Last November 18-20, Experience Philippines decided to explore a quaint town of Bani, Pangasinan for one of our Random Road Trips. When we hear about Pangasinan, we usually associate it Bolinao or Alaminos. But right in the middle of Alaminos and Bolinao, there is this amazing town that is known for its watermelon farms, salt making and hidden waterfalls
We are very lucky to have coordinated our visit with Mr. Romel Dulay (0928 244 5119). Even though there a huge event happening in Bani during our visit, he took time off from his busy schedule to show us around the different beautiful hidden destinations in Bani. Because of Sir Romel, we were able to appreciate the hidden wonders of Bani, Pangasinan.
Of Rachel Grant and Caves
Turquoise Blue Waterfalls
How to Get There
- Take a 5 Star Bus bound for Bolinao either in Cubao or Pasay.
- Go down at the town proper of Bani.
- Proceed at the tourism center and look for Sir Romel.
Travel time is approximately six hours. Daily buses travel to this area. To move around, it is best to rent out a tricycle at the town proper since most of the sites and destinations are rough roads.
Other Places To See
Aside from the caves and waterfalls, Bani is known for salt-making. It is in fact one of the primary produce of Bani which produces over a million kilos of salt in a year. The salt farms are located in Abunsiang, Tambac Bay.
Of course, one cannot miss out the water melon farms. Every January, the city of Bani celebrates the Pakwan Festival. During the festival, the local get to showcase different kinds of watermelons from oddly squared shaped to small and humungous watermelons.
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