• Ilocos Region, as the primary region in the Philippines has its share of beautiful “wonders”.
Did you Know… – that the shooting of your favorite teleserye “Walang Hanggan” is being taken in the Ilocos region? – Ilocos also has stretches of undulating sand dunes, the setting of Mel Gibsons "Mad Max" series and Tom Cruises "Born on the Fourth of July."
Expected total of expenditure: ₱ 25,000 is more than enoughRecommended date of trip: April 30 – May 4, 2012Recommended booking of flight: Now na!
The Trip The Trip Part 1Voyage Fare TimeFlight from Zamboanga (₱1400) 3:00 p – 4:15 pto Manila (Cebu Pacific) w/ terminal feeFlight from Manilato Laoag (₱ 1,132) 5:30 p – 6: 10 pCheck in (NorthView Hotel with free (₱ 1, 200) 7:00 p – 7:00 abreakfast)NVW (Laoag City) toPaoay Church (Bus) (₱ 60) 7:00 a – 7:30 a
Paoay Church• is the Roman Catholic parish church of the municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.• Completed in 1710, the church is famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building.• In 1993, the church was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one best examples of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines.
ExpensesRestaurant in PaoayLunch : ₱ 350 1. Special Empanada 2. Pinakbest 3. Pansit MikiSouvenirs:1.Well designed SampaguitaFlowers2.Well designed rosaries3 Abel (Ilocano Cloth)
The Trip Part 2Paoay City toPagudpud City (₱ 120) 12:00 p – 1:15 p(Bus)Bus terminal toPagudpud Resort (₱ 25) 1:00 p – 1:10 pCheck In (SaudHotel) (₱ 2,850) 1:10 p – 12:00 p with meals
Pagudpud Beach- Boracay of the North- Its white sand beaches and crystal- blue water make Pagudpud a haven for tourists.- The scenery around is a pleasure to the eye.- A fabulous place to watch the setting of the sun
There are also the golden white sandbeaches where you can swim, snorkel, scuba dive, ride bancas, wind surf, play beachvolleyball and badminton to your hearts content. Beach huts and beach lounges are providedfree of charge for check- in guests..
The Trip Part 3Pagudpud toVigan, Ilocos (₱ 350) with 12:15 p – 7:00 pSur (Bus) terminal feeCheck inTravelers’ Hotel (₱ 2,600) with 7:00 p – 12 p catering
Mestizo District• The mestizo district has architecture and atmosphere that harkens back to the town’s trading days.• There are many antiques for sale at shops in the mestizo district. Though most of these are not authentic, they make good souvenirs as long as the price is not too high.
Things you can experience in Vigan• Riding a kalesa• Wandering in Spanish Period City• Looking at antique things• Buying antique souvenirs• Pottery is also important
Final Trip (Going Home)From Ilocos Surto Laoag (₱300) 1:30 p – 6:30 pCity, IlocosNorteFrom Laoag Cityto Manila (₱1, 132) 7:30 p – 9:00 pFrom Manila toZamboanga (₱ 1, 400) 9:00 p – 9:40 p