Mabini, Pangasinan, Philippines | Photo by Nelo Manzo Mabini, Pangasinan, Philippines | Photo by Nelo Manzo
The people of Mabini are bright and bubbly, a lot like the town itself. While landlocked from all sides, it does boast a river where locals like to cool down and even, according to modern local legend, find love. A very old church near the town center is an attraction not only for the faithful, but also for those who enjoy a little bit of history. Meanwhile, adventurous types are sure to get excited about Mabini’s wealth of cave systems, which offer endless opportunities for swimming, spelunking, and generally feeling like a bad-ass as one conquers the cave’s narrow passages, sharp rock formations, and unexplored depths. Getting around may involve a lot of rough roads, Mabini being a third-class municipality with a fairly new bent on tourism. A word to the travelers: if you find your vehicle stuck in a muddy ditch – as is prone to happen when there are so few paved pathways – do as the locals do, and solve the problem with a teamwork and a lot of laughter. It wouldn’t be hard to do so anyway – in Mabini, where people are bright and bubbly, having fun seems to always be the first order of business.
Get a local travel buddy.
Download the app.
icon Check what's near you
icon Get directions
icon Book hotels and activities
icon Live chat support
Hello! Our website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on Learn more