Travel Guide: Pagudpud

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on the northern shore of the main island of Luzon, Philippines is the place to be if you love the beach minus the crowd. Its white sand, pristine beaches and crystal blue waters are the reasons for tagging this place as “Boracay” of the north. It is said to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds in the Philippines, making it another haven for surfers.

Pagudpud

But Pagudpud is not only about the beach, this coastal town, which was formerly a part of its neighboring town of Bangui, greets its visitors with its beautiful sceneries and serene atmosphere, thus slowly making its own niche in the tourism map of the Philippines. Stop in Patapat Viaduct, trek to Kabigan Falls, swim in Blue Lagoon, surf the waves, watch the picturesque sunset and experience the hospitality of its people.

Truly, Pagudpud promises everyone an unforgettable experience in this secluded paradise.

Maira-ira Beach (Blue Lagoon)

Maira-ira Beach also known as Blue Lagoon

How to Get There:

Manila to Pagudpud by Land

Going to Pagudpud from Manila is an 10 hour bus ride. Florida Bus Line (Contact No: 731-4473, 781-5894) has a direct trip to Pagudpud daily for P500.00 (~$12), its terminal is in Sampaloc, Manila. Partas (Contact No: 725-1740, 725-1256, 725-7303, 724-9820), Baliwag (Contact No: 524-7111, 525-1067, 525-3064, 525-6769, 525-2338, 525-2294), FariƱas (Contact No: 743-8582) and other bus companies offer Manila-Laoag trips. From Laoag, it is a two-hour jeepney/bus ride to Pagudpud.

If you’re coming from Tuguegarao, GMW Liner and Florida Liner buses bound to Laoag, Vigan or Abra pass through Pagudpud, fare is not more than P250.00.

Manila to Pagudpud by Air

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly to Laoag from Manila, travel time is approximately an hour. From Laoag, there are local jeepneys serving Laoag-Pagudpud route or you can take the buses bound to Cagayan that pass through Pagudpud.

Clark to Pagudpud

For those coming from Diosdado Macapagal Airport in Clark Field, Pampanga, ride the shuttle or jeepney going to Dau Integrated Bus Terminal, fare is around P50. In Dau Terminal, look for buses going to Laoag. From Laoag, there are local jeepneys serving Laoag-Pagudpud route or you can take the buses bound to Cagayan that pass through Pagudpud.

Where to Stay:

Inexpensive resorts are located along the shores of Pagudpud, they offer cottage rental for as low as P500.00 (~$12.50) or even cheaper. But Lakwatsero recommends Saud Beach. If you are staying in Saud, try Polaris Beach Resort, it is in the same shoreline as the famous Saud Beach Resort but the rates are cheaper and the staffs are warm and hospitable. Hotel Accommodation at Polaris can go for as low as P1000.00/room during off-peak, good for three to four persons. Contact number is 09193078803 (Mean Santos)/09202396138 (Steven Santos).

Northridge Resort also in Saud has good reviews, contact number is 0920-2205089 (Tessie).

Transient houses are also available in Saud. Try Henry Udon (09202859087), his family owns a house near Polaris.

To go to Saud Beach, go to Baduang Market then take a Traysi to Saud.

Kabigan Falls

Kabigan Falls

Activities:

Here is the list of the activities you can do to appreciate Pagudpud.

  • Swim and surf in the breathtaking Saud Beach
  • Tour Pagudpud on a trike (at least P600.00 as of January 2013)
  • Thirty minutes trek to majestic Kabigan Falls
  • Stopover at Patapat Viaduct with blue skies and blue sea waters as backdraft
  • See Bantay Abot cave, where waves hit the cliffs
  • Drop by Agua Paraiso, where waves hit the rocks
  • Enjoy huge wave and white sand in pristine Blue Lagoon (Maira-ira beach)
  • Witness Pagudpud sunset
  • Visit the Wind Mills of Bangui and Kapurpurawan Rock Formations and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse of Burgos
  • Explore Adams, Curimao, Laoag, Paoay and other attractions of Ilocos Norte
  • Head south and check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vigan

357 Comments on “Travel Guide: Pagudpud

  1. Hi! May daily trips po ba sa dau terminal papuntang laoag? kasi po malapit lng kasi ako sa dau eh sana meron po para don nlng po ako manggaling hindi na sa manila kasi po nahihirapan po kmi humanap ng bus drecho doon thanks

    • Hello… Meron po mam.. Meron bus na stop over sa Dau Central Terminal ng mga buses.. Like Partas Bus..

    • transient house in pagudpud and van for hire,
      txt or call 0920 2859 087

  2. Taga Dubai po ako at planong pumunta ng pagudpud to vigan. Sana may mag recommend ng budget lodging at tour na rin. Mag isa lang ako sa trip na ito at plano kong lumipad from manila to Laoag ng June 6 2014 at babalik ng manila by land ng June 9 2014.

    Ang purpose ng trip ko ay makakuha ng maraming pictures ng iba’t ibang lugar and to relax na rin.

    Salamat!

    Don
    dplazaro@yahoo.com

  3. hi! we’ r planning for a trip to pagudpud on the 27-28, group of 3 can u please suggest some affordable accomodation for us in saud beach?? this is my cp#09423602889.

  4. Hello po! Plano po namin pumunta sa pagudpud on April 17-20. Need po sana namin ng matutuluyan na mura lang kasi mga 24 po kmi. May Mai-rerecommend po ba kayo? Salamat po.

    • Meron po kaso indi po sya malapit along beach front maam. Per0 just in case my mahanap maam. can i got your contact # maam? tnx.

  5. Hello travelers! I just came from my solo backpacking in the beautiful place of Pagudpud, and Im so lucky to have Kuya Levi Jim as my tour guide. You’ll see how well he takes care of his tricycle and passengers. I guarantee your safety and he will not overcharge you (he even gave me huge discount).

    ps.
    Ive been to different places and im not used in making efforts on posting such info, but kuya Levi deserves this. :))

    Kuya Levi – 0910-7415291
    Enjoy and Happy trip!!!

  6. Summer 2014
    Welcome To Ilocos Lakwatsero’s

    Paudpudpud – CityTour- Vigan

    Van Rentals & Accommodation
    For Inquiries just send message or call
    Globe: 0905-3505090 / Sun: 0942-85085090
    Email: japskie00@yahoo.com

    God Bless

  7. hi guys! gusto po namin pumunta sa pagudpud ng April 15-17, May marerecommend po ba kayong budget friendly na lodging and tour, mga magkano po kaya yun lahat lahat? barkada po kasi kami, consist of 6-8 persons…
    email po

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