There Exists the Hundred Islands and They’re Beautiful



It is about six to seven hours travel from Manila to Alaminos, Pangasinan where the famous Hundred Islands is to be found. It is like a paradise and to experience the nature’s beauty here is really something money can’t buy. There is a total of 123 islands in this tourist spot at the north western side of the country and seeing these islands and islets while riding on the boat is truly a breath-taking experience to share about.



In this post, I will tour you around the lovely beaches, picturesque islands, and great nature wonders of the Hundred Islands here in the beautiful country of the Philippines.

To begin with, here are the photos to capture your imagination.


On the Photos: Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines








Going to the Islands
People are very hospitable and honest as this is what Filipinos are truly about. There is a standard rate on boat fare, camping tent rental, and overnight island accommodation. One of the most well-known islands is the Quezon Island. According to the native boat renters, other famous islands are the Children’s island and the Governor’s island.

It is in the northern part of this tiny archipelago where blue waters that surround these islands will surely give visitors the freshness of the air and the calmness of the environment. While in the middle of the sea going to the island, looking everywhere is certainly an amazing exercise for the body and soul. Your eyes will be delighted and your skin will be glorified with the natural formation of rocks on every island’s bank where sea waves slam into them in sinusoidal fashion.

As we finally reached Quezon Island, I could not resist but take these breathtaking photos. Have a look!


On the Photos: Quezon Island at Hundred Islands






Colorful boats like the ones below are what brings tourists like us in the island. They can be rented for a day for the island hopping adventures.






First Taste of the Islands
Snorkeling is one of the greatest adventures to enjoy about at Hundred Islands. The water that is so clean is full of marine creatures that are only inches away to be touched. There is a giant clam’s sanctuary and the huge size clams are really too fascinating to see. The corals of different varieties are full of sea creatures and inside the rock holes are thriving fishes of different colors and shapes. The beauty that surrounds Quezon Island truly manifests the wonder of nature that is well-protected and cared by its native people.

It's souvenir photo time and here's how we gave our best poses.


On the Photos: Summer Fun in Hundred Islands










Excited People Everywhere
Tourists of different nationalities keep on arriving in the island almost every minute during that fine sunny day. Koreans, Americans, Japanese, and British are jumping out of the boats with a sense of delight and enthusiasm. Even while still stepping down from the multi-colored and uniquely designed local boats, you can see from their eyes and gestures that it is going to become a very spectacular and memorable day for them.

Even the local people, who are coming from different provinces and cities in the country, are enjoying their own nation’s richness in terms of natural resources. No one can even say that Philippines belong to the poorest of the poor nations when it comes to the wonders of the world that it has to offer to travelers, one of which is the Hundred Islands.


In these photos, you'll see how life goes on in Hundred Islands. Fun and excitement is everywhere.


On the Photos: Tourist from Different Parts of the World







The Amazing Features
Exploring Quezon Island will not make you tired. In fact, in only about ten to fifteen minutes, you would have conquered it all. There is a foot bridge that is about fifty to a hundred meters long and then there are nipa huts built on both ends of this bridge, native structures that are a simple yet somewhat unbelievable. Tiny islands there, blue-green waters here, and a light tower on the far distance are ready to be capture on the same bridge. Take the best photos right on this bridge with your digital camera and it will surely be something to be envy about by your family and friends.

The crystal clear waves, as the high tide comes in, are battling against the strong foundation of the bridge and you will literally feel the very natural sounds it gives. It is indeed one of the best places to spend some time on this island while mesmerizing the ups and downs of your life here in the Quezon Island. And why not? Say your "Will you marry me?" to your love one.

Well, enough of this bridge. Here are the photos for you to see what I mean.


On the Photos: The Center of Attraction Foot Bridge










At the Summit
Climb up to the summit point of the island, you will then find the monument of Manuel L. Quezon, the former president of the Philippines to whom the island was named after. The elevation is enough to reach on sight the islands at the farther distance. The scenery is truly captivating. The Hundred Islands is real. I've seen it with my own eyes and they're beautiful!


On the Photos: Manuel L. Quezon Monument and the Scenery from the Summit








The Activities
There is a lot of fun activities that you can do while in the island. You can swim all day long. You can of course master your photography skills. You can go on kayaking. You can take your lunch on the pavilions while grilling those fishes or meat. If you have the budget, you can rent out a boat for an island hopping adventure. This is the activity that will surely amaze you as you will happen to set your foot on many islands in just a day. That once in a lifetime experience is something not to let go about. You can spend the rest of the night either on a tent or on a “bahay kubo”. More adventures that you could have not yet done before are waiting for you here at Hundred Islands.


On the Photos: More Leisure and Fun at Hundred Islands










Going Home is Still a Tour
Going home might give you that feeling of short-stay on the island. However, the beauty that you witnessed in the island is not the end of it because the ride of the lifetime that you are about to experience while watching one island after another will definitely complete everything about your home sweet home tour. Get ready with your camera and start capturing all the beauty of Hundred Islands surrounding you that only a few people in this world can witness. Its an adventure to be really missed about but there is always a second time around.

As we say our goodbye to the islands, I didn't waste a second getting the best photos of Hundred Islands while on the boat. Here you go.


On the Photos: Islands Everywhere While on the Boat Going Home








Behind Beauty Lies Responsibility
From what I've seen, behind the beauties, here is my personal evaluation of what's really going on.

Philippines is a beautiful country. Based on tourism statistics, visitors keep on increasing each year most especially during summer time. But if there is something not beautiful about Philippines, that is the dirty system of the government (read my blog entitled Corruption Kills Filipino People - Let's End Corruption in the Beautiful Country Philippines) that is running it. There is always something good about the development of the natural resources but there will also be bad ones to people and the environment if they are being exploited.

From a certain perspective, our natural resources are being exploited and what is said is we Filipinos rather loose than gain.

There are so many places here in the Philippines that were once great tourist destinations but sadly today they are only part of the talk-of-the-tales. Broad minded people are blaming it to the capitalist and to the people who exchanges the land and its beauty for an attractive amount of money. This is so sad to hear but this is the reality in the Philippines. There is something wrong about the power of money and its effect on the culture and on the nature.

Research about the number of islands and pieces of lands within the entire country that are now sold to the foreigners and you will not be proud about it for sure if you are one of the patriotic Filipinos. This is something that we Filipinos should realize these days and make corrective actions into. There is no other time to do it but today.

Have an above look on the Hundred Islands. Let us hope we can preserve its numbers from generation to generation.


On the Photo: Map of the Hundred Islands National Park



Hundred Islands is only one of the many magnificent wonders of the Philippines. There are so many more and it is good that the local people are at least earning something in this tourism industry. They really exists and it is something that we Filipinos must not only be proud about but should also keep into our hearts and minds that these are natural wonders that we should protect as well - in all forms and aspects.



Related Posts:

Summer in the Philippines: Famous Beaches, Different Types of People and Spending for Fun

The Story of Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Two Faces of the Philippines: beauty of Architectural Wonders and Madness of Culture and Traditions

Exploring the Beauty of a City in Progress - Naga City, Bicol, Philippines


About this Blog
Impressed with the beauty of Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Philippines? This blog post is brought to you by www.knowriel.com, an educational website for students, professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and investors. ProjectPilipinas.com is a blog campaign for good changes in the Philippines. It aims to promote the Philippines but also shares the negative side of this country that needs to be changed.

Explore more this blog site to read more interesting, truth-revealing, and worth-sharing articles.For comments or questions, please email the author at norielpanganiban@gmail.com.

Comments

Most Popular Posts of the Month