Tambobong Beach Getaway in Dasol, Pangasinan

Beach lover? You will surely enjoy a beach hopping adventure in Pangasinan particularly in the Western part. Although I was born and raised in Pangasinan, I didn’t really get the chance to explore my beloved province that much. In fact, I enjoyed a Hundred Islands Trip in Alaminos City for the first time two years ago and  revisit some of Bolinao’s hidden treasures.

Tambobong Beach FTW!
Tambobong Beach FTW!

To celebrate Independence Day, we planned a trip to Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan. I remember passing by Dasol as a kid when we’re on a roadtrip to Zambales. This time, I am about to enjoy a trip with travel blogger friends + a bohemian bebe girl.

Darwin arrived early morning in Dagupan City on the 12th of June.  We met up with Gay, Baby Luna and Tita Miriam (Gay’s cool momma)  at Cafe du Marc and enjoyed a Boneless Bangus breakfast meal. The heavy rain downpour didn’t stop us from pursuing the trip. Initially, I was a bit worried for Baby Luna. It is my first time to travel with a kid who hasn’t even turned two years old yet! 😛

From Victory Liner Dagupan, we took a non-airconditioned bus trip to Burgos via Sta. Cruz. The trip lasted for two hours (due to the stopover in Alaminos bus station). We were able to talk to a tricycle driver and asked on how we can possibly go to Tambobong Beach. He said that he can bring us there, but the trip will be approximatel;y 45 minutes. We asked if he can recommend a place on where we can eat lunch and he suggested a simple restaurant near the market.

While we were eating our lunch (Igado, Dinuguan, Papaitan etc), we asked if they can recommend a place on where we can stay. The owner suggested that we contact Ms. Vivian. We tried calling other resorts within the Tambobong Beachfront, but we find their rates too expensive. I’m glad that we asked as we found the perfect place for us.

Darwin and Gay went to the market and bought something that they can cook for dinner and brunch for the next day. I took charge of taking good care of Baby Luna. Wah. Now I know how it feels like to babysit! Luna loves to walk and gets attracted to moving objects easily. I think I did a good job by looking after her. Pre-motherhood training LOL.

Our 45 minutes tricycle ride to Burgos Public Market to Tambobong Beach is a tricky one. We were ok on the first few minutes since the road is good. Just like in any romantic relationships, the rocky part made us worry a bit since we brought some bottled drinks with us (a.k.a. Tanduay Ice) and some eggs as well. Talagang kwinento halos lahat eh, noh? 😛 I’m proud that the youngest member of the group is ok with it and she slept at the middle part of the trip.

Our simple room in R Paradise Beach Resort
Our simple room in R Paradise Beach Resort

When we arrived, we were directed to a beachfront residential home and it turned out to be the accommodation being offered by Ms. Vivian. Obviously, the place is still under renovation. She showed to us two villas that is newly-constructed and guess what? We loved it.

Someone's obviously excited :P
Someone’s obviously excited 😛

We all went straight to the beach with hopes of catching the sunset, pero fail toinks. I remember feeling a bit high when we finally went to the beach that afternoon. Baby Luna was excited and she isn’t afraid to fun after the waves – not at all! Darwin played a little game with her called Patintero =))

Later on, Doc Wends arrived. It’s amusing on how his trip that day went: He arrived in Manila from Hongkong in the morning and rode a bus to Alaminos via Camiling route. Woot! From Hongkong to Tambobong! It was my first time to meet him and I am really glad that he went to Pangasinan. He originally planned to visit some parts of Ilocos and Tuguegarao. The unpredictable weather of the North and the fact that we’re in this side of Pangasinan made Doc Wends decide to join us the last minute. Doc Wends took some pictures while Baby Luna is the center of attraction among little kids. ‘Batang amarkano’ kunada met 😛

Baby Luna and the kids of Dasol
Baby Luna and the kids of Dasol

I also had the opportunity to talk to Ms. Vivian, who shared an interesting story about her love for Tambobong Beach. I can also see myself buying a beachfront property once I reach my 30’s.

I can’t cook, so Gay and Darwin took charge in the outdoor kitchen. I volunteered once more to be Luna’s babysitter. This kiddo is full of energy yet looking after her is fun. Why? Because she is not as hard-headed as other kids her age.

Our dinner that night reminded me of past outdoor gatherings with my relatives. Beach outings are best spent with cousins and all you need to do is swim, eat and enjoy! Eating simple good food for dinner with friends is fun lalo na kapag kamayan. Add the fact that we had a number of interesting stories to share 😛

Baby Luna and I slept early that night because I lack sleep. Being awake for 30+hrs + full stomach = Food Coma.

I woke up at 6:30am the next day. What a gloomy morning! I stayed in the beach front for almost two hours thinking of several things. Later on, young kids with their school bags passed by. Miss my school days and I wonder how it is to bring your own kids to school. That time will come soon.

Tambobong Beach Trip
Gloomy morning in Tambobong Beach

I’m alone and I appreciate it. I went back to our room and everyone’s still asleep. I went back to the beach and took some pictures and observed the morning routines of the locals.

The child and the child-like
The child and the child-like

Everyone’s up at 8AM. We all went straight to the beach to swim a bit. Darwin, Luna and I stayed a bit longer and even recorded a few videos (mostly dancing in the beach hehe). Gay prepared for our brunch. Tuyo + Fried Egg+ Sinigang na Hipon (thanks Ms. Vivian!) = Bonggang Tambobong Brunch!

Here’s a teaser video that will give you an idea on how fun (and windy) our trip was! 😀

Ms. Vivian, her kids and the staff were really nice and accommodating. They made us use the kitchen free of charge (our prize for not using the aircon LOL) and they did help us in some errands. We will surely come back to the place soon. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate LOL.

Lakwatseros with Ms. Vivian

We went back to Burgos for our late lunch (same restaurant as previous day- just forgot the name LOL) and stayed there for more than an hour. The tricycle trip back to the town proper is a bit more challenging due to the rain and mud. Fun pa rin 😛

Tambobong Beach Trip
Bus trip to Dagupan!

A month has passed and I am set to invade another part of Pangasinan soon. I would like to give my link love to my travel mates Gay, Doc Wends, Darwin and Baby Luna! ‘Till our next trip! 🙂

How to Get to Tambobong Beach

From Dagupan – > Daily trips are offered in hourly basis Victory Liner and Five Star bus (Sta. Cruz, Zambales route). Ask the conductor to drop you to the Burgos Public Market. You can rent a tricycle from there (300-400). Rates depend on the weather. The tricycle trip is close to an hour.

From Manila -> Ride a Alaminos-bound bus (Victory Liner or Five Star are highly recommended). From there, you can ride a jeepney going to Burgos and ask the driver to drop you off to the Burgos Market. One can hire tricyle from there. You can also contact Kuya Ronnel (+639082378794)




Where to Stay in Tambobong Beach —> R PARADISE BEACH RESORT (contact Ms. Vivian at 0908 820 2016 ). The rate is a bit cheaper compared to other accommodations.  If you prefer the rural feel in a homey ambiance, I recommend this place. The owner and the staff are very accommodating.

In this trip, we weren’t able to do the Island Hopping Tour due to the weather. We were discouraged since our safety is the main priority. Hmmm… another reason to go back teehee 😀

Have you been to Tambobong Beach of Dasol, Pangasinan? Let’s all explore Pangasinan!

* Photos without watermark grabbed from Tracking Treasure and Journeys and Travels.

36 Comments

  1. Doc Wends said:

    This is an awesome experience for me Mica. I loved the choice I made that day and a rewarding journey indeed was meeting u guys! Now alam ko na ang Ganda ng Pangasinan! I would desire to go back!

    Thanks Mica!

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Doc Wends for coming! At least may idea ka na rin about Pangasinan hehe 😀 Come back soon dami mo pang dapat i-explore! #demanding

      July 17, 2012
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  2. ang kyoot naman ni Luna. Magkano overnight sa R Paradise?

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Php1500 a night 🙂

      July 17, 2012
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      • Nerie said:

        Hello magkano po rooms overnight and ilan mga kasya sa room?

        March 14, 2018
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  3. Kakamiss! I love your shot sa room natin! Kuhang kuha ang kabuuan, taas ng vantage point mo gurl :))

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe si Darwin nag-take ng pic na ‘yan teh 😀 pero cute ng room noh? lalo na yung banyo hehe pero sa next blog entry na yun 😛

      July 17, 2012
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  4. Ang cute naman ng trip na to. Ang kulit naman, ikaw na ang senyoritang babaysitter ni luna. 😀 hope may time ako makabalik sa pangasinan, will remember kung san kayo nagstay 😀 thanks!

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks CA! Ako na ang senyoritang babysitter hehe pero kaaliw na may kasamang bebegurl. Automatic childlike mode lahat 😛

      July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      You must! Hehe thanks for dropping by 😀

      July 17, 2012
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  5. Marky said:

    Ganda ren room nyo ah. Beach camping sa Pangasinan

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Marky. Buti nagkasya kami lahat dyan hehe

      July 17, 2012
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  6. Enjoyed reading your entry. 🙂 Ang ganda nga nung room at mukhang masarap yung brunch kahit walang picture. Hehe

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Naks nagbasa talaga! 😛 Thanks Leo! Sige, ilagay ko dito photo ng delicious brunch namin. Eh ikaw, kelan kita ulit makikita?

      July 17, 2012
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  7. darwin said:

    nakakamiss! I am so excited to go back to my second province, Yesssss naman!hahaha

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Ikaw na ang may dual hometown =)) Thanks Darwin kasi palagi kang nagye-yes kapag Pangasinan ang pupuntahan 😛

      July 17, 2012
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  8. Marx said:

    Gusto ko din ma-explore ang Pangasinan. Sana makasama ako next time! 😀

    Nakakamiss talaga ang mga beach outing esp with family, yung wala ka iisipin kungdi swimming, kain at tulog. Hehehe! 😀

    July 17, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Chillax trip lang siya kahit medyo haggard papunta at pabalik hehe 😀 Dapat sa Pangasinan ka naman magliwaliw next time!

      July 17, 2012
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  9. ciki said:

    me and hubby visited the beach here on our last trip. We LOVE Penasingan! nice post!

    July 18, 2012
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  10. wow maganda! Naaliw ako sa video ni darwin and baby luna sa beach <3
    super kyut! Maganda ang panggasinan sana maligaw ako dito soon 🙂

    July 18, 2012
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  11. Congrats mica. Your blogs senyorita and micamyx is blazing in its ranking na. Their internationally top websites na.

    July 22, 2012
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  12. Ada Lajara said:

    Ang cute! Nakakapanggigil si Luna!!! tagal ko ng gusto punta Dasol kaso as usual wala akong kasama hehe

    July 23, 2012
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  13. Jarmo said:

    Sounds you like a had a good trip. Yet another place I still need to visit in the Philippines 😉

    July 25, 2012
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  14. gelaikuting said:

    WOW! ganda naman jan… dpa ako nakakarating sa Dasol! Hope to explore Pangasinan more 🙂

    July 30, 2012
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  15. Alyssa said:

    Hi 🙂 I was just randomly looking at links online mentioning Tambobong Beach, then I came upon your page. As I was reading, I was surprised ‘coz you mentioned that you took accommodations in a beach resort owned and run by a ‘Ms. Vivian’. Imagine my delight when I scrolled down to look at the pictures, and there in the picture with you was my mom! Oops, intro: I’m her eldest daughter, Alyssa Dennis, formerly Runes. 🙂 I just wanna say thank you for the good reviews about R Paradise. I know my mom has, and is still working hard, to make it the best reasonably-priced resort around!

    Oh, just so you know, she has a new contact number. It’s +639498889224.
    Many thanks again!

    August 20, 2012
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  16. Alyssa said:

    Oh, here are her other numbers 😉

    -0915 398 3292

    and
    -0922 269 4401

    August 20, 2012
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  17. Hi there Ms. Mica!
    R PARADISE BEACH RESORT new contact number is 0908 820 2016.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Again, thanks to you..

    March 9, 2013
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  18. Vivian A. Runes said:

    Hi there! R PARADISE BEACH RESORT’s new contact numbers are 0908 820 2016 and 0917 880 2804.
    Ms. Senyorita, kelan kaya kayo uli magagawi samin?

    September 30, 2015
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  19. Vivian A. Runes said:

    Hello there Mica! Ate V ito. Ang bagong contact number ko habang inaayos ang naunang number is +63 995 458 3537.
    Thanks dear. Hope to see you again.

    March 8, 2016
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  20. Nat said:

    Is it advisable to bring a car (roads, parking)?

    May 10, 2016
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  21. Sunmom said:

    Hi Mica!

    Would you know if tents are allowed for overnight stay on the beach?

    Thanks!

    February 15, 2017
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