5 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Ilocos Norte

Make sure to drop by these places on your Ilocos Norte getaway.

By Nigel Maranan
December 11, 2013

Planning a trip to Ilcoos Norte? Whether you are traveling alone or with your loved ones, you will surely enjoy the beauty of the province. Go swimming in the beaches of Pagudpud or visit the historical St. Augustine Church in Paoay. Here is a list of 5 tourist spots you ought to visit on your trip to Ilocos Norte.

Paoay Church
Is it your first time traveling to Ilocos Norte? Include St. Augustine Church in Paoay on your checklist! Popularly known as Paoay Church, this Roman Catholic church was completed back in 1710 and is famous for its stunning architecture. In 1993, St. Augustine Church was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, another reason for its fame among tourists.

La Paz Sand Dunes
Are you looking for an adventure? Visit the La Paz Sand Dunes where you can go on a thrilling 4x4 ride or experience sandboarding. Get your adrenaline pumping as you try out new activities and meet new friends.

Malacañang of the North

If you are visiting Ilocos Norte, put Malacañang of the North on your itinerary. This 5-hectare property was the residence of late president Ferdinand Marcos. After his death, the residence was then transformed into a museum featuring different memorabilia.

Bangui Windmills
Initially created to produce large amounts of electricity for the province, the Bangui Windmills have become an iconic travelers' destination. Take photos of the twenty 70-meter high windmills arranged in a single row facing the South China Sea.

Pagudpud Beach
Visiting Ilcoos Norte won't be complete without a visit to Pagudpud's various beaches. Pack your swimwear, sun hats, and sunblock lotion and take a relaxing dip in Pagudpud's crystal clear waters.

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