Balingasay River in Bolinao is the multi-awarded river and dubbed as the cleanest and greenest river in Region 1. Balingasay River won twice the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran Award for inland bodies of water and recipient of the highly prestigious Wetlands Conservation Award in 1994. It also noted that the river has approximately 15 hectares of century-old mangroves approximately 30 hectares of nipa and mangrove palms, wild ferns, migratory birds, and other wild species!
It is now one of the must-see attractions in the town of Bolinao. You can experience Balingasay River by stopping to Balingasay Bridge and taking pictures. You can also rent a motorized Banca (motorboat) for a mangrove expedition by boat. You can also explore the Balingasay River Marine Sanctuary.
You can also enjoy the ambiance of the Balingasay River by dining in to Bolinao Sungayan Grill, the only floating restaurant in Bolinao. You can dine in to one of the stationary floating Kubo or avail the Balingasay River Cruise where you can dine in while cruising the Balingasay river for an hour.
Tourists also en route to Bolinao Falls (another famous Bolinao attraction) since Bolinao Falls is accessible through the Balingasay River.
Activities in Balingasay River:
- Bird watching
- Mangrove expedition by boat
- Dining in to stationary floating Kubo
- Balingasay River Cruise
- Visit Bolinao Falls via Balingasay River
- Visit Balingasay River Marine Sanctuary
Accommodation Near Balingasay River:
Punta Riviera Beach Resort
Birdland Beach Club
Treasure of Bolinao Beach Resort
El Pescador Resorts and Hotel
Sundowners Vacation Villas
Old Rock Resort
Villa Soledad Beach Resort
Villa Carolina Beach Resort
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