Hundred Islands National Park

Discover one of Asia's premier natural wonders and tourist destinations. The Philippines' first national park is blessed with a unique and diverse ecosystem, a thriving marine community of corals, giant clams, fishes and other sea creatures that create a magical underwater vista.

The 123 [124 at low tide] sun-drenched islands and islets are strewn over 1,844 hectares of azure sea and are believed to be more than two million years old. Each island offers a charm and wonder all its own. Take in the breeze as you walk on stretches of white sand. Explore island caves that echo the mysterious evolution of this natural wonder.

The breathtaking beauty of the islands has nurtured legends on how they came to be . And they continue to surprise and amaze anyone who explores their many wonders.


Live an island adventure.
            + Tour the Islands
It is considered to be the most developed island in the Park. Relax in the guest house or take in the view from one of its gazebos. Enjoy lunch at the open pavilion and picnic tables. Try helmet diving or snorkeling to see the coral and giant clam garden. Kayaking and zip lining are also must try activities.
The island was named in honor of President Manuel Quezon, who declared HINP as the country's first National Park.
Dare the 180 steps towards the island's View Deck, the Park's highest, and be rewarded with a breahtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the Hundred Islands. Then level up with a 546-meter island to island zipline. You will land on Virgin Island which will calm your nerves with its dome-shaped cave and gentle waves on its shores.
Its shallow, tranquil waters is ideal for families, especially children who wants to practice their budding swimming skills. There are picnic sheds and tables. It's also one the ideal starting points for kayaking tours.
It's spacious dome cave is believed to be one of the hideouts of the famed Chinese marauding priate, Limajong/Limahong. Enjoy the mystery-cloaked beach then feast on the menu on its bamboo-inspired Seafood Restaurant, Grill and Bar, in the island's outer rim.
It's not hard to imagine sea spirits dwelling here. The island, with its fine white sand, and fantasy cave, especially magical when sunlight beams illimunate it from the top, is home to bats and swiflets.
Every island tour should not miss the 70-ft.jump in the island's Imelda Cave. Take the plunge, swim to the cave water entrance and out into the open sea.
Better known as Cathedral Cave with its nature-sculpted dome-shaped cave, its stalactites and stalagmites almost shaping altar-like features. Fruit bats also inhabit the cave
Cariaz Island hosts the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) Research Facility where different species of fish (e.g. Grouper spp, Siganid spp.) and high value invertebrates namely sea cucumber and abalone are held to spawn.
Sison Island was named after the Sison clan, known for their remarkable contributions to the development of the City of Alaminos for decades.
It's perfect for nature photography, snorkeling, swimming, trekking and diving.
It is named after the fruit bearing trees, “Camachile” ,Pithecellobiumdulce that thrive in the island. It also serves as habitat spawning ground for the different species of birds especially Philippine Wild Ducks. You can also visit the island's Mangrove Forest.
This island has a natural lagoon, powedery sand stretch and rock formation. Watch the azure waves crash gently, break into silver sprays and race towards the tide pool or lose yourself in spotting different kinds of shells along the shore.

             Indulge in Island Activities

Learn about the history of the country's first National Park.

            + TIMELINE of the Hundred Islands National Park
1937. President Manuel Quezon visited Alaminos and appointed Dr. Gonzalo Montemayor, then the provincial health officer, to oversee the development of the Hundred Islands.
1940. President Manuel Quezon issued Presidential Proclamation No. 667 on January 18, 1940, declaring a group of islands in the Municipality of Alaminos, Pangasinan as the "Hundred Islands National Park"; (HINP) for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the Philippines.
1962. President Diosdado Macapagal issued Republic Act No. 3655 on June 22, 1962 that created the Hundred Islands Conservation and Development Authority (HICDA), for the conservation, development and management of HINP.
1974. President Ferdinand Marcos transferred the HINP, including Lucap Bay, from HICDA to the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) by virtue of Section 35 of Presidential Decree No. 564.
1982. President Marcos issued Proclamation No. 2183 on April 27, 1982, declaring the HINP, including the Lucap Bay and its foreshore areas beginning from Sitio Telbang in the east to Sitio Recudo in the west, as a Tourist Zone and Marine Reserve under the control and administration of the PTA.
1990. President Corazon Aquino signed Republic Act No, 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, which encourages the transfer of power and authority from the national government to the local government units, in line with the government's devolution program as mandated by the Constitution.
1994. President Fidel Ramos issued Executive Order No. 145 on April 20, 1994 creating the Lingayen Gulf Coastal Area Management Commission and placing the entire stretch of 2, 109 square kilometers, from the tip of Bolinao in Santiago islands, the Hundred Islands up to the coastal barangays of San Juan in La Union, as endangered zones due to illegal fishing and wanton abuse of its vast marine resources.
1997. President Fidel Ramos issued Executive Order No. 450 creating the Inter-Agency Task Force on Coastal Environment Protection placing the Philippine National Police to dismantle over 3, 000 illegal fish pens and fish cages in the entire stretch of Lingayen Gulf and its inner tributaries.
2005. President Arroyo signed on June 24, 2005 the Executive Order No. 436 transferring the management, administration and maintenance of the HINP from the Philippine Tourism Authority to the City of Alaminos. The Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), headed by its General Manager Dean Barbers formally turned over the HINP to the local government of Alaminos City. creating the Inter-Agency Task Force on Coastal Environment Protection placing the Philippine National Police to dismantle over 3, 000 illegal fish pens and fish cages in the entire stretch of Lingayen Gulf and its inner tributaries.

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Experience Alaminos City, a major tourism hub in Northern Luzon, an upcoming green city and blessed with abundant natural resources and heritage. Discover its impressive beaches, mangrove forests, emerald-green fields and rich culture and delights.

Be charmed.

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