Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands in Alaminos, The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres) Pangasinan is one of the iconic attractions of the Philippines. We've learned about it through our elementary text books and seen it extensively in our tourism campaigns. The islands were shaped from uplifted coral deposits milions of years ago and their unusual “umbrella-like” shapes caused by the eroding action of the ocean tides. Three of the islands were developed as places where visitors can stay. Ironically, I only got to visit it recently. But the visit, albeit short, was most definitely worth it.

At the Hundred Islands, you will find giant clams, also known as Taklobos to locals. They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. You can rent a motorboat and leave the navigating to a friendly boatman who would indulge your eyes with the best of the 124 islands and islets while letting you in on the secrets and interesting folklore that surrounds them. It is the First National Park in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.