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    Suso Beach, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur

    Tagged as a "pristine beach" in Sta. Maria town of Ilocos Sur, just near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Church of Sta. Maria, is a stretch of fine brownish gray sand beach visible along the national highway where Tutubi took a quick, drive-by picture of the place.

    Why is it called Suso Beach?

    suso beach sta. maria ilocos sura drive-by picture of Suso beach in Sta. Maria at around noon...notice the hill with signs of quarrying or landslide?

    To answer the question asked earlier, it's probably because it's part of Barangay Suso, not anything dirty you have in mind. There's also Nalvo Beach nearby but Tutubi has no time to look for it, probably next time but not in the near future.

    It's not anywhere near pristine as some locals claim but Tutubi would love to have a vacation house near a nice beach far away from it all. No sighting of beach resorts nor house and properties for's too far from Manila for Tutubi though :P


    Suso Beach, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur
    Coordinates: 17°21'31"N 120°27'11"E

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    posted by GingGoy @ 7:02 PM,


    At Feb 28, 2011, 7:20:00 AM, Anonymous thepinaysolobackpacker said...

    yay! the much awaited series! :) minsan nakaka-miss din ang brown or kaya itim na buhangin. thnx for sharing Tutubi! :D

    At Mar 1, 2011, 11:33:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    thepinaysolobackpacker, honestly, i don't dislike gray or black sand as long as it's not uncomfortable to my bare long as sand's fine, it's fine :P

    At Mar 3, 2011, 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous bw said...

    that's a funny name for a beach :) The place looks great though.

    At Mar 21, 2011, 9:50:00 PM, Anonymous Cheap flights philippines said...

    Cool name for a nice beach front. Ilocos do have neat beaches.

    At Jan 14, 2012, 6:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is it a good site to held a Wedding in this Resort?

    At Jul 12, 2012, 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    bakit tinawag na suso beach dahil sa bundok na nasa picture ngayon which is currently quarried by the mayor of sta. maria, ilocos sur has a shaped of a woman's do i know it dahil lumaki ako dyan sa baryong yan bago ako nag migrate sa states..

    At Aug 1, 2012, 4:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @anonymous- really jan k lumaki ? Bka kilala mo mga kmag anak ko nkatira lang s harap ng beach


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