Exploring Ilocos Norte: Part 2

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Let me take you to a joyride. Let’s discover the beauty of Ilocos Norte!

Last week, I posted Part 1 of Ilocos Norte escapade!  The beginning of the more-than-one-year-in-planning adventure was also posted already!

So hop on and let’s continue the ride! 😀

The Ark

After almost 12 hours of road trip! We finally arrived to Pagudpud! 😀

FYI: Pagudpud is a fourth class municipality and a coastal resort town of Ilocos Norteprovince, in the northern Ilocos Region of the Philippines. According to the 2010 census, Pagudpud has a population of 21,877 people.[3] It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches.

And our first stop is…

The Falls

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It was raining hard when we arrived in Kabigan Falls but we brave the rain and the one-hour trek to see the majestic Kabigan Falls!

FYI: Kabigan Falls in Barangay Baloi, Pagudpud is a 120-feet high falls with a base of natural cool pool. Tucked inside a forest of rich greens, the more-than-a-kilometre trek is surely an adventure worth trying.

Because it was raining, we rented a 20-peso-worth of raincoat!

The trek was muddy, tiring and a bit slippery, but the view is indeed breathtaking!

And then… we reached the falls! 😀

After we got back to our van, we had a yummy lunch but we fail to take photos! (Maybe the trek really made us hungry! :D)

And then… while the rain is getting really really hard, we take a quick peak to the famous…

The Viaduct

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FYI: The Patapat Viaduct is a viaduct at the municipality of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, acoastal resort town on the northernmost tip ofLuzon Island in the Philippines.

The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level. It is a concrete coastal bridge 1.3 km long and connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.

The viaduct is truly a beauty to behold. But we’re not able to cherish it ’cause the rains really hard. 😦

Our only photo is…

More travel stories and photos next week!

I hope you’re enjoying the ride?

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Photo credit: ALL photos are MINE except stated otherwise.

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42 thoughts on “Exploring Ilocos Norte: Part 2

  1. Thanks for taking us along. I’m learning much. The text is rich and clear with informative and living detail. The photos are lively and real. It’s fun to see where and how everything goes–and who (especially). Thanks!

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      1. Cool! Looking forward to it.. 🙂 It’s great to roam around our own country. Philippines is such a beauty. Unfortunately, I haven’t even been to Boracay. Lol Next goal for me is Palawan though. 🙂

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