The Official Website of the Province of Pangasinan

TOURIST ATTRACTION

There’s an adventure waiting for everyone in Pangasinan. From the leisure-finding beach bum to nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers. Choose your adventure and experience Pangasinan!

ACTIVITIES

BEACH AND ISLAND ACTIVITIES

  • Dragon boat racing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming / Kayaking
  • Recreational water activities (banana boat, fly fish, helmet diving, parasailing)
  • Snorkeling / Scuba Diving
  • Stand-up paddle / Skim boarding
  • Beach volleyball and soccer
  • Inter-island Zip lining
  • Island hopping
  • Power Kite and Kite Land Boarding
  • Skating

ECOTOURISM SITES

Explore Pangasinan’s unique ecotourism sites and special interest sites for your educational trip or unique culinary experience.

  • Learn about marine resources
  • Dine in a floating restaurant
  • Learn how salt is made
  • Enjoy Pangasinan Cuisine

ADVENTURE

Pangasinan has numerous foothills, terrains and caves that offer divers array of challenges for sports enthusiasts and nature trekkers.

  • Hiking
  • Caving
  • Camping
  • Ziplining
  • Mountain biking
  • ATV riding

ATHLETICS, SPORTS & CYCLING

The province has a handful of world-class sports facilities which can accommodate national and event international sports meets. The province’s extensive and well-maintained highways and roads also provide paradise for the professional and amateur cyclists.

  • Athletics (i.e. track and field, road running, Paralympics, etc.)
  • Team Sports (i.e. Basketball, Football, Volleyball, etc.)
  • Combat Sports (martial arts)
  • Dance Sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Cycling (road bicycle cycling)

CAPITOL BUILDING

The Pangasinan Capitol Building serves as the seat of both its executive and legislative branches of government. It houses the offices of the Governor, the Vice-Governor and the Provincial Board Members, and several provincial government departments.

Located in the vast expanse of the Capitol Complex, visitors will find lush parks and gardens, tree-lined avenues, palatial structures and edifices and a panoramic view of a sunset at the Gulf to be perfect complementary components of a history well told.

HISTORY

Governor Daniel Maramba, a farmer and a revolutionary, led the construction of the provincial capitol in April 1917 and completed the project in December 1918.  Its inauguration in February 1919, featured a Pangasinan Exposition, which focused the attention of the entire nation on the province, its agricultural and industrial products, its achievements and potentials.  At the time of its inaugural, the capitol was the most beautiful provincial building in the country, admired and copied by other provinces.

This building saw the ravages of World War II and was partly destroyed in 1945 during the LIngayen Gulf Landings.  It was then reconstructed in 1949 under the US Rehabilitation Act.

The National Commission for Culture and Arts  and the Filipino Heritage Festival declared this building as one of the eight architectural treasures of the Philippines. Designed by Architect Ralph Doane, this neo classic edifice has ornamental concrete decorations with native motiffs.

Former Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., now Congressman of 5th District, completed its full restoration and refurbishment at the start of his term in 2007, and placed it back to its former glory as the country’s most beautiful.