Ilocos Norte

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  • 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 ...

  • Laoag Bell Tower Hosts Summer Trade Fair Garden Show

    The church-owned historic bell tower of Laoag hosts this year's One Town-One Product summer trade fair and garden show, making it more accessible to local residents and tourists.

    Located at the heart of Laoag City, small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) from the 21 towns and two cities here are now setting up their own commercial booths for a minimal registration fee, the Diocese of Laoag collects from them.

    Assisted by the Small and Medium Enterprise Office of the provincial government, quality products of Ilocanos ranging from food and beverages, souvenir and novelty items, flowering pl ...

  • Ilocos Norte Badoc Island

    I've posted before about La Virgen Milagrosa Chapel in Badoc. ( https://patriziadacanay.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/la-virgen-milagrosa-badoc-ilocos-norte/ ) And just 20-30 minute boat ride from there, you can enjoy a new paradise. Badoc Island is a small island with an incledible beauty. I've heard about it before but I wasn't able to visit it until this Holy Week.

    My cousin asked me where we can go and I suggested the island, and I'm glad I did. So from La Virgen Milagrosa, there are boats you can rent to bring you to the Island. Back then, the boat rental for a roundtrip to the island is ju ...

  • Cape Bojeador Lighthouse In Burgos Ilocos Norte

    It was already late afternoon when we traveled to a winding road going up a hill to our last spot in Ilocos Norte that day.

    Once we got out of the van, we were welcomed by this spectacular view of the vast landscape and sea. We were on top of the Vigia de Nagpartian Hill and at our back is the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

    Brief History
    Also known as Burgos Lighthouse, this is a cultural heritage structure in the province that was built on March 30, 1892 during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. It's 65 feet tall. The lighthouse was as the guide used during the early galleons in t ...

  • Blue Lagoon In Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

    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 ...

  • Pagudpud Ilocos Norte Heavenly Beauty And The Best In Ilocano Hospitality

    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 ...