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!
IN ILOCOS SUR
The province of Ilocos Sur welcomes you to its collection of magnificent beaches:
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Cabugao Beach Resort, located in Ilocos Sur, is another fine place to be especially during summer vacations. To begin with, the resort has a very fine white sand beach along a majestic cove. And aside from the breathtaking views that guests surely enjoy there, a wide array of food choices from their Cabana Bar and Grill ensures its visitors satisfaction from their hunger. The resort also has a Function Hall and Conference Room which can be used upon request for certain activities like business meetings, team buildings, family reunions, weddings, etc. And if you want to avail rooms, well, all of the rooms are stylishly comfortable and rates vary depending on your choice. – http://www.wayph.com/cabugao-beach-resort-cabugao-ilocos-sur/
Those who are seeking beach resort in Ilocos, try to visit Candon Beach situated in Candon proper, Ilocos Sur. These resort has excursionist facilities, restaurant and large swimming pool. While you are in Candon vicinity, you can visit also the Darapidad falls. Smurf Cottage is the best place for stay here in Candon city. Bistro Garden is an excellent dine in and delicious menu they prepare. Come and enjoy the place now of Candon beach resort. – http://www.mypilipinas.com/candon-beach.html
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KITE SURFING. This foreigner enjoys kite surfing exhibition at the attractive beach of Barangay Puro, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur as a way of relaxing himself amidst the hot summer season. The beaches in Ilocos Sur are often flooded by foreign tourists every summer season for beach adventure. – http://www.ugnayan.com/ph/IlocosSur/Magsingal
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Sulvec in Narvacan is mainly known for it’s rocky beaches. But unknown to many is a wide brown sandy beach located away from the national highway.
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The rocky shore of Sulvec, Narvacan is a favorite stop-over of commuters and the locals as well. By the shoreline is the Paraiso ni Juan leading up to the grotto atop a rock. Tourists also visit the Sulvec Watchtower, a brick tower that was built by Spaniards to warn the town of pirates coming from offshore. – http://www.travelphilippinesnow.com/tourist-spots-beach/sulvec-beach/
San Esteban Beach
Apatot Beach is one of the historical sites of San Esteban. It was the site of a US-Filipino operation when the Second World War was coming to a close. The USS Gar, a comissioned submarine that snuck behind enemy lines, delivered its payload of fighting men, armament and logistical support for an operation for operations in Isabela. A historical marker that commemorates this event can be found on the site. Nowadays, this bay in San Esteban is frequently visited by swimmers and picnickers.– http://vigattintourism.com/tourism/articles/A-Touch-of-History-at-San-Esteban-Ilocos-Sur
Santa Maria Beach
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Suso Beach in Santa Maria – The great thing here is that you don’t need to exert an effort to reach this place because it is not hidden. It is unbelievably just along the highway with clear view. There are no concrete obstructions and it is a very healthy place for picnic. Aside from the very extraordinary sunset, the water is so calm because it forms a natural cove ideal for all beach lovers. Along the beach line, there are cottages where you can have your picnics and the local barangay government charge an affordable rate for it. – http://www.edmaration.com/2011/05/its-totally-wholesome-at-suso-beach.html
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Few kilometers from the National Highway in Santiago town in Ilocos Sur is a beach cove popularly known as Santiago Cove. Its calm waters and white sand beachline is highly ideal for swimming. The Ilocos mountain ranges at the west bring additional life to the beach view. – http://www.exploreilocos.com/2014/11/santiag-cove-and-beach-in-brgy-sabangan.html
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Santiago Cove is dubbed as the “Boracay of Ilocos Sur” because of its white sands. – Wikipedia.org
What I particularly loved about this beach is that it’s completely devoid of the presence of tourists. It was such a local beach, where families hang out to spend their weekends – where kids swim in their shirts and shorts (yes, that’s how we swam as kids too), where the courageous sing their hearts out in the karaoke machine, and where the older folks chill out to drink and be merry. – http://www.eagerexplorer.com/2014/02/relaxing-in-sinait-ilocos-sur/
On this second visit, I was totally mesmerized by Mindoro Beach. I have no idea that Vigan City has a beach, let alone a black sand beach. I know how rare these kinds of beaches are, and it was the first time for me to experience such.
Although foreign tourists will die for a black sand beach, this kind of sand, however, is not very popular withthe Filipino beach-goers. And it is quite apparent during our visit; there were hardly anyone on the beach except us and three locals body slamming with the waves. We literally have the whole stretch of Mindoro Beach just for ourselves. – http://www.lakadpilipinas.com/2014/09/mindoro-beach-vigan-black-sand.html
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Formerly Cabangtalan Cove, Imelda cove features white sand beaches. It is located on the way to Barangay Dadalaquiten Norte and Panay (Badoc). – Wikipedia.org
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This cove in San Esteban is frequented by picnic goers. During the last stage of World War II, US Submarines surfaced in the area to unload arms and supplies for the USAFIP, NL.
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