Bantay Abot Cave is located in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and means "a mountain with a hole." A hole was found at the middle of the mountain where the waves were free to flash into its walls just like an open shore until it was wrecked by an earthquake during the 80's.
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A And D Travels Ilocos Vacation Part 2 - Pagudpud Tour, Patapat Viaduct, Bangui Windmills, Kapurparawan Rock Formation And More
Second day in Ilocos! You can read about our first day here. And as I've mentioned in my previous post, I booked the tours thru our hotel. A tour guide was with us for this day and the next day. It was a jam packed day for us. Ganun talaga if you book tours, maybe next time we can DIY our tour na din. The problem with traveling with kids, schedules aren't always followed. Haha! I knew I have to be the one wake them up, feed them, change their clothes and fix our things for the day. So, I woke up extra early so I can eat breakfast peacefully at Cafe Bonita. Ha!
Before we landed in Laoag City, we HAD a planned itinerary. The weather forecast app warned us about heavy rains and scattered thunderstorms. So we had it all planned out. Let's do Plan A. If weather does not permit us, we'll do Plan B. But traveling does not always work that way. However convenient traveling from Davao to Ilocos by plane is, still got our energies drained. It was raining when we got there. So we just decided to sleep for the rest of the day, scrap all our plans out, and do what we do best: go traveling spontaneously.
After driving almost 12 hours from Manila to Pagudpud, we were quite lucky to book a hotel that is in front of a Beach. The Saud Beach is already a tourist destination so our tired as**s took its break while enjoying this magnificent view.
Ilocos Norte is a province of the Philippines in Ilocos Region. Its capital is Laoag City and it is at the northwest corner of Luzon Island. We had booked our trip with a tour group organized by Triple 8 Travel and Tours. Joining the tour group means all you have to do is pack your travel essentials. Pack light since the round trip transportation they provide from Manila-Ilocos-Manila is a van, but comfortable and travel friendly. Also, be sure to have all your gadgets charged as the travel time is long and you will start your tour straightaway when you reach Vigan, before they take you to Sub ...
One simply cannot explore the past in 3 days. "There's so much detail and complications there that cannot be understood in a short period of time", folks might say. Perhaps the theory is true, but it didn't stop us from experiencing a taste of it!
Since my childhood days were spent mostly far away from my mother and without any siblings to play with, it has always been my dream to spend an out-of-town vacation with my family. Just last month, I turned that 20-year old dream into a reality at last! From Saudi Arabia, I flew 5,000 miles to spend a month-long annual vacation in the Philippines ...
The destination happens to be a cave, but my photos relate otherwise. Haha The Bantay Abot Cave is literally a mountain with a hole. It is said that different natural occurrences caused the creation of the unusual hole. So don't expect a real deep cave. :) The dominant view in the area are rock formations and what seems to be an endless horizon of the sea.
The entire place looks so serene and relaxing. In reality, it is quite challenging to capture great photos. The shore is filled with sharp fragments of rock formations. The limited pathways are steep. The waves of the sea are too powerful ...