Islands and Beaches

Secluded Paradise: Step Foot On Dasol, Pangasinan's Colibra Island Before Every One Else Does

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Daryl Orillo | May 11, 2017

In spite of its innate beauty and charm, Colibra Island in Dasol, Pangasinan is actually more dangerous than many of the other islands in Pangasinan or even La Union. Despite being a mere half-hour away from the mainland, the secluded island is constantly beset by strong waves, and swimming on the same shore where boats dock is not advised. However, in spite of all that, Colibra is still a destination worth visiting, especially because of the other things it offers: crowds are unaware or are not drawn to it unlike the other islands of Pangasinan, and the small island is populated with various rock formations, has fine white sand, and even has crystal-clear waters almost identical to that of Boracay or Baler. 

Despite its relative proximity to a famous beach destination, namely Cabongaoan Beach in Burgos and Tambobong Beach in Dasol, it is still a largely unknown tourist spot, which only makes it more attractive to those looking to escape.

You'll be able to visit this island whether you are in Cabongaoan or Tambobong Beach. Boat rentals range from Php 1200 and is good for six persons. The entrance fee is just Php 25 and the cottage rate per hour is Php 100, while the docking of the boat is Php 100 as well. 

It's a small yet charming piece of paradise in Pangasinan. Still curious as to why the beautiful island is named such a strange and dangerous-sounding name? Watch the video and find out!

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