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Discover the 14 Must-See Attractions in Ilocos Norte

Last updated on October 3rd, 2023 at 06:39 pm

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Recently, I had the opportunity to explore the captivating province of Ilocos Norte, a destination brimming with natural beauty and thrilling activities. This province boasts a diverse array of attractions, from mesmerizing beaches to ancient historical sites. Here, I’ll share with you my top 14 recommendations for must-see attractions in Ilocos Norte:

 

1. Pagudpud Welcome Arch

This iconic arch is not only a landmark but also the gateway to the picturesque town of Pagudpud. It’s a perfect spot for taking memorable photos.

2. Paoay Church

This centuries-old church is a true masterpiece of architectural heritage, showcasing the rich culture of Ilocos Norte.

3. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Standing tall, this lighthouse provides a stunning view of the coastline and the endless ocean.

4. Sand Dunes

For adventure seekers, a visit to the Ilocos Norte Sand Dunes is a must. Try sandboarding or enjoy an adrenaline-pumping 4×4 ride on the dunes.

5. Bangui Windmills

These massive wind turbines not only generate sustainable electricity but also offer a unique and captivating sight for visitors.

6. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Nature’s artistry is on display here, with limestone rock formations creating a picturesque landscape, perfect for photography.

7. Malacañang of the North

Dive into Philippine history by visiting this mansion, once the official residence of former President Ferdinand Marcos. It’s now a museum showcasing the nation’s political history.

8. Baluarte Zoo

Get up close and personal with various animals, from tigers to zebras, at this fascinating animal sanctuary.

9. Kabigan Falls

Tucked away amidst lush greenery, this waterfall provides a refreshing escape and a chance for a cooling swim.

10. Patapat Viaduct

Take a scenic drive along this coastal road, offering awe-inspiring views of the sea and mountains.

11. Calle Crisologo

Transport yourself back in time as you stroll through this historic street in Vigan, lined with colonial-era homes.

12. Bantay Abot Cave

Discover this natural wonder with a unique hole in its roof that allows sunlight to illuminate the cave’s interior.

13. Paraiso ni Anton

A tranquil spot featuring a small shrine and a soothing cascading spring with reputed healing properties.

14. Blue Lagoon at Balaoi

Make sure to include a visit to the breathtaking Blue Lagoon on your itinerary. Its pristine waters and powdery-white sand create a postcard-worthy scene, perfect for various water activities and swimming.

During our trip, we had a wonderful stay at Jay Henry’s Transient House, conveniently located near the top tourist attractions of the province, making it an excellent choice for accommodation.

Ilocos Norte offers a diverse array of attractions, catering to different interests, whether you’re a nature lover or a history buff. If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, make sure to include Ilocos Norte in your travel plans.

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I put a lot of effort into making sure my guides and information are as up-to-date and accurate as I can. But, just so you know, I can't promise that everything on my site is absolutely correct or the very latest all the time. It's a good idea to double-check things with sources you trust. If you happen to spot something that's not quite right, please give me a heads-up using this form. Your feedback is super valuable and helps me make my guides even better.

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Lorence Laudenio

Lorence is an IT grad who loves to travel. He shares tech updates, trends, and his travel journey, aiming to inspire others by blending his passions.

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