10 Must-See Sights in Ilocos Norte

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Welcome to Ilocandia - land of adventures in the north!

Situated on the northwest corner of Luzon, Ilocos Norte is a vacation hotspot because of its impressive shoreline and marvelous terrains.Both the old and new clash and blend in this progressive province as historic structures proudly stand among the developed areas.
Ilocos Norte is also famous for being the home province of Ferdinand Marcos, the longest-serving president of the Philippines.

Visitors to Ilocos Norte and drawn to the municipality of Pagudpod because of its dazzling white sand and shimmering blue waters. The beaches in the town are the perfect destinations for those who want to relax or try fun activities under the sun. Swimming, boating, island hopping, diving, or lounging by the sea are just some of the nice things to do around the shores.



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It's More Fun With Juan | LAOAG: The Sinking Bell Tower
Sinking Bell Tower
It's More Fun With Juan | BANGUI: Wind Farm
Wind Farm
It's More Fun With Juan | PAGUDPUD: Patapat Viaduct
Patapat Viaduct
It's More Fun With Juan | PAOAY: Malacanang of the North
Malacanang of the North

It's More Fun With Juan | PAOAY: Saint Augustine Church
Saint Augustine Church
It's More Fun With Juan | PAOAY: La Paz Sand Dunes
La Paz Sand Dunes
It's More Fun With Juan | PAGUDPUD: Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
It's More Fun With Juan | BADOC: La Virgen Milagrosa Chapel
La Virgen Milagrosa Chapel

It's More Fun With Juan | BURGOS: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
cape-bojeador-lighthouses
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

By Air
Air travel is the quickest and most efficient way of getting to Ilocos Norte, but it is also the costliest. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines offer one-hour flights from Manila Domestic Airport to Laoag Airport.

By Land
Traveling by bus is longer but more economical. The trip takes about 10 to 12 hours via bus lines like Florida and Partas, so it's best to pick a comfortable seat and bring essentials like food, water, and a travel pillow for the long haul.
 
Driving to Ilocos Norte cuts the 10 to 12-hour trip to nine hours if you take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.


How to Get Around
By Jeep
The jeepney is the cheapest mode of transportation and is highly recommended if you want to commute like a local in Ilocos Norte.
 
By Tricycle
For tourists, tricycles are the most popular means of getting around, especially when trying to get to the remote areas.
 


Check out my Ilocos Travel Guide:


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