When it comes to vacations, Ilocos isn't really top of mind. For one thing, getting there entails a 10 to 12 hour bus ride??"twice the amount of time you'll spend traveling to Baguio. You can opt to cough up some cash for a plane ride, but if you're a cheapskate like us, that might be out of the question (unless you're lucky enough to book during a seat sale). But set aside the arduous travel time, and you'll find a charming region with several surprises waiting for you. The best part? Your adventure need not be crazy expensive, especially when you're with your whole barkada.
In one of my travels, I was astounded by how much imprint the Spaniards left behind in the Northern part of Ilocos Region. The old churches and structures still stand proud in their places, and you can notice from the get-go that the local authorities try to maintain them well.
Bangui Wind Farm is a mandatory tourist hotspot for those visiting Ilocos Norte. It's located along the shoreline adding more artistic appeal to the farm's picturesque view.
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte here lies the heavenly beauty of the North. Your ultimate tropical retreat which offers the best of nature. Beautiful white beaches shorelines, the blue-hued sky, the tropical trees dancing to the humming of the cool northern breeze, the colorful corals thriving under the crystal clear sea and the best in Ilocano hospitality. Truly, Pagudpud gave you the best of the best experience ever!
Random heavenly beauty of Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Norte Welcome Arch
Pagudpud Arch, Behind the arch is a green flora.
Beautiful view of sunset rays, pristine water and land mass ...
Biyaheng Ilocos | Hashventure in the Philippines
January 20-22, 2017
A short travel video about the highlights of our first out of town travel in the Philippines.Ilocos refers to two provinces in the Philippines, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, which used to be a single province. It is known for its historic sites, beaches and the well-preserved Spanish colonial city of Vigan. Dating from the 16th century, Vigan's Mestizo district is characterized by cobblestone streets and mansions with wrought-iron balconies. Farther north, Laoag City is a jumping-off point for the huge La Paz Sand Dunes.
The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.
Phase I of the NorthWind power project in Bangui Bay consists of 15 wind turbines, each capable of producing electricity up to a maximum capacity of 1.65 MW, for a total of 24.75 MW. The 15 on-shore turbines are spaced 326 metres (1,070 ft) apart, each 70 metres (230 ft) high, with 41 metres (135 ft) long blades, with a rotor diameter of 82 metres (269 ft) and a wind swept area of 5,281 sq ...