Everything you need to know about the province of Ilocos Norte (Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos): Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do, How to Get There and Basic Phrases to Get You Started
Ilocos Norte is composed of two cities and 21 towns. Three of the most visited towns in the province are Pagudpud for its fine and white sand beaches, Bangui for the Bangui Wind Farm and Burgos for the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.
Where to Stay in Pagudpud?
Pagudpud offers different type of accommodations that suits one’s budget. So whether you are looking for a luxurious stay or a homestay Pagudpud has got one for you.
A massive rock formation in the town of Burgos. Very interesting to see how the water and wind formed these rock formations.
5. Take a look of the Patapat Viaduct
The patapat viaduct is a long viaduct situated on the foot of of of the North Cordillera Mountain Ranges.
6. Swim at the Blue Lagoon
Another white sand beach in Pagudpud which is ideal for some water activities like jet skiing and surfing.
7. Visit the Paraiso ni Anton
8. Dip in the water of the Aqua Garden River Park
9. Experience the Kabigan Falls
How to get to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte?
By Air: From Manila take a plane to Laoag and take abus to Pagudpud or Claveria/Sta.Ana, Cagayan. Alight in Pagudpud Hi-way of your taking the Cagayan bound bus or in the market if you are taking the Pagudpud-bound bus. Tricycles are available to bring you to your hotel in Saud Beach.
By Land: From Manila you can take the Laoag buses and take another bus to Pagudpud or take the Claveria bound buses (Florida). If you are coming from Claveria or Sta. ana, you may take the Vigan/Laoag bound buses.
Basic Phrases in Ilokano*
Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening : Naimbag a bigat/malem/rabii
Can you help me: Mabalin nak a tulungan?
How much? : Manu?
Can I get a discount? : Awan ti tawar nan?
Excuse me. : Dispensarek.
Thank you. : Agyamanak.
What is this / that? : Ania daytoy/dayta?
How do I get to (name of place)? : Kasanuak makapan idyay? (name of place)?
How far is (name of place) : Kasanu ti kaadayo (name of place)?
This is delicious! : Naimas daytoy!
I love you. : Ay-ayaten ka.
Bye, see you soon. : Agpakadaakon agkita tan to manen. I don’t understand : Diak maawatan.
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