Hundred Islands

Bong Magana

The Hundred Islands National Park of Alaminos City is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines. A magnificent string of Islands, also known as "Kapulo-puloan" or "Taytay-Bakes," these little Islands are one of the gorgeous natural geological formations in the Philippines.

There are 124 islands here, but one gets submerged in water during high tide thus giving credence to former Filipina beauty queen Ms. Charlene Gonzales immortalized words "High tide or low tide?" during her question-and-answer portion on "How many islands are there in the Philippines?" in 1994 Miss Universe Pageant. 

The islands are believed to be about two million years old. During low tide, the islands lower part is exposed to the ocean waves, and the eroding action has eaten away some of these limestones below, forming them into a weird "mushroom-shaped" appearance. It composed of 124 islets in all; "Hundred Islands" is, in fact, a misnomer. Of the 124 islands, only a few have been developed for tourists to maintain the pristine, natural condition of the park.

In the distance, outlines of the renowned fragmented islet are slowly taking into shape.

Ebbtide exposes the wearing down of the bases, revealing the mushroom shape figure surrounded by an emerald body of water disclosing the scenery of gorgeous landscape of beautiful white-sand shores, jungle-covered surroundings, and rock formations. There are also hidden lagoons, caves, and hiking trails within the islands.

Despite the massive development on the island, it boasts a wide range of outdoor activities like cliff diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing, parasailing and zip line from one island to another. Swimming, island-hopping, and diving are the most popular activities here.

I highly recommended this place to those who love adventure! It's really beyond expectation and a perfect getaway from the busy city! The tour to the Hundred Islands National Park may be one of the memorable experiences you will ever have. You can spend a whole day just marveling about these little wonders of nature. A truly fantastic display of exceptional nature! It is an all in one adventure in one place! So much fun and you will enjoy every moment of it.

Hundred Islands is without question one of the most beautiful island chains in the Philippines. It truly offers the ultimate experience one can only dream of. A hundred more reasons to love the Philippines and I'm sure, I would definitely go back again one day, practically because Mother Nature like these never ceases to amaze a nature lover like me.

You could stay one of the four islands mentioned they have cottages and rooms that can be rented, great for a day tour, overnight and camping.

The most popular islands are:

  • QUEZON ISLAND - This is the most developed and most visited island. Perhaps the best sand among the islands there and it's white and powdery.
  • GOVERNORS ISLAND - Probably one of the largest islands in the national park. You can cross to the neighboring island through a plastic floating orange bridge. It used to be the shooting ground for the reality show Pinoy Big Brother. You can also rent the Pinoy Big Brother House.
  • MARCOS ISLAND - It has a fantastic beach and a natural swimming pool is an excellent combo for swimming enthusiasts. It has a 70-foot cliff inside the cave where you can jump into the sea where any adventurous one can try.
  • CHILDRENS ISLAND - The beach is perfect for children; it is very calm and shallow, which is ideal for swimming. Kids will enjoy this place as well as the floating cabanas.

As the years go by, more islands are starting to be developed, the place has really changed a lot after all these years.  The Lucap Wharf is clean and transformed. They are more organized, with a clear official price list, a better system for booking, and Banca rentals are regulated. Salute to Tourism officers for a job well done.

You can book a boat for an island-hopping tour or overnight stay in one of the islands.

For inquiries and other information, you may contact the Alaminos Local Tourism Office through the following channels:

Here's the list of prices of services or fees you could avail for your Hundred Islands Tour.


  • Dragon boat racing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming / Kayaking/
  • Recreational water activities (banana boat, fly fish, helmet diving, parasailing)
  • Snorkeling / Scuba Diving
  • Stand-up paddle / Skimboarding
  • Beach volleyball and soccer
  • Inter-island Ziplining
  • Island Hopping
  • Power Kite and Kite Land Boarding
  • Skating
  • Photoshoots
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Jump off the 20-feet high cliff of Marcos Island
  • Jest ski
  • Rappelling


  • There is a standard fee for all island hopping tours, island activities and other services, so it is better to transact directly to Alaminos Local Tourism Office.
  • Leave No Trace and Take Nothing but photos and memories. Dispose off your garbage properly. Avoid littering. Leave the wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Observe cleanliness.
  • Save some food for your boatmen.
  • There's a food court in Lucap wharf near the tourism office and park.
  • There are souvenir shops at the other end of the parking lot (across the Tourism Office).
  • Mobile signal and Internet are available in the Hundred Islands National park


Here's the list of prices of services or fees you could avail for your Hundred Islands Tour.


  • Day Tour – Php 40.00
  • Overnight – Php 80.00


  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge and a 20% discount for the Senior Citizen.
  • Likewise, in conformity with the Tourism Code, ENTRANCE FEE will be known as ENVIRONMENTAL FEE.



  • SMALL (good for 5 persons)

Day Tour:

  • Regular – Php 1,000.00
  • Day Tour Service Boat – Php 1,400.00


  • Regular – Php 2,000.00
  • Overnight Service Boat – Php 3,000.00


  • MEDIUM (good for 10 persons)

Day Tour:

  • Regular – Php 1,300.00
  •  Day Tour Service Boat – Php 1,800.00


  • Regular – Php 2,500.00
  • Overnight Service Boat – Php 3,800.00


  • LARGE (good for 15 persons)

Day Tour:

  • Regular – Php 1,500.00
  • Day Tour Service Boat – Php 2,000.00


  • Regular – Php 3,000.00
  • Overnight Service Boat – Php 4,500.00



*Day Tour covers islands hopping limited to three islands including Quezon Island, Governor's Island and Children's Island. 20 minutes only per island, just choose one island where you opt to stay and the boat will leave you and will be there to fetch you upon the agreed time.

*Service Boat covers island hopping to all islands you want to visit including caves and coral garden. No time limit and the boat will stay to you until you finish your Hundred Islands journey.


Quezon Island

  • Picnic Tables and Picnic Area
  • Day Tour – Php 200.00
  • Overnight – Php 300.00
  • Tables in New Pavilion
  • Day Tour – Php 200.00
  • Overnight – Php 300.00
  • Tent Space / Pitching Fee
  • Overnight – Php 200.00
  • Tables for Rent
  • Day Tour – Php 200.00
  • Overnight – Php 300.00
  • Gazebo
  • Day Tour – Php 600.00
  • Overnight – Php 1,000.00
  • FLOATING COTTAGE(good for 15 persons)
  • Day Tour – Php 1,000.00
  • Overnight – Php 1,500.00
  • 1st Floor (Day Tour – Php 3,000.00), (Overnight – Php 5,000.00)
  • 2nd Floor (Day Tour – Php 4,000.00), (Overnight – Php 7,000.00)
  • 3rd Floor (Day Tour – Php 2,000.00), (Overnight – Php 2,500.00)
  • Day Tour – Php 3,000.00
  • Overnight – Php 5,000.00
  • Wooden / Concrete Tables w/out Shed
  • Day Tour – Php 500.00
  • Overnight – Php 700.00


New: Quezon Island's ZIPLINE, ROCK CLIMBING AND RAPPELLING adventures.
Grab the promotional rates:

·Zipline (120m) – Php 100.00 / Jump

·Wall Climbing – Php 50.00 / Pax

·Rappelling – Php 50.00 / Pax

·3 in 1 Package – Php 175.00


Children Island

  • Picnic Chairs and Tables
  • Day Tour – Php 200.00
  • Overnight – Php 300.00
  • Open Cottage
  • Day Tour – Php 300.00
  • Overnight – Php 600.00
  • Mini Pavillion
  • Day Tour – Php 500.00
  • Overnight – Php 1000.00
  • Tent Space / Pitching Fee
  • Overnight – Php 200.00


Governor's Island

  • Governor's Guest House / PBB House
  • Overnight – Php 5,000.00
  • Picnic Tables and Chairs
  • Day Tour – Php 200.00
  • Overnight – Php 300.00
  • An extra drum of Water – Php 300.00
  • Open Cottages
  • Day Tour – Php 500.00
  • Overnight – Php 1000.00
  • Tent Space / Pitching Fee – 200.00


New: Governor's Island's ZIPLINE (546m) – Php 250 / Jump

Marcos Island

  • Gazebo:
  • Day Tour – Php 600.00
  • Overnight – Php 1000.00



  • Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) Facilities Rates written above are effective February 15, 2014.
  • Please refer to Hundred Islands National Park Tour Rates for updated rates.

If you're looking for Outdoor activities or tours. There are some travel/tour organizers offering Hundred Islands- Bolinao tours.


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