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Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!


Viva Vigan Festival

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Held every May 1-7, the Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts is a festival in a setting replete with history and heritage, cultural treasures and reminiscences.  It has has become one of the biggest cultural events in the North. Scene stealers are the Calesa Parade, Santacruzan, Inabel Fashion Show, Ramada contest, concerts, traditional games and the 2nd Vigan heritage amazing race.  –


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The Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts started through the initiative of the local government and private sector to promote the unique but historic culture and arts of the Biguenos. Over the years, the Viva Vigan festival has become one of the biggest cultural event in the Northern Luzon, attracting thousands domestic and foreign tourists from different parts of the Philippines and the world.

Vigan is truly a place to see. Aside from seeing Heritage Village which was declared by UNESCO as one of the World’s Heritage sites, the food, the people, the churches, the many souvenirs you can buy, the rich history the city can boast of. Vigan is truly one memorable place to go. –



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The enchanting, historic charm of Vigan has made it one of the most precious heritage sites in the country that showcase historical and cultural values. This UNESCO-list heritage city comes more to life every first week of May during the Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival of the Arts.

Coinciding with the Tres de Mayo, the Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival of the Arts was first organized by the Save Vigan Ancestral Homes Association, Inc. (SVAHAI), and have always organized lots of exciting events that entertain and educate thousands of tourists and visitors.

Highlights of this year Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival of the Arts are the floral offering at the marker of the Don Isabelo Delos Reyes, the country’s well-known father of labor union and an illustrious son of Vigan; formal declaration of the opening of the 2012 Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival of the Arts; and the opening of the trade and food fair.



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 Contact NumberPlease Contact: Vigan Tourism Council c/o Mayor’s office Tel. (077)722-2466




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