Baluarte Zoo

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Baluarte Zoo is located in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. It is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to facilitating education, conservation and protection of endangered species.

Baluarte Zoo News

  • The Beautiful Philippines Ilocos Region

    Ilocos is a region in the Philippines, encompassing the northwestern coast of Luzon island. It’s 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.

    Municipalities: 116

    Cities: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Batac, Candon, Dagupan, LaoagProvinces: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan

    Major cities: Alaminos, Pangasinan, Batac, ...

  • Mag Inang Galas Ilocos Adventure

    Mag Inang Gala's goes to Ilocos, our first adventure for 2017.  Unlike our previous travels wherein we travel in group, this time we tried to the "joiners group".

    Quick vocabulary "joiners" are group of travelers thru travel agency in one group unknown to each other that will spend the whole travel together. A smart way to travel on a budget.

    Our Ilocos experience is very memorable to us. We got the chance to travel with my sister and Aeon's Ninang. And this is the first trip that I personally coordinated so I have this fear of we might get lost or the van will leave without us. But eve ...

  • Ilocos Tourist Spots Where To Eat, What To Buy

    It was 9:00 pm and I was still a bit sleepy from my 2-hour bus ride from Laoag City to Vigan. I waited anxiously at the Partas bus terminal amidst the flurry of passengers and conductors. I had arrived earlier this morning from Manila and the idea that I am finally in Ilocos was still simmering.

    For years I have planned to go to Vigan as many people have been urging me to visit this heritage town once inhabited by the affluent Chinese-Ilocano mestizos. A town that is unparalleled in its preservation of Spanish colonial towns. After meeting Edmar Guquib (blogger and author of Explore Ilocos) ...

  • Ilocos Road Trip 2017

    4 days and 3 nights vacation in Ilocos. We went to Paoay, Batac, Laoag, Pagudpud & Vigan. Had a taste of their delicacies like the Empanada, Longganisa, Bagnet, Poqui-poqui, Dinengdeng, Pakbet, Igado and many more.

    1st day:
    Paoay Church
    Malacañang of the North
    Suba Sand Dunes
    Fort Ilocandia

    2nd day:
    -Laoag city
    Capitol
    Taoid museum
    St. William Church
    Sinking bell tower
    Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

    3rd day:
    Pagudpud Ilocos Norte
    Saud Beach Resort
    Patapat Viaduct Bridge
    Bangui Windmills

    4th day:
    Vigan city
    Baluarte zoo
    Calle Crisologo

    Budget/pax: 5,000 to 6,000 ph ...

  • Biyaheng Ilocos Hashventure In The Philippines

    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.
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  • Travel Back In Time At Vigan

    I and my friends had a great time visiting Ilocos Norte last February. It was an unexpected travel adventure. It was an escapade with no planned itinerary to check but we were still so blessed because the unplanned adventure did succeed. To make the story short it was not your typical travel trip, but spell out the word happiness? That's what we truly felt. We really enjoyed the trip and for me that was one of the best travel experiences I had last month.

    We don't have enough sleep because from work we traveled straight to Laoag pero hala sige were still up on exploring Ilocos from Norte to ...