Burgos Lighthouse (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse), Kapurpurawan Rock, Bangui Windmills and Pagudpud
From Bangui Windmills, our tricycle driver was kind enough to wait for the bus for us while we rest for a while at a nipa shed. Tric drivers from their area (Burgos and Bangui) are not allowed to tour up until Pagudpud already so we have no choice but to ride a bus that will pass Pagudpud.
A non-aircon bus with Cagayan sign arrived and hop we in. I just asked the conductor to drop us off Pagudpud.
Fare: P30.00/each non-aircon
Travel Time: 30 mins. from Bangui, Ilocos Norte
Once we got off the bus, there are many tricycles waiting near this signage already. The driver asked as if we're going on a Pagudpud North PackageTour (includes Saud Beach, Patapat Viaduct, Kabigan Falls, Aqua Grande, Blue Lagoon, Timmangtang Rock) that costs P600/tric (2-3 persons). I declined the offer because we just need to see Saud beach and then we'd go back to Laoag that same afternoon (which didn't happen anyway).
I just told him that we'll just go to SAUD BEACH for a quick stroll and picture taking. the travel going to Saud beach was cool bec. it was gloomy already. Later on, the rain started to drop around 4:00 pm when we arrived. We just took some photos and stayed for a while.
My original plan was to go back to Laoag City but I FELL ILL and got so tired after the whole day of tour to Burgos Lighthouse, Kapurpurawan Rock, and Bangui Windmills.
I don't think I can make it back to Laoag, so I asked our driver to look for a homestay where we can spend the night there. He recommended ALLEN'S HOMESTAY (click the link for my review), and it costs P250.00 /person / night on an non-aircon room. Good enough, it was not that hot anyway since it's raining.
Oh btw, I paid our tricycle driver P100.00 for his service.
So exhausted and tired, we slept for about an hour in our room and at 6:00 pm had dinner at Tartaruga's Hotel and Restaurant, which is recommended by Nanay Rolly De Guzman (owner of Allen's Homestay). After dinner, we strolled the beach and bought some souvenirs. Since we don't have extra clothes, we were'nt able to go for a swim.
It was raining that night and their neighbor's poor dog is barking all night (maybe bec. he was being drenched in the rain tsk..) so I had a light sleep till morning.
DAY 3: May 2, 2013 (Thursday)
Woke up very early 5am but couldn't fall back to sleep while my niece was in deep slumber. Before 7 am, we had breakfast at TAPSILOGAN and Noodle house where I ordered Tapsilog (P70.00) which is not that good hehe.
Strolled SAUD BEACH, POLARIS BEACH HOUSE and Municipal Beach after breakfast, bought more souvenirs before we head back to Laoag City. The place is nice, clean and there are lots of trees that surround their baranggay.
Look at those BANGUI WINDMILLS that lined up, they can be seen in Pagudpud.
We left Allen's Homestay at 9:00 am and before hopping in the bus, I asked the tricycle to bring us at the Pagudpud signage 1st. Rode a non-aircon bus going to Laoag City.
P100.00 (tricycle -homestay to signage)-
P 60.00 each (mini-bus Pagudpud to Laoag City) = almost 2 hours.
I love Pagudpud! I hope I can come back in the future for there are still so many great places to see there.
We arrived at TEXICANO HOTEL in Laoag City at 11:00 am. We freshened up and checked out at 12:00 noon. Paid another P 875.00 eventhough we didn't sleep there that night.
Our next stop.... VIGAN CITY!!!!
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