Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 10:00 pm
How to get from Manila to Pagudpud by bus that you can book online.
Pagudpud is a quiet town with a few places to stay. There are bars and restaurants to enjoy nightlife and the beaches and sunsets are amazing!
Read here where to stay in Pagudpud
SIM CARD AT MANILA AIRPORT
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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagen if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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BEST TIME TO VISIT PAGUDPUD
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Pagudpud, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less. If you’re looking for the warmest your best time to visit Pagudpud, the hottest months are May, April, and then June.
How To Get From Manila To Pagudpud
How To Get From Manila To Pagudpud By Bus
You can ride a direct bus from Manila to Pagudpud via G.V Florida Transport and it costs from 750 PHP to 950 PHP. Travel time is about 10 hours. It is best if you want to enjoy the scenery along the way. G.V Florida bus offers sleeper bus for a more comfortable trip and you will get ready in the morning to explore Pagudpud.
Other option if you aren’t riding the direct bus from Manila to Pagudpud. It’s riding a bus to Laoag. Night bus will be the best option. Around 4-5 am you will get to Laoag where you will ride a van 1 hour and a half to get to Pagudpud. The price is around 100-120 PHP and first van is leaving Laoag around 5 am.
How to get From Manila to Pagudpud By Private Transportation
If you want to get from Manila to Pagudpud in your own car or renting a van. There are 560 kilometers which can be done 9 hours by car or van. Especially if you are driving with no traffic. If not it can be until 10-12 hours getting to Pagudpud.
Read here how to get from Vigan to Pagudpud!
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO PAGUDPUD BY PLANE
If you want to get Pagudpud by plane is the fastest way. Since there is no airport in Pagudpud. You will have to book a flight from Manila to Laoag.
Other alternative is booking a flight from Clark or Manila to Tuguegarao airport. This alternative would be great if you want to visit Tuguegarao, otherwise will take much longer than from Laoag to Pagudpud.
There are two daily flights Manila to Laoag via Philippines Airlines. You will land in Laoag International Airport. From Laoag airport you have to get to city center in Laoag where you can then ride a bus or a van going to Pagudpud with the travel time of 2 hours and it costs 100 PHP.
TRANSPORTATION AROUND PAGUDPUD
Just like other provinces in the Philippines, Pagudpud has tricycles for short trips or to go around the area. You can also rent tricycles if you want to have a DIY tour, although this is only advisable for 2-3 people only since tricycles are quite small.
Prices for tricycles are from 60-100 PHP around Pagudpud. If you want to hire them for a day tour prices are 600 PHP for North day tour and 900 PHP for a South day tour.
DAY TOUR IN PAGUDPUD
If you want to explore Pagudpud there are a few options. You can rent a motorbike for 400-500 PHP per day for a day tour in Pagudpud. You can also rent tricycles for a day tour 2-3 people maximum. Prices for a day tour in the North are 600 PHP and 900 PHP for South. If you do both day tours in the same day it costs 1300 PHP.
Read here for full information for a Day Tour around Pagudpud!
NORTH DAY TOUR IN PAGUDPUD
If you go by tricycle prices for a day tour in North part are 600 PHP and they will include these spots: Kabigan Falls, Patapat Viaduct, Timangtang Rock, Bantay Abot Cove, Blue Lagoon and Dos Hermanos Island. You can also try the zip line after Bantay Abot Cove and before going to Blue Lagoon.
SOUTH DAY TOUR IN PAGUDPUD
If you go by tricycle for a day tour around Pagudpud the price is 900 PHP and they will include these spots: Bangui windmills, view point Bangui windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock formations and Burgos Lighthouse.
For last 2 spots you will have to get a tricycle from Burgos (Pagudpud tricycle drivers aren’t allowed to drive you around) and your driver will wait for you. The price for last two activities are 300 PHP and they will discount from the cost of the tour 900 PHP.
You have to pay 10 PHP entrance fee before Kapurpurawan Rock formations and 20 PHP entrance fee for the lighthouse in Burgos if you access there!
WHERE TO STAY IN PAGUDPUD
For accommodation a budget room would cost minimum 1000 PHP ($20 USD) and you can go up to 5000 PHP if you wish more comfort in Pagudpud.
Pagudpud Rinnovati features a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is available. At the resort, the rooms are equipped with a desk. The private bathroom is equipped with a bath and free toiletries. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. An Asian breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Room rate starts at 1500 PHP.
EVANGELINE BEACH RESORT
Evangeline beach resort our favorite place where to stay in Pagudpud. It is located in Pagudpud and features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Featuring a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. A tour desk can provide information on the area. The rooms at the resort come with a seating area and a TV with satellite channels.
Each room includes a coffee machine and a private bathroom with free toiletries, while certain rooms have a kitchen equipped with a microwave. All rooms will provide guests with a toaster.A continental breakfast is available each morning at the property. Evangeline beach resort has a playground. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the accommodation. Room rate starts at 3, 248 PHP a night.
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