Cabo Beach: Pangasinan’s Hidden Summer Destination

Summer just started and everybody is really excited to go out and bask under the sun! Yes. Most of us are eyeing every beach destinations around the country for that perfect summer experience with family, friends and loved ones. The fairer and finer the sand, the better. The clearer and bluer the water, the better. The farther the destination, the better?

Destination: The Selection Process

We are a big family and only me and my older sister are the frequent travelers. Some of my brothers and sisters have their own family and have kids. So choosing the perfect destination is also a challenge whenever we have our family outing. I first thought of Morong but my sister disagreed because of the sand quality. Then we thought of going back to Bolinao but most resorts (including our first-choice Rock Garden Resort) are fully-booked. Few years ago, I already heard about Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan. So I quickly checked it in Google maps and read some blogs to see what will be in store for us and hey, Cabongaoan Beach is just around the corner! My focus went to this spot in Burgos though there are only a few blogs/articles about this place. The beach looks great and not yet developed, so definitely it’s a perfect place to enjoy a great moment with the family yet it is affordable. So I informed my sister about the place and I won the selection. I tell you, this beach is very under-rated and unheralded by many.

Roven’s Place

Roven’s Place is every blogger’s choice to stay though I tried contacting a few like Cabo Beach Resort but everything is fully-booked. Kuya Inggo and Ate Venus Burlezza are really accommodating and their service to their guests are beyond expectation. Need water? Kuya Inggo will pump some water for you. You need kitchen utensils? Pronto! They will lend some for you to use with your cooking. He also make sure every part in the area is clean as he regularly collects garbages and disposed them properly.

Currently, they only have 5 rooms (kubo-type with fan) available for rentals at affordable price. Since we are a group of 20 with 6 kids in the group, we reserved and stayed at the big kubo (twin-room) that can accommodate up to 12 person for 2,500 pesos only and rented an additional cottage for 500 pesos. See? we only spent 3,000 pesos and enjoyed the whole weekend!

For back-packers, you can pinch your tent for 200 pesos or for a group of 4-6, you can choose the smaller kubo for 1,800 pesos (fan room inclusive of cottage attached to the room.)

Restrooms/shower rooms are communal but very clean. If you wish to book a room, their contact numbers are 0927-995-7606 and 0906-107-8860. Only Globe Telecoms is working in the beach area.

Inviting beach. Pristine water and fine sand.
True colors of summer: The azure sky matching the cerulean waters of West Philippine Sea guarded by coconut trees. The creamy sand blends well with the blues and the greens.
What mre can I say?
Bended coconut trees, a sight exclusive only to Roven’s Place. The water is inviting for a dip.
At the northern edge of the beach are exquisite rock formations. Just be a little careful. SOme coral snakes are thriving in the area.
More fascinating rock formation.
Dogs and fine sand.
Exploring the northern part of the beach.
SOme selfie-time with them.
Andreas the Shy Boy smiling for a shot.
Quimah, Lance and Cyrus looks like they enjoyed their stay. Their older Kuya Andreas, the Mr. Camera Shy, is busy taking photos at the back.
some kind of “me time.”
My sister and her family. Surely, they enjoyed the whole trip.
SIster Glo was an instant nanny to my nephews!
Sunburn don’t care.
Ally, Teppy and Essy enjoying a quick dip to cool down.
Cyrus personally requested to be photographed at this spot. The blue, the green and the orange! Colors are on-point.
The Luy kids with their Mommy Riz.
Teppy feeling sexy with a silhouette shot.
Andreas playing peek-a-boo with my nephews.
A Fisherman’s Catch. We bought 3 kilos of assorted fish for 60 pesos a kilo and another 3 kilos of squid for 80 pesos a kilo. Too colorful to think that these are also delicious including the blue parrot fish.
A local boy shows-off his catch-of-the-day. Flying fish!
Locals collect edible sea snail for dinner.
Sunset and Tinker Bell. First-time to do some toy photography. I can’t deny that sunsets are forever gorgeous.
The fiery sunset beaming with so much beauty to many sun-downers.
Few minutes before the sun kissed goodbye.
La Coppia. A little bit of seascape.
Fireball. The tourist went gaga over this steelwool.
The universe is real. What completed my stay in Cabongaoan Beach.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Journalyn18 says:

    The use of Tinkerbell tho 🙂


    1. artisticavan says:

      Do you find it cute Ma’am?


  2. Useful info. Fortunate me I found your website unintentionally, and I’m surprised why this twist of fate didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.|


    1. artisticavan says:

      You are most welcome! I will be revisiting the beach next weekend for a fashion shoot with Instagram friends. The clear waters of the beach are inviting while the warm accomodation of our host is definitely magnetic.


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