In Ilocos Norte, there is plenty of sunlight to play under and an excessive food fare to satisfy gluttonic desires. In Ilocos Norte, there is a plethora of colonial monuments to remind heritage pride and a wealth of regional handicrafts to bring home.
In Ilocos Norte, there is abundance of just about anything. From romantic to extreme, from savory to history and from the exotic to the usual, this region is a wealth of seemingly unending surprises.
Just get yourselves up North and let the Ilocanos pamper you with their bounties of food, sights and activities to do in the Amianan region.
Beaches and Sand Dunes
Most sought-after for its long white sand coast & tranquil ambience, the beaches in Pagudpod is a prized destination.
Currimao is known for its gallery-designed resorts & quiet beachline.
Paoay Sand Boarding
Experience the hoopla of sand boarding in the all-natural sand dunes in Paoay.
Churches and Bell Towers
The San Agustin Church in Paoay was completed in 1710 & is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
St. William’s Cathedral
St. William’s Cathedral in Laoag City was built in 1612 by the Augustinian friars.
The Immaculate Conception Church in Batac. Built in 1587 in Romanesque architecture.
La Virgen Milagrosa Shrine in Badoc. Built in 1714 alongside the establishment of the Spanish town of Badoc.
Iglesia Filipina Independiente built in honor of its 1st Obispo Maximo, Gregorio Aglipay in 1902.
The Bell Tower Ruins of Bacarra
The bell tower ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Bacarra. It was damaged by a 7.8 earthquake in 1983.
The Sinking Bell Tower of St. William’s Cathedral
The bell tower of St. William’s Cathderal used to be the tallest bell tower but was sunk by an earthquake.
Resorts and Casinos
Playa Tropical is a Balinese-inspired resort in Currimao.
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