Tagged: Ilocos

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...

Currimao Beach, Currimao, Ilocos Norte 0

Charming Currimao Beach

One of the coastal towns of Ilocos Norte is a small and quiet municipality of Currimao. You’ll definitely come across that town if taking an alternative route going to Paoay or Laoag. It’s always been our path of choice since...

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....

A fellow sheep enjoying the view above the falls 2

Turquoise Waters of Tanap-Avis Falls

The flock and I were a bit disappointed when we went to Abang Falls, Bangui a few days before, so we seek for other waterfalls within Ilocos Norte. From Pagudpud, we’ve decided to go at municipality of Burgos and searched...

The best things in life are free - entrance to Baluarte is free 8

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...

Maira-ira Cove 0

Blue Lagoon of Maira-ira Cove

Branded as “The Blue Lagoon”, the Maira-ira Beach is one of the best beaches of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. That place is like the main attraction after enjoying the sights of many tourist spots such as Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot...

Paoay Lake as the sun disappears from the horizon 0

Paoay Lake: Discovering the Legend

After going to Paoay Church, the flock and I went to the Paoay Lake and ate some lunch there. We prepared food beforehand (that’s how Tupang Gala survive inexpensive travel) and there are no restaurants nearby, just cottages and a...