The quiet town of Pagudpud offers beautiful scenery with breathtaking views of rice paddies and grassy plains as well as the blue lagoon with its white sand and clear blue water.
- Fun Things To Do
- See Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
- Visit Kabigan Falls
- Discover The Secret Green Hills
- Visit Bangui Windmills
- Enjoy Spectacular Views at Patapat Viaduct
- Discover the Blue Lagoon
- Explore Bantay Abot Cave
- Discover Dos Hermanos Islands
- Visiting The Historical Burgos Lighthouse
- Where to Stay on Pagudpud Philippines
- Wrapping Up
Located in the province of Ilocos Norte, roughly about a 11 hour bus ride from Manila. Pagudpud maybe a small rural town but it has plenty to offer.
Fun Things To Do
To help you plan your Pagudpud adventure, there are some amazing things to do in Pagudpud Philippines you can do and activities to try in this scenic rural town.
Here is our list of fun things to do in Pagudpud Philippines.
See Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan simply means white and it highlights the white colour of the rock formations. Situated in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, the rock formations were carved out of the land by the wind and the sea.
The rock formations are approximately 3 km from the main highway, which means that one needs to trek along a ragged trail. There are horses for 100.00 PHP for people who don’t want to walk and quickly get to the hill.
If you decided to walk, please bring lots of water and be careful there are areas which are slippery.
Visit Kabigan Falls
The Kabigan Falls is nestled in the eastern portion of Barangay Balaoi. Surrounded by a lush jungle, the waterfall is 80 feet tall and serves as the perfect epitome of raw and untouched nature in its purest form.
There is a walk of about 45 mins to the falls with a guide who accompanies and helps you over the wooden bridges. As you walk to the waterfalls you will see the lush forest, the lucent streams, the lullabies from the birds.
And when you reach the end, you probably could not help but dive into the invigoratingly cold pool down the cascading Kabigan falls.
Discover The Secret Green Hills
There is a long walk to reach the Secret Green Hills, so make sure you have plenty of water, walking shoes and your camera ready.
As the hour long walk along rice paddies, farmlands and off the beaten path to the famous Secret Green Hills.
Continue walking up to the grassy steep hill through the path to see with the cliff views with waves crashing to the shore and rocks below.
Visit Bangui Windmills
Bangui is considered as the first town at Pagudpud’s south, which is best once you take a tour with the 2 other Burgos destinations.
Bangui windmills are part of Bangui Wind Farm, which is the first and only one in the country. It is also said to be the largest in the entire Southeast Asia.
This generates power for electricity, supplying forty percent of the power that Ilocos Norte needs. Every tower is sixty meters tall and six-meter diameter base.
The wind farm also has a substation where personnel may talk about the wind energy as renewable energy.
Enjoy Spectacular Views at Patapat Viaduct
The Patapat Viaduct is a bridge elevated 31 meters over sea level. It is a concrete coastal bridge 1.3 km long and connects the Maharlika Highway. And is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.
The view from the Patapat Viaduct is a tourist spot you shouldn’t miss! It’s perfect combination of mountain and sea in one shot.
However there is limited to no parking, be careful when parking or wondering around, you are still on a highway.
Discover the Blue Lagoon
The blue lagoon Beach is really amazing. The pristine white beach with water is clear blue water is found in Maira-Ira Cove.
The beach is enclosed by hills and mountains and there are a few establishments to eat and drink.
You can spend you time either on the beach, in the sea, on a banana boat or zipping over it on the “longest zipline in the world”, allegedly.
Explore Bantay Abot Cave
Bantay Abot Cave is nearby Kabigan Falls, the windy road or Hannah’s Beach Resort), then why not to take the little detour.
Down the small embankment and over several slippery rocks, you could make your way along its coast like until you reach Bantay Abot Cave.
Bantay Abot cave is not really a cave but a hill with a hole in the middle. With the top of the cave is covered with green grass and vegetations.
To get to the interior of the cave, you will need to go down a concrete staircase and a rocky part going up to the hole. Inside the hole you can see the blue waters of the Blue Lagoon and birds nesting on the ceiling of the cave.
The water surrounding the Bantay Abot Cave is not a good spot for swimming. As the waves are too strong.
Discover Dos Hermanos Islands
Along Pagudpud’s western coast in Brgy Balaoi, you will find Dos Hermanos Islands. In English, it’s known as Two Brothers Islands. There is a legend that there were two brothers lost at sea and the islands appear when they were lost.
Dos Hermanos is right in front of the Casa Consuelo resort. At low tide you can even walk the 400 meters to the islands.
And at high tide you can easily swim across but be careful of the sharp rocks and corals underfoot.
Visiting The Historical Burgos Lighthouse
During the Spanish colonial regime, the Spanish trade ships would travel the route between Spain and the Philippines on a regular basis.
Cape Bojeador’s lighthouse in Burgos served as one of the galleons’ beacons.
Today, Burgos lighthouse was converted into a beautiful public museum.
It’s also a cultural heritage structure and functions as a lighthouse for the international ships, which enter Philippine waters.
Where to Stay on Pagudpud Philippines
Pagudpud has loads of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Pagudpud Philippines.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Natures Healing Home
Rating 8.7, Prices start from $18 for a double room cottage
Natures Healing Home offers free parking and free WiFi is provided in public areas. The accommodation is either air-conditioned or fan-cooled.
Some units have a kitchenette, dining area and/or terrace. The units have either a private bathroom or a shared bathroom, all equipped with a shower and free toiletries.
San Juan La Union Apartments
Rating 8.2, Prices start from $28 for a studio apartment
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. San Juan La Union Apartments provides air-conditioned accommodation in San Juan.
All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is provided.
Finally, Pagudpud is one of the many beautiful places you can visit in the Philippines. It has countless must see attractions that will surely give you a great travel experience. If you’re in Pagudpud and you want to make most of your travel, this place is definitely a must visit.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Pagudpud Philippines has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.