Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roadtrip to Ilocos: Pagudpud At Last....

"Pagudpud at last."

These were the very same words we uttered after arriving in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on December 26, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. after a grueling 18.0-hour journey. But even if the trip is an agonizing one, we truly took pleasure with the scenery of the countryside.

Welcome Archway of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

The welcome archway of Pagudpud is distinctively situated after a span bridge and right before the approach of an uphill road. The river rushing towards the sea and running across the 500-meter span bridge provides a serene backdrop to the heralding archway that has afforded countless visitors and tourists with much sought after photo-op. We faithfully shared this exclusive opportunity and snapped our way to numerous clicks. From this notable landmark we still need to travel another 20 minutes to reach Barangay Burayoc.

The "winners" as they claim to be - Yves & AJ with my Unico Hijo, JD

Sweety also made her rightful claim as a "winner"

And of course, I too was a "winner" in my own right

Pagudpud is fast becoming a haven for tourist because of its pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water. Coconut trees line much of the town's coast. Situated in Burayoc Point is the kilometer-long coast of Saud Beach back dropped by the deep blue waters of Bangui Bay.

The rushing water of the river heading towards the open sea

The serene mountain ranges of Cagayan Province

Pagudpud is a coastal resort town on the northern tip of Luzon. It is bounded to the south by the town of Bangui, the Cordillera Mountain Range and Cagayan province in the east while South China Sea lies to the west and north. The town rolls over mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land. It lies 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and about 560 kilometer (350 miles) north of Manila.

Local population makes their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Tourism is a growing part of the economy.

It is not surprising that the Philippines is rich in beautiful, white-sand beaches from the islands’ coastline which stretch for thousand of kilometers. Usually shared features of these top Philippine beaches are white-sand coastlines, inspiring vista, and crystal-clear, blue waters that evoke feeling of outright relaxation.

Welcome Archway, more fun in the Philippines

My next blog will feature our discovery of Burayoc Point’s pride, the famous Saud Beach.

All pictures in this post is the exclusive property of White Dog Leader, Red 1 Leader & Associates. All Rights Reserved. 2012

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