We visited Bolinao 2 years ago. This is obviously not updated but I will still share with you what we did during the trip.
From Manila, we rode a bus going to Alaminos. Then from Alaminos going to Bolinao.
Aside from the beach, there’s a lot of side trip to do here as well. We visited Cape Bolinao which was built by the Americans in 1903.
Also, we visited the Enchanted Cave. I remembered this was what I enjoyed most during the entire trip. Mainly because of the laid-back atmosphere of this place. Aside from the cave, There’a pool you can enjoy if you can’t take the coldness of the water in the cave.
I can’t remember if there’s cottages but there’s a hammock everywhere where you can chill and relax after swimming.
Also, there’s Bolinao Falls 1 and 2. It tends to be crowded here.
Now, the main reason I came here is to experience the beach. There’s not much of a crowd when we came here because it was a Monday. During weekends, there’s a lot of people since this beach is for free.
Patar Beach, I could say has this white-ish sand. I could not believe my eyes that it was still pretty neat as this does not have maintenance since there’s no entrance fee.
For souvenirs, I opted to buy a personalized t-shirt for my niece and nephew with their name on it.
We also visited Saint James the Great Parish Church.
Overall, I enjoyed our trip here in Bolinao. With our 3 days here, I could say that there’s a lot of places to visit and enjoy. Very near Manila, Free Beach, Mangoes, Danggit. Great stuff!