Last week, I’ve shared my blog post about Tondol Beach in Anda, Pangasinan. There were quite a number of friends and readers who messaged me more about this beach in Pangasinan.
Even though I felt that I’ve already provided all the needed information in my post, I still answered them one by one. Since I just wrote a short version of how to get to Tondol, I hope this blog post will help as I will provide all the necessary details here.
For those of you who are still asking where is this beach located, Tondol beach is in Anda, Pangasinan. It is an island municipality in the province connected by a bridge to the mainland Pangasinan. Being an island, the town has some of the best beaches in Pangasinan with neighboring islands ready to be explored through island-hopping.
Here are the ways on how to get to Tondol beach.
Aircon Bus via Alaminos
This is the one that we did when we traveled to Tondol. This is a lot more convenient for us since we wanted to have the aircon bus than the ordinary one. This also has a lot more options with the bus companies, there are tons that offer trips to Alaminos.
- Take a bus from Manila to Alaminos. Travel time is about 4 to 5 hours. Bus companies that offer trips to Alaminos are Victory Liner, Five Star Bus, Solid North, etc. Fare is about PHP 400. Powered by 12Go Asia system
- Once you arrived in Alaminos, take an ordinary bus or jeep going to Anda. As for us, we took the ordinary bus of Five Star going to Anda. Fare is about PHP 40.
- In Anda, take the tricycle going to Tondol Beach. This is about PHP 150 one way.
Direct Ordinary Bus
Five Star bus has an ordinary bus trip directly to Anda. Although the schedule is pretty unstable so you have to coordinate with the bus company. Usually, they only have like a few trips at night, unlike for the aircon bus via Alaminos that has trips every hour with more bus companies.
Five Star Bus Contact Information
674 Edsa E. Rodriguez Quezon City
2220 Aurora Blvd. Tramo Pasay City
2532 Legarda St. Sampaloc
If you have your own vehicle, via Alaminos is still the best way to go to Tondol in Anda. From Metro Manila, take the NLEX or North Luzon Expressway. Then take the SCTEX until reaching Tarlac. Once you get to Tarlac, head on to the road to Camiling and Alaminos.
When you get to Alaminos, take the road going to Bolinao. You will pass through the municipality of Bani. Watch out for that sign on the road going to Anda. Right turn, going to Anda, Pangasinan.
Full Travel Guide: Tondol Beach in Anda, Pangasinan
Where to Stay in Tondol Beach
There are many resorts in Tondol to choose from. As for us, we stayed at 828 Gems Beach Resort and we had a good time there. The staff is staff and the beach is just perfect to relax.
Another option for you to check are the Airbnb in Tondol. You know how this works, Airbnb gives you more freedom with renting the house or the property, especially with cooking your own food. Get discounts and travel credits with your first Airbnb booking here: GET YOUR PHP 1,600 DISCOUNT ON YOUR AIRBNB BOOKING HERE