We arrived here mid-day and all we wanted to do is to have lunch and stay for about 2 hours or so – to take a dip and get some photos. But that intention had a complete turn around when we arrived. It was so irresistible that we felt it’s a sin not to see the sunset here…then we decided to stay for the sunrise.
It was low-tide when we arrived. We were greeted by the alluring long stretch of fine white sand, clear blue water and calm sea. What we saw is way beyond what we were expecting about Tandol. We were surprised, at the very least, mesmerized of its inviting sands and water. It was a perfect get-way indeed.
We also visited Tanduyong Island. During low-tide, Tanduyong can be reached by foot. On high tide, a 10-mnute boat ride is needed. Tanduyong is a private island and they charge 20.00 entrance fee.
We had fun trying the raft! Fisher-folks use this in catching fishes.
Another pleasant surprise we got is our visit to Cory Islet. Cory islet is named after President Cory Aquino. It was during her time when this dead-corals island appeared. Cory islet is one of the rarest I have seen because it is completely an islet of dead small corals. Locals say that this islet was formed after an earthquake.
We spent the sunset in Cory islet amused and amazed of its distinct characteristic before we headed back to the resort to spend the night in an open cottage we rented.
HOW TO GET TO TONDOL BEACH
From Manila, Five Star Bus has direct route to Anda, Pangasinan. Get off in Anda and hire a tricycle or motorcycle that will bring you to Tondol Beach. Travel time from Anda Town Proper to Tondol is approximately 20 minutes.