Saturday, February 18, 2017

Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort – Bolinao, Pangasinan


As I watch the sun dip into the horizon, my mind wandered off to those fond memories I have of Patar Beach in Bolinao; those laughter and endless exchange of whatnots with some of my dearest friends. It was already three years ago, but as I trace my steps back to the same stretch of sugary cream sand beach, I can still vividly recall every fun moment.

Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Pocket beach
It was in 2014 when me and some of my travel buddies boarded a 6-hour bus to one of the best pristine beaches in the northern side of the country. Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan is famous for its sugary cream sand and clear waters and has been a favorite getaway by weekend trippers. We camped out before on a native hut and cooked our own meals for three days, but this time around, me and my buddy decided to check out one of the booming resorts in the area.


Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
View of Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort from Patar Beach
Started off as a private rest house, Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort boasts of stunning panoramic view of the sea and great landscapes. Its perfect location is unparalleled and they offer different types of accommodation that can surely fit any group. They also accept day-in guests for a fee which includes the use of their amenities including their two swimming pools.

Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Loving the sun
Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Main House
Me and my buddy boarded a Bolinao-bound bus from Cubao (Five Star Bus Co. | P450 each) and enjoyed the scenic afternoon view along the way. The six hours felt fleeting as subdued bucolic scene passed by me. I snoozed halfway the trip and woke up in Bolinao at ten in the evening.

The sound of crashing waves welcomed us as we arrived at the Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort. And because our bodies were aching for rest, we immediately went to our room after processing our booking reservations.

Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Infinity pool at Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Our Standard Room in the New Villa (P4,500 per night) has all the basic amenities for a comfortable weekend stay; two double-size beds, AC, wardrobe closet, sofa and a private veranda. It also has an en suite toilet and bath with hot and cold shower.

The moon was shining at its best as it peeped through the lush towering trees. We were on our second bottle of Japanese Sake on our veranda and endless conversations about future travel plans broke the stillness of the place. Cellphone and data signals were intermittent so it was an unexpected retreat from social media.

Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Standard Room in the New Villa (P4,500 per night for two persons)
The brilliant morning sun peeked through the heavy drapes. I woke up effortlessly at ten in the morning and immediately went to the veranda. The sun was up which made me giddy, so I hurriedly woke my buddy up for the weather was too irresistible to just stay in our room. I just arrived from a solo winter trip to Seoul (with -11 deg. C. as the usual afternoon temperature) so all I wanted was to bask under the sun, my way of defrosting. Haha.

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We headed towards the in-house restaurant of Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort for breakfast. We opted to dine on the outside seating area overlooking the sea. My breakie plate consisted of garlic rice, fried egg and fried Dagupan boneless bangus while my buddy had fried Alaminos longganisa; two of the best local food products from the province of Pangasinan.

Alaminos Longganisa and Dagupan Boneless Bangus
Alaminos longganisa and Dagupan boneless bangus for breakie
After the filling breakfast, we headed to the pocket beach in front of the resort and lounged for a while. We decided to walk towards the Bolinao Rock Formation located on the right side of the resort. It was a challenge crossing into the sea but the reward was a great view of the cove.

Bolinao Rock Formation
Cape Bolinao
Bolinao Rock Formation
Super clear waters
We went back to the resort and decided to pass through a small gate that led us directly to Patar White Beach. It was a Saturday, so the beach was filled with tourists who were enjoying the sugary cream sand and clear waters. Me and my buddy spent almost an hour of snorkeling and swimming on natural pools. It was around noontime when we went back to the resort for a refreshing dip into the infinity pool.

Patar Beach Bolinao Pangasinan
One of the rock formations in Patar Beach
Patar Beach Bolinao Pangasinan
Patar Beach is just meters away from Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
We had all of our meals from their restaurant and each dish is reasonably priced between P200 to P400. Servings were huge but service time was not that fast as everything is freshly cooked after ordering.

It was late in the afternoon when we decided to just lounge and enjoy the view from one of the concrete cabanas overlooking the sea with our good old beer (Red Horse Beer 1 Liter – P120). The supposedly two bottles of beer ended into a drinking spree until around nine in the evening.

Patar Beach Bolinao Pangasinan
A fisherman braving the huge waves
Patar Beach Bolinao Pangasinan
Bolinao sunset
The same routine went on the next day but this time, it was more relaxed. Bolinao in Pangasinan is truly gifted with natural beauty that you can appreciate at the comforts of Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort. A perfect getaway from the hustles and bustles of city life.


Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort
Brgy. Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Contact Numbers: (+63) 2. 413.4914 (Manila Office) | (+63) 75.696.3266 (Bolinao Office) | (+63) 908.853.0000 | (+63) 999.888.0123
Email Address: info@treasuresofbolinao.com





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