Pagudpud is a coastal resort town located at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. It is surrounded by the South China Sea. It is some sixteen hours from Manila (counting the current road they’re doing from La Union to Ilocos) and two hours away from Badoc, Ilocos Norte. There are buses available in Manila and Laoag that head to Pagudpud.
Aside from being the northernmost tip of the Philippines, Pagudpud is home to white-sand beaches and blue waters. Notable tourist attractions are the Maira-Ira Point with the Blue Lagoon, Saud Beach and Hannah’s resort (pictured above). There was a 15php/head entrance to Hannah’s.
If you head up to the norternmost part of Pagudpud, you will reach the Patapat Viaduct. This bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level and it connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag to Cagayan. It’s found along the town’s mountains–the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. The viaduct houses the waterfalls Kabigan and Mabaga, waterfalls that are only active when it rains.
The view here is simply breathtaking. And the little expense you’ll pay for gas is worth it–after all, how many people can boast that they’ve been to the Northernmost tip of the Philippines? 🙂