We started our Laoag - Pagudpud tour at 8AM, Glenn was not available that time so his cousin was the one who drove us to Pagudpud. First stop is Sinking Bell Tower. It is one of the tallest here in the Philippines. This is walking distance from our hotel, they say that you can see St. Mary image in this tower. Can you see the image?
Next stop is Marcos Museum, it is located in Sarrat, (no entrance fee). Our Laoag and Vigan tour is like an educational trip where you can see historical sites, landmark and memorabilia. It is a chance to learn more about the past which I have not learned in my History class. I was born in the 80’s so I have very little knowledge about former President Marcos and now I understand why Ilokanos really love Marcos, I’ve seen some of his photos, love letters, achievements and many more and it seems that he is indeed a genius guy like Jose Rizal. (that’s my opinion).
Then we dropped by at Salt Making House, did you know that it takes 18 hours just to produce salt and they do not use heat from the sun. Pinaiinitan nila, old school na pala yung napanood ko sa Batibot. =)
Laoag and Vigan is like revisiting the past while Pagudpud is enjoying the nature and scenery so I’m not surprised if more people stay in Pagudpud than in Laoag and Vigan. It is 2 hours trip from Laoag and 4 hours from Vigan.
Let the photo do the talk.
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation – I’ll create another post for this so I can share our experience.
On your way to Blue Lagoon, you will see Timmantang Rock, Bantay Abot Cave and Dos Hermanos Island.
Bantay Abot Cave
We skipped Kaibigan Falls because we have kids in tow.