Cabongaoan Beach and Death Pool – Burgos, Pangasinan

Cabongaoan Beach and Death Pool is located in Burgos, Pangasinan. It takes about five hours drive from Manila. Don’t expect a three-lane highway to get here though. It’s remote and off the beaten track and will take around 45 minutes to an hour to get there from Burgos town.

This beach will amaze you with its white sand and clear waters. The sand in Cabongaoan Beach is very similar to Patar White Sand Beach in Bolinao. It has a charm of its own.

A visit to Cabongaoan Beach will not be completed without witnessing the so-called “Deathpool”. It is one of the reasons why Cabongaoan Beach became very popular today. Originally called Depth Pool, locals coined the term “Death Pool” because it suited the site’s thrilling effect. The Death Pool is a natural pool or a lagoon located on the far right side of the beach. This natural pool and other rock formations on
Cabongaoan Beach was formed by the incessant lapping of tidal waves against the shore through the centuries. When the water and waves were tamed, people can actually swim near or even in the lagoon itself. Aside from the white sand beach and the Death Pool, you will also be amazed by the rock formation around the area.

The picturesque view of the Death Pool, beautiful rock formations, and the pristine beach are the main reasons why the place is loved by nature lovers and photographers. It also became a favorite venue for prenuptial photo-shoot in Pangasinan. Just like Rock View Beach Resort in Bolinao.

Location Map

How to get to Cabongaoan Beach

How to go to Cabongaoan Beach from Manila By Commute
1. Victory or FiveStar bus from Cubao to Alaminos or Bolinao (5hrs)
2. Get off at Alaminos Bus Station
3. Go to the Victory Liner terminal (walking distance from FiveStar), wait for bus going to Sta. Cruz Php30 (1 hr).
4. Get off at Burgos town proper
5. Hire Trike to Tambobong Beach (45min – 1 hr)

* Get tricycle driver’s contact number so he can fetch you
* It would be better if you already have a resort in mind so the tricycle can drop you off near that area

Going back to Manila, it would be easier if you take jeep bound to Alaminos. There are plenty of buses in Alaminos that will bring you back to Manila.

By Private Car
It easy to drive going to Burgos, Take NLEX-SLEX-TPLEX to Lingayen, Pangasinan. From Lingayen drive eastward to Alaminos. From Alaminos, there will be signage going to Dasol. Burgos will come fist before Dasol. From Burgos Public Market, it will be a long and bumpy ride going to Cabongaoan Beach. The road is not 100% paved thus it will be bumpy for more or less an hour.

Cabongaoan Beach and Death Pool Photos

List of Beach Resorts near Cabongaoan Beach and Death Pool


  • Amayaj Bora Beach Resort
    Facebook Page: Amayaj BORA Beach Resort
    Contact Numbers: 0929-796-1171 / 0929-873-3117 
  • Luzviminda’s White Sand Beach
    Facebook Page: Luzviminda White Sand Beach
    Contact Numbers: 0977-429-4605  / 0927-429-3762  / 0930-302-2687  /  0998-570-7971
  • Roven’s Place
    Facebook Page: Roven’s Place
    Contact Number: 0927-995-7606
    Tent Pitching: Php 150
    Day Tour: Php 500 per table
    Rooms: Php 2,000 – Php 3,000 per night
  • SeaWest Cove Resort
    Facebook Page: SeaWest Cove Resort
    Contact Number: 0915-386-3681
    Tent Pitching: Php 150
    Day Tour: Php 500 per table and Php 100 per person entrance fee
    Cottage: Php 2,500 per night
  • Rendezvous Beach Resort
    Facebook Page: Rendezvous Beach Resort
    Contact Numbers: 0935-374-5410  / 0915-957-0184
  • Viva La Vida Cabo Resort
    Facebook Page: Viva La Vida / Villa Toledo Cabongaoan Beach Resort
    Contact Number: 0966-142-0290
  • D’Cousins Beach Resorts (Miguel’s Place)
    Contact Number: 0935-414-3649
  • Puerto Del Baher Sea-view Beach Resort
    Contact : 0956-009-6379
    Facebook Page: R Paradise Beach Resort