We arrived Bolinao when the day was already starting to get dark. There were some lamp posts but only to some areas so we did not totally witness its beauty along the trip. Our tummies were already screaming for food when we saw a sign pointing to Seafood Grill and Restaurant. After our sumptuous meal, around 9pm, we headed to Bing's Resort upon recommendation of the owner of the restaurant... and through Joy's PR ability to look for hotel reservation in an instant.
It was already late when we reached the resort. Because it was dark, I could only hear the waves and smell the ocean breeze. I couldn't see the view of the beach, only the shoreline but I knew that it's just a few steps away from the room where we stayed in. I could only picture in my mind the waves as they rushed down the shore.
First morning at Bolinao was a revelation. Behold Bolinao! Waking up to this view was such a bliss. My heart screamed and I thanked God for this wonderful creation.
At around 8am, we started our trip with Patar White Beach as our first destination. "Welcome to Patar White Beach."
Can someone fix the banner please?
You wouldn't feel its sand and clear water unless you actually dip yourself at the beach. Joy's husband, John, described Patar as the most beautiful beach in Pangasinan and he was right as he defined it.
Patar White Beach
Don't you wish you were here too?
Now, this is sparkling water, not really white but the best to describe is.. clear. The photo is not enhanced or filtered, but uploaded straight from my camera.
Patar White Beach is a public beach and no entrance fee is collected except for parking space of P30.00. This is one of the best things in life and is free? Now, I agree. It is amazing to think how people of Bolinao maintain the beauty of the beach. It is not only at Patar but the whole coastline of Bolinao as I've witnessed that day.
Appreciating the powdery sand. Just perfect to just stay or spend a lazy day here with smooth and fine sand. There are cottages lined along the shore available for rent.
There are some stalls inside the beach where you can buy souvenir items like kakanin and other variety of goods for sale. I bought a board shorts for my older daughter which now becomes her alternate swim wear to pair with. her rash guard.
In my province, Batangas, malagkit is cooked wrapped in banana leaves. In Bolinao, malagkit is called Binungey, cooked inside young bamboo tube that makes it more fragrant. It costs P100 for 3 pieces. When we got home, the children feasted with the kakanin. Instead of tablea cacao drink, they paired it with instant Milo drink. You have to use spoon to get the sticky rice out of bamboo or cut the bamboo tube to taste the delicacy.
Patar White Beach is located at Barangay Patar, Bolinao, just a few meters away from Cape Bolinao Lighthouse.