A lot of people visiting the Philippines will think that all there is to visit is in the capital city of Manila. That is understandable because the capital of most countries often attracts the most tourists. Nevertheless, if you want to appreciate the beauty of this intriguing country you should head north to the Pangasinan region. The reason is because this northern region of the Philippines has a long history dating back to the 1500s. It is also noted for its industrial salt production. This commercial salt industry gives its name to the region which means “land of salt”. If you’ve been learning the official language of the Philippines Tagalog, this might not be very helpful if you had to head up north because the region has its own language which is also the name it bears Pangasinan. There are of course people in Pangasinan who speak both languages.
If you want to see something really interesting, it is worth taking the trip to the Dasol municipality. You will be able to experience and take impressive pictures of the commercial salt production industry. This is of course something most tourists will not find in the capital Manila.
No visit to Pangasinan will be complete without visiting the beaches and the caves. The Hundred Islands National Park is a great tourist attraction that will appeal to those who love to see something exception. Visiting these little islands dotted along the coast of Pangasinan is worth the effort. Taking a boat tour is the best way to get the most of your visit. If you are a lover of underwater marine life, you might get to see different species of turtles and many exotic looking fishes.
The Mother Island also known as Anda is worth the detour for those who want to visit the beaches and the caves. You can only be in awe of Mother Nature if you take the time to visit this beautiful region in northern Philippines.