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An October 2011 trip to Pagudpud by manlalakbay

Patapat Viaduct Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines More Photos
Quote: Found North of Laoag City, Pagudpud offers a myriad of natural beauty - from turquoise blue beaches to emerald green rice fields. A definite must-visit!

Kaibigan Falls

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Kaibigan Falls Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines
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Pagudpud is more known for its beaches and bays rather than its trekking and bodies of fresh water, but you can also experience this with Kaibigan Falls (kaibigan translates to friend).The pit stop to Kaibigan Falls can be found in the highway. There is a small hut with a sari-sari store (mini-mart) where people wanting to visit the falls sign up. We paid a fee of P10 (around a quarter dollar) per person. Visitors are not allowed to go to the falls without a tour guide. Several tour guides wait by the hut for incoming tourists. Our tour guide was mild-mannered middle-aged man named Benny.He led us to a road that was big enough to accommodate light vehicles, but with the te...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2011

Kaibigan Falls
Eastern part of Barangay Balaoi
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Bantay Abot Cave

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Attraction | "The Lover's Rock of Pagudpud"

Bantay Abot Cave Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines
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Before reaching the Maira-Ira Cove or the Blue Lagoon, we passed by a couple of rock outcroppings opposite each other. The first one we passed was the Timangtang Rock. It was separated by dried coral rocks and wild waves from the more popular Bantay-Abot Cave. Bantay Abot Cave is a misnomer as it is not really a cave but a large hole in the middle of the rock, but it seems both locals and tourists have embraced the name.The pair is collectively called Lover's Rock. Bantay Abot Cave is supposedly the female. It took me a while to figure it out but found myself giggling when I eventually did. These two natures of wonder once again highlighted how nature blessed the province ...Read More

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Bantay Abot Cave

Pagudpud, Philippines

Maira-ira Beach (Blue Lagoon)

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Attraction | "Blue Lagoon"

Maira-ira Beach (Blue Lagoon) Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines
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The Blue Lagoon is the more popular name of the Maira-ira Cove or beach. As our vehicle was going down the road, a beautiful turquoise blue beach greeted us as well as an ala-Hollywood sign "Hannah's" put up by one of the resorts there.The road down was still rough and just had enough space for one vehicle. This may be a problem when there are oncoming vehicles, but basic driving courtesy can make sure you get to the Blue Lagoon. Before reaching the beach, we passed by a couple of other famous rock formations. As we slowly approached our destination, there are signs for cottage rentals as well as "palutuans" Guests can have fresh fish and seafood cooked by the "palutuans" f...Read More

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Maira-ira Beach (Blue Lagoon)

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Agua Grande

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Agua Grande Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines
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Agua Grande, or locally known as Dakel a Danum, can be found as the Patapat viaduct ends. This literally means "big water" in Ilokano.To be honest, it's not as big at all, as the name suggests. Why it was named so, I can not be sure. Nonetheless, it is an interesting showcase of nature.The stream that leads to Agua Grande comes from the mountain where the Patapat viaduct is snaking around. Eventually the stream, as it courses through rocks and boulders, will lead into the Pasalang Bay which is part of the China Sea. By the mountain, where the water is coming from, there is a grotto for the image of Mother Mary. This is quite a common expression of Catholic...Read More

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Agua Grande

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Patapat Viaduct

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Patapat Viaduct Photo, Pagudpud, Philippines
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The Patapat Viaduct can be found in the northermost part of Pagudpud. This viaduct leads to the next province of Cagayan Valley and the bridge is approximately 1.3KM, said to be the fourth longest bridge in the Philippines.The bridge has become one of the must-visit tourist attractions of Ilocos Norte. From the Southern part of the bridge, you can already see it snaking its way through the emerald mountain side and crossing over the deep blue Pasaleng Bay. Indeed, with its location, it is definitely a place to take postcard perfect photos of.Before crossing the bridge, you will see a shipwreck by the shore. The vessel is supposed to be a vessel dating back to the Japanese o...Read More

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Patapat Viaduct
Maharlika Highway To Cagayan Valley Region
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

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