Alaminos City Philippines

Alaminos City in western Pangasinan is the home of the famous Hundred Islands National park, the very first national park in the Philippines. In Region 1, it is the center of commerce, finance, education, industry, and services. This city is abundant with natural resources. Traders and businessmen continue to come and invest, which brings economic growth to the town. With its continued growth, Alaminos was reclassified from fourth to third class municipality in July 1991. Six years later, on May 7, 197, it was again re-categorized into a first class municipality. Finally, it was changed into a city because of its thriving economy and strategic location in Western Pangasinan.

Freeways, rice paddies and country’s environment are to be viewed while wandering to Alaminos, all characteristics of a typical rural life. Alaminos is 250 kilometers away from Manila, taking approximately 4 to 51/2 hours. One will experience a total hospitality from the people of Alaminos. A warm smile and an accommodating hand are not tough to find in this city. You’ll get a reliable tourist guide for free in immediately. They will willingly share their distinct culture to interested travelers, with a bunch of folk tales to listen to, merry songs, native sayings and a full stomach.

Catholicism is the main religion here. St. Joseph Cathedral is the city’s main church that hosts religious celebrations for a whole year round. The most anticipated events are the Lenten presentation, the Feast of St. Joseph and Christmas celebration, where many people are expected to participate in the celebrations’ events.

Ilokano and Panggalatok are widely spoken and understood in Alaminos City. But to those who cannot comprehend, Tagalog and English can also be used. The adventurous and creative personality of the people of Alaminos can be observed in their art and crafts. One can find proofs of their craftsmanship in stores and shops through the different kinds of furniture and ornaments made of shells, bamboo, wood, marsh grass, clay and other native products.

The daily life of Alaminos residents start with a silent prayer or a church or chapel visit. They are a very religious group of people who value each religious feast. The city’s fiesta is celebrated a week long, where one could visit different barangays and eat of their culinary feast and join different games. They believe that a good relationship ensures peace and order, which are essential for the progress of the city. The government, non-government and cooperatives join hands together to educate and alert the residents about different issues that could affect them. hard work, patience, and enthusiasm are some of the people’s admirable traits. They are open for a healthy competition, welcoming foreigners and neighbors to invest in the city.

Alaminos City Pangasinan is also endowed with natural wonders. On its shores are glistening waters, sparkling like diamonds, which are indeed delightful to one’s eye. A stroll along the beach would most possibly ends up with a plunge into the soothing warm waters.. One will be mesmerized by the vibrant tropical fish and the many coral gardens. The islands and islets count to 124 during low tide and 123 during high tide. They are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and are believed to be some 2 million years old. Many of the islands are still not discovered. This tourist spot covers an area of 1,844 hectares. According to folklores, the islands are the tears of the primeval giant who lost his lady love.

The trip to the Hundred Islands begins with a tricycle ride from Alaminos City to Barangay Lucap and the Don Gonzalo Montemayor Wharf. At the port, there is a chartered boat that will get you to any of the islands. Outrigger motorized boats can be rented here, that will bring you to the islands and islets.

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