Places to Visit

 

GETTING AROUND

Tricycles and calesas are easy, safe and inexpensive ways to get around Laoag.  Walking is advisable around downtown Laoag. To and from Laoag, you may take a jeepney, mini bus, or bus at designated terminals or pick-up points. Jeepney and Van rentals are also available.

MUST-SEES

  • Museo Ilocos Norte
  • Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
  • Laoag (La Paz) Sand Dunes
  • Malacañang of The North
  • Marcos Mausoleum, Batac
  • Paoay Church
  • Juan Luna Shrine, Badoc
  • Northwestern University Botanical Gardens and Ecotourism Park
  • Santa Monica Church, Sarrat
  • Nueva Era Eco-Cultural Park
  • Davila Mangroves, Davila, Pasuquin
  • Museo de Bacarra, Bacarra Ilocos Norte
  • Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos
  • Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Burgos
  • Kaangrian Falls, Burgos
  • Bangui Windmills, Bangui
  • Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud
  • Saud White Beach Cove, Pagudpud
  • Patapat Viaduct, Pagudpud
  • Anuplig Falls, Adams
  • Adams Wildlife Critical Habitat (a newly declared protected area in Adams)

MUST-DOS

  • Gastronomical adventure
  • Horseback riding, bike cruising, extreme 4×4 and sandboarding adventure in the La Paz Sand Dunes, home of the original sandboarding in Ilocos (Contact the LEAD Movement, the creators of Ilocos Sand Boarding, for La Paz Adventure Guided Tours and Cruiser Bike, Kayak and ATV (for Kids and Adults) Rentals. Reny Tan (0919-873-5516  / 0917 841 5155) or Marc Nicolas (0917-763-5943)
  • Birdwatching, boating and bamboo rafting in Paoay Lake National Park (a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Areas System or NIPAS)
  • Nature immersion, photography and/or horseback riding in Kapurpurawan, Burgos spelunking in the caves of Tanap, Burgos
  • Aauthentic farm experience in REFMAD Farms (Ilocos Norte’s first dragon fruit farm)
  • Swimming, diving, surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling in Pagudpud
  • Birdwatching, trekking, falls hopping and extreme mountain biking in Adams
  • Nature and cultural appreciation at the Nueva Era Eco-Cultural Park
  • Kayaking at the Bislak River, Umok ni Siwawer, overlooking the Vintar Dam.