Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Our Pagudpud-Laoag-Vigan Trip

We left Manila at around 2:30 PM, Sunday,March 16, we rented a car sa Hannan Rent a car, Php 3,300 per day including driver. A red Toyota Innova.Ok naman for us, 6 lang kasi kami so maluwag sha talaga.

After several stops we arrived at Pagudpud around 1:00 AM, so bale 10 hours ang travel time, mabilis compared to what I’m expecting na 12-13 hours, kasi sabi ni Manong Driver,mas mabilis daw talaga pag night travel.

We opted to spend the night in a “homestay” na lang since aalis din amai the following morning. Our tour guide Mang Lenzer, was able to find a very affordable homestay for us, P250.00 per pax. No aircon but with kitchen and CR. And it’s also in Brgy.Saud where most of the resorts are located.Mabait ang may ari ng house na si Mang Nathaniel.

We woke up at 6:00 AM and walk our way to the beach,malapit lang sa house na tinuluyan namin. From there kita yung windmills..beautiful scenery!

At 9:00 AM, off we went to tour Pagudpud, our first stop ;

KABIGAN FALLS – may entrance fee na 10.00 each and 100 pesos for the feeling ko hindi naman masyado kailangan coz very easy lang and may kasama na kaming tour guide, but I think eto lang kasi hanapbuhay ok na rin. 30 minute trek but worth it naman, mga 80 feet daw ang taas ng falls na ito and sobrang lamig ng tubig.

PATAPAT VIADUCT – here, you can see the beauty of the South China Sea, according to Mang Lenzer, this is the road that connects Ilocos Norte to Cagayan.

AQUA GRANDE – there’s really nothing much to see here,pero ok na rin,supposedly may entrance na 15.00 each, pero free na kami kasi we don’t intend to stay naman ng matagal.picture taking lang talaga kami.

We ate lunch at the only restaurant na malapit sa area. Bingbong’s restaurant, medyo mainit yung place,madilim ng konti sa loob at walang tao..Ok na rin food nila, we were so full sa order namin, 7 kami and we only paid 505.00 mura na no? or mahina lang kami kumain..

After lunch we went to

BANTAY ABOT – meaning “bundok na butas” in tagalog. A lot of rock formation here and still the south chine sea ang makikita..after several pictures we went to ..........

BLUE LAGOON – and I was amazed!! This is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen, though haven’t been to Boracay,pero my friend who’s with us also na kagagaling lang from Boracay said it’s more beautiful daw. Mas blue ang color, fine din ang white sand..And the place is so silent,so serene, walang madaming tao kaya yata maganda pa. I’m gonna go back to this place and stay there for few days. Ang sarap mag isip, mag pray,mag worship at kung ano-ano pa. The only set back of course ay walang magandang hotel, no foodstore so dapat when you go there may dala ka ng food. May isa lang akong nakitang maliit na tindahan.

To be continued….


  1. Wow, angsarap nyo naman! Ako, eto, nasa bahay lang po. May pasok pa kasi si Jeff sa school and my husband won't be home until next month. Btw, one of the things I have in my 'must-have list for 2008' is a digicam. So hopefully, matupad ko yun before the year ends. Happy long weekend!!!!! ;o)
    Abelle of

  2. Hi! I saw this entry from Google search. Anyway, me and a few friends are planning to go North (in Ilocos) next week. May I know the contact number of Hannan Rent-a-car? Pls do reply on my email,

    I also want to know po kung marami dung "homestay". Thanks po. Your reply will be highly appreciated po.


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