As mentioned in my previous post, we decided to eat at the town proper on our second day. It was a very hot day and we thought it would be hard for us to look for a place to eat. No, they didn’t have fast foods there so we settled with canteens. We ate at Adora’s Restaurant. Their meals are ok in terms of price and serving. What I loved most about this place is their halo-halo. It’s full of different ingredients topped with dirty ice cream! Ohhhh, I want Adora’s halo-halo now! If only they can ship it here in Manila. Hahaha! Too bad though I don’t have a picture of it. But I can guarantee you, it’s the best I’ve tasted so far. Dinaig ang Chowking or even Digman’s! Di ko pa kasi na try ang Razon’s eh
After our lunch, we went to a water refilling station to but some purified water. This is where Ayex had her first close encounter with a cow.
The cow is eating the leaves of the Malunggay tree. When Ayex saw that it was able to reach a higher branch and successfully detach it from the tree, Ayex shouted and giggled at the same time. Mommy naputol nia yung puno tapos kinain niya! She narrated to us what happened as if we didn’t see it ourselves.
After the water refilling station, we went to our first destination – the Enchanted cave.
In this trip, there’s no such thing as an elderly with arthritis or a pregnant woman. Everyone’s game. In the picture are my in-laws going down the cave. The stairs were steep, narrow and wet that is why the guide kept on telling us to be very very careful.
The view inside is amazing. As soon as I saw the water, I wanted to take a dip already. Of course I did not. I had to wait for hubby’s go signal.
Yes, I think we are an adventurous family. If I’m not pregnant, I would have tried traversing the water from one side of the cave to another just like hubby. I actually envy him but I can’t take the risk. Hahaha!
My Tito who have visited the Bolinao before and also stayed at Puerto del Sol said that there are plenty of caves in the area. However, since our time is very limited (since we started late in the afternoon), we didn’t check the other caves anymore. Other caves you may want to check for yourself are Cindy’s cave, Wonderful cave, and Tara cave and falls.
After Enchanted cave, we went straight ahead until we saw Cape Bolinao, the second tallest lighthouse in the Philippines. Since we already saw Cape Bojeador, the tallest lighthouse in the Philippines, last year when we spent the Holy Week in Ilocos, we didn’t bother going down the car anymore except for SIL to take the picture below.
I don’t know how it looks inside but judging from the outside, I think this is more well maintained than cape Bojeador.
The sunset is nearing and we haven’t seen the Patar White Beach. We drove again and when we reached the beach, we thought we’re in the wrong place so we drove again. We kept on asking locals for directions but they kept on giving us different answers. Finally, we got two similar responses. The beach we reached earlier is indeed the Patar White Beach. For me, it was not as beautiful as the beach in Puerto del Sol. It’s water is also very clear and deeper and the sand is very fine but not white contrary to its name. We thought of taking a short dip but Ayex refused because she saw seaweeds near the shore and they were plenty.
What we did instead is wait for the sunset for some sunset shots. Iba talaga ang nagagawa ng magandang camera.
After taking some pictures, we decided to head back to Puerto del Sol as it is already late. We had dinner then some more swimming before we called it a night.
Our second day in Pangasinan was indeed tiring but full of adventures we’ll probably experience just once in a life time. Unless of course people we know will invite us to see the place again for free. Hahaha! Seriously speaking though, having spent my childhood vacations in Pangasinan in my younger years, I never thought that that province has so much beauty that is yet to be discovered.
The Philippines is indeed full of beautiful places to visit. I love it!