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(Carabao Island/Fort Frank, Maragondon, Cavite) 9

Formidable Fort of Carabao Island

More known as Fort Frank, this island is one of the complex of defensive islands built by the Americans at the mouth of Manila Bay. The long, narrow island is surrounded by jagged cliffs, caves, rocky shores and topped by...

(Heritage Village, Vigan, Ilocos Sur) 6

Vigan’s Vintage Village

If you ever wanted to glimpse at the past of the Philippines, this place would be at the top of your list. Because no matter what time of the day you decide to visit the different tourist spots here in Vigan,...

Banaoang Bridge, Bantay, Ilocos Sur 1

Sidetrip: Bantay’s Banaoang Bridge

Spreading across the Abra River, connecting the town of Santa and Bantay, considered as an iconic symbol of Ilocandia, the Banaoang Bridge, also known as Quirino Bridge, named in commemoration of the late former president Elpidio Quirino, is highly praised...

Bantay Watchtower. Bantay, Ilocos Sur 4

Bantay’s Enduring Watchtower

Bantay Bell Tower was built in 1591 and serves as the belfry of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Caridad, St. Augustine Parish (one of the oldest surviving churches in Ilocos region established in 1590). It also served as a...

Pinsal Falls, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur 0

Legendary Pinsal Falls

As the rumored footprint of the legendary Ilocano giant Angalo, the breathtaking Pinsal falls is a very popular destination in Ilocos Sur because of its natural yet mesmerizing landscape. The cold water flowing here is ideal place for swimming so...

(Luna, La Union) 2

Pebbles and Stone Art at Bahay na Bato in Luna

The “Bahay-na-Bato” is now one of the most visited tourist destination by both local and foreign tourist in the region. It was opened for public only last 2015. Before it became available for public as tourist destination, it was only...

(Santiago Cove, Santiago, Ilocos Sur) 0

Santiago Cove of Ilocos Sur

In the small town of Santiago, Ilocos Sur, lies a small patch of paradise-like cove called the Sabangan Cove, or more known as the Santiago Cove. It is also dubbed as the “Boracay of Ilocos Sur” because of its white...

(Tangadan Falls, San Gabriel, La Union) 0

Tangadan Falls: A Sight to Look Up to

Thanks to social media, more and more beautiful places in the Philippines are being discovered by tourism. The once exclusively enjoyed by locals are now crowded with tourists and travellers from here and abroad. This is also true to the...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 3

Trek to Historic Tirad Pass

Located in the mountainous town of Gregorio del Pilar, it is the site of the infamous Battle of Tirad Pass where valiant Filipinos led by General Gregorio del Pilar defended General Emilio Aguinaldo from the advancing American forces. It is...

Aw-Asen Falls, Sigay, Ilocos Sur 3

Awesome Aw-Asen Falls

Situated at the mountainous regions of Ilocos Sur, the Aw-Asen falls is the province’s hidden gem. While just going to the town of Sigay where it is located is already an adventure of its own, it’s perhaps much more if the...