One of the most visited destinations in the Philippines is the Ilocos Region in Northern Luzon. Ilocos’ coastline faces the South China Sea and is separated from Cagayan region by the Cordillera Mountains. Many consider Ilocos a time-locked country because of the still existing cobblestoned roads, Antillan homes and antiquated towns with heavily buttressed churches. The Ilocos countryside is composed hardy formidable terrains which were braved by hardworking people for sustenance.
A visit to this North Luzon destination would not be complete without exploring the “Boracay of the North,” – Pagudpud. This town stretches on the northwestern most tip of Luzon. The pristine white sand and crystal blue water occasionally disturbed by the strong waves of the South China Sea has it very own charm. The major beaches you can check out while you’re in Pagudpud are Saud Beach, Hanna’s Beach, Blue Lagoon and the Villa Del Mar, the most crowded at peak season is the Saud Beach while the others offer a more relaxed air. While in Pagudpud, you may also check out the nearby Dragon Fruit Plantation, The Bangui Windmills, White Rock or Kapurpurawan Formations, Patapat Bridge and Viaduct, the Cape Bojeador Light House, Bantay Abot cave and the Aqua Grande.