At the famed Bangui Windmills
On the second day of our Ilocos tour, we left Vigan on a gloomy weather. Halfway through our trip, the sun was shining in Laoag. It was a confused weather. I was getting worried since the rain might cancel our Pagudpud tour.
After two hours, we arrived at the bus station in Laoag. It was another two-hour travel in a non-aircon bus going to Pagudpud. On our way, we passed by the Burgos town where the Burgos Lighthouse is located and the Bangui Windmills. Seeing the huge windmills blew me away. It was indeed a feast for the eyes. Unfortunately, we had to go to the Pagudpud town proper first to meet our tour guide.
We arrrived at the Pagudpud townhall where our tour guide, Kuya Angel picked us up with his trike. It was already drizzling so we decided to check in first to our resort and have lunch.
Note: Kuya Angel is Mang Arnel’s nephew (one of the most popular tourist guides in Ilocos). You may call them for reservations and book them early as they are really in demand. The North and South Tour cost Php1500 each – 09069388308
Arnel Aguila – 0926880666
Kuya Arnel’s trike
Bantay Bell Tower
Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte are two of the popular tourist destinations North of Luzon because of their beautiful beaches, well-preserved cultural spots, mouth-watering delicacies and extreme adventures. So when I had the time and resources, I immediately booked a flight to Laoag to experience it firsthand.
Our flight to Laoag via CebuPacificAir was in the evening so we decided to stay at Laoag Northview Hotel for the night. The Laoag City Gov’t is offering free shuttle service to different hotels in Laoag so it was very convenient for us to travel around the area. Upon arriving at the Laoag International Airport, we went to the Information Center to avail the free shuttle. They just asked us to fill out a form for the driver.
We waited for a couple of minutes for the shuttle to arrive. I noticed that most pasengers were foreigners. We were dropped off first because our hotel was closest to the airport. I chose the Northview Hotel because of its location. It also offers free shuttle to the Partas bus station going to Vigan and has complimentary breakfast. The Laoag Northview Hotel is located at Airport Road, Brgy. 46, Nalbo Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 2900.
Facade of GrandPa’s Inn