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    Travel Guide: Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte: Where to Stay, Bus Fare, Trip Schedules

    From Vigan City tour, the group headed to a far place known as the Boracay of the North: Pagudpud, with its famed blue water and dive sites and the now famous Blue Lagoon (No Brooke Shields there)

    UPDATED: April 2013

    Where to Stay in Pagudpud: (Resort & Hotels, call for room rates)

    Hannah's Beach Resort and Convention Center
    Contact Numbers:
    Mobile: +63.928.520.6255 (9am - 5pm only)
    Telephone Number: +63.2.806.1477

    Saud Beach Resort
    Tel. +63.77.764.1005

    Villa del Mar Ivory Beach Resort
    Tel. +63.77.764.1080

    Terra Rika Beach and Dive Resort
    Mobile: +63.918.9371752; +63.920.255.8377
    Telefax: +63.77.772.1845

    Arinaya White Beach Resort

    Northridge Resort

    For cheap Pagudpud accommodations, you may look for homestays near the beach for about P250/night per person. As a rule, no beach front resort is cheap :P

    Where to eat in Pagudpud:

    There are many restaurants in Pagudpud but mostly in the resorts/hotels. There are eateries in many places to satisfy your growling stomach. You can also go to the market to buy fresh seafood and other stuff to cook/grill on the beach or you can ask locals to cook food for you.

    Pagudpud ATM, Banking, Money Changers:

    No ATMs and banks in the area so bring cash with you. The nearest ATMs are in Laoag City.

    How to get to Pagudpud, the way true backpackers would:

    Bus to Pagudpud from Manila: (call the bus companies for the latest bus schedules)

    Florida bus.
    Terminal: Lacson St (Gov. Forbes) corner Espana (near UST) in Manila
    Trip Schedules:
    Manila to Pagudpud: 9:30pm (Fare: PhP600.00)
    Pagudpud to Manila: 8:00pm (Fare: PhP600.00)
    Telephone number: +63.2.749.4862; +63.2.731.4473
    Comments: Buses have toilets/comfort rooms
    Trip Duration: around 10 hours (depends on traffic)

    RCJ Transit
    Trip Schedules: 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm (Regular Aircon Fare:PhP600.00)
    Telephone Number: +63.2.781.9306

    In Pagudpud town, request the bus conductor to for you to be dropped off in a place called Centro (near the public market and Pagudpud Municipal building) or tell him you're going to the white beach then ride a tricycle to your resort.

    Manila to Laoag Bus Companies:

    Farinas Transit
    Bus Fare: PhP600.00 (Aircon), PhP800.00 (deluxe bus)
    Telephone Number: +63.2.743.8582
    Trip Schedules:

    Maria De Leon
    Bus Fare: PhP600.00 (Aircon)
    Terminal is on Dapitan St, Manila (Back of UST)
    Telephone Number: +63.2.731.4907

    Partas Transit
    Bus Station Address: 816 Aurora Blvd., Cor. P. Bernardo St.
    Cubao, Quezon City (near Arayat Market)
    Telephone Number: +63.2.725.1740

    Bus Commute from Manila to Vigan to Laoag to Pagudpud:

    Partas Bus: Duration 6 to7 hours
    Vigan to Laoag, Trip Duration: 1 to 2 hours
    Laoag to Pagudpud bus: Trip takes about an hour. Signboard: Pagudpud or Claveria, Cagayan

    Manila to Laoag (Trip takes 10 hrs) try Partas bus, terminal in Cubao, QC or Pasay. Fare costs PhP600
    Comments: reclining seats

    Going back to Manila:

    If you plan to return to Manila at night, you may take Florida bus.

    Return trip during the day day requires a tricycle ride to Pagudpud municipal hall where you can ride Laoag-bound mini-buses (fare: P70). In Laoag City, ask a tricycle driver to take you to bus terminals of Farinas (bus to Manila) or Partas (bus to Cubao. Fare: P701). Trip Duration: 11 hours with stopovers

    Other Interesting Places to See in Pagudpud (Tourist Spots):

    Kabigan falls (short drive/ride and 30 minutes trek away), Blue Lagoon (Maira-ira, boat ride from Saud Beach), Agua Grande, Paraiso ni Anton, Yellow Orange Sands

    Other Activities:

    Diving and surfing sites along the coasts of Balaoi and Pasaleng, Ilocos Norte. You can also hire boats for Island-hopping and dolphin watching off the coast of Pasaleng from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Pagudpud, if you're from Metro Manila like Tutubi, it means Pagud na, pudpud pa!

    related posts:
    How to get to Pagudpud from Laoag Airport

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:11 PM,


    At Jan 25, 2010, 12:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pagudpud is the best

    At Jan 25, 2010, 12:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    come visit ilocos norte..reply kau sa fb ko at your tour guide. im from ilocos norte in laoag city

    At Apr 29, 2010, 7:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Salamat sa advice.

    At May 23, 2010, 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    magkanu po pamasahe manila to pagudpod?

    At Jun 14, 2011, 4:20:00 AM, Anonymous Just My Personal Opinions said...

    Hi, do you have some updated details on how to go to Pagudpud from Manila?

    At Jun 14, 2011, 5:54:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    just my personal opinion, working on it...not soon though.

    At Nov 10, 2011, 9:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    from candon city how will i get to pagudpod island?? how much yung fare? cheap accomodation marami ba dun. group for 8 adults and 1 child kasi kami.. please advised

    At Nov 28, 2011, 6:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Agua Seda is the most affordable and best beach resort in Pagudpud in my opinion.

    Letty Gardiva
    Cell# 09209699166

    At Dec 11, 2011, 7:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how much na po yung bus fare ngayon going to pagudpud from manila?

    At Jan 3, 2012, 12:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We're going to Pagudpod on jan10....we're backpackers and have minimum budget...anyone has an idea how much is the present rate of home stay in the area?

    At Jan 25, 2012, 12:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Goodpm. Just wanted to know if there is a bus that one can ride anytime from vigan to pagudpud and how much is the fare. How long is the trip na rin po. Thanks,

    At Jan 25, 2012, 5:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    kasya na kaya ung 7k sa dalawang tao for 2 days stay in Pagudpud?

    At Apr 2, 2012, 7:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i'm from laoag city, ilocos norte. if you have plans to go there this season, let me know, I will be your tour guide. 09194746204

    At Apr 3, 2012, 4:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi! Ilocos is definitely a wonderful place to visit, got a question though, do you have any idea about the road condition from Pagudpud to Isabela? We're planning of going to Pagudpud, then go straight to Isabela, and back to Manila.


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