Going North – Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (Part 1)

After 9-hour bus ride via Farinas Transit to Laoag and another 2-hour jeepney ride, we’ve finally reached our destination. We’re dead tired and sleepy from a long journey and uncomfortable bus ride but still looking forward and excited to the start of our 3-day escape.

Before settling at Saud Beach, we first had our breakfast at BingBong’s Restaurant. Then, we went further north to see the spectacular view of South China Sea at the Patapat Viaduct. At the end of Patapat Viaduct, we visited Agua Grande Picnic Park for another round of camwhoring.

Patapat Viaduct

Agua Grande Picnic Park

A few minutes drive from Agua Grande led us to the Maira-ira, Blue Lagoon. We didn’t bother to change to our swimming gears though the waves looks inviting. We just exchanged our “oooohs-and-aaahs” for the splendid view in front of us and headed for Bantay Abot Cave. Bantay Abot Cave means “a mountain with a hole”.

Bantay Abot Cave (a mountain with a hole)

Blue Lagoon

From the Blue Lagoon, we can see from afar the famous Bangui Windmills, coined by the locals as “giant electric fans”. But the windmills deserve another post, besides we”ll visit it on the 2nd day of our itinerary. Meanwhile, we decided to leave Blue Lagoon, and head to Villa del Mar Ivory Beach Resort. It’s past lunchtime when we arrived at the resort and left our things in our room, we immediately went to their restaurant and ordered Pinakbet and Bagnet. We spent the rest of the afternoon frolicking on the resort’s white sand and blue and calm waters. It was drizzling by night time though we still had a glimpse of the sunset.

Pagudpud Sunset

*Pictures are photographed by my husband, check out http://jackncokehere.multiply.com for more pictures.

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