Pangasinan is such a big and beautiful province and the few days we were there was not just enough. There’s good food, beautiful architecture, beaches and resorts.
The town of Calasiao is not only famous for its beautiful Spanish colonial era church. It is equally popular for its little, yummy morsels that are sold not only in the town but even outside of it and reaching as far as Manila.
The name was a bit catchy and curious for me but it basically means turning over in Pangalatok, probably referring to its cooking style of sauteing on a hot oil on a wok.
There were two hotels where we stayed at when we visited Pangasinan during this time: Puerto del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club in Bolinao and Islandia Hotel when we were in Alaminos.
Administered by the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects and later on by the Dominicans in the 17th and 18th centuries, Pangasinan has a rich treasure trove of heritage churches built during the Spanish colonial era.