Cobblestone walkways, horse-drawn carriages, mansions of yester-years. This is Vigan, one of the few remaining 16th century towns in the Philippines.
Sta. Maria is a quaint little town that holds a gem.
In the last 10 years, San Juan has become the surf capital of the North.
Facing the West Philippine Sea, Pagudpud’s beaches are nothing short of amazing: Stretches of white sand lined with coconut trees and crystal-blue water. Located at the northernmost tip of the Luzon island, Pagudpud is a sleepy coastal town. But the locals are definitely generous with their smiles. It’s not overrun by tourists yet, but it’s getting there. So head on out — now.
Manaoag is famous for one thing – the Lady of Manaoag.
Luna, one of the coastal towns of La Union is named after the famous Luna brothers: Juan Luna, the Filipino realist painter who played with light and shadow, and Antonio Luna, the great general of the Philippine revolution. Their mother, Dona Laureana Novicio Luna, hails from this area that was originally called Namacpacan. In Ilocano, Namacpacan translates to “one who feeds.”
The Philippines has roughly 15,000 kilometers of coastline.
Ilocandia, here we come! When you start your Ilocos adventure, you are most likely to start in Laoag City.
Bolinao is a little treasure trove with a panoramic view of the West Philippine Sea.
We know how difficult it is to choose which of the 7,107 islands to explore first. But if you’d like to hit roughly 100 islands in all at once, the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos is the place to go.