Dubbed as the “Boracay of the North”, there’s more to Pagudpud than its pristine, sandy coastline. As a coastal town situated at the northernmost tip of Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud may feel like the Ilocos Region’s final frontier. Discover a serene, coastal backdrop and find your oasis at Pagudpud!
What to expect when you’re there:
Beach lovers rejoice! Pagudpud offers a variety of beaches that suit your taste for serenity and adventure. Saud beach is ideal for swimming while Caparispisan and Blue Lagoon are best for water activities. Snorkelers can revel in the shallow beaches of Currimao, Saud & Balaoi which are dotted by extensive coral formations.
For your picture-perfect moments, try the grey, brown, and pebbled beaches of Pagudpud. Getting there is a breeze, quite literally!
Stretching over 1.3 kilometers long around a mountain edge and facing the rocky Ilocos coastline, stop and take the view at the Patapat Viaduct (also known as the Patapat Bridge). Driving down the Patapat Viaduct is a moment in itself - roll the windows down and let your hair loose as you take in the majestic views of the West Philippine Sea.
Whether it’s relaxing on the beach or surfing a perfect wave, Pagudpud is a one of a kind destination.
How to get there:
Depending on the amount of time you have to spare, getting to Pagudpud can be as short as a plane ride away or as long as a scenic road trip. With a distance of 78 kilometers, getting to Laoag City from Pagudpud takes around 1 and a half hours.
If you opt to take in the majestic scenery and beautiful coastlines of Pagudpud via a road trip, getting to Pagudpud from Metro Manila can take 9 to 10 hours.
For a quick trip, you may opt to take a direct flight from Manila to Laoag which takes approximately an hour. From Laoag airport, you can get to Pagudpud by riding a tricycle to the bus terminal. From there, you can take a bus and ask to be dropped off at Pagudpud.