Dasol is a popular town for the production of commercial salts. Seawater is fed into large ponds and water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows the salt to be harvested. Dasol Bay occupies the whole coastline of Dasol and it is where the town gets its saltwater.
Tambobong White Beach
Tambobong is one of the known places for having a white sand, a not yet abused beach which is located at Dasol, Pangasinan. It is also one of the best tourist spots in Pangasinan for having a amazing view, relaxing ambiance, affordable cottages compared to known resorts.
The road to the beach was scenic. The different hues of green dominated the grazing lands. Herds of cow, goat and horse were starting the day right. And then bumps everywhere. I dunno if it’s the rain during the past few days but the road started to get really rough and bumpy. There were road works everywhere and hopefully these would soon ease out the literally butt-numbing rides going to the beach.
Though located in a very remote location, Tambobong White Beach doesn’t disappoint travelers who are beat from the 9-hour drive (7 hours if non-stop). Just be sure to pass through the paved roads in Dasol. Bobonot Barangay hall is the key landmark to remember because it is only a few meters away from the entry to the long road that leads to Tambobong. Also, gas up in Alaminos to be sure you won’t run out of gas for emergencies. The Dasol route will let you drive through rolling hills and sharp blind curves but it being the paved way makes it better than driving through Burgos. The Burgos route leading to Tambobong is still a rough terrain and is not recommended to tourists even by the locals.
On your way there, make sure to buy cooking supplies in a small strip of market along the road in Labrador. They sell freshly caught seafood which will lead you to drool over the variety of fishes, shells and crabs you buy. There’s also a nearby 711 convenience store where you can buy drinks and chips just a few minutes away from the market. Tambobong town is very laid back and quiet. It is doesn’t have many stores except for a few sari-sari stores that sold halo-halo and barbecue. At night, the town sleeps too early and you are lucky to hear the sound of videoke music if ever there were other tourists.
Tambobong White Beach has one of the calmest waters the stokedtraveler has been on. You can literally float to your heart’s content without being bothered by the waves. The best strip of beach was exactly the one facing the resort. The staff took care of the frontage which allows tourists to really appreciate the beauty that is Tambobong beach. Other spots have sea grass (the edible type) which can sometimes be a turn down for some tourists.
The tree great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.