Lingayen Beach in Pangasinan is both a natural attraction and a historical site in Pangasinan, as it was on these fine sands that Gen. Douglas McArthur landed when he returned to the Philippines in 1945. Today, a number of beach resorts have been built around the area, one of these being the El Puerto Marina Beach Resort and Spa.
Accommodations at the resort are classified into five types, most of which have a view of the beach. The Beach View Rooms are all located on the second floor and have balconies overlooking the ocean. Three adults can comfortably fit in this room as it has one queen bed and one single bed. Like the Beach View Rooms, the One-Bedroom Suites also have balconies facing the beach. This room has a queen bed, a single bed, and a separate living area. Two-Bedroom Suites have a king bed and a single bed in one room, and a queen bed and a single bed in the second room. Family Rooms have two or three single beds and a double-deck bed, making them suitable for four to five persons. Bungalows are set on stilts over the pond. These rooms can sleep up to three persons, as they have either two single beds or one queen bed, accompanied by a roll-away bed. All rooms at El Puerto Marina are fully air-conditioned and have a TV set and a private bathroom with a hot and cold shower.
Aside from the swimming pool, El Puerto Marina Beach Resort & Vacation Club has a number of amenities and services. The resort's in-house restaurant serves Filipino, Asian, and Continental cuisine. There are spa services like body scrubs and massages available for a fee. Active guests can enjoy kayaking, surfing, playing beach Frisbee, or beach volleyball. Guests can arrange to have a bonfire on the beach as well.
How to get there:
From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and take the exit leading to the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Continue on to Tarlac and exit at H. Luisita. Turn right on McArthur Highway. Upon reaching the Tarlac junction, turn left at the 100 Islands sign. Upon reaching the crossroad in front of McDonald's take a right and then turn left into the one way road that leads to the bridge over the lahar dike. Continue on this road and then turn left into Camiling proper. Follow the blue signs pointing to 100 Islands until the Socony Junction in Bugalion, Pangasinan. Go straight ahead towards Dagupan until reaching a T-road in Baay, where there will be an El Puerto Marina sign. Turn right here, and then take a left before reaching the plaza. Follow the road around the hospital and residential area until the T-road. Turn left into Castillo St. and continue on until Governor's Drive, passing a market on the left side. From Governor's Drive, turn left, and then turn right into Don Martin Domingo St.
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