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Ilocos Norte: How to Get to Pagudpud from Laoag Airport
One of Tutubi's first adventures when he got "itchy feet" ten years ago was a tour of Ilocos from Vigan, Laoag and Pagudpud in 2002 when Pagudpud was not as commercialized as it is now.
Just last week, some of his officemates asked him how to get to Pagudpud from Laoag Airport as against the longer "how to get to Pagudpud by bus from Manila" as they're taking a Manila to Laoag flight. Here's the information he gave them
How to Get to Pagudpud from Laoag Airport: (fresh pictures to follow once supplied by Tutubi's friends (hope they're of publishable quality too)
Manila to Laoag by air
Flights from Manila to Laoag are available from Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines (Tutubi's officemates took PAL with only two flight schedules to choose from: early in the morning and late in the evening)
From Laoag Airport, board a jeepney (or alternatively a tricycle) to take you to Laoag City proper (jeepney fare is PhP60.00) request the driver to drop you off where the Claveria, Cagayan-bound bus/van passes by.
(Tutubi's officemates eventually had contacts with a van-for-hire/van rental in Laoag who took took for a tour of Ilocos Norte by visiting Paoay, Bangui Wind Farm (no, they're not windmills) up to pagudpud)
Take the bus with signboard Claveria and request the bus conductor to drop you off in Pagudpud side of the national near the white beach (locals call this Centro, near Pagudpud public market and Pagudpud Town Hall)
Laoag Airport to Laoag City proper jeepney fare: PhP60.00
Laoag to Pagudpud fare: PhP70.00
Laoag to Pagudpud travel time: just about 1.5 hours
note: due to the sheer "how log does it take to travel from Manila to pagudpud" by land (commute by bus or private car, Tutubi knows why it's called Pagudpud: pagod na, pudpud pa! :P
How far is Bangui from Pagudpud? With the distance of Pagudpud from Manila, the kilometer count does not matter anymore as when you get to Pagudpud, you're pagud na, pudpud pa ;P
perhaps Tutubi will write Pagudpud guides on the following someday once he gets his blogging groove back: