The Philippines is truly blessed with beautiful scenery and fantastic natural landscapes. This fact is obvious in no less than the northern tip of the Luzon island- the Ilocos provinces. The land of the Ilocanos, these provinces, collectively known as the Ilocandia, is a hotpot of magnificent man-made and natural sceneries, rich cultures, and awe-inspiring history and background.
Here are five of the best tourist destinations in Ilocos. Take a peek at these sites and you will surely have your best time in this northern nook of the country.
Located in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, this site is hailed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, because the architectural structures here, which have been built during the Spanish Colonial Era, are so well-preserved and maintained. Translating to “Crisologo Street”, this site is actually a street lined with old colonial houses which served as the abode of the affluent families during the Spanish colonial regime.
Regarded as the Boracay of the north, this beach in Ilocos Norte takes pride with its fine, powdery white sands which could compete very well with that in Boracay. For tourists who want to have that feel of Boracay sand but hates crowded places, Pagudpud is the surely the place to be.
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
If one is over with the usual mountain-meets-the-sea views, then this scenery in the town of Burgos, Ilocos Norte is surely a breath of fresh air. Located in the seaside, the rocks here are so uniquely carved by the wind and waves. This only testifies of the magnificent job of nature.
One does not need to go to the Middle East just to witness the beauty of the desert. Laoag City, the capital city of Ilocos Norte, is blessed with a sandy topography which resembles that of Arabic countries. Adventure seekers can also try the very exciting activity here, which is the sand boarding.
Resembling as giant electric fans, these huge wind mills in Bangui town in Ilocos Norte is more than a tourist attraction. It provides electricity to the greater part of the province. Being a green technology, these mills prove that with the ingenuity of man, we can harness the forces of nature for the greater good of many.