Vigan, Laoag Airport, Manila, Home
Our last day in VIGAN CITY..
Had breakfast at our hotel RF ANICETO MANSION at 7:00am. Had longganisa with rice while my niece had corned beef and rice. Later on we went to Calle Crisologo again to find more souvenirs.Going to Vigan is not complete if you didn't ride the Kalesa. Ride is P150.00/ hour. It was fun touring the city abroad the kalesa so don't miss this chance. Since we already toured some of the sites there, I just asked manong with his horse named Wind Blown to take us at Villa Angela, Burgos Museum and Syquia Mansion.
[caption id="attachment_460" align="aligncenter" width="372"] Kalesa with our horse Wind Blown[/caption]
Villa Angela Heritage House
Very old 1850's Vigan house owned by the Versoza family. Full of antique furniture inside. The caretaker graciously let us inside the house but we we're not able to see the room because there are guests that time.
[caption id="attachment_459" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This is where Tom Cruise stayed while he was filming Born on the Fourth of July[/caption]
A little creepy inside (for me), but if you want to sleep and experience how it feels to stay in a vintage house there are different rooms to choose from.
This is the ancestral house of the martyr-priest Padre Jose Burgos. It houses memorabilia of Father Jose Burgos along with other amazing archeological collections and dioramas of the locals of Vigan.
Entrance Fees: Adult: P20.00 , Senior/ Students: P10.00. Discounts on big groups.
A well-versed tour guide led us inside and talking about the history of the house and other stuff. Must see place in Vigan.
is the house of former President President Quirino and actually owned by his wife aDona Alicia Quirino who has Chinese ancestors.
Entrance: P20.00 each
We were lucky that time because our tour guide is from the Department of Tourism that has so much information. The mansion was full of beautiful furniture, painting, stories and other memorabilia. I had goosebumps when we entered the living room and as if the owners are greeting us while we are there.
Owned by former Ilocos Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson where animals like Llama, pony and other animals are free to roam around. We did ride the pony and we just gave P50.00 to the guy as tip.
From Heritage Village, we rode the tricycle. P50.00 fee. We didn't stay for long because it was too hot that time (almost noon time).
My niece begged at me to go to a weaving center so we squeezed it in on our itinerary before going home. The owner of a souvenir shop was kind enough to get a tricycle for us and instructed the driver to bring us to a weaving center.
We are allowed to try for few minutes. Tip: P50.00
I bought weaved shawl for P150.00 as a souvenir.
After our lunch, I don't want to go home without tasting their famous empanada. So, eventhough we are still full we passed by Plaza and bought one piece for P45.00
Too bad it was NOT good, I think it was not the special empanada that we bought. We end up not eating the whole piece..lol. My niece said it tastes like kwek-kwek ..lol
Next time, I'll have to make sure it is a special empanda..
We went here in the morning, the tour guide told us to just come back later in the afternoon because they have guests that will lunch so she will not be able to accommodate us. However, when we came back at Crisologo Mansion at 2 pm but it was closed already eventhough it's not yet closing time.
Checked out at RF Aniceto Mansion at 4 pm just paid the extra 2 hours extension. Rode PARTAS Bus back to Laoag City that took around 2 hours.
From downtown Laoag (Centro), took tricycle to Laoag Airport for P150.00 (tinataga kami) I should have paid P100 only. Flew via Cebu Pacific at 9:pm flight.
Goodbye Vigan / Ilocos..!!! We had such a great experience while we are there for 4 days and I hope I can come back again to explore Pagudpud more.
Check our detailed 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour:
Our DIY 4D/3N Itinerary of Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour
Our DIY 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Expenses / Costs
Review of Texicano Hotel, Laoag City
DAY1 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Airport to Laoag City
DAY1 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City to Batac
DAY1 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Church and Paoay Lake
DAY1 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Sand Dunes
DAY1 – Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Fort Ilocandia Resort
DAY2 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City
DAY2 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
DAY2 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
DAY2 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour - Bangui Windmills
DAY2 - Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Pagudpud
DAY 3 - Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour –Vigan City
DAY4 - Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Vigan City to Manila