Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our DIY 4D/3N Itinerary of Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour

This is our (DIY) do-it-yourself Itinerary of Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour. My niece and I had a great time touring the beautiful ILOCOS region for we're able to go to a lot of places not just in Laoag, Pagudpud and Vigan but also in Batac, Burgos, Paoay, Bangui and other towns in Ilocos.

I will make separate posts each so it will  be more detailed.

All money and time spent are all worth it! Our trip is not "so-tipid"or not on a tight budget because of some unforeseen circumstances.

Travel Dates:
April 30, 2013 - May 3, 2013 (Tuesday - Friday)

DAY 1: (April 30, 2013- Tuesday)

NAIA 3 Airport,
Laoag Airport,
Marcos Mausoleum/Museum, Batac Church,
Paoay Church, Paoay Lake,
Sand Dunes,
Fort Ilocandia Resort,
back to Laoag City, Texicano Hotel

DAY 2: May 1, 2013 (Wednesday)
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Bangui Windmills
Pagudpud

DAY 3 - May 2, 2013 (Thursday)
Pagudpud, Laoag, Vigan City (Calle Crisologo and different museums/churches)


DAY 4 - May 3, 2013 (Friday)
Vigan City, Laoag City, Airport, Manila

HERE'S OUR DETAILED ITINERARY:
DAY 1: (April 30, 2013- Tuesday)
11:15 am- Departure Cebu Pacific (30 mins. delayed)
12:20 pm - Arrival at Laoag Int'l Airport
- Rode the FREE red Shuttle Bus on our way to hotel
1:20 pm- Check-in Texicano Hotel (aircon room at annex)
2:00 pm- late lunch at Jollibee
2:30 pm - on our way to Batac on board mini-bus
3:00 pm- arrived at Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
3:30 pm - Batac Church
- Took a quick snack
We're waiting for the jeepney but it's taking so long so we just took a tricycle

4:20 pm - Arrived at PAOAY Church
- We hired a tricycle that will take as to Paoay Lake and back to Laoag
5:45 pm - PAOAY Lake
- So sad Malacanang of the North is already closed so we skipped that
6:00 pm - SAND DUNES
6:35 pm- FORT ILOCANDIA resort
7:10 pm - Back to Laoag
7:30 pm - Dinner at Chowking
- walked at Ilocos Norte Capitol till Texicano
8:10 pm - back at Texicano Hotel

DAY 2: May 1, 2013 (Wednesday)
6:40 am - walked to Ilocos Norte Hall, Tobacco Monopoly, Sinking Bell,
7:11 am - Breakfast McDo
7:30 am - back to hotel

9:30 am- depart Laoag on way to Burgos (mini-bus)
- Hired a tricycle to tour us at Lighthouse, Kapurpurawan Rock and Windmills,
10:45 am- Cape Bojeador Light House
12:10 pm - Kapurpurawan Rock Formation (super init that time!!)
- ate our baon Jollibee burgers and rest for a while
2:00 pm - Bangui Windmills

3: 10 pm: took mini-bus to Pagudpud since tric from Burgos are not allowed at Pagudpud
3:42 pm Pagudpud - Polaris Beach, Municipal beach

We're suppose to go back to Laoag after Pagudpod but since we're dead tired and so hungry we just opted to look for a HOMESTAY. Our tric driver recommended ALLEN's HOMESTAY.

4:30 pm - Allen's Homestay . Raining a bit.
6:00 pm - Dinner at Tartaruga's Hotel
6:30 pm - strolled the beach
7:00 pm - back at homestay

DAY 3 - May 2, 2013 (Thursday)
6:45 am - breakfast at Tapsilogan
7:15 am- strolled SAUD Beach, Polaris beach up to Municipal Beach
- bought some souvenirs
9:00 am - Left Homestay via tric to PAGUDPUD arc signage
9:15 am - Mini-bus to Laoag
11:00 am - Texicano Hotel
12:00 noon - Check- out

12:25 pm - Depart Laoag via PARTAS bus
2:45 pm - Arrived VIGAN City
We didn't have any reservations at any hotel yet bec. I want to see the location 1st bec. I wanted to stay near Crisologo St.

2:50 pm - ANICETO MANSION (infront of Plaza Burgos Crisologo Street)
3:20 pm- Calle Crisologo
3:30 pm - very late lunch near Plaza Burgos
4:00 pm - Vigan Cathedral, Plaza Burgos, Plaza Salcedo
4:30 pm - Ilocos Sur Capitol
Since it's Fiesta there are lots of activities going on street dancing etc.

4:45 pm - Pagburnayan - Jar making
5:15 pm - St. Augustine Parish Church and Bantay Bell Tower
6:00 pm - Back to Aniceto Mansion
6:30 pm - Crisologo Street - watched street dancing
7:20 pm - Plaza Salcedo - Light and Sound
8:00 pm - dinner Chowking - (puro fast food lol)
8:40 pm- strolled Crisologo street and tiangge . Bought some souvenirs
10:00 pm - back at hotel

DAY 4: May 3, 2013 (Friday)
7:00 am - breakfast at the hotel
7:30 am - Crisologo Street
8:00 am - rode the CALESA
8:30 am - Villa Angela
9:00 am - Burgos Museum
9:40 am - Syquia Mansion
10:00 am - hotel
11:00 am - arrived after 30-min tric ride to BALUARTE
12:00 noon - souvenir shop
12:15 pm - WEAVING shop
12:45 pm - back at hotel
1:00 pm - late lunch
1:20 pm - tried EMPANADA at Plaza Burgos
1:30 pm - hotel
1:40 pm - souvenir shopping at Crisologo and at Plaza
2:00 pm - Crisologo Mansion
3:00 pm - CHECK OUT Aniceto Mansion
(we extended our stay so I paid extra P500 for 3 hrs)
4:00 pm - onboard PARTAS bus to LAOAG
6:45 pm - Airport
9:00 pm - Departure via Cebu Pacific
10:10 pm - Arrived Manila

Goodbye LAOAG! We had a great time!

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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

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