Pagudpud Travel Guide

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Pagudpud Things to Do

  • Go down Bantay Abot

    Bantay abot is an Ilokano word which means "Big Rock with hole". This beauty is the first landmark that you'll see when going to the famous blue lagoon. You can reach it by going down the stairs beside the road. You just have to be really careful because from our last visit, the stair was really steep and narrow. Make sure to visit this in the...

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  • Explore Dos Hermanos

    Dos Hermanos is a twin mountain at the Maira-Ira Cove. You can get to this majestic mountain by wading through knee deep water during low tide. You can explore the cave at the mountain and take pictures at its foot.

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  • Stop by the Patapat Viaduct

    The Patapat viaduct is a bridge that connects Ilocos Norte to Cagayan Valley. Built at the side of the Cordillera mountains, the winding bridge is contrasted by the torquise blue water of the sea beside it, Making it a must see tourist spot.

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Pagudpud Hotels

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Pagudpud Restaurants

  • dont miss the good foods

    the restaurant is located beside the sea shore with very good view of west philippine sea the best ilocano dishes called pinakbet is one of the best for vegetarian like me. these are the combinations of eggplant, okra, chilli with bagnet

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  • Bravo! Delicioso! :)

    This is my first time to visit Pagudpud and I wanna make my stay the most out of it. Well I guess, Emohrou Beach Restobar did made my vacation worth it for Pagudpud. We've checked in at Evangeline's Beach Resort, which Emohrou restobar is their beach restaurant. I love the style and ambiance of the place very relaxing and cozy. I love the set of...

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  • We Ate All Of Our Meals Here!

    While in Pagudpud in June 2011, we ate all of our meals at Emohruo Beach Restobar. The name is quite a tongue-twister but admittedly an interesting conversation piece. Emohruo is actually our home spelled backwards. At Emohruo Beach Restobar, you can opt to eat al fresco or stay in a cozy place at the dining hall. It offers a wide range of dishes,...

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Pagudpud Nightlife

  • Moonlightning at Saud beach

    There is no nightlife in Pagudpud so we ask our tour guide to bring us in the market to buy snacks and drinks. Luckily it was fullmoon when we were in pagudpud we enjoy watching the Watching full moon. full moon is the night life in Pagudpud.Kuya Roland Villaluz Globe number:09275590818

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  • Live Acoustic Band

    Emohruo Beach Restobar at Evangeline Beach Resort have Acoustic Band at night during Fridays and Saturdays and the whole week of holy week. visit there website for more details www.evangelinebeachresort.net see you there. beach attire

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  • Nightlife in Pagudpud

    The nightlife in Pagudpud / Saud beach resort is basically enjoying the environment. I preferred the booze and food at Tera Rikka and Apo Idon. I also heard some people singing videoke. I guess there's nothing more to it.

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Pagudpud Transportation

  • Laoag,Vigan and Pagudpud tour Package

    My friends and I availed the service of Kuya Jomar Villaluz last June 2014 for Vigan,Laoag and Pagudpud tour. He is so kind,friendly and very trustworthy. That's why I recommend him as tourist guide around Ilocos. He is very considerate to took us a group pictures as well. We enjoyed our Ilocos tour especially the 4x4 ride!!! Thanks to Kuya Jomar...

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  • Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud Tour

    To make your Ilocos trip enjoyable and hassle free, you need to get a tourguide who will take you to places not just in Pagudpud but in Vigan and Laoag as well. Plus, a great tourguide who will fix your transportation and accomodation too. Now that's triple fun right? Famous tourist spots in Ilocos Region is something fun and very historical. So...

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  • Pagudpod to Vigan and back

    We had a grand tour of Ilocos Norte and Sur with the help of our kind guide+driver. Best driver around Ilocos. Drives really fast. Took him 2hrs 45mins to reach Pagudpod from Vigan. During the last Holyweek, we were able to go through most of the sights in 2 full days. Knows all the best places to eat and the best viewpoint to take your souvenir...

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Pagudpud Shopping

  • going gaga on miniature windmills and...

    Miniature Bangui windmills, native bracelets are souvenir items up for grabs in Pagudpud, Saud beach area. But when you opt to see and meet these gigantic turbines I suggest you go to Bangui Ilocos Norte. There you'll find these windmills in different sizes, the biggest cost about Php !,500in Batac Ilocos Norte,to be exact, in Marcos Museum,...

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  • Handcrafted Souvenirs

    The Saud Beach Souvenir Vendors' Cooperative is not a shop but an orderly row of vendors with local craft laid out on mats on one side of the beach. Known for their fair and cheaper costs (compared to Blue Lagoon vendors), the Saud souvenir vendor can customize the design of xouvenir items according to your preference. keychains, refrigerator...

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  • Haggle With Ambulant Vendors

    As soon as you arrive at the Blue Lagoon area, ambulant vendors will approach you with their souvenir items. They usually have their items neatly laid out in folding wooden trays propped on top of their bikes or a sidecar attached to the bike. Most of them are glib talkers, and are capable of enticing you to buy with the promise of writing your...

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Pagudpud Local Customs

  • Local's Hospitality

    The people we met in Pagudpud made our vacation memorable. with them we never feel alone and far away from home.Bus conductor who wakes us up para d kami lumampas ng babaan.Thanks to Mang Amor the local fishermen who give us fresh lobster and squid at lower price.To Ate Pearl the lady who managed the homestay who treated us as one of their family...

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  • People of Pagudpud

    The people of Pagudpud account for almost half of our wonderful trip to the place. I have never been to a place where you could (somehow) loower your guard and enjoy things around you. To a traveller, it is such a relief not to worry about the people around you. :)Kuya Josef (Tryk Tour), Manang Gemma (instant meal at the beach), Manang Dolores...

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  • must taste the sand..

    or throw a coin into the sea. the reason being is.. I don't KNow. we were just told to do it so we won't get our tummy aching prior to swimming.

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Pagudpud Warnings and Dangers

  • tricycle ride

    i observed that riding on a tricycle in pagudpud is not advisable because the trike is very low and cannot even see the road you are traveling as well as your head is bumped to the ceiling of the trike. one more thing is they are not supposed to ply along the national road and they are prone to accident along the highway like being sidesweep by the...

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  • Be Back From Your Tour Before Dark

    I noticed that there were no street lamps in the highway. If you leave Pagudpud for a tour of nearby towns (some tourists charter a tricycle to go to nearby towns like Burgos and Bangui), be conscious of your travelling time. Be sure to return to your resort in Pagudpud before it gets dark. I must emphasize it gets very, very dark in the evening....

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  • Accident At Slippery Rocks!

    When you go strolling around the beach, you'll find some areas with huge rocks. Before you tread on them, hold the surface with your hand to see if they are slippery. Wet Rocks covered with moss or seaweeds are normally slippery so make sure your beach shoes or sandals have good traction. And even if you have footwear with good traction, be careful...

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Pagudpud Tourist Traps

  • Be clear with what you want

    If you are not clear with what you want or expect, you might end up paying more than what you've bargained for. If you are taking the tricycle tour and are negotiating with the trike driver, be very specific with the places you want to visit before striking an agreement on the price. If you don't do this, the driver might ask for additional...

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  • nice place, bad food

    La Helene restaurant of Apo Idon is a place where you should be wary of. It is enticing with a nice view of the beach. But the food is not very good, served after a long time, understaffed, and insensitive staff. Just don't eat there. Terra Rika's restaurant which is right next to it offers the same food, about the same rate and the staff are very...

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  • Never take RAJAN bus line to Pagudpud.

    Take Farinas or Partas bus. Never ever take the Rajan bus to Pagudpud. This is the bus line owned by the owners of Arinaya resort. On our way to Pagudpud, the airconditioning of the bus faltered. Eventually, the bus conked out somewhere in Ilocos Sur. We were told that another bus was on its way to fetch us. After waiting for 4 hours, we decided to...

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Pagudpud What to Pack

  • Bring Enough Cash

    jacket if you want to stay late in the beach, comfortable slippers, sandals, hat for kaibigan falls trek, swimwear mineral water for rock formation visit hat or umbrellas. bring alcohol if in case you get slip going kaibigan falls. Nikon DSLR camera and tripod. flashlight You should bring enough cash with you because there is no ATM machine...

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  • Travel Light!

    Backpack and beltbag will do cargo capri pants, shorts, dry-fit blouses/t-shirts, scarf/sari, hat, folding umbrella, sandals/slippers with good traction maintenance medicines for your health problems, first aid medicines, sunblock, moisturizer, hair repair shampoo & conditioner, insect repellent point & shoot or dslr camera, monopod or gorilla...

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  • Jacket

    If you're staying in Pagudpud during January or early February, BRING A JACKET! bring pants as well. It's cold!

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Pagudpud Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit Kabigan falls. No ifs, no buts.

    It's a 30-min "rough" trek from the main road, so wear rubber shoes, sandals or slippers (anything for hiking). Mind you, its worth every step. :)

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  • See the Windmills Upclose

    Don't just get contented to see these 15-piece "giant electric fan" from afar. Go check it put upclose and you will know why I said so. By the way, it is the first power generating windmill farm in the country.

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  • BLUE LAGOON..MAIRA-IRA BEACH RESORT..

    whew..you must visit this place..very powdery sand..blue water..quiet and serene place..your DREAM VACATION SPOT..!!!

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Pagudpud Sports & Outdoors

  • Surfing Lessons at Kapuluan Vista Resort

    You can get surfing lessons at Kapuluan Vista Resort. Owners Mike and Alma are very friendly. here are the rates (April 2008) 1 room single bedroom 20001 room good for 2 persons 2500pools and other stuffs are freeexcept the surf board =) No need to bring surf boards, the resort has enough.

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  • Scuba Diving

    The coral reef of Pagudpud is nice, has a lot of live corals and different species of fishes roaming around Scuba Gear is available at Terra Rikka Resort included in their scuba package, for Discovery Dives it would cost you 2,000 pesos includes boat, scuba gear e.g. wet suit,tank,weights,bcd,regulator

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  • Snorkelling at Blue Lagoon

    Blue Lagoon offers snorkelling/scuba diving enthusiasts a great deal. Amidst these big rocks are big schools of different fish. Go farther and you'll see more! Blue Lagoon does not have much resort there, so you won't be able to find the equipments there. Better get all your gears from Pagudpud. At Terra Rika's Diving Resort, P250 for a...

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Pagudpud Favorites

  • Summer Paradise

    I love the staying at our homestay because it's beach front! Anytime I can run like crazy and swim! :) There are lots of restaurants/ dampa near the homestay too, you can buy raw seafoods and ask them to cook for you. The famous Blue Lagoon, you can see nature at it's finest. You can try the zipline too! Hannah's Resort opeartes the Zipline, and...

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  • Reliable and Trustworthy tour guide in...

    hi if you are planning for a day tour in pagudpud i just want to recommend a nice and very reliable tour guide name roland villaluz his contact number is 09275590818, he can also helped you in your laoag-vigan tour coz he has a partnership in vigan and laoag...they also have homestay near hannah's beach located in blue lagoon beach for a very...

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  • Pagudpud's Best Tour Guide You Must...

    Meeting Local People who made our Vacation Memorable:Very Good Service of Kuya Roland VillaluzMy sis and I visited pagudpud for the first time, feeling nervous because we don’t know everything about the place we searched the net and read different reviews thanks to virtual tourist we get everything we need to know. We contact Kuya Roland Villaluz...

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