Facing the West Philippine Sea, Pagudpud's beaches are nothing short of amazing: Stretches of white sand lined with coconut trees and crystal-blue water. Located at the northernmost tip of the Luzon island, Pagudpud is a sleepy coastal town. But the locals are definitely generous with their smiles. It's not overrun by tourists yet, but it's getting there.
You can reach Pagudpud ...
through the Maharlika Highway. It goes up the coast with rolling tropical hills on one side and the blue water on the other. There are no traffic jams here, so if you have a chance to drive, this is the place to do it.
Pagudpud Beach News
Ilocos Norte welcomed over 500,000 day visitors during the Holy Week season, posting an increase of at least 115 percent in a span of three years from the recorded 232,678 tourist arrivals in 2015.
The Provincial Tourism Office said the tourist influx is expected to continue throughout the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the rest of the summer season, and the extended vacation for schools still undergoing a shift in their school calendars.
Among the top tourist destinations for 2018 was the San Agustin Church in Paoay, followed by the Bangui Windmill Farm, the Blue Lagoon Resort in Pagudpud, ...
For the third time, an Ilocos beach resort received the prestigious Gawad Amerika award as the most outstanding tourist destination in the Philippines this year, and for putting into place sustainable practices.
The Hannahs Beach Resort and Convention Center in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, first received the award in 2014 and in 2015 for the second time.
On November 18, 2017, retired Colonel Ricardo Nolasco Jr., the owner of Hannahs Beach Resort, received the Gawad Amerika award in a ceremony in Hollywood, California.
The Gawad Amerika Foundation (GAF) gave the award in re ...
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!
Ilocos, Philippines 2017.
Pagudpud Beach is definitely the king in the North in terms of beaches. After 14 hours of endless roads, (including stop overs), we finally arrived in Pagudpud. This beach is a haven for surfers and families that want to unwind from the bustling life in urban cities. Sunsets here in Pagudpud is very scenic. We will definitely come back!
Cape Bojeador is a lighthouse located in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. The view here is Majestic! You can see the edge of Luzon from the top of a hill. Cape Bojeador also has some horror stories regarding its structure.
Bangui Windmil ...
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.