The late president Ferdinand Marcos hails from Ilocos and what better way to commemorate his life, works and even visit his mausoleum than visiting the Marcos Museum. Tourists, especially students will be informed of his lifeworks thru getting to know him and looking at his memorabilias. The mausoleum is also inside the museum where anyone can have a glimpse of his body being preserved. There is a 5-peso entrance fee and no cameras allowed inside the mausoleum.
Malacanang of the North
This tourist spot is also called as the Malacanang ti Amianan as the locals dub it. The Malacanang of the North is a 2-storey mansion in a 5-hectare land located at Baranagay Suba, Paoay Ilocos Norte. This has been the official rest house of the late President Ferdinand Marcos whenever the family goes to Ilocos. It also became an alternative venue to receive foreign dignitaries as well as locals. Inside the mansion is a museum which is divided into three parts- the National Building Gallery, The Diplomacy gallery, and the agriculture room.
The Patapat Viaduct is a road an elevated coastal bridge with a distance of 1.3 kilometers. It gives a nice view of the elevated concrete road winding along the mountainside of the municipality of Pagudpud. It was constructed to solve the landslides with causes many accident especially during rainy season.
Cabugao Beach Resort is one of the goto beaches in the North. Though far, the beach is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy activities like surfing and diving. It is situated 45 minutes away from the Laoag International Airport with complete amenities like fully air-conditined guestroms, private hot and cold showers, cabana bar and grill, conference or function rooms, beach huts, laundry service and many more.
Pinsal Falls is also known as the “Twin Falls” where it has a height of 85 feet surrounded with nature’s beauty perfect for swimming and going on a picnic. It is located in the town of Santa Maria Ilocos Sur. It has been featured by different travel shows and it was even featured on the famous movie “Panday” by the late Fernando Poe Jr. because of its beauty. Legend has it hat the natural pools found in the site are believed to be the footprint of a giant named Angelo when he was searching for his wife, Aran.