This is a late post
Not a peak season. Rainy weather.
The reason we went there was because my father and sister was celebrating their birthdays, both born in the month of November.
We stayed there from November 4-6. Since our car is not good for long drives, we opted to take the public bus leaving from Manila. I remember that it was a Thursday night that we left for Ilocos. The trip was for about 13hrs in a lazyboy deluxe airconditioned bus. Fares by that time was 250.00 by Florida Bus Station in Sampaloc Manila.
We stayed in Villa del Mar in front of the Ivory Beach. The room was big enough for 5 pax with one working CR. The restaurant is does not serve that good food. One of the amenities of the resort was it's swimming pool. But I think since we went there during the low season, maintenance of the resort facilities wasn't that good. There was a little garden at the back of our room and most of the cottages by the beach don't have occupants.
We brought spagetti all the way from Manila to "save" us the hasse of buying food on the stop overs. Left over food was then consumed in the beach front.
The best restaurant for me to eat out is the Emohrou Beach Resto Bar just a walking distance from Villa del Mar. Their food is yummy specially the famous Vigan longanisa. The restaurant is right in the beach front so you could enjoy the view and the food at the same time. Price is very reasonable.
As I've said it was raining when we went there. So from our second day until we went home it was kind of non-sunny-day.
We went to the famous Patapat viaduc, kabigan Falls (with very cold water considering the rain we have to endure), Timangtang Rock, Blue Lagoon (the surfing part of Pagudpud with Hannah resort facing the beach), Bantay Abot (which I had fun walking in and posing, the wind almost knocked me off SERIOUSLY), Agua Grande (the wind is starting to act up) and the Bangui Windmill.
We were somewhat lucky to see these windmills in full throttle since the wind is really that strong. Though it might have been a more picture perfect spot if it is sunny.
I will be coming back to Pagudpud on a different season and hopefully soon!
Let's Travel Pinas!