Philippines

Pangasinan

A province in the northern part of the Philippines, Pangasinan will capture visitors with its homey feeling. With arms open from people who enjoy festivities and laughing, there is never a dull moment when you visit this place known as the Bangus (Milkfish) Capital of the Philippines. Adored for the hundred islands, falls, and beaches, Pangasinan definitely has a way to make people feel at home.

YMCA of Pangasinan has been hosting several groups for their Alternative Tourism programs. Aside from enjoying what Pangasinan is already is, an Alternative Tourism program with YMCA of Pangasinan will connect you more to the people and help you build lasting relationship. You will not just dedicate your self in service to the community; instead, you will find that along the way, you are giving yourself the gift of friendship.

What to do in Pangasinan?

Village
Mangroves Planting

Mangroves not only help in preventing soil erosion but also act as a catalyst in reclaiming land from seas. This is a very unique phenomenon, since there is a general tendency of water to engulf land. Mangrove forests and fish sanctuaries are the breeding and nursery grounds for a number of marine organisms including the commercially important shrimp, crab and fish species. Hence, loss of mangroves not only affects us indirectly but there are direct economic repercussions through loss of fishing industry.

 

ISLAND HOPING

The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon  Island, and Children's Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar "mushroom"-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves.

 

HOMESTAY

 

HIGHLIGHT OF PACKAGE

CAMP : Community Alive and Movement of People

Different from the usual camp for it entails not only the Global Citizenship Education but also includes the YMCA Global Alternative Tourism Network, Green Ambassadors Program and lot more.

HOW OUR TOUR PROGRAM IS BECOME BENEFIT TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES

The camp is a fellowship in work (working together) between volunteers and barangay people. The volunteers go to a barangay for the period of two weeks to get first hand  knowledge of the socio-economic and   cultural life in barangay and to share with the villagers the knowledge and skills they have. By way of this working together, the barangay people gradually realize their potentials  toward their own uplift through self help.

"Community and Service Learning Trip"

DURATION : 10 Days 9 nights, CAN BE ARRANGED IN ANY PREFERRED OPTION

To serve the local community, you can do volunteer work for them. We can arrange any kind of alternative tourism based on community please contact to our person in charge for set up your tour.

Taichung YMCA in Pangasinan

YMCA Saitama-Pangasinanフィリピンワークキャンプ

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If you are interested to know more about the Alternative Tourism programs of YMCA of Pangasinan, you may contact them through:

Mr. Jimmy

General Secretary, YMCA of Pangasinan

ymca_pangasinan1926@yahoo.com

Address : Tapuac District, Dagupan City, Philippines

+075 522 3494