Villa Balinmanok: A hidden paradise in Pangasinan

Still looking for a perfect beach getaway this summer? Let me show you how we (me & high school friends) enjoyed our summer outing this year in a private resort in Pangasinan. Yay!
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Meet HSF. My high school family. <3

ABOUT

 

 

 

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Villa Balinmanok is composed of 3 private beach resorts and owned by a family. Since it’s a private resort, you will feel safe and secure. You can exclusively own the entire resort because it’s not popular than any other beaches nearby.
The sand and the beach are the bomb! The sand is fine and white. The beach has clear water. I think it is a combination of Calaguas and Burot Beach (tho I didn’t go there yet LOL) because of the less noise and crowd.
ENTRANCE FEE: 70 php only. For 4 years old and below, it it FREE. Yay!

WHERE TO STAY?

Because it has 3 private beach resorts, they have a wide variety of accommodations.

Options:

  • Nipa Huts
  • Open Cottages
  • Airconditioned Rooms
  • Nonairconditioned Rooms
  • Tent

RECUDO 1

Rates: The big house is 15,000 php/overnight.

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RECUDO 2

Rates: Ranges from 3,500 to 7,000 php/overnight.

This is the farthest part of Villa Balinmanok which make it more secluded. This has the most beautiful shoreline among the three resorts.

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Exactly our accommodation (photo not mine)

This was exactly our accommodation for 2 days. We got it for 3,500 php, good for 8 people. Additional 200 php per head if excess in 8 people.

The room has:

  • 4 beds (with pillows and blankets)
  • a TV (I was shookt! LOL)
  • 1 electric fan only :(
  • A mini bar outside the room (plus point for this)

BAGBAG

Rates: Starts at 1,500 php/overnight.

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Photo not mine

For the CR, they have a total of 4 common bathrooms and shower rooms. They have separate common bathrooms for boys and girls and for guests in nonairconditioned accommodations including for those who opted to stay in tents. 

ISLAND HOPPING

We also did island hopping. We went to Colibra Island and Crocodile Island, but because of the high tide we didn’t stay in Crocodile Island. We got it for 1,500 php per boat, good for 6-8 people.

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ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • Free kitchen utensils (from kawali to plates).
  • Electricity is 24/7. Yay!
  • Signal is not that strong, FYI.
  • No WIFI available.
  • No mosquitos (only flies).
  • No corkage fee.
  • You can play basketball and volleyball around the area. Plus point for this!
  • Make sure to bring all your needs because it is far from any convenience store or market.
  • But they have a mini sari-sari store inside the resort. Please take note that the price are much higher here.

How to get here?

by Public Transportation
Take a bus bound to Alaminos; you may either take Victory Liner or Five Star.  Travel time is around more than 6 hours. In Alaminos City, take a bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Zambales and ask the driver/conductor to drop you off at Dasol, Pangasinan. Travel time from Alaminos to Dasol is approximately around 45 minutes. Once you reach Dasol Highway, you may hire a tricycle. The tricycle ride would take more than an hour. Make sure to get the tricycle driver’s contact number to schedule your pick up after your stay, Villa Balinmanok is far from the city.

by Private Vehicle
From Manila, take EDSA and drive all the way to Balintawak Exit. Take NLEX, then SCTEX. Once you reach Tarlac, take the road going northwest to Alaminos via Camiling. Before reaching Alaminos town proper, take the short diversion road to Mabini then Burgos. At this point of time, use WAZE. Look for the road leading to Villa Balinmanok. It is actually around 32 kms from the main road. This long and winding road is a combination of 90% newly-paved road and 10% rough road. Travel time from Balintawak Exit to Balinmanok Beach is more or less 6 hours.

Contact number: 09274698555

Facebook Page: Villa Balinmanok

Location: Osmeña, Dasol, Pangasinan

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