Gabriela Silang-Cariño Gallery of Fine Arts, Tayum, Abra 4

Tayum: Gabriela Cariño-Silang Gallery of Fine Arts

NOTE: The place is under renovation during our visit.  We’re still thankful that we were welcomed there despite the ongoing development. Located in Tayum, Abra, this museum houses various books, portraits and other priceless works of art. Among these are works...

Darigayos Cove, Luna, La Union 4

Luna: Discover Darigayos Cove

Ever since the flock discovered the Balaoan-Luna route going north, the journey for us it not complete without passing by here. This part of the route is quiet, full of trees and scenic, especially during sunset. And we stop only...

Mt. Caniaw, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Mountain, Ilocos, Mt Caniao 0

Bantay: Mt. Caniaw, Easy Breezy Morning Trip

Mount Caniao is the highest point of the mountain ridges on the northern part of Ilocos Sur. Its summit is almost 700 MASL, accessible through an 8-kilometer concrete road. It is nicknamed “radar” because of the radio equipment such as...

Ipon Harvest, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Tupang Gala, Ilocandia, Gabriela Silang 4

Santa: Ipon, The Mysterious Little Fishes

Almost immediately after entering the town proper of Santa, Ilocos Sur, you will be meeting with several women selling tiny fish. These fish are called “ipon”, and Santa is blessed to have plenty of them. This is the town’s prized...

Banaoang Bridge, Bantay, Ilocos Sur 1

Bantay: Banaoang Bridge Sidetrip

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: Enduring Watchtower of Bantay

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 5

Sta. Maria: 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 an ideal place for swimming...

(Luna, La Union) 8

Luna: Bahay na Bato Pebbles and Stone Art

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...