The Lingayen Gulf is one of the historical places in Pangasinan. An extension of the South China Sea, it is an important spot during the World War II when the American and Japanese forces were fighting over power.
The Pista’y Dayat celebration (or Sea Festival) takes place every month of May. I used to attend the festival as a kid where my grandfather and i would fly our kites. You will see a number of families from different walks of life enjoying the scenery and the fresh breeze within the shore of the beach.
When I was in college, cottages for rent with videoke machines where installed within the beachfront. It caused a lot of complains from the people especially the tourists who truly loved the place. The once quite spot turned into a noisy and dirty shoreline. I’m glad that when I went back late last year with the rest of my blogger friends, the cottages were eliminated. The cleanliness of the places was restored. What a big relief!
By the way, here are some of the photos I took one afternoon siesta Friday:
I am not yet sure if i’d be able to attend the Pista’y Dayat 2011 celebration. My last visit in the place made me smile since it is once again a peaceful place to go to when you need to think. I’m glad they restored its original look 🙂