Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Up until now, me and my boyfriend still can’t believe that we have reached the northern tip of Luzon for our DIY Ilocandia Tour, which is Pagudpud. Although it’s tiresome to make your own itinerary, it was also very fulfilling that we were able to do it on our own. Pagudpud is the fourth municipality in Ilocos Norte and is best know for its unspoiled white beaches, patapat viaduct and the windmills.

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We arrived in Pagudpud at exactly 12:15 midnight and it only took an hour for us to reach it from Laoag City thanks to the Night Express Van. Our very helpful guide, Kuya Marlon, fetched us at their Municipal Hall then brought us to Klasik Beach Resort where we will be staying overnight for 1,500 pesos. Since we only had limited time in Pagudpud, where we only stayed for like 10 hours, then we need to wake up very early on that day to start our tour at 7:00 in the morning.

We woke up at 5:00 am and started to get ready. We also had a quick walk in the sea shore and was amazed with all the windmills around the area. We don’t have windmills in Cebu so we were that amazed with the stupendous view.

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pagudpud

How to Get There?
From Manila: You can take a plane to Laoag City or take a bus to Laoag City.
From Laoag: Take a bus to Pagudpud or if you travel at night after 9pm, you can take the night express van that travels to and from Pagudpud from 9:00pm – 1:00am.

Our first destination was in the Patapat Viaduct, which was the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. It became a famous attraction in Ilocos Region because of its stunning view especially during sunset, where it looks like Silent Hill. lol. The viaduct connects Ilocos and Cagayan Region and is apparently located in the northern most tip of Luzon. Since our tour is in the morning, we cannot experience the silent-hill-atmosphere in the viaduct. Instead, we had these…
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Next stop was the Blue Lagoon, where Hannah’s Resort is also situated and is popular for surfing and kite surfing. Unfortunately, there were no waves during that time so we weren’t able to try it.
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We then went straight for Bangui Windmills, which is 30-45 minutes away from Pagudpud. We don’t really know what’s with the windmills that every time we see one, we get more and more excited and we can’t stop giggling at each other. Maybe we’re that so ignorant. lol.
bangui windmilss
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We didn’t go to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos anymore since we badly wanted to go to Laoag already for our tour there.
Note: Tour in Burgos will need you to take a new trike since you are in the south loop part of the region already and will cost you another 300 pesos.
For those who wanted to have a DIY Ilocandia Tour just like us, you can take a trike and look for Kuya Marlon through this number: 0930 284 5897
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One Response to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

  1. Precious says:

    Hi!

    Do you have contact number/person in Klasik Beach Resort? Thanks.

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