Ilocos Norte is one of the provinces in Luzon that is situated at the top most north of the Philippines. People in this province speaks Ilocano but can understand English and Tagalog.

Spend your weekend in this province and be stunned by its cultural birthrights and inherent wonders.

You can get there by air and by land travel. When you take a flight to Ilocos Norte, your stopping point will be Laoag International Airport with 45 minutes flight time. By land, you can choose from different bus lines such as Partas, Florida, Maria De Leon, RCJ and FariƱas Trans with an estimated travel time of 5 to 9 hours.

You should consider this itinerary the moment you get there:

1. Show a little bit skin in Pagudpud Beach - one of the finest beaches in the country.
Pagugpud is located in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte - a two to three hours land travel time from Laoag City
Beach is good for boating and  kayaking.
View of the beach during morning.
2. Sandboarding and Riding 4x4 at Lapaz Sand Dunes
4x4 Riding is a great adventure to those who are testing  how fare they can go with their adrenaline rush! Photo by JAYEXIOMO.
3. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Paoay Church.
WORLD HERITAGE CHURCH. Saint Augustine Church is famous due to it's Spanish colonial architecture and design. 
4. Breathtaking Windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte
A row of turbines situated along the shoreline of Bangui Bay. Windmills help the community to have a stable electricity and to lower the cost of  bills. Photo by JayeXiomo
5. Get your camera ready and take a selfie in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.
Photo by JayXiomo. The word 'Kapurpurawan' is an Ilocano term which means 'white'.  Your vacation in Ilocos Norte will not be complete without seeing this magnificent rock formation.
6. Fly like an eagle at Hannah's Zipline with your friends.
Hannah's Zipline is considered as the Asia's longest Zipline over water. Located in Pagupud, Ilocos Norte

7. Stop-over in Patapat Viaduct to see and adoring beauty of long bridgelike structure, green mountain ranges and blue sea.
Patapat Viaduct is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.
8. Sink your teeth to mouthwatering Ilocano dishes and delicacies.
Empanada Espesyal is an original delicacy of Ilocos Norte. Main ingredients of such is mango sprout, egg and longganisa. Photo by dakilanglaagan.
Ilocano de Ensalada
Pokpoklo - a seaweed native in Ilocos Norte

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