Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte - Naturally Beautiful!

This photo was taken last August 30, 2009 when we have our honeymoon trip at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. In the background was the vast South China Sea and the beautiful Dos Hermanos Islands.

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After our Church Wedding last August 21, 2009 at the Our Lady of Remedies Church in Malate, Manila (our second wedding because we had our Civil Wedding a year earlier), we decided to have our honeymoon trip in my home province. Thus, we picked Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to be our destination because this northernmost town of Ilocos Norte offers a lot of beauty and adventure.

Pagudpud boasts natural beauty such as the Saud Ivory Beach, Blue Lagoon Beach, Kabigan Falls, Dos Hermanos Islands, Bantay-Abot Cave and Paraiso ni Anton among others. Also, Pagudpud have man-made attractions such as the Patapat Viaduct and the Ilocos-Cagayan Boundary Canopy or View Deck.

Other nearby towns also have natural and man-made attractions such as the Bangui Wind Mills, the Burgos Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. These spots are just few kilometers away from the heart of Pagudpud.

And if you are really interested in exploring most of the tourist spots of Ilocos Norte in a short trip, you can also try what we have done. After our 1 day and 1 night stay at the Villa del Mar Beach Resort in Saud Beach, and after going around Pagudpud from Patapat Viaduct to Kabigan Falls and back to Saud beach, we took land travel by bus to Laoag City where we went to see the Provincial Capitol as well as the famous Sinking Bell Tower of Laoag.

From Laoag City, we again took a bus going to Batac, Ilocos Norte where we visited the Marcos Mausoleum and dropped by the snack center to have some Miki and Empanada. Batac is the hometown of several Filipino heroes, from there we jumped off our travel back to Manila.

Pagudpud is my favorite destination because it gives me the feeling of comfort, being my home province also the pride to have all these natural beauty. Beside from these, when you are already in Pagudpud, you can have the chance to explore numerous beauty spots Ilocos Norte can offer in a not so expensive budget! Sulit na Sulit!

P.S. You can view my dedicated post about our honeymoon trip at Pagudpud for more photos.

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