Tondaligan Beach, Unknown to some!


Have you ever heard a beach place called Tondaligan Beach? Probably if your not from the north specially from Dagupan, Pangasinan this beach would be unknown to you. I know, it is for me until the day I visited the area accidentally. I joined a friend who was been invited to give some talks to nursing students. The place is in Dagupan City, which is known for the fish called Bangus or Milk fish and their festival itself the Bangus Festival.

Directions:

Coming from Baguio City going to Dagupan City would take 1 hour to 2 via Kennon Road, then going to Rosario upon reaching the Quezon Highway turn left going to San Fabian then take the diversion road going to Bonuan.

If  you are coming from Manila, take the route going to NLEX then SCTEX then exit at Luisita then take the McArthur Highway passing the Tarlac area of Paniqui and Gerona going to Villasis and when your in Urdaneta, take a left turn before the bridge that will lead you going to Dagupan. And Estimated travel going to Dagupan would be 3-4 hours.

Tondaligan Beach

As I’ve said it’s unknown to me and I am sure to some this beach area. The day we arrived in Dagupan, it was already dark and we visited a local restaurant and I was surprised to hear the waves when we where having our dinner. I asked the other guy, is their a beach nearby, and he said yes, it was a few meters away. Because it was dark and and lots of coconut trees was in between us I can’t see the beach itself but only hear the sounds of the waves.

The next morning, I decided I just drop off my friend to his seminar and I will pay a visit to this beach area. And yes, I did, stayed the whole morning till afternoon. I enjoyed just watching the waves, making friends with the people and specially with the kids. Walking around the beach area, was so relaxing. I don’t have to go far to eat my lunch by the way. There are small nipa hut surrounding the beach shore that offers breakfast, lunch and even dinner. They will cook your food when you wait. There are also some fish vendors going around selling there fresh catch of the day. And you can asked those nipa hut owners to cook it for you.  Which I did, I got the sinigang na  Bangus for my lunch.

If you are going to swim or have an outing to Tondaligan Beach, you don’t have to pay anything. You can bring your own food, own tables or just go to those for rent Nipa Hut for your food and you can also have a Karaoke or Videoke.

The owner of the nipa hut told me that the area is busy during the night. This is where the students and other folks gather around to relax and have beers and yes enjoy the videoke. I didn’t stay until that late, but I was able to capture the sunset. So here are the photos of the Tondaligan Beach of Dagupan Pangasinan.

Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines

Here are some of the  photos of the children playing around the beach and just enjoying the sunny day. To bad I wasn’t able to bring any swimming trunks or shorts..

Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines

Oh yes even the puppies are enjoying the Tondaligan Beach.

Tondaligan Beach, Bonuan, Pangasinan
Tondaligan Beach, Bonuan, Pangasinan

There you go, my little adventure of the Tondaligan Beach of Dagupan Pangasinan. I hope you enjoy the photos and someday, you can visit the place. It’s surely more fun in the Philippines. So Come and Visit my Philippines (Tondaligan Beach).

Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines
Tondaligan Beach, Dagupan Pangasinan, Philippines

Your Pinoy Adventurer!


19 thoughts on “Tondaligan Beach, Unknown to some!

  1. We always go to Tondaligan Beach whenever we go to Matutina’s for lunch. I love looking at the waves and blue skies.

  2. Those vivid pictures you posted are enough to convince us to dream of going to Tondaligan beach. Indeed, Philippines got so many beautiful beaches and yes, some of them are still close to being unknown to most of us.

  3. Wow, the waves are beautiful! I could just stay and watch them or stay near the beach and enjoy a good book. I would be a bit afraid to swim though. Feeling ko matatangay ako :))

  4. Great shots! 🙂 May I ask about the total expenses here like entrance, cottage etc. We’re planning to go there this week. Btw do you use some software like photoshop to edit the last photo, the sunset? I like your photos..Thank you. 🙂

    1. Sir Iva,
      Good day. Thank you for visiting my website. Actually with regards to the cost, the beach is for public use so no need to pay an entrance fee. I didn’t rent any cottage as you can camp or bring your stuff near the beach or you can bring your own table. So the expenses you just need are the transportation and the foods you are going to bring.
      All photos are edited with photoshop, the sunset was edited with minor changes. I even re-visited Tondaligan Beach last May 14,2014 for another sunset photos and will be posting it here soon.
      Another thing, if you are not going to bring any food. There are cottages/stores there that can cook for you just tell them what kind of food you like. And there are also some restaurants nearby like the “Matutina 1 and 2”. Enjoy your trip to Tondaligan. Hope to hear your experience when you come back.
      Regards,
      Pinoy Adventurer

      1. Wow! Thank you sir. This is very informative. Hopefully after we visited tondaligan beach this week I can also capture great photos like yours, especially that sunset! 🙂

        1. Sir Ivan,
          Your very much welcome po.
          Basta abangan nyo lang ang sunset dun, maganda sya. Last May 14, dun ako nakapwesto sa may water breaker nila. Kasi dun yung may mga bato at lumot. Maganda din ang sunset nila dun. Will post my new photos next week. Para makita nyo din. Enjoy po sa pagpunta.

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