Bolinao is a province of Pangasinan, Philippines. Folk etymology attributes the name “Bolinao” or this remote fishing enclave from the fish piece “monamon” but commonly called “Bolinao” by the Tagalogs, Bicolanos and the Visayans. A theory also points out that once upon a time “Pamulinawen” trees grew luxuriantly along its shores. Thus, the Ilocano migrants who crossed the Lingayen Gulf named it phonetically similar to the name of the tree. Nowadays, however, such a tree does not exist anymore.
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WHERE TO GO:
St James the Great Parish Church
A Spanish colonial church located at Brgy. Germinal in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines. The church was made out of black coral stones.
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
This is one of the famous lighthouses in the town of Bolinao, Pangasinan. The other is Port Bolinao Lighthouse in Guigui-wanen, Barangay Luciente I. It is the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines after the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, which is in Ilocos Norte
Ranked No.4 on TripAdvisor among 9 attractions in Bolinao,
Bolinao Falls is located in Brgy. Samang Norte in Bolinao, Pangasinan.
WHERE TO STAY:
Rock View beach located in Patar Bolinao, Pangasinan. One of the best places for relaxation. You’ll find an amazing natural rock formation, white sand, and small cave.
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