This is only place in the Philippines where you can find a desert in the seemingly endless coastal sand dunes of Suba. … It is quite an exercise and walking in these sand dunes feels like meditating. … I suggest that you walk during early morning and ensure that it won’t rain.
Completed on the 30th of March, 1892, the design and construction of the Lighthouse of Cape Bojeador was initially undertaken by the Engineer Magin Pers y Pers but was subsequently reconfigured and finished by the Engineer Guillermo Brockman. …” ( >> Read More: Heritage Conservation Society – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse )
…What is notable about the Bojeador Lighthouse is that is still has intact the original cupola and lantern.” ( >> Read More: Heritage Conservation Society – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse )
… How to get here: Located approximately 35 kilometres north of the City of Laoag, there is a large sign along the national highway which serves as the landmark for Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.
It should be called the ” anti-Boracay of the North ” since it boast of beautiful white beach backed by rows of coconut palms minus the noise and nightlife of Boracay. … If you are standing in the middle of Pagudpud, Saud beach the photo above is the scene that you would see on your left side with the shores transforming into a rocky coastline.
…When you see a photo of Saud Beach that is white, I’m sure it was taken in at noon time.
The common mistake of people is just to be satisfied at looking at these windmills from a distant view from the Bangui look out on the way to Pagudpud. … You just need to know where to turn and go straight passing by a village all the way to this Bangui coast .
…” Standing in an arc in wind-lashed scrubland, the windmills, which started supplying electricity to 40 per cent of Ilocos Norte province in May, are the first source of clean energy introduced in the Phillipines, a nation with 84 million people reliant on oil and gas.
I would dare say that this is the best swimming beach in the North and more apt to be called the “Balesin of the North”.
… Gradient – There is a gradual slope from the beach as it kiss the blue water and it suddenly drops off exceeding a normal person’s height.
… Currents – I don’t think this will be safe for children so make sure that they have a life vest and not just a floater device.
Instead of developing a frequently asked question (FAQ) in my Our Awesome Planet blog, I decided to create a dedicated online travel guide for each awesome places in the Philippines.
…In fact, I already did most of the research for you and I distill the information on what are the essentials and the awesome places to go to.
… Most of the information in this guide, is based on my own experience which I’ve documented in my blog, including:
If this was your first time to go on a long road trip to the North, this article will save you a lot of time in being prepared for your roadtrip.
… On the way to Pagudpud, I would suggest that you stopover and stay for a night and take advantage of exploring one city in the North.
… If you are going on convoy, I suggest that you agree on a meeting/ end point because it is useless to go on a convoy like a parade in this northern part of the Philippines.
These places are simply AWESOME and you should never miss to visit them on your trip to Pagudpud. … You should be able to arrange your itinerary to go to the places that interest you the most.
… Marcos Museum & Mausoleum – The embalmed body of Ferdinand Marcos (1917-89) is laid out on a mattress and lit by floodlights with eerie choral music as the background.
If your intent is to just use the room to sleep and take a bath, then don’t spend too much money on getting a high end resort.
…We also stayed in Saud Beach report which is the high-end resort in Saud Beach owned by the Mayor and we decided to just stay and enjoy Saud at that time so it was worth it.
…If you are on a budget, canvass your way from the different resorts in the rocky-shore west end of Saud Beach.
I recommend eating dinner in Dap-Ayan ti iLocos Norte food court which is located just near the Provincial Capitol building.
…It is a mixture of ground glutinous rice, eggs, cheese or margarine, milk and sugar which is cooked in an oven at a high temperature for 30-35 minutes.
…Garlic – Make sure that you buy your amulet of garlic which are available at a cheap price in the Laoag market.