If you’ve been before to Bolinao, Cabongaoan Death Pool in Anda or maybe the famous Hundred Islands, you may think you’ve “done” Pangasinan. I’d say no. Why? Because you have not ‘done’ Pangasinan until you’ve checked out it’s more remote, fascinating and unexplored towns.

These are located in the Western coastal part of Pangasinan, situated between the towns of Burgos and Bani. One of these, Agno, is a sleepy town caught in a time warp of yesteryear and boasts tranquil and virgin white-sand beaches and beautiful rock formations. The most well-known part is Umbrella Rocks situated near the Sabangan Beach, but there are more beaches waiting in Agno that are the stuff of postcards sent to family and friends to demonstrate what an amazing place you are in! One of them is the Abagatanen Beach – my birthplace, my hometown.


The Beach


Abagatanen is a relatively secluded area in Agno, Pangasinan. Abagatanen is a small fishing village, but since the beach is getting popular to tourist you can already notice the growing commercialism on the place. Roads are all concrete now from Agno Proper tho no buses or jeepneys pass around the place just yet. Expects that there’s no cell site/mobile reception in Abagatanen. Although is a good thing to those who would like to take a break in nature, is not only good for stress but fresh air and a brisk walk is good for your brain and your body.  Get out into the daylight, top up your Vitamin D, breathe in … and relax.


I’m happy to say, from a locals point of view, that this place is getting more accessible,  as there was a time that you needed to take a motorboat for an hour just to get to Agno Proper or, as I used to do, walk more than 10 kilometers twice a week just to go school at Agno National High School, but nowadays it’s fantastic to see that they now have their own High School.


You will love the natural geography and habitat of the place – from rivers flowing in an estuary that splits the sand in the rainy season, like a snakes tongue reaching out to see what is beyond, and the majestic mountains sometimes disappearing into velvet cushions of clouds and, needless to say, meter upon meter of unsullied pure creamy-white sand rushing to meet the crystal clear waters that teem with diverse and exotic aquatic life.


This is a sparsely populated area where everyone knows everyone and things have not changed for years, although there are some newly built cottages on the west side of the beach where prehistoric boulders mark the spot where fresh and salt water mingle in brackish concert.


It is here you will find Abagatanen Beach and although the sand is not as white and powdery as the famous white beaches on Boracay, you also will not find half of South East Asia fighting for a place to sit on the beach!  The water is crystal clear and shelves gently into the depth, making ideal for children and timorous swimmers and it is ideal for learning to snorkel, the especially first thing in the morning when it is generally as calm as a freshly ironed sheet.


Again, if you have smaller kids or just want to cool your feet off, there’s a small lagoon on the left side of the cove.  Water is crystal clear and children can play safely, also shaded by huge rocks that cast a cool shadow over the lagoon.  The rock theme continues under the water, but they a ponderous and smooth and easy under the foot and you can walk across them without stirring any sediment to spoil your views in the pristine clear sea.


Things to do?

  • Snorkeling
  • Camping
  • Rock formation Tour
  • Beach Bumming
  • Beach Hopping – 100 pesos per head. 5pax minimum.
  • – Visit Duro
    – Visit Ulgen
    – Visit Kibwar
    – Visit Sawit

As the beach is just gaining attraction, There aren’t any other things to do just yet, but then tot me that’s the main attraction – peace and tranquility!


Where to stay?

There are now transient houses and cottages you can stay if you visit the place. Tent pitching is also allowed without an extra fee.

  • Day Tour Cottages = Php 500.00
  • Overnight Cottages (Fan Room) = Php 1500.00
  • Air-conditioned room (Good for 15 pax) = Php 5,000.00
  • Tent for rent = Php 700.00 overnight good for 4-5

Make sure you all have the things needed before heading to Abagatanen Beach as there’s no markets or big stores in the area. Most of the establishments here have shared kitchens and parking lots.

Contact Details:

For more details, information, and reservations. text or call this number: +63-910-190-7174.


Photo Credits to: NathanPhotography23


If you’re looking for a beach that is untouched and still retains a magical aura of peace, beauty, and tranquility. You may add this beach to your Itinerary. Just less than 30 mins away from Abagatanen beach.

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How to get there?

🚗 Via Waze/Google Map:Just pin Abagatanen Beach.

🚌 Via Commute:

  • From Cubao or Pasay, take the Agno-bound bus (Five Star, Solid North or Dagupan Bus) and get off at the town proper of Agno. 5-6 hours ride.
  • But since Agno buses have limited trips daily, another option would be to take Alaminos or Bolinao-bound bus, and get off in Alaminos City and wait for a jeepney at CSI MALL going to Agno.

    Buses that ply the Manila-Pangasinan route:

    • Dagupan Bus Line (Quezon City to Dagupan) New York St., Cubao
    • Victory Liner (Quezon City to Dagupan & Alaminos) Cubao, Q.C.
    • Five Star Bus Line (Pasay City to Dagupan & Bolinao)
    • City Trans (Manila to Dagupan & Bolinao)
    • Philippine Rabbit (Quezon City to Dagupan & Bolinao) EDSA, Q.C.
    • Philippine Rapid Manila to Dagupan & Bolinao)
  • From Agno town proper rent a tricycle (good for 4) with a side trip to Umbrella Rocks and Abagatanen. It may cost P600 or more, two-way.

NOTE: This table is for your reference only. Bangan-Oda is still quite far from Agno Bayan (Agno Town Proper). 

Tricycle Rates from Bangan-Oda Crossing to:
Bayan 50.00 70.00
Dangley 70.00 100.00
Magsaysay 120.00 150.00
Namatucan / Tupa 250.00 300.00
Namacalan 150.00 200.00
Gayusan 300.00 350.00
Binabalyan 80.00 100.00
Boboy 120.00 150.00
Sabangan / Aloleng 150.00 200.00
Abagatanen 200.00 300.00
Patar / Viga 150.00 200.00
Calumbuyan 200.00 300.00
Cayungnan 50.00
*as of April 2018


Estimated Expenses

Cubao to Agno  EST. FARE
Ordinary 350.00
Air-conditioned 440.00
Pasay to Agno  (Air-conditioned)  451.00
Cubao to Alaminos 393.00
Pasay to Alaminos 403.00
Alaminos to Agno 40.00
Agno to Abagatanen (4pax) 300.00



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  1. Hi Jay,

    How about day tour? Pano pumunta mula Dagupan to Agno (vice versa) and hanggang anong oras lang ung byahe pauwi sa Dagpuan? Thank you so much


  2. Hi po. We are planning to go there this coming May 11 and 12. Manggaling po kami ng San Carlos Pangasinan, pwede po magdala ng sasakyan? magkano overnight parking doon? and anong resort sa abataganen pwede overnight?


  3. hello po! motorcycle riders po kame from manila, planning to go there ngayong holyweek. ilang oras po kaya ang byahe? may entrance fee po ba? may dala din po kasi kameng mga tent, me additional charge po ba? thank you po. 😊


  4. Magandang hapon po. Balak po kase namin pumunta this wednesday. Isla po ba yung lugar na yan? Wala po bang ibang pwede na kontakin bukod sa number na yan?


  5. Hello po,
    Looking for transient po sana good for 10pax sa april 18-19. puro fully book na kasi ung mga adun sa fb.


  6. Hi, pupunta po sana kami ngayong darating na Friday doon sa Abagatanen pero hindi po namin alam kung paano makakapunta doon kung anong sasakyan na pupunta doon kapag po galing sa Baguio City


  7. First of all, thank you for this blog as this is really helpful and you are so accomodating to inquiries.

    I just have a few too. Is Waze or Google maps really working going to the beach even if the signal is bad? For snorkeling, are there fishes and corals to see underwater?

    Thanks in advance!


  8. Very nice guide po
    planning to go there by this week…
    Uhmm May I ask po if may signal po ba ng network sa Abagatanen? kung wala po
    how far po from the beach ang may signal po?
    I mean the area po.
    And paano po accomodation ng overnight cottages?

    Thanks po and God bless


  9. Hi planning to go there last week of april and 2days and 1 night stay sa beach

    Ask ko lang if overnight cottage po ang irent what time ang check in and out ? pwede po ba ang pets doon like dogs?


    1. Gud pm ask ko LNG po,,,if ung nka post n contact no. Is updated and sino po yung hahanapin PR mg inquire ng reservation


  10. ..hi ask ko lng po ilang oras po b ang byahe papunta sa abagatanen beach resort ? manggaling po kami ng caloocan city. may entrance fee po b? magkno po ang cottage same p rin po b sa page na toh? yung CR po b malinis? may parking area nmn po b sa sskyan and free of charge po b? what time po ang open and close for day tour ? TIA.


  11. hi., pag may sarili kaming tent na dala wala na ba kaming babayaran saka wala ng entrance? pano yun cr pag ganon? my public cr ba sila na pwede pag liguan or sa mga resort kami makiki cr? thanks


          1. Papareserve kami ng air conditioned room good for 15persons. April 19-21. Please contact us 09565645561.nag email na din kami pakicheck nalang


  12. Hello.planning to go there this april.
    Nagpapahiram ba sila ng lutuan at mga gamit sa kitchen? Kasama na ba sa 1,500 ang pag gamit ng lutuan at transient?

    May nabibili bang bigas tubig at mga huling fresh na isda sa kanila? Uling?
    Pwede bang mag fishing dun?


    1. hello po! yes po pwede po huniram ng lutuan sa kanila. may nabibilo pong tubig, bigas etc sa market po Poblacion Agno proper bago pumunta sa beach. uling mas may chance po makabili sa market po. yes pwede po bumili ng bagong huli na isda doon as long as maaga kayo. fishing not possible po as sa laot pa po nila ginagawa yun


  13. Hello po ask lang po if yung room na nirerentahan good for 2pax may kasama na po bang utensils or may lutuan na din po ba? Thankyou


      1. Hi sir!? Good day… Ask ko lang po ung room rates?? 12 po ksi kami kuha po sana kami 2-3 rooms., meron po ba jan villa??? Thank you sir…


    1. Hi. Cannot be reach po ung cp no. Plan po sana namn magrent ng airconditioned rooms for 15pax. Available po ba on may 18-19?thanks


  14. Hello po.. tatawid pa po ba ng dagat papunta jan from agno? may mga transient po ba na pwede tuluyan para po sana sa company awting


  15. Hi! Hindi po ba mahirap ang daan? Pampanga po manggagaling daan ng tarlac to pangasinan hindi po ba mazigzag like sa mga madadaanan to anda? TIA


  16. Hi! Hindi po ba mahirap ang daan? Pampanga po manggagaling daan ng tarlac to pangasinan hindi po ba mazigzag like sa mga madadaanan to anda? TIA


  17. Hello paano pag walang sasakyan? May didretso na po sa mismong beach na ma hahire na tricycle? And yung tent kahit saan e pwede na pong ipwesto?


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