Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016: Our Lady of Manaoag Church and San Fabian Beach

Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016

Β It has been a family tradition to attend a mass in Our Lady of Manaoag Church in Pangasinan and have the newly acquired vehicle blessed after mass. We’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember and since Earvin and I bought out first ever car last January, we decided to celebrate my mom’s birthday here and have the car blessed afterwards. We named the car Bebang, by the way! Hahaha! Well, here goes our Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016! πŸ™‚

Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016 – Our Lady of Manaoag Church:
our lady of manaoag church in pangasinan

Anyway, 2016 has been super scary and super fruitful so far. I am thankful that we are finally turning our dreams into reality one at a time. To be honest, I can’t help but feel scared with the responsibilities the comes with it. Right now, I’m just dwelling with the thought that God always got my back. It’s also a comforting thought that I have Earvin and my family who strengthens me in every way they can.

our lady of manaoag church
inside our lady of manaoag pangasinan

The Our Lady of Manaoag church in Pangasinan is always filled with tourists and it gets pretty busy and crowded come past 10am.


We arrived at Manaoag at 7am so there’s not much people yet and my mom and sister was able to attend the mass while we’re waiting at the car blessing area.

The Our Lady of Manaoag Church in Pangasinan is actually surrounded by different stores who mostly sells native delicacies and rosaries.

Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016 – San Fabian Beach:

We went to San Fabian Beach right after the car blessing in Manaoag. It’s been a part of the tradition too to spend the rest of the day swimming and eating after attending a mass in Manaoag. We rented an air conditioned room for 2000php per day. It comes with 2 beds, a kitchen, a dining area, and s small bathroom. I wasn’t able to take photos because I am super busy enjoying the beach and the food but the room is nothing fancy so there’s not much to expect from it.

You can also rent a Nipa Hut by the beach for 1,500php per day. You can try to haggle and they’ll offer you both a Nipa Hut and the air conditioned room for only 2,500php per day.

There’s not much people on the beach when we came there so come past noon, we already have the whole beach to ourselves. We just kept on chasing the strong waves, then eat, and played cards. We enjoyed the beach so much that we all turned three tones darker after. Haha! We enjoyed so much though, so the sunburn is definitely worth it even though it hurts the next day! Mind you I never felt tired when we were having this mini roadtrip/beach trip. However, next day all our bodies are aching and I can’t even get out of bed. Hahaha!



  1. February 21, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Wow, this beach looks so beautiful! I cannot wait until the warm weather months come around again. Lovely photos!


    Looks by Lau

  2. February 21, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    It is Christina πŸ™‚ It may not be a white beach but the waves are so strong which we enjoyed a lot! πŸ™‚ Thanks Christina! πŸ™‚

  3. February 23, 2016 / 5:51 am

    What a beautiful church, the architecture is so lovely and has me daydreaming of catching a plane and exploring a new area with buildings I've never seen before! The flowers around the entrance are lovely too πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  4. February 29, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    How beautiful it is! Love the architecture!

  5. March 8, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Just stumbled on your blog and I’m loving it! πŸ™‚ My dad used to drive all the way to Manaog for his car blessings but now he’s quite old, he just do it in Antipolo. But one good memory I have with Manaog was when I visit it before my I took my board exam. Good news, I passed. Bad new, I never got the chance to return to give thanks. Maybe this year! πŸ™‚ The beach is so chill!

  6. Rose Ann
    March 25, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Hello I just want to ask if there is an entrance fee in San Fabian?
    Upon visit is it required to get a nipa hut? Or any other cottage in the area?
    Need answers please, thank you

    • July 13, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      No it’s not required and there’s no entrance fees. However, if you want to be able to leave your things behind or lounge somewhere, you’ll have to rent a Nipa Hut. πŸ™‚

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