municipality of the Philippines in the province of Pangasinan

Dasol is a municipality of 29,000 people (2015) in Pangasinan that is inextricably connected to the sea. It has a sizable number of tourism amenities along the beach and other attractions to draw tourism.

White Beaches in Dasol

Understand

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Dasol is a sleepy township tucked away on the coastal plains of Pangasinan, which are is largely vested in salt harvesting through the channeling of seawater into ponds where it is evaporated.

The municipality came about when it was created out of another in 1911. It has a somewhat interesting history, though, given that both American and Japanese vessels were sunk offshore during World War II. There was a brief communist insurrection around 1950 that cost a few lives.

Its name is believed to have been derived from the word "dalus-dalusan," which means "a place where one passes by often." It is known for its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere.

Get in

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Dasol is 290 km (180 mi) north from Manila via Camiling, Tarlac and 88 km (55 mi) from Dagupan City. Taking the opposite direction via Subic and Olongapo City, Dasol is 310 km (190 mi) away from Manila.

Dasol can be reached by bus or jeepney trips from Alaminos and Santa Cruz. Notable bus companies are Victory Liner, and Luzon Cisco Transport. a sister company of Five Star.

Get around

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It is traversed by the fully paved Olongapo-Bugallon Road. Tricycles are the primary mode of transportation within Dasol, especially for short distances. Vans and jeepneys also serve as means of local transportation.

 
"Old Town"
  • 1 Death Pool. Where water gets pulled into a depression in the coral/rock bedrock of the shore.
  • 1 Tambobong Beach. Creamy white sand and lots of boats. Has some secluded coves, too, but unfortunately also some litter problems sometimes.
  • 2 Cabongaoan Beach. Has a sinkhole type of geologic phenomenon that people call a "deathpool" because of the way the water gets sucked down there. Tourquoise water and more white sand and little coves make for a great escape though.
  • 3 Culebra Island. Idyllic beaches if you can get to this isle.
  • 4 Pao Beach.
  • 5 Abagatanen Beach.
  • 6 Selosa Beach/Bangul Crags. A beach with a headland you can walk out on.
  • Beachcombing: Enjoy the tranquil beaches and explore the coastline.
  • Island Hopping: Visit nearby islands, including Colibra Island, for snorkeling and swimming.

Drink

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Sleep

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Connect

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Go next

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  1. Alaminos City: Known for the Hundred Islands National Park and its scenic attractions.
  2. Bolinao: A coastal town known for its beaches, lighthouses, and natural beauty.
  3. Sual: Famous for the Sual Power Plant and the Tondol White Sand Beach.
  4. Infanta: A coastal town with beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.
  5. Bugallon: Known for its historical sites and vibrant culture.
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