Ultimate Culinary Tour of Pagudpud and Vigan


Maira-ira Beach, popularly known as Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud

Vigan Heritage Town


Ultimate Culinary and Heritage Tour of Pagudpud and Vigan

the ABCs of Ilocandia: Antiques, Bagnet and Churches.  


Tour Description:
In Ilocos, nature and history is intertwined but at Ultimate Philippines, we think this is combo best savored with bagnet and beer so we’re exploring this provincial belle  – our style. Let’s journey onto the Northern plains and take a time-warp through the colonial city of Vigan. We’ll walk through cobbles,  munching our way through  the town’s traditional street fare, from yummy empanadas to tasty longganisas.. More historical bites as we take a peek at the life of ex-strongman Ferdinand Marcos in the town of Batac and admire two masterpieces of Ilocos’ unique  ‘earthquake baroque’ architecture- Paoay and Santa Maria Church. Capping off, we’ll surf through the waves of Maira-ira beach in Pagudpud ending our journey in time to join the revelries of the annual fiesta in Vigan.


Tour Route: 
Sabangan Cove* La Union* Paoay Church* Santa Maria* Marcos Museum* Cape Bojeador Lighthouse* Bangui Windmills* Pagudpud* Blue Lagoon* Vigan Fiesta


Date/Time: (Leaving April 30 9pm) May 1, Friday to May 3, Sunday


The tour fee is PHP15,000 per person all inclusive of:
– bus transportation, (one can opt to fly for additional fees)
– overnight accommodation at the best resort in Pagudpud –  Kapuluan Vista Resort
– overnight accommodation at the heart of the heritage town of Vigan –  Vigan Hotel
– full board and all meals.
– plus surprises…


We can only accommodate a maximum of 20 people for this tour. 
For inquiries on the tour, please email us at concierge@ultimatephilippines.com.
For bookings, reserve your slots at reservations@ultimatephilippines.com



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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009.

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5 thoughts on “Ultimate Culinary Tour of Pagudpud and Vigan

  1. Oh weekend….I am normally in Vigan on a Monday, Tues…was hoping to catch your group walking down and munching on empanadas. Reminds me, have to find a longanisa maker for my chickens. Enjoy Ilocos!

  2. Hi Anton!
    Have you tried the Kaibigan (or Kabigan) Falls in Pagudpud? It’s a 30-40 minute walk/trek from the road. I’m not sure if it’s advisable to add it to your tour because it may eat up a lot of your time. Also, you have to pass 2-3 streams, not sure if that’s what’s called..basta running water.

  3. Hi Anton!
    Not sure if you had gone back already to Pagudpud since this is an old post but I do agree with Faith. You should include Kabigan Falls in your itinerary. Been here this May with my kids and my 6 year old really enjoyed having a deep on the natural basin of this falls. You can also have a picnic here (I’ve seen others bringing their pack lunch).
    For those who are going to Pagudpud, Kabigan Falls is really a must especially if you have kids. They will enjoy the scenery during the trekking of 20-30 mins. The kids will forget the agony of walking the moment they see the sight of the falls. That’s exactly how my daughter’s reacted, not that they complain during the 30 mins trek.

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