Tagged: Ilocos Sur

(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 3

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...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 2

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...

Mindoro Beach, Vigan, Ilocos Sur 2

Mindoro Beach of Vigan

2016 Update: We came back to the beach last December, 2016,  and this time, with our drone ‘Buknoy’. Here is the aerial video. Vigan may be well known for its famous Heritage Village whose houses date back to the Spanish era....

Mapisi Rock 1

Mapisi Rock: Biak na Bato of the North

Known as Mapisi Rock (from the Ilocano word meaning, cut or broken), is situated along the seaside of Barangay Ambucao, just 4 kilometers away from the Nat’l Highway. It is comprised of large boulder of coral rocks that is said...

The best things in life are free - entrance to Baluarte is free 9

Wild Life Encounter at Baluarte

It became a habit for TupangGala to visit Baluarte every year. This private property of Hon. Chavit Singson is a recreational park which consists of a mini zoo, a butterfly garden, a track for horse-riding, a skeet shooting range, a...

Caoayan Fish Farm 0

Tumulay sa Kawayan sa Caoayan Fish Farms

When I was staying in my friend’s house in Barangay Tamag, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, I decided to go to Caoayan, a neighboring town of Vigan. Caoayan is part of the “Metro Vigan” along with the cities and municipalities of Bantay,...