I just came a from a quick respite in the Ilocandia. Summer has been always busy for me and I really am having a hard time writing full blogs. So before I forgot some of my experiences, I want to share with you two touristy sites and an off-the-beaten-track destination in the Ilocandia.
Adams, Ilocos Norte
Serene morning at Adams. Adams, Ilocos Norte has been a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. On the leftmost side is our cozy hut perched beside the pond where fresh tilapia can be ordered for hungry visitors.
You can read more about Adams by visiting my previous blog Astonishing Adams, Ilocos Norte.
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Known to others as “Boracay of the North,” Saud Beach in Pagudpud surpasses Boracay cleanliness and fine white sands. Best of all, most of those who go here are locals in the area. You can also see from a far those wind turbines of Bangui.
You can read more about Ilocos Norte by visiting our Ilocos Norte Travel Guide.
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
I know who have seen lots of photos of Calle Crisologo with the iconic horse-drawn calesa. So why another sepia-toned photo? Just because lots of people would have Vanilla Sky memories of this place. Yes, its touristy because UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be. And yes, I remember walking on the same street a decade ago when I first saw this oldskul beauty.
You can read more about Vigan by visiting our Vigan City Travel Guide.
How to get to Ilocos Region?
There are at least 50 buses that goes to Vigan and Laoag from Cubao Bus Terminal and Pasay Terminal.
Don’t want to waste time on the road? Book a plane ticket! Cebu Pacific flies daily to Laoag City (Capital of Ilocos Norte) from Manila. For bookings and inquiries, go to www.cebupacificair.com or call (02)7020-888. The latest seat sales and promos can be found on Cebu Pacific Air’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages (/cebupacificair).
Date: May 20-23, 2013
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