A place where nature and history collide, Ilocos is truly a great place to visit. From the historical streets of Vigan to the great formations of sand dunes in Paoay, Ilocos is near to perfection when it comes to rest and recreation.
Calle Crisologo, Vigan
The most famous and major tourist magnet in Vigan, Calle Crisologo is full of Spanish-styled houses that gives people of this generation a glimpse of the Spanish era. This street also features the prosperous lifestyle of the said era because of the Manila-Acapulco trade.
Saud Beach – one of the finest beaches in the Philippines, Saud beach is actually what people usually refer to when they talk about Pagudpud beach. The beach boasts of white sandy shores with a great backdrop of coconut palm trees arrayed beautifully perfect for a humming sound and gentle breeze during one’s stay here.
Blue Lagoon – this beach used to be a secret, however, as many tourists find the place to be relaxing and cozy many have to come to see the place themselves. Blue Lagoon also known as Maira-Ira Point is a crescent-shaped beach with soft white sand lining its pristine blue waters. The beach is the perfect place to stay if you want to rest your tired bodies from the day’s event in Ilocos.
There are two good reasons why you should visit Baluarte, also known as the Fortress: first, because of its mini-zoo that serves as the home of many endemic animals in the Philippines and second, is that it is actually owned by Mr. Chavit Singson, a well-known politician in the country.
More Photos: Baluarte ni Chavit Singson in Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Dubbed as the tallest lighthouse in the Philippines, Cape Bojeador sets conveniently atop of a hill. The lighthouse is just so tall that it gives the best panoramic view of the South China Sea.
These windmills have become one of the major attractions of Ilocos and have since become a symbol for Ilocos Norte. It was constructed primarily to provide electricity throughout the province. It is conveniently located at a 9 kilometer stretch farm that faces the South China Sea, the right spot for strong winds.
More Photos: Bangui Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte