Early morning at Alice Beach. Beach Placid Resort's banca shot in front of Anika Island Resort.
|A bright morning in front of Saud Beach Resort.|
The beaches! Pagudpud's a sleepy coastal resort town at the tip of the Northern Ilocos region of the Philippines. No need to call it the Boracay of the North - Pagudpud is something very good all on its own. Really fine beaches, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenes and beautiful coastal drives give you a feeling of new discoveries and trails. You won't find the glittering nightlife here, if that's what you're looking for. Pagudpud is laid-back. Best time to visit is anytime between November to April. That covers summer in the Philippines and its drier cold season, outside of the wet rainy months.The two main beaches are the Blue Lagoon (otherwise also called Maira-ira), located on the eastern side of Pagudpud, and the other one is the arguably more popular Saud Beach which is on the western side. If you've got several days, spend half at the Blue Lagoon and the remaining half at Saud Beach.
Where to Stay in Pagudpud
Fiery sundown over Burayoc Point, the southern rocky tip of the cove that is Saud Beach, on the western side of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. The day's cloud cover was very dynamic with a lot of breaks for the sun to peek through, creating a wild burst of colors.
Shot earlier in the day. Looking down south from Burayoc Point, you'll be gazing at the coast of Bangui Bay and see its windmills standing tall.