Monday, March 24, 2008

Our Pagudpud-Laoag-Vigan Trip part 2

BANGUI WINDMILLS – located outside Pagudpud, 15 to 20 minutes drive from Pagudpud town. It’s simply breathtaking, there were few people taking pictures of the windmills also when we got there. There are 15 giant electric fans but two of them were off at that time. I just can’t believe that there really are windmills in our country. These windmills are being used to supply electric power to some part of Ilocos Norte together with the Aqua Grande Hydro Electric Plant.

CAPE BOJEADOR LIGHTHOUSE- old lighthouse indeed but still working, everything is old, the walls, the stairs..I was afraid to go up at first pero nahikayat din ako umakyat sa itaas. The view from up there is very stunning. I wish we stayed a bit longer para nakita naming sunset…sigh. Mang Celso-the caretaker told us so many ghost stories..hehe! pero di naman nakakatakot talaga,he’s very entertaining, no entrance fee but we left some voluntary donation na din.

And then we proceeded to Laoag na, we checked in muna sa Palazzo De Laoag- not so new hotel pero ok na din, there is a swimming pool na inenjoy namin that night kasi kami lang ang nag swimming. The staffs are friendly and courteous. Breakfast is included although 2 choices lang, tapa and longganisa. Ok na sha for their rate na less than 1,500 per night per room.

We visited next the PAOAY CHURCH which is less than 30 minute drive from Laoag. It’s almost 5 pm when we got there. Hubby was able to take a good picture of the century old church.

And then on our way home, we literally drove through VIGAN lang. We went to Heritage Village and bought some pasalubongs, unfortunately wala pang lutong empanada that time. We also dropped by at Syquia Mansion but it’s close pala on Tuesdays.

I would want to go to Vigan again and spend at least 2 days there, sayang kasi I want to visit all the museums eh..maybe next time.

It’s good that we rented a car, very comfortable because you can go anywhere you want and you can rest while on the road..and to think mas cheaper pa rin sha compared to bus fare.

Hope this would be of help to those who are planning to go to Ilocos.


  1. hi sis! thanks for sharing your trip to ilocos! it will be helpful kasi the office mates are planning to go there for our summer outing.

    sana matuloy.

    by the way, ilang araw po kayo dun?

  2. how nice naman this place! sana makapasyal ako dito 'pag yumaman ako. wehehehe!

  3. Wow, galing naman ng account mo for this trip, I'll definitely take note of this pag turn na naming pumuntang Ilocos...thanks sis.

  4. hi cefaz! the place really looks awesome! you have beautiful pictures there! i wish i could go there in the future too! ^__^


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