Pagudpud Travel Guide 2023: Paradise of the North


About Pagudpud

Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte is the place to be if you love the beach less the crowd.

Situated on the northern shore of the main island of Luzon, Pagudpud’s white sand and pristine beaches are the main reasons why the town continuously draws tourists.

Bantay-abot Cave

But Pagudpud is not only about the beach, this coastal town, formerly a part of its neighboring town of Bangui, greets its visitors with its panoramic sceneries and other natural attractions. Stop in Patapat Viaduct, trek to Kabigan Falls, swim in Maira-ira Blue Lagoon, go surfing, watch the picturesque sunset and experience the hospitality of its people.

Patapat Viaduct

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

How to Get to Pagudpud

Manila to Pagudpud

Partas Transit has a direct trip to Pagudpud daily, fare ranges from P750 to P970 for a travel time of around 10 hours. You can book your bus from Manila to Pagudpud or vice versa below:


Alternatively, you can take a bus or a flight to Laoag. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly to Laoag from Manila, travel time is approximately an hour. Meanwhile, G. V. Florida, Partas , Baliwag or Fariñas Transit have daily bus departure going to Laoag, fare is around P600 – P700 and travel time is around eight hours. From Laoag, transfer to a bus or van going or passing by Pagudpud for two hours of travel time. You can book your bus from Manila to Laoag or vice versa below:


Tuguegarao 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.

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.

Maira-ira or Blue Lagoon in the early morning

Where to Stay in Pagudpud

Most tourists stay at Saud Beach where numerous hotels and resorts can be found including Polaris Beach Resort (Contact No: +639193078803 – Mean Santos / +639202396138 -Steven Santos),  Northridge Resort (Contact No: +639202205089 – Tessie) and Saud Beach Resort. Hotel Accommodation at Polaris can go for as low as P1500.00/room during off-peak, good for three to four persons. There are also transient houses in the area including the one owned by Sir Henry Udon (Contact No: +639202859087).

Book Your Hotel in Pagudpud

Casa Victoria Resort

Casa Victoria Resort & Restaurant
Saud, Pagudpud
Starts at 1,500 PHP


Terra Rika Beach and Dive Resort

Terra Rika Beach & Dive Resort
Saud, Pagudpud
Starts at 1,700 PHP



Kabigan Falls

What to Do in Pagudpud

  • Swim, surf and see the sunset at Saud Beach
  • Tour Pagudpud on a trike (at least P600 as of January 2016) and see Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Bantay Abot Cave and Agua Paraiso
  • Ride the wave and enjoy the white sand of the pristine Blue Lagoon (Maira-ira Beach)
  • Visit the Wind Mills of Bangui, as well as 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
Bangui Wind Mills

Sample Itinerary: Pagudpud – Laoag in 3D/2N

Day 0: Pagudpud
Take the night bus from Manila and arrive in Pagudpud in the morning. Charter a tricycle to take you around the town. See Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Bantay-Abot Cave and the sunset at Saud Beach.

Day 2: Pagudpud
Spend the morning in Maira-ira Beach or Blue Lagoon. See Kapurpurawan Rocks and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in the afternoon, then end your day in Bangui Windmills.

Day 3: Laoag
Proceed to Laoag in the morning. Check out La Paz Sand Dunes in the afternoon until the sun turns gold before dusk. Stroll in and around the historic plaza at night and see the sinking bell tower, St. William’s Cathedral, Provincial Capitol, Tobacco Monopoly Monument and Museo Ilocos Norte.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse


  1. japoy

    Welcome to ILOCOS Lakwatsero’s

    PAGUGUD – VIGAN – CITY TOUR (Batac, Paoay, Sarrat, Laoag)

    Van Rental’s & Accommodation…

    For Inquiries Call or Text:
    Globe # 0905-3505090 / Smart # 0920-4040940

    Email @ [email protected]


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  3. rod

    sino po may plan to go here sa month of May first week pwede po maki join sa group tour nyo 2 po kami ng wife ko

    1. rod


  4. Mae

    hi ask ko lang po meron po ba may alam papuntang Casa Consuelo in Pagudpud from Loag via public transport?TIA

    1. lala

      hi.. have you been to casa consuelo? were planning to stay there, how was it? how about the ride going there?

  5. jen

    My friends are planning to visit ilocos (laoag,vigan, pagudpod) this April. Can you suggest which is cheaper, reservation in travel agencies or walk-in (by commute) ?

    1. japoy

      hello mam. Ok mam. Dont worry i arrange your travel tour in Ilocos mam.
      Email: [email protected]
      For Inquiries call/text:
      0905-3505090 / 0929-1234524

    2. rod

      pwede ba kami sumama ng wife ko sa tour nyo

  6. joel

    kaya ayaw ko na mag travel sa mga tourist spot spnas, coaster lang na aarkila 65,000 pesos na agad wala pa kasama pagkain eh coaster lang for 3days di naman bibilihin ung coaster bus eh kamahal agad kaya mas maganda mag travel na lang sa ibang bansa para mas makamura pa sa airplane….\

  7. Marvin Dave Katapang


    I want to go to Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpod on the 25th – 28th of December 2014. Can anyone suggest me a van and transient for rent?

    Here’s my cellphone number: 0917-7081548.


  8. japoy

    Welcome to Ilocos Lakwatsero’s

    Pagudpud – City Tour(Laoag, Batac, Paoay, Sarrat) – Vigan Tour

    Van Rental’s and Accommodation’s
    For Inquries Call or Text:

    GLobe # 0905-3505090 / Sun # 0942-8505090
    Email: [email protected]


    1. christine joy borres

      magkano po ba ang ang rent ng van with driver from manila to pagudpud for 3days and 2 nights

  9. owen


    i’m planning to have a 3 day tour (11.18.14 to 11.20.14), is there any cheaper place to stay? suggested place to go, which is not so high of cost.. its just me and my husband…

    many thanks!

  10. Andrea

    Hi po
    We will arrive at Laoag airport by 840pm this October 2014.
    Do you know po ano schedule ng mga bus/mini bus nila going to Pagudpud?
    Plan kasi naman na pag lapag namin sa Laoag straight na to Pagudpud kahit gabi na?
    Safe po yun naisip naming plan?
    Thank you.

    1. japoy

      Hi mam andrea..

      Wala n pong mini bus or bus papunta ng pagudpud sa ganun oras mam.. Ang ginagawa ng mga guest ko pag plan nila diretso sa pagudpud. rent cla ng van ko. isundo n airport all the way to pagudpud mam. Pro mga iba naman stay cla ng hotel then early morning tour n cla pagudpud.
      For inquiries call / text me up globe: 0905-3505090 / sun: 0942-8505090. Tnx and God bless..

      1. Andrea

        Hi Japoy
        This is noted. Maraming Salamat 🙂

        1. japoy

          Welcome mam… ilan po ba kau mam?

      2. Tin

        hi, how much po ba ang rent ng van from Laoag to Pagudpud? we will arrive in Laoag airport at 8:20 pm po

  11. pierre angela cruz

    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

    1. japoy

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

  12. Hi! Love your blog! Just want to ask if when’s the best time to visit to Pagudpud?


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

  13. Don Lazaro

    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.


    [email protected]

  14. joana

    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.

    1. Lakwatsero

      Try Polaris

  15. Bel

    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.

    1. japoy

      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.

  16. joanne

    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).

    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!!!

    1. jana lyn nueva

      How much charge nya for a while day tour po? Ty

  17. japoy

    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: [email protected]

    God Bless

  18. japoy

    Cge po mam email po kita.

  19. Divine Sarmiento

    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

    1. Divine Sarmiento

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