We were in Pagudpud, and we just learned that the nearest ATM is in Laoag. We didn't have cash. Oh my, "How are we going to eat?" Haha!
This trip happened years ago. I don't know if Pagudpud has an ATM now, but during that time we were caught off guard. It just didn't cross our minds that a certain place could probably have no ATM. I was a newbie traveler that time, didn't make enough research before exploring a destination.
Our next stop that day was the famous beach in town, the white sand and bluish waters of the Blue Lagoon! On our way there, we made a stop to the high part of the ro ...
Song: Back 2 u by steve aoki & boehm feat. walk the moon
locations - capitol(laog), sea side, kapurpurauan rock formations, bangui windmills, patapat bridge, saud beach(pagudpud), cape bojeador light house, kalye crisologo(vigan)
Pagudpud's most popular beach destination, Blue Lagoon is called as such because of the azure blue waters that can be found in this lagoon. It's a good place for families with kids thanks to Hannah's Resort and Convention Center, the largest resort in Pagudpud.
Some of the activities you can do in Blue Lagoon are riding a jet ski, surfing, and the longest over-water zipline in the country. Hannah's operates a zip line that's over 1 km long which will have tourists flying over Blue Lagoon.
Several surfing schools, like Surfville and Kapuluan Surf School, can be found along the shoreline o ...
No, the name of this waterfalls in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte isn't derived from the Tagalog 'kaibigan' or friend. According to our local guide, the name is derived from the word 'kabig' which in this sense, means [to] collect. More specifically, it pertains to how the water from the streams coming from the falls is collected and then shifted for the irrigation in the area.
Most of the times, we don't get to know and hear the story about the origin of a place's name and are left to make guesses.
Story behind the name 'Pagudpud'? Clue: Pagod and Pudpud.
Where to Start
Located at Brgy. Balaoi, Malingay, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Bantay Abot Cave, jutting out in the open sea, is really not a cave but an arch that resembles that of Mahatao in Batanes. It used to be a hill back in the days and was strucked by an earthquake leaving a hole in the middle. Its top is covered in lush vegetation and is complemented by the Maira-Ira Beach on one side and the Timangtang Rock, its other half, on the opposite side.
How To Get There:
● By land, take any bus bound for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (GV Florida Transport), or alternately, take any Laoag, Ilocos Norte boun ...
Pagudpud has so much to offer. From scenic driving routes to long winding shorelines, beautiful beaches, cold springs, green overlapping mountains, you will find it hard to believe that this magical tranquil place exists! I actually hugged myself for making it this far on my backpacking trip to Northern Luzon.
Located in the northern most tip of the Luzon island in the Philippines, Pagupud is a coastal resort town in Ilocos Norte province, in the northern Ilocos region. The number 1 means of livelihood here is fishing and most of backpacker hostels here are located in and around a fishing v ...