroque design, the church also features intricately painted ceilings, a majestic dome, and a magnificently carved exterior.
Where is Hundred Islands National Park
Discover more attractions in Pangasinan, where Hundred Islands National Park is located
Pangasinan is on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and the West Philippine Sea. Popular tourist attractions in Pangasinan include the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos and the white-sand beaches of Bolinao and Dasol.