Welcome to the Home of the Hundred Islands! Situated in the Northwestern part of Pangasinan, Alaminos City is about 250 kilometers away from Manila
and about 51 kilometers away from Dagupan City. The city is bounded on the north by Lingayen Gulf, on the east by the town
of Sual, on the south by the town of Mabini, and on the west by the town of Bani. It is accesible by land transporation.
Travel time from Manila is around 5 hours by bus and about 4 hours by private car.
Alaminos City Hall
The city covers an area of 166 sq. km. most of which are farms, forests, and fishponds. Main farm products are
rice, corn, and coconut. The city center is the beehive of commercial and financial activities. Although it is the trading center of Western Pangasinan, there are no large
manufacturing plants in the city. Small shops produce bakery products, gifts, housewares, and artifacts. There are also some salt making
and noodle manufacturing plants.
Alaminos has the smallest number of population among the four cities of Pangasinan in 2007. Ilocano and Pangalatok
are the principal dialects. Other languages spoken are Tagalog and English. Majority of the Alaminians are Roman Catholics.
Other religious groups are Iglesia Ni Cristo, Jehovah's Witness, Protestants, and Islam.
As a premier tourist destination, tourism-related ventures are most welcome. Hotels and recreational facilities are
recommended considering that the city is not only the home of the famous Hundred Islands but also the gateway to the many tourist spots
of Western Pangasinan particularly the many beaches of Bolinao town.
Strategically located in the western side of Pangasinan, the city is a good location for businesses wishing
to tap the market of the neighboring towns. Also, the city is an ideal site for agro-industrial enterprises
using the products of the neighboring towns as raw materials. Hence, it is advisable to put up businesses related to agriculture
such as food processing, feed milling, fertilizer production, corn starch production, and processing of coconut by-products.
Industries using locally sourced raw materials include industrial salt, ceramics, furniture, and home decors.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Alaminos City
- Hundred Islands National Park
- DA BFAR Aqua Zoo
- Telbang white beach
- One Man and Alo islands
Hundred Islands in Alaminos City, Philippines
City hall photo credit to hundredisland.blogspot.com
Hundred Island Photo credit to jhonel-posts.blogspot.com
Visit also : Dagupan City, San Carlos City, Urdaneta City