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DIY Visit to Ilocos, Philippines: Pagudpud, Laoag, and Vigan

Kabigan Waterfalls
Kabigan Waterfalls

Ilocos, Philippines

Ilocos is approximately eight hours away from Metro Manila via bus and around an hour away via plane. Despite its many beautiful sites to see, not many people have been there. We were one of those people until a long weekend was surprisingly proclaimed. We just couldn’t stay home despite the typhoon during that time, so we just reserved the next available bus for the weekend.

My husband and I planned on seeing all the three attractions of the region at a limited budget of 5000 pesos per person (food and souvenir shopping not included): 1) PAGUDPUD –which is the farthest among the three and is already at the tip of Northern Luzon. This place is normally frequented by surfers for the huge waves. It is also visited for the Bangui Windmills, the largest in Southeast Asia; 2) LAOAG – known for St Augustine or Paoay Church which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; 3) VIGAN – Visited for the old heritage houses lined up at Calle Crisologo.

Trip Tip: Reservation for the bus is 2 days before and the 'Sleeper' bus is only until Laoag. Best bet for a good rest if your first destination is Pagudpud is to take the 'Lazy Boy' bus. Contact details for Florida Bus - (02)74333809, (02)7494862. Alternatively, you can rent a van for hire from Manila to Ilocos, with tour, and back - contact Cris: 09273666005.

North Bound Tour

Saud Beach
Saud Beach | Source
Patapat Viaduct
Patapat Viaduct | Source
Agua Grande
Agua Grande | Source
Paraiso ni Anton
Paraiso ni Anton | Source
Timmangtang Rock
Timmangtang Rock | Source
Update as of 2014
Update as of 2014 | Source
Update as of 2014: Hannah resort zipline
Update as of 2014: Hannah resort zipline | Source

Pagudpud

We hired a tricycle at the bus stop where we were dropped off. They have a very organized trip with locations and prices posted inside. There are two tours for Pagudpud: The North and South Bound Tours which could be finished in one day.

Tricycle North Bound Tour of Pagudpud:

- Saud Beach is lined with beach resorts. We just took pictures at the public beach. It had fine grey sand and a couple of small boats at the shore. We were the only ones at the beach during that time since there were heavy winds.

- We had to hike for 20minutes to see the magnificent Kabigan Waterfalls. It was a good hike though and we did not find it tiring since the air was fresh and there was a beautiful view of the mountains and rice fields. According to our tour guide the Waterfalls was named after two lovers who hid near the waterfalls during Japanese war.

- Patapat Viaduct is a concrete bridge connecting Ilocos Norte to Cagayan Valley. We had fun posing for pictures in the middle of the empty street. The typhoon also brought large waves below us that we viewed with awe from the viaduct.

- Our tricycle driver for the tour tells us that Agua Grande becomes one of the highlights of Pagudpud during summer season as natural swimming pools fill up.

- Paraiso ni Anton had several steps up the stairs towards the shrine of Mary

- Timmangtang Rock was a big rock with a bell shape with a nice view of the ocean.

- Bantay Abot Cave was shaped like a turtle from afar. When we came close, there was a huge arch that one could pass through. The waves from the ocean were crashing by the cave during that time but there were still locals diving.

- We stayed at a resort by Blue Lagoon called Punta Azul then had lunch afterwards at Kapuluan Vista Resort. Blue Lagoon is considered as the perfect surfing area whenever in Ilocos.

- Dos Hermanos Islands are two islands in the middle of the sea. The islands seemed near from the end of Blue Lagoon.

Tricycle South Bound Tour of Pagudpud:

- Bangui Windmills was a sight to see. Unlike the Danish Windmills, these tall windmills had a thin and straight bottom portion. These windmills supply the electricity of the whole Ilocos. There are at least 19 windmills facing the ocean.

- There were a lot of people taking pictures at the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse when we arrived. The structure was created during the Spanish period (1892) and still has its original materials from when it was built. We weren’t able to go up the Lighthouse since it was under maintenance, although taking pictures outside of the old structure was already enough.

- We were not able to visit the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation due to the strong rain. The road going there has not yet been cemented and the tricycle could not pass through the deep mud. Although we are planning to go back to see this site since it looks very wonderful at posted pictures on the web.

Trip Tip: Maximum number of people per tricycle is 3. The rates are the same for all tricycles. Contact Number of the tricycle driver we had - Nat: 09162368324.

One day would be enough to finish both North and South Bound Tour of Pagudpud, it would just be a bit fast-tracked

North Bound Tour Pictures (continued)

Bantay Abot Cave - see the turtle's eyes?
Bantay Abot Cave - see the turtle's eyes? | Source
Dos Hermanos Islands and the beach of Pagudpud
Dos Hermanos Islands and the beach of Pagudpud | Source

South Bound Tour

Bangui WIndmills - a lot better in actual. I took this shot so quickly since my camera didn't have waterproof casing during that time and it was starting to rain hard
Bangui WIndmills - a lot better in actual. I took this shot so quickly since my camera didn't have waterproof casing during that time and it was starting to rain hard | Source
going up the stairs to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
going up the stairs to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse | Source
We only saw the signage of the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation :(
We only saw the signage of the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation :( | Source
Updated photo as of 2014, windmills can now be seen near the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Updated photo as of 2014, windmills can now be seen near the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation | Source
Updated photo as of 2014, rainbow near the sea shore to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Updated photo as of 2014, rainbow near the sea shore to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation | Source

Laoag Walking Tour

St William Cathedral
St William Cathedral | Source
Sinking Bell Tower at night - taken by the Aurora Park
Sinking Bell Tower at night - taken by the Aurora Park | Source
Monument at the middle of Aurora Park
Monument at the middle of Aurora Park | Source
Tobacco Monopoly Monument
Tobacco Monopoly Monument | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: The lobby of the Fort Ilocandia Resort and Hotel
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: The lobby of the Fort Ilocandia Resort and Hotel | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Pretty Christmas decoration at Fort Ilocandia.
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Pretty Christmas decoration at Fort Ilocandia. | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: The Tobacco Monopoly monument with pretty lights.
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: The Tobacco Monopoly monument with pretty lights. | Source

Laoag and Paoay

We took a bus to Laoag from Pagudpud. The trip was just short, approximately an hour away from Pagudpud’s Cape Bojeador. We stayed at Isabel Suites which was a good choice since it had a convenient location for touring Laoag. After lunch at La Preciosa we had a walking tour of the nearby tourist spots.

Walking Tour of Laoag City:

- We heard mass at St William Cathedral which was built during the Spanish era (1612). English mass times are at 9am and 6pm.

- The Sinking Bell Tower was built along with St William Cathedral. It was a beautiful structure especially when the lights were turned on come nighttime. Although we had a hard time taking a decent picture since there were establishments in front and at the side of it and electricity wires all over.

Tip: The best place to take a picture of the Sinking Bell Tower is by Aurora Park which is just a few steps away from the bell tower. Also within the park is the Tobacco Monopoly Monument

- On our way back to Isabel Suites we also took a picture of the Ilocos Norte Capitol and the Ilocos Norte Oblation

The next day we hired a tricycle for a tour of the nearby town of Paoay. Unlike Pagudpud, one would have to bargain for the price of the tricycle tour. There are a couple of tricycles for hire at Jollibee, which was just beside Isabel Suites. Contact Number of our Tricycle driver from Laoag to Paoay - Toto 09183801853.

Tricycle Tour of Paoay:

- The first stop was Malacanang of the North which was unfortunately closed every Mondays. We were about to leave when the guard told us that we could have a good view of the Paoay Lake at the back of Malacanang. Tip: You could also ask the driver to pass by Fort Ilocandia which is along the way.

- We were supposed to do sand-boarding at the La Paz Sand Dunes of Pasuquin but were advised not to by the owner of the 4X4 vehicle we hired since the sand was still a bit wet due to the rain the following day. We still enjoyed running around the huge area full of sand and taking lots of pictures. It is definitely a must visit when in Ilocos.

- Antoher must-visit is the St Augustine/ Paoay Church, which as I mentioned is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the best Baroque Churches. It was completed in 1710. We were in awe upon seeing the church, both its interiors and exteriors still looked original unlike lots of other old churches which were re-painted or cemented which made them look ‘off’ and already modern.

- Just beside St Augustine Church is the also known restaurant Herencia Cafe. We ordered three pizzas at 300P per box to go so that we could catch the earliest bus to Vigan. I loved the Bagnet Pizza and the Dinuguan Pizza, but when it was time to have a taste of the Pinakbet Pizza it had a cockroach under the take out box which made it such a disappointment.

Paoay

the view of Paoay Lake at the back of Malacanang of the North
the view of Paoay Lake at the back of Malacanang of the North | Source
Our first glimpse of the vast area of sand at the La Paz Sand Dunes
Our first glimpse of the vast area of sand at the La Paz Sand Dunes | Source
the beautiful St Augustine/ Paoay Church
the beautiful St Augustine/ Paoay Church | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: View of the Paoay Lake from the window inside the Malacanang of the North
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: View of the Paoay Lake from the window inside the Malacanang of the North | Source

Vigan

We were dropped off by the tricycle driver at the bus stop to go to Vigan. Upon arrival, we just walked a bit then saw the lines of Horse Drawn Carriage (Calesa/Kalesa) near the Cathedral of Vigan. The prices were also fixed for the tour, but it was on a per hour basis – 150P per hour.

Kalesa Tour:

- The Belfry at the Saint Augustine Church was still mostly intact but the floors were badly cracked and the bells were vandalized. We got stuck for a while by the second floor as the rain grew stronger. It was already flooding a bit. Nevertheless, the view at the top was beautiful and it would have been nice to just stay there for a while if it wasn’t raining that hard.

- We didn’t know what was inside the Mansion Syquia. Our Kalesa guide just told us that it was owned by a prominent family. Upon entering it was a bit dark and we saw a picture of a president of the Philippines, vaguely familiar but my husband and I were doubtful on who he was. The one who opened the door looked like he owned the place as he looked like the president and I was a bit ashamed when my husband asked me ‘Who’s that in the picture’, I blushed and guessed – President Elpidio Quirino. Thank goodness I was right. We just stayed there for a while and took pictures. There were lots of paintings and antiques on display.

- Baluarte is owned by the governor of Ilocos, Chavit Singson. What caught our eyes were the small horse with a carriage that one could rent and the dinosaur display with the name of the place. One of the poor small horses was hired by really big people; although it seems the horse managed their weight, perhaps because of the wheel of the carriage.

- For plant lovers, the Hidden Garden is a good place, although we already skipped this as we both didn’t have a green thumb and wouldn’t want to take home a plant.

- We did stay for quite a while at the Burnayan orthe Vigan House of Pottery. A staff demonstrated how to make a clay pot then afterwards we had a chance to take a picture with the finished product – just like we were the one who made it. We also got our souvenirs from the place.

- Our last stop was the Calle Crisologo or the street lined with heritage houses and souvenirs for sale. We enjoyed riding the Kalesa as it passed through the cobbled steps. It was truly like we went back in time.

Trip Tip: Cheaper alternative - tricycle ride then just a kalesa around Calle Crisologo

Kalesa Tour at Vigan

Saint Augustine Church
Saint Augustine Church | Source
Bell tower at Saint Augustine Church
Bell tower at Saint Augustine Church | Source
inside Syquia Mansion
inside Syquia Mansion | Source
the Baluarte mini zoo
the Baluarte mini zoo | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: the Baluarte mini zoo
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: the Baluarte mini zoo | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Walking at the pretty and historic Calle Crisologo at night
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Walking at the pretty and historic Calle Crisologo at night | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Walking at the pretty and historic Calle Crisologo at night
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: Walking at the pretty and historic Calle Crisologo at night | Source
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: lunch at Ilang Ilang restaurant
Update as of our third visit to Ilocos 2014: lunch at Ilang Ilang restaurant | Source

Vigan Tour Pictures continued

lines of clay jars at Burnayan / the Vigan House of Pottery
lines of clay jars at Burnayan / the Vigan House of Pottery | Source
Cathedral of Vigan taken while inside the horse carriage
Cathedral of Vigan taken while inside the horse carriage | Source
Heritage houses by Calle Crisologo taken while on top of our horse for the day
Heritage houses by Calle Crisologo taken while on top of our horse for the day | Source

Recommended Itinerary for 3 Days in Ilocos

Day
Time
Itinerary
Price/Pax in Phil Peso (divided by 2 pax)
Day 0
7PM
Florida Bus to Pagudpud
700
Day 1
8:30AM
Arrive Pagudpud
 
 
9AM - 1:30PM
Tricycle North Bound Tour of Pagudpud
300
 
1:30PM - 3PM
Arrive: Punta Azul Resort, Pagudpud
1250
 
3:30PM - 5PM
Lunch: Kapuluan Vista Resort
250
 
5PM - 6PM
Blue Lagoon and Dos Hermanos Islands
0
Day 2
7:30AM
Free Breakfast/Checkout Pagudpud Hotel
 
 
9AM - 1PM
Tricycle South Bound Tour of Pagudpud
300
 
1PM - 2PM
Ordinary Bus to Laoag
60
 
2PM
Arrive: Isabel Suite's, Laoag
700
 
4PM - 6PM
Lunch at La Preciosa
125
 
6PM - 7PM
St William Cathedral English Mass
10
 
7PM - 8:30PM
Walking Tour of Laoag
 
 
8:30PM - 9:30PM
Dinner at Isabel Suite's restaurant Cailian Grill
100
Day 3
7AM - 8AM
Free Breakfast/Checkout Laoag Hotel
 
 
8AM - 11:30AM
Tricycle Tour of Paoay
325
 
11AM
Take out Herencia Pizza
450
 
11:30AM - 1PM
Ordinary Bus to Vigan
80
 
1:20PM
Arrive: Vigan
 
 
1:30PM - 5:30PM
Calesa/Kalesa - horse ride Vigan Tour
300
 
2PM
Mansion Syquia Entrance
20
 
4:30PM
Vigan House of Pottery - Souvenir Shopping
247.5
 
5PM
Vigan Empanada by the Plaza
40
 
5:30PM
Ice Tea at Café Leona
80
 
6PM - 2AM
Partas Bus Terminal bound for Manila
700
 
 
 
Total: 6037.5
Rates are as of September 2011

Google Tour Map

Ilocos Tour Google map by munchwaffle
Ilocos Tour Google map by munchwaffle | Source

Comments 52 comments

Robin 5 hours ago

Thank you for your helpful very informative itinerary.


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munchwaffle 3 weeks ago from Philippines Author

Hi Kim, the numbers for the tricycle drivers are posted in the article - for both Pagudpud and Laoag as a 'trip tip'. For Vigan we took a kalesa tour. Hope this helps :)


Kim 4 weeks ago

Hi! Do you have contact numbers of the tricycle driver for the tricycle tour? Thanks.


Kim 4 weeks ago

Hi! Do you have contact numbers of the tricycle driver for the tricycle tour? Thanks.


Joey 4 weeks ago

Revising my itinerary...

Day 1 - Vigan

Day 2 - Laoag / Pagudpud

Day 3 - Pagudpud

Wll greatly appreciate suggestions...

Hope to hear from you guys... and hope to make some friends in this travel...

:-))


Joey 4 weeks ago

Hi,

planning to explore Ilocandia on Nov. 21-23.

Day 1 - Vigan

Day 2 - Pagudpud

Day 3 - Laoag

anybody wants to join? Just to split the bills of tour charges... Solo traveller and do-it-your-self itinerary. Middle aged male pinoy...


Joyce 7 weeks ago

Partas bus with main hub in Vigan has regular trips to Baguio, Cubao, Pasay and other parts of Luzon


Vnez 8 weeks ago

I copied your itinerary, we planned to go there some time in Dec... Thanks a lot.


Raine 2 months ago

Just for infor, St. Augustine church & the bell tower is located in Bantay, a nearby town from Vigan


Jason 2 months ago

Hi, ask ko lang if you know bus company catering Vigan to Baguio? What the last trip? ..


jeannelariosa 3 months ago

Hi! Thank you for sharing you DIY itinerary, it really helped us in planning our trip to Ilocos, in fact we plan to copy some of it hahaha. Do you happen to know the earliest bus trip from Pagudpud to Laoag?


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Ina 5 months ago

What bus did you ride from pagudpud to laoag and laoag to vigan?


Aveccza 6 months ago

hi!! We're planning to visit ilocos this 4th weekend of june. is it better if we make a reservation for our trip from VIGAN going back to MANILA? some says that its difficult to find a seat going back.

And may i know where to find the VIGAN-manila bus terminal? thanks! :-D


John Edmond 6 months ago

Can I ask for your help because our family would like to spend our summer vacation in Ilocos. 4 days in Ilocos Norte and 3 days in Ilocos Sur, can I have a proposed itinerary? Kindly email it to jereymundo@gmail.com. Thanks!


victorsalazar 13 months ago

Hi Munchwaffle, nice info.

This December right after Christmas, we're planning a road trip to ilocos (wife and 2kids) and I agree as well with the manila-pagudpud-laoag-vigan-manila route. Problem is we do not have any hotel or inns reservations, madali lang ba makahanap ng matutuluyan for a night in each tour? Any recommendation? Maraming salamat po.


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munchwaffle 18 months ago from Philippines Author

Hi Grace :)

Blue lagoon is a pretty place for surfing but not for swimming with young kids. There are resorts with pools though such as Kapuluan Vista - we brought our 2 year old there. If you are a group you can just rent a van so that it would be easier for you and the kids. You may contact Kuya Nat, he can recommend reliable drivers and he's a pretty nice guy. 7 nights is fine, so that you don't have to rush everything. I also highly recommend the Baluarte and riding the kalesa in Calle Crisologo for the young ones!


grace 18 months ago

I plan to travel to pagudpud in july and was staying there for 7 nights - is the beach surf too rough for swimming with young kids? should I go in june instead? I will be travelling with young kids and possible other relatives, what is the best transport you can recommend? is it worth staying for 7 nights long? please email more details to grace_yasto@Hotmail.com. thank you.


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munchwaffle 21 months ago from Philippines Author

No problem deebee :) Thanks for the visit!


deebee 21 months ago

Thank you very much munchwaffle! Your article provided the info that I couldn't find in other guides / blogs (and I've been reading daily for 2 weeks now).

I agree to the manila - pagudpod - laoag - vigan - manila route. Stay in Laoag, wake up early, go to Vigan / Pagudpud, go back to Laoag at night (as other blogs suggest) sounds like a waste of resources.


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munchwaffle 23 months ago from Philippines Author

Hi JP and Lazy sorry for the delay in response, I was in vacation.

@JP, since Vigan is the nearest going back to Manila, I think it would be better. Enjoy your trip!

@Lazy, sure! Just me your questions. We just went back to Vigan last week. Both Laoag and Vigan look great today with their Christmas decorations :)


Lazy 2 years ago

Hiii! You're my life saver! I would love to know all the details about your trip, i'm a bit worried as i will be travelling alone next year and i do really need to know a lot, i mean a lot of questions in your vigan trip. Please do reply. :(


JP 2 years ago

Do u think its better to spend our 2nd day in vigan then our 3rd day (before goin back to manila) in laoag?


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munchwaffle 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Adette! The tricycle driver from Pagudpud brought us to the waiting shed just walking distance from Cape Bojeador lighthouse. We alighted at Isabel Suite's already. But since you will be going to the airport better ask the bus the driver.

Hope this helps. Have a nice trip :)


Adette 2 years ago

Hi! How did you take the bus from Pagudpud to Laoag (i.e. from where in Pagudpud did you ride the bus, and where in Laoag did you alight)? I'm going to Ilocos next month with friends. However, I'm flying home ahead of them by a few hours and they might be staying behind in Pagudpud. Therefore, I can't use the van we'll be renting just to bring me to Laoag airport.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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munchwaffle 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Jhopay! You mean the estimated calculation? Yes, it already includes the stay at Punta Azul and Isabel Suite's :)


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munchwaffle 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Kai,

We only took an ordinary bus. For me it was fine, it was not polluted there; of course a van would be more comfortable if you don't want your hair on your face ;) But cost-wise it is more practical to just take the bus.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your trip!


kai 2 years ago

Hi munchwaffle.

How was your bus trip going to pagudpod and back to vigan? My friend and I are planning for a DIY ilocos trip, and I'm torn between hiring a van that will be in charge for our laoag and pagudpod tour including transfers from laoag to pagudpod and back. Downside is it's a bit costly as compared to taking public transpo. I can forego the van rental if taking the bus isn't that much of a hassle. :)


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munchwaffle 2 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks for visiting Joy! Have fun in Ilocos :)


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munchwaffle 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Sarah :) I think the peak time starts by March. Yes, there is a Florida bus straight to Pagudpud with lazy boy seats.


Joy 2 years ago

Good Post! It makes sense...

Im excited now! Planning this March too (ilocos tour) with my family and in-laws.. :)


sarah 3 years ago

Ah I see. We're planning to go there in February, do you think that season is still not a peak season? Is there a trip in Florida bus straight to Pagudpud? Because in your blog you mentioned that the best place to go first is in Pagudpud because it is the one farthest among the three.. :) Thanks for answering.. :)


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the feedback sarah :) We spent three days for the trip - this excludes the bus commute. Have a nice trip!


sarah 3 years ago

Hi!!! Thank you for the very detailed itinerary!! It helps me a lot!! I just want to ask if how many days did you spent during your tour in Pagudpud, Laoag, and Vigan (DIY Ilocos).. Thank you!! Me and my best friend are planning to go there this February.. :)


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

No problem ronron ;) thank for visiting my page. Enjoy Ilocos!


ronron 3 years ago

Thank you so much for this guide. I am planning to take my family to ilocos this coming march. Now I know more or less how much we'll be spending.


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for visiting and the feedback Mel Carriere, self-counsel, khairat1, and rondmrn! :)


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rondmrn 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow! I'd love to visit Ilocos. I lived in the Philippines for quite a while and never got to see these places. I only got around Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, Bulacan, and Baguio. Great article! It makes me want to go and spend some time there!


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khairat1 3 years ago from Marrakech

Great hub and thanks for the information.


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self-counsel 3 years ago

I've never been to Ilocos, but heard so many beautiful stories about the place. Thanks for the information. It truly is "More Fun in the Philippines!"


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Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

I was in the Philippines several times during my time in the US Navy, and I loved it. The people are wonderful. I long to go back someday. Thanks for the travel guide.


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for visiting janelle :) Enjoy your vacation


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Riza :) The prices are as of September 2011. Thanks for your comment - I normally put in the 'date as of' rate, I left it out in this hub. I already updated appropriately.


Riza 3 years ago

Hi! Just would like to thank you for posting this. This will really be a good consideration and guide. May I ask when did you had your trip?


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munchwaffle 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Kenneth :) Sorry I don't arrange trips. The hub is based on what we spent and experienced during our Do-It-Yourself trip. You may use it as a basis in making your budget for your holiday at Ilocos.


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munchwaffle 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi ron :) Thanks for visiting. The price is per person. I would suggest to ride the Calesa in Vigan just around Calle Crisologo and take a tricycle tour instead. This would cut the cost. Also the calculation includes the souvenirs and the food we ate, so that's optional.


ron 4 years ago

just to clarify budget breakdown, 6037.5php is for 2 people? :)


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munchwaffle 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for visiting dhey :D Enjoy Ilocos! We loved Pagudpud and the Sand Dunes at Paoay the most, it's a must not miss


dhey 4 years ago

Wow this is great. Me and my hubby will be going here 1st week of May. :)


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munchwaffle 4 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks hoteltravel :)


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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

That is lots of info. Voting up and useful!

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