Spice up your Ilocos trip during the Ber months by visiting these spots!
Image: Vigan City PH Facebook page
Location: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Operating hours: The dancing fountain show starts at 7:00 PMand takes place every 30 minutes.
The Plaza Salcedo dancing fountain is a crowd favorite among tourists and locals.
Image: Rauren Gaco Famador Facebook page
A trip to Ilocos won’t be complete without visiting Vigan City. The city is already beautiful all year, but it becomes more stunning and alive during the Ber months because of the Christmas lights and decorations. There are so many historical and beautiful tourist attractions
within the city, but you should check out Plaza Salcedo
right at the heart of Vigan. It is in front of Saint Paul’s Cathedral and is known for the dancing fountain light show at night.
Location: Laoag Sand Dunes, 2900 Laoag City
Operating hours: Sunday to Saturday; 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Fees: PhP2,500 for the 4x4 ride (four to five people)
Hang on tight! The sand dunes rides will take you on an exhilarating adventure
Image: Ilocos Sand Boarding Adventures Facebook page
Ilocos has the perfect tourist destination
for adventurous souls if you want to have a fun outdoor vacation: the La Paz Sand Dunes
. The Laoag-based attraction is popular amongst groups of friends or families who want to enjoy driving around the panoramic view of Laoag City using a 4X4 car. Mind you, this one is not for the faint of heart since you’ll be going through slopes! The dunes are also perfect for photo ops by the beach shores.
Location: Saud Cove, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Operating hours: 24 hours
Fees: Rates depend on the booking season
Who knew a heaven is a place on Earth? And it is within Pagudpud’s beautiful beaches!
Image: Evangeline Beach Resort Facebook page
Saud has been regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches globally by a renowned international travel magazine because of its white sand and clear waters. It is home to a long stretch of resorts and beaches perfect for relaxing by the shore. One of these is the Evangeline Beach Resort, which serves as a tropical paradise all year long.
What makes Evangeline Beach Resort a great spot is the stunning landscapes that will welcome you at your visit: the tranquil shores, pristine white sands, blue skies, and clear water. You will undoubtedly feel relaxed by the beach or at any of their comfy rooms. Check this site, http://www.evangelinebeachresort.net/view.php?id=7, to know their room rates.
Location: #56 Bulala Centro 2700, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Monday to Thursday; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday to Sunday; 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Fees: The food price range is PhP25 to PhP999
Despite its name, Hidden Garden is not so hidden—it is located within Vigan.
Image: Hidden Garden Vigan-Lilong and Lilang Restaurant Facebook page
Plantitas, you will love this one! Hidden Garden is not only a restaurant that serves fine delicacies, but it is also a tranquil garden with different plants and flowers. Its nature-inspired atmosphere is also surrounded by an artificial grotto perfect for holiday photos with your loved ones. You can try unique Ilocano dishes at the restaurant, like empanada, poqui poqui, Vigan longganisa, bagnet, and the likes.
For trips that you will remem”ber” these Ber months, visit these Ilocos spots! Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel spots this Christmas in Ilocos and Northern Luzon
Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!
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