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Ilocos Norte

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Ilocos Norte is a province in the Ilocos Region, in the north of the Philippines.


  • Laoag The main city of the area. Famous as a gambling city, and blessed with an International airport, so it occasionally gets overrun by tourists from Korea, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. It is also served by a flight from Manila on CebuPacfic -- flight time is about an hour.
Deserted beach at Pagudpud
  • Pagudpud Up on the North coast of the Philippines, it probably isn't the best place to go in winter, although if you're after deserted beaches, then its a great relief from the hordes at Boracay. Its about a 90 minute bus ride from Laoag.
  • Paoay

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Laoag International Airport is located in Laoag City. There are some scheduled flights to and from Hongkong, Guangzhou, Taiwan, and Korea. Domestic flights are also available via the national carrier Philippines Airlines.

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Various sea going vessels are docked at the ports of San Fernando and Currimao and are used for inter island transport.

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Take a scenic bus trip from the capital Manila to Ilocos Norte, lasting about eight hours. Among the bus companies plying this route are the Philippine Rabbit, Partas , Dominion, Florida, Farinas, and Maria de Leon bus lines.

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Map of Llocos Norte

Ilocos Norte is best explored on foot or riding the calesa, the traditional horse-drawn carriage that promises a unique experience in itself. Tricycles also abound for traveling short distances. Going from town to town would mean taking a bus, a mini-bus, or a jeepney.

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The Paoay Church, also known as the Saint Augustine Church, is one of the most famous Catholic Churches in the Philippines and a top tourist destination in the province of Ilocos. It is known for its natural beauty and rich preserved colonial era cultural sites.

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Kapuluan Vista Resort, Barangay Balaoi (, ☎ 09209522528 / 09209285273, [7]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. +63 (920) 952-2528 or +63 (920) 928-5273

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