Things to do in Laoag - Philippines

To make sure that a trip to Laoag, Ilocos Norte is all worth it, determine to include the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines.

Roam Around the Town of Pagudpud

Pagudpud Town is fast becoming popular in the country as a tourist destination. A trip to Laoag should include a visit to this town first and foremost. See the white sand beaches of Saud, the Blue Lagoon, the kilometer-long viaduct, limestone cliffs along the Laoag coast, and a long stretch of highway offering grand views of the China Sea. So, roaming around Pagudpud is in the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines. Furthermore, while roaming around, why not sample fresh lobsters available at Php 400 per kilo.

Enjoy the Wind at Bangui

Prevailing wind is often enjoyed in the north, especially in the town of Bangui in Laoag City. Try some wind surfing and kite flying, or just plain enjoy strong winds. Most of all, one can check out the famous and attractive Bangui wind farm and windmills which are awesome and modern steel structures erected along the Bangui coastline. They produce about 25 megawatts of electric power daily and measure about 23 stories high. Enjoy all these shoreline features with much help from the wind. And one will never realize how much the wind can be so fun unless one personally experiences this activity among the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines.

Kick Sand at La Paz

Laoag is also known for its vast areas of sand dunes near the sea in Barangay La Paz. Several blockbuster Philippine movies have been shot on location here. Here, kids and adults may kick all the sand they want, or build sand castles, or have themselves buried with only their heads sticking out. Or simply run up and down the mysterious-looking sand dunes. All these fun makes this activity in the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines. Some folks take videos of their families here in the pretext of being in a desert as they make a fascinating backdrop of the 85 square-kilometer area of nothing but sand dunes. If possible, an all-terrain vehicle would be ideal here.

Devour Tasty Spanish Pies

One of the most important Spanish legacies to Laoag is the Spanish empanada or mini pie. This pie has a crunchy crust of orange-color rice flour filled with native home-made sausage or longanisa Ilocos, sayote (a native tuber), and egg. Especially when dipped in native Ilocano fermented vinegar, tourists are sure to devour lots of these pies, even if this were the only thing theyd do the whole time they were in Laoag. So this in the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines. Empanadas are available in regular and special varieties.

Visit Historic Paoay Church

This is among UNESCO-declared world heritage churches in the country. Paoay Church, also called St. Augustine Church, is a combination of Baroque, Gothic, and Oriental designs with 24 conspicuous buttresses as a seismic counter remedy. Hence, throughout the years, notwithstanding destructive natural calamities like earthquakes, the church building still stands for posterity to enjoy. For its historical value and unique architecture, visiting and examining Paoay Church is in the top 5 things to do in Laoag-Philippines.