RCJ Bus to pagudpud
I prefer RCJ Bus if you are planning to go in pagudpud they will drop you directly to badua market so you dont need to ride in an ordinary bus in laoag, the good thing is it is so cheap compared to other buses. its around P600 from españa to pagudpud with free meal just present your ticket in bus stop in la union and you can get your free cup noodles, coffee, chichiria, and candy...Nice.
Kuya Rodel Pancho and his tricycle..
If you want to tour in pagudpud you can contact kuya Rodel Pancho in 09207518438 and he will be your tour guide in the beautiful places in pagudpud like blue lagoon, bagui wind mills, burgos light house, white rock formation, kabigan falls, patapat viaduct, bantay abot cave and many more...he is so kind, fun and cool to be with, he use to share us some of he's funny experience in pagudpud, prang matagal na kau magkakilala you can also ask him to drop you by in the market to buy some foods and if you are leaving just txt him and susunduin nya kayo at ihahatid sa terminal, he also act as our interpreter, ung iba kc di namin maintindihan kc ilokano hehehe, kya you will feel very comfortable with him hehehe "kuya thank you sa saging na saba" just contact kuya Rodel Pancho Tricycle no. 192
Florida Bus lines will take you direct to Pagudpud
To Pagudpud from Manila: Take the Florida Bus in Sampaloc Manila. They have daily trips to Pagudpud and the bus leaves at 9:30 pm. It's a good 10 hour trip but you will probably sleep all the way. Fare per person is 650 pesos. It's best to buy your ticket one day in advance. There's a portalet in the bus so there's no problem if you want to do a number 1 :).
From drop-off point to any resort in Barangay Saud: Arrange with your resort to pick you up or you may just take a tricycle. In our case, the Florida conductor recommended Marlon to us. We were charged 60 pesos for the 10 minute trip to Polaris Beach Resort. We did not ride the tricycle until we had a deal with the driver (very important).
Around Pagudpud: Around Pagudpud is very scenic and if you don't have your own transportation, take the tricycle tour. Be specific with the places you want to see before agreeing to a price. We were initially asked 600 pesos but at the end of the trip Marlon asked for an additional 200 pesos. I asked him why this was so, we chose only 3 locations out of around 6 or 7 places that were offered. He just said because Bangui Wind Farm was "far." I decided not to argue anymore lest ruin an almost perfect day.
Pagudpud to Manila: The Florida Bus leaves at 8 pm. Take a trike from the resort to bus depot. Or if you wish to travel during the day, from Pagudpud take 2 hour bus ride to Laoag (around 200 pesos). From Laoag, take Partas (701 pesos) to Cubao or Manila.
Discovering Pagudpud by tricycle
A fun way to go around Pagudpud is to hire a tricycle for 600.00 pesos. Usually, the tricycle driver would also serve as a tour guide for some of the places that you would like to visit.
If you ever find yourself looking for a trike driver who is safe and trustworthy, just text or call Mang Arnel at 0918-6890723.
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For Pagudpud tour you may contact Kuya Andrew (+639215370276). he was our tour guide/hired tricycle driver during our last summer getaway at Pagudpud. He was able to roam us around Pagudpud and the rest of Ilocos Norte in a negotiable price. He is very accommodating and nice. Always smiling and a fun to be around. Your trip will get even enjoyable. we were surprised that tricycle drivers there were really professional, in terms of attitude. they are really courteous and not "magulang". hehe!! Just it for now. Just a friendly reminder, i really suggest Kuya Andrew to be your tour guide at your Pagudpud Tour.
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Joyride With Kuya Andrew
we've been to pagudpud this summer break. I suggest that the best way to go there is thru RCJ BUS. (Cost is Php550/head) Take a night trip. It's a 12-hour ride. So when you wake up, you're already in Pagudpud. From the bus drop off of Pagudpud, there are tricycle men waiting ready to drop you on your destinations. (Php300 depending on your stay in resort destination) There we met KUYA ANDREW. He's the one to drive us to our destination and to the whole Pagudpud. He also do Pagudpud tour for a very friendly price. Unlike to those who have van rent which give very expensive prices. His price is i think half the price or lesser. He is also an accredited tour guide of Department of Tourism. He can get you to the tourist spots in Pagudpud safe and fast. Since we are only two tourists then, he was also our photographer. =)
tourist spots that we visited were:
BANTAY ABOT CAVE
PATAPAT VIA DUCT
It's a half day tour for only Php500, but if you want to explore the rest of ILOCOS NORTE, you can also visit the following:
You only have to add another Php600.
It's a very cheap way to enjoy Pagudpud and the rest of ILOCOS NORTE.
So if you're to go there, I highly suggest you get in touch with KUYA ANDREW so he can give you a JOYRIDE at Pagudpud! You may contact him @ 09215370276
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Ride within Pagudpud
Tricycle ride is the main tansportation within Pagudpud. I recommend you go
around Pagudpud area, Blue Lagoon, Panzzian Bay, Patapat Bridge, Bangui
Windfarm. There are also other spots to check out, but because of time
constraints, we need to leave by noontime. We just visited a few of them.
Half day would be just fine in touring the vicinity of the place.
I suggest you get a guide in touring the place, we hired Francis Agustinez,
he is one of the registered tour guide (yes! tour guides there are
registered) Those who are registered are the only ones who you can hire to
tour you. I strongly recommend Francis, aside from being so patient and nice
with all our needs, he is on time and not concern with the time you spend in
every destination, he actually wants you to enjoy each place of visit. Very
very nice person, and easy to go along with. His Tricycle number is 257 and his contact
number is 0921-4180693.
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delux bus LaUnion to Pugudpud
Not sure if Manila is your start point or not, but unless you fly into Laoag probably the best way is to take the bus. I would highly suggest the delux, lots more leg room, much more comfortable as it will be along ride. Once you are in Pagudpud and if you know where you want to go you should be able to tell the bus driver to drop you off at a certain point. I would also suggest a spot where you can pick up a tricycle to take you down to a resort or you could be walking a ways.
Also, because the trip takes awhile, you may arrive somewhat late, you could also consider staying in Laoag overnite and continueing the last hour of the trip into Pagudpud the next day.
good luck, have fun!
No no to Maria de Leon
My 12-13 hours inside their Pagudpud-bound bus was hell! They accommodated too many chance passengers (about 7-8) who were made to sit on the aisle of the bus making it difficult to go out during the stop-overs. A little girl was even made to lay down on the floor! Two girls who hogged seats at the farthest row (two rows behind my seat) where chatting and laughing out loudly during 10 out of the 12 hours making sleep a questionable possibility! Though the fare (Php500) was much lower than other companies, this appeared to give the conductor and driver justification for taking as much chance passengers as they can get.
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If you cannot afford the tours provided by van owners (Php2500-3000) and if you're but a group of 3-7, I think it would be better to simply rent out a tricycle from the friendly neighborhood manongs and kuyas. The Pagudpud day tour trip covers the Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Agua Grande, Paraiso ni Anton, Bantay-Abot Cave and either Blue Lagoon or Saud beach depending on where you're staying. It costs Php600. I have here Kuya Ramon and Kuya Chris's (they were our drivers/tour guides) contact details if you want to find honest and nice drivers ready before your arrival.
Tricycle Ride Through Pagudpud
There are sevral worthwhile sights around pagudpud that one should experience.
Considering that we just took the bus from Manila to pagudpud, we had to hire a tricycle to help us discover Pagudpud.
We hired the tricycle that brought us from the national highway to Saud beach. He had a new franchise with a new motorbike to boot. So he was pretty fast with the travel. He charged us P500 for the trip to the Windmills of Bangui and the Lighthouse in Burgos. Thats about 4hour trip. Then another P500 for the ride for the Kabigin Falls, the Viaduct & Blue Lagoon, about 4 1/2 hour trip.
Bus Adventure to Pagudpud
The first part of Pagudpud trip was an overnight stay in Vigan. So we had to get a bus ride to Vigan first. Partas bus company has very comfortable buses. They even had a de luxe bus to Vigan but the line was long and a major nightmare on a long weekend. So after waiting for 2 1/2 hours in line, we decided to check out the other bus company in Cubao and got Viron which left 20 minutes after we got to the bus station.
Bad thing about Viron is that it had tons of stops along the way. Making our trip from Cubao to Vigan an 9 hour long trip!!! I think Partas makes less stops.
We did take Partas from Vigan to Laoag. Then another bus company (forgot the name) to Pagudpud. Then a 5 km tricycle ride to the beach.
Pagudpud to Manila was a lot better. Just got Florida bus in Pagudpud which goes to Samaploc area, Manila. We took the 8pm trip. Left around 830pm, arrived in manila by 7am.
upon getting off the bus tryks were waiting for passengers as if they have booked a trip with them. usually the bus drivers or conductors were the ones dealing with these drivers and us passengers are just getting in.. and off to saud or anywhere we would wish.. they charge P40.00 to Saud only. you could rent them for a tour around just negotiate with the price. .ranging from P400-up.
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Pagudpud Aventure Tour
Pagudpud travel comes in a spendid packaged from mountains to cave, beaches to waterfalls Superve adventure. And to complete Travel on the following tourist destination like Burgos lighthouse, Bangui Windmill, Bantay Abot Cave , Patapat Bridge, Paraiso ni san anton, Agua Grande and the majectic Blue Lagoon get in touch with the honest and very kind Tricyle Driver Kuya Robert Came with hp#: 09197173772. He is very careful in driving smooth and safe travel.
Its took Fifty-five-minute flight from Manila. Flight schedules to and from Laoag, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte, are difficult to come by. Things keep changing. Philippine Airlines used to have connecting flights to and from Manila. Air Philippines used to fly there, too. Laoag International Airlines has or used to have operations there. There are some carriers that fly directly from Taiwan. The province has long talked about upgrading its airport to increase tourism, but so far it's just that.
Then, One and a half hours by car from Laoag to Pagudpud.
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