I visited Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte right when Typhoon Lawin was leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The municipality is known in the country for its beaches which are mesmerizing to the eyes.
I booked myself at Pannzian Resort for a basic room (Kayo Room at P1,800) which is located in Barangay Pancian, right at the heart of Pasaleng Bay. It's 30 minutes by bus from the border of Cagayan and approximately 45 minutes from the municipality center. The bus I boarded from Laoag City was Claveria-bound. I got off right exactly at the entrance of the resort as it's nestled along the Maharlika Highway, at the foot of what mountaineers call as Mount Pico De Loro Norte.
Arriving at the resort, I found out that there were no other guest for overnight stay but me. I suddenly remembered that heavy rains were still expected to pour which was why not many tourists were going about the area. And since most staff members are also residents outside of the resort, I was left all alone inside the sprawling property from 9:00pm to the early morning the next day.
I woke up early the next day to catch the sunrise which was still elusive. At the beach, I did enjoy the company of the resort's beach guide dog. I felt like vacationing in my own private property because I was alone in the whole stretch of the beach. The waves were not pleasant at all, but I found the crashing action magnetic. The chaotic waves seemed to absorb my own personal chaos, draining me of my nerves about the past, present and future.
Check out my full 5-Day Ilocos Region Vacation
Hey! I also visited other Ilocos Region destinations. Read more how I roamed around that part of the Northern Philippines:
+ Currimao's Playa Tropical + Vigan Heritage Village
+ Paoay Church + Pagudpud's Pannzian Resort
+ Kapurpurawan Rock Formation + Pagudpud's Cold Spring Trek
+ Laoag City Walk + Swimming in Currimao
+ My Ilocos Norte Meals + Bangui Windfarm
+ Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
|The mighty waves of Pagudpud Beach|
|A villa at Pannzian Resort|
|I stayed seated here for an hour one early morning.|
|A river nearby|
|Where the river and the beach meet|
|My beach guide for that day|
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