Aguilar is known as one of the agricultural towns of Pangasinan, producing rice for the province. Located 30 minutes away from the capital of the province, Aguilar has lots to offer. Although it’s a landlocked municipality, not having a beach is not an issue, because the town is blessed with other natural wonders waiting to be discovered.
Nambersian is like a hill made up of huge rocks. Hiking for 15-20 minutes will take you to the summit. You need to climb a 7-8 ft. rock wall, then hike the rest of your way to the summit. There are trees under which you can take a rest and munch on some snacks. You will also pass by huge cross. According to the tricycle driver we hired, the local government of Aguilar once planned to build a grotto there, but didn’t proceed. Before reaching the summit, you need to climb—again! This time, you will need to climb over a huge rock. Be extra careful, as one misstep will send you rolling all the way to the foot of the hill.
You will go through all of these obstacles, but once you reach the top, you will reap the fruit of your labor, because what’s waiting for you is a panoramic view of the town, such a majestic sight to gaze upon while taking in all the fresh air.
Sapa and Maples
One thing I like about Aguilar is its clean and unpolluted river that lets you enjoy swimming in the fresh and cold water flowing from the mountain. While enjoying the clear and clean water of maples, you can feast on the picturesque view of the mountains.
Mapita is the most beautiful place in Aguilar. It is where you will find the Talya Talyasi falls and lagoon. Mapita is also ideal for mountaineering and camping, and is perfect for your Instagram feed. We really enjoyed the place. Though the trek is a bit tiring, it was all worth it. (More details on my Mapita Adventure on my next blog post)
Indeed, Aguilar has a lot to offer. Next time you visit Pangasinan, make sure to include the town in your itinerary. It is worth it and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, too.
How to get there?
From Dagupan/Lingayen – Take the bus bound for Camiling, Tarlac. Tell the bus conductor that you’ll be alighting on town proper. From there, ride on a tricycle going to your destination.
From Manila – Take the bus bound for Alaminos, or Bolinao. Tell the bus conductor you’re alighting on the town proper. From there, ride on a tricycle going to your destination.