Exploring 5 Out Of Home Adventures to Enjoy in Ilocos, Philippines

A video preview of our 3-day Ilocos adventure.

Date: Nov 29-May 1, 2016
Place: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Camera: Supremo 1 Action Camera
Video Editor: Adobe Premiere Pro

Music: “Celeste” credits to Ezra Vine-Les Enfants


Riding a van from Manila, it took us seven to eight hours of travel time before we finally arrived at Ilocos. Nevertheless, our long wait was worth it because of the wonderful adventure we had during our 3-day trip.

Sharing with you below the Out of Home adventures we had during our trip in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.


1.) 4×4 Ride and Sand boarding


Our 4X4 Ride is one of the most thrilling adventure we had in Ilocos. Super exciting!


Sand Dunes

Sand Dunes is completely a desert place where the sun is extremely shining. Make sure you bring towels, hat or any sun block!


Sand Dunes 2

We don’t have snow boarding in the Philippines but we do have Sand boarding! This adventure is already included in Sand Dunes’ package. This is a must-try experience!


Yes, we survived from the easy to the highest trails of this desert! La Paz Sand Dunes is located at Paoay, Ilocos Norte.


2.) Swimming at Pagudpud Beach


Another attraction at Ilocos is their famous white sand beach – Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud!

Pagudpud Beach

Have fun playing with the waves! (Photo captured using Supremo 1 Action Camera)


Other activities you can do at Pagudpud includes zip line adventure and other water sports like banana boat ride. There are also available booths for  Permanent and Henna Tattoo!


3.) Horseback Riding


Horseback riding with view of Ilocos’ windmills. Did you know that Ilocos is at the forefront of renewable energy technology? See it yourself because your Ilocos tour wouldn’t be completed without visiting Bangui Windmills!


Horseback Riding

Ilocanos are friendly and so this horsey! Experience Horseback riding on your way to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation!


4.) Food Trip

Along the way of our adventure we had the opportunity to try  Ilocano foods such as Puqui-puqui,Warek warek, Bagnet, Pakbet, Special Empanada, Laoag and Vigan Longganisa, and the their ideal pasalubong, Royal Bibingka. Apart from these, they also have a lot of  dragon fruit produce.


5.) Heritage Tour


And of course, historical sites and city tour must be part of your Ilocos adventure. Here are some of the tourist spots you might want to include in your itinerary:

Ilocos Norte

  • Bangui Windmills
  • Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
  • Currimao Coral Rock Formation
  • Fort Ilocandia
  • Juan Luna Shrine/ House
  • Kapurpurawan White Rock Formation
  • Paoay Church
  • Paoay Lake
  • Malacañang of the North
  • Marcos Mansion
  • Pagudpud
  • Patapat Viaduct
  • Sand Dunes


Ilocos Sur:

  • Archbishop Palace & Museum
  • Burgos Museum
  • Banaoang Bridge
  • Bantay Church and Bell Tower
  • Baluarte Mini Zoo (Baluarte Ni Chavit)
  • Calle Crisologo
  • Crisologo Museum
  • Heritage Village (Mestizo District)
  • Hidden Garden
  • Plaza Salcedo
  • Plaza Burgos
  • Pagburnayan (Jar Making Factory)
  • Leona Florentino House
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Vigan Tourist Park at Mira Hills




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