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Bolinao Travel Guide 2024

One guide for a smooth Bolinao experience: tourist spots, maps, dining, transport, shopping, entrance fees, tour guides, and more.

Tourist Spots
Where to Eat
How to Go
What to Buy
Entrance Fees
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Tourist Spots in Bolinao

Bolinao has it all, from beautiful beaches to enchanting caves and historic sites. It's a paradise for every traveler. Here are some places:

  • Patar White Sand Beach

    Enjoy the white sand, swim in the clear water, and see the beautiful sunsets.

  • Bolinao Falls 1, 2, and 3

    Swim in waterfalls and natural pools in lush greenery. Perfect for a relaxing swim and a peaceful picnic.

  • River Village Resort and Restaurant

    Dine with us and enjoy FREE entrance to the stunning river and beach views.

  • Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

    Visit an iconic historic lighthouse with breathtaking views of the coastline.

  • Enchanted Cave

    Explore a mystical cave with clear pools and captivating limestone formations.

  • St. James the Great Parish Church

    Visit this historical church with Spanish colonial architecture.

  • Rock Formation

    Experience the captivating rock formations and stunning sunsets.

Bolinao Map

Use the map and click on the location for directions, information, and pictures.

River village restaurant front view

Where to Eat in Bolinao: River Village

Located near Patar Bolinao, River Village Resort and Restaurant is the top choice for an amazing experience. We offer a beautiful blend of nature and delicious food.

  • Dine and Enjoy FREE Entrance

    Dine and enjoy free access to stunning river and beach views. Take a tour while waiting for your food to make the most of your experience.

  • Private Dining

    Enjoy private cottages and treehouses for intimate dining experiences.

  • Food Choices

    Delicious food with lots of choices, great for larger gatherings.

  • Fun Activities

    Enjoy fun activities like kayaking, fish feeding, and fishing. Perfect for family fun and bonding.

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How to Get to Bolinao

Getting to Bolinao is relatively straightforward, with transportation options available from various starting points. Here are the routes to Bolinao from different locations:

  • Manila to Bolinao

    Travelers from Manila can conveniently take direct buses to Bolinao from various bus stations such as Victory Liner, Five Star, and Dagupan Bus.

  • Baguio to Bolinao

    Travelers from Baguio also have the convenience of direct to Bolinao at the Partas bus station. An alternative is to locate a bus heading to Dagupan City, where you will have access to bus stations like Victory Liner, Five Star, and Dagupan Bus, which provide routes to Bolinao.

  • Dagupan to Bolinao

    For travelers from North Luzon (Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union), the journey begins by taking a bus to Dagupan City. Once in Dagupan City, you can find bus stations such as Victory Liner, Five Star, and Dagupan Bus offering routes to Bolinao.

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Photo from: Bolinao Tourism Office

Bolinao Souvenir Shop

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What to Buy in Bolinao

Bolinao offers a variety of souvenirs and local treats to take home.

  • Bamboo Cake (Binungey)

    Binungey is a rice cake delicacy in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Sticky rice is cooked with coconut milk in a bamboo vessel over fire.

    Location Link: Bolinao's Binungey

  • Daing (Dried Fish) and more

    From fresh seafoods, dried fish, padas, alamang, bagoong and more.

    Location Link: Bolinao People's Market

  • Souvenirs

    From ref magnets, bolinao T-shirts, accessories, remembrances, and more.

    Location Link: Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

Entrance Fee and Parking Fee

For a complete experience in Bolinao, it is important to be aware of entrance fees and other charges at various attractions. Here is what you need to know as of **(Feb 2024)**.

  • Patar Beach

    Entrance: Free


    Range: ₱10-₱100

  • Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

    Entrance: Free



  • Saint James Parish

    Entrance: Free



  • Rock Formation

    Entrance: ₱50/head (Viewing only) or ₱150/head with swimming



  • Enchanted Cave

    Entrance: ₱200/head or ₱250/head with swimming


    Motorcycle: ₱15

    Tricycle: ₱20

    Car/Van/Jeep: ₱30

    Bus: ₱50

  • Wonderful Cave

    Entrance: ₱100/head


    ₱10 Per Tricycle | ₱20 Per Car

  • Cindy's Cave

    Entrance: ₱100/head



  • Bolinao Falls

    Entrance: ₱30/head


    Motorcycle: ₱10

    Tricycle: ₱20

    Car: ₱50

    Bus: ₱80

The PHP 40.00 entry fee is mandatory for each tourist attraction. This fee covers multiple sites over 4 days. Your initial ticket and receipt work for all attractions. Simply present them on subsequent visits.

Tricycle Tours

Exploring Bolinao is easiest when you hire a tricycle with a local driver. Discover Bolinao's beauty with easy and affordable tricycle tours:

  • To Resorts

    ₱250 or ₱62 per person (up to 4 persons)

  • Guided Tour

    ₱1,200 - ₱1,500 or ₱300 - ₱375 per person (up to 4 persons)

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Patar White Sand Beach

What is Bolinao Patar Beach known for?

Bolinao Patar Beach is renowned for its white sand, clear waters, unique rock formations, stunning sunsets, and proximity to the Patar Lighthouse, offering a relaxing and culturally rich beach experience.

Bolinao Falls

What can I expect at Bolinao Falls 1, 2, and 3?

Bolinao Falls 1 is the tallest of the three falls with a deep catch basin ideal for swimming, Bolinao Falls 2 offers a wider basin for a tranquil experience, and Bolinao Falls 3 combines the best of both, being less crowded than Bolinao Falls 1 and featuring a broader basin than Bolinao Falls 2, allowing visitors to choose their preferred experience.

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

What is the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse known for?

The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is known for its historic significance and the panoramic coastal views it offers to visitors. It was built in 1905 by a trio of American, British and Filipino engineers. it is the second highest lighthouse in the Philippines next to the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

The Enchanted Cave

Tell me more about The Enchanted Cave in Bolinao.

The Enchanted Cave is famous for its unique and captivating natural beauty. This cave is renowned for its crystal-clear underground pool, Visitors are drawn to the cave to experience its enchanting atmosphere, go swimming, and explore its striking rock formations, making it a popular tourist attraction.

The Enchanted Cave in Bolinao, Pangasinan, is named for its mystical and enchanting ambiance, created by the unique underground pool. The name 'Enchanted Cave' reflects the sense of wonder and magic that visitors experience when exploring this natural wonder.

St. James the Great Parish Church

How old is St. James the Great Parish in Bolinao?

The Saint James the Great Parish Church in Bolinao was built in 1609. As of 2023, the Church is approximately 414 years old.

The history of the St. James the Great Parish Church is rich and dates back to the Spanish colonial period. It has served as a place of worship and has undergone various renovations and preservations over the centuries. The church's architectural charm and cultural significance reflect the enduring heritage of Bolinao. It continues to be a place of religious importance and a symbol of the town's history.

River Village Resort and Restaurant

What sets River Village Resort apart?

We create a special experience by blending nature's beauty with delicious food. Dine-in customers get free access to the stunning river and beach. We also have private dining for intimate moments, and there are fun activities like kayaking, fishing, and more to make your visit truly memorable.

At this time, we don't have rooms available. However, we provide camping as an alternative option.

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156 Patar Rd, Bolinao, 2406 Pangasinan


Everyday, 10:30 am - 8:00 pm