Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Journey Up North: Pagudpud, Ilocos

I never thought Pagudpud is this beautiful!

Blue Lagoon

Bantay Abot Cave
As early as 7AM, we left Laoag to head up to the tip-most town of Ilocos - Pagudpod. Our driver-slash-tourguide told us that this part in Ilocos boasts of scenic spots and striking charm. Then I thought he was overrating it. Yet, describing Pagudpud as simply beautiful is an understatement. My camera couldn't give justice to what my eyes saw and my senses felt when I spent the whole day touring it.

Here's an appetizing Pagudpud itinerary:

First on the list - Cape Bojeador and Burgos Lighthouse

After engulfing the history of this place, we proceeded to see the famous Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.

a lot of my friends were asking if this was taken in the Philippines. Yes folks! this is in THE PHILIPPINES.

a fellow tourist taking her son's picture

"Puraw" is the ilocano word for "White".

We took our lunch at Hannah's Beach Resort. But before the sumptuous lunch, we went to check out the famous Patapat viaduct. It was the project of Former Ilocos Norte Governor Bongbong Marcos. This path serves to connect Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Norte. And I then realized I was at the edge of the Philippines! :))

Patapat Viaduct

Pagudpud Beach

They call it as Boracay of the North
Bantay Abot Cave

Timantang Rock

Of course the adventure wouldn't be complete without the 30-minute trek to Kabigan Falls. And this was my favorite part. Sad to say, my sandal didn't make it home hahaha! The straps wore off and I was limping on my way back.

There was no one when we got there so it was like having the waterfalls to ourselves which I think is awesome. YAY!!!! :)

We enjoyed the quiet dip and the occasional shivering from the cold water. My cousin and my bestfriend swam their hearts out and I was just in the corner wishing I could do the same. Okay, time for swimming lesson Janjan (pats self).

Last stop was the Bangui Windmills. The first and only windmill farm in the country (or maybe Asia for that matter).

these gigantic structures perfectly compliment the sea

at 6PM the sky is so blue and the sun is still up.
another "where the heck is this?" question i get from my friends.

At first I thought it was just the size of a banana tree. But I was hugely wrong!!! It was as tall as a building.

That's it for my second day in the land up North. One of the best places I've been to. One of the best sights I've seen.


Gnetch said...

My biggest regret is that I wasn't able to go with you. This place is beautiful!


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