Pagudpud, officially the Municipality of Pagudpud, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. We will write how to get from Vigan to Pagudpud by bus.
The scenery when you go to Pagudpud is breathtaking; with its green hills, rice paddies, and grassy plains, everywhere you look is such a sight to see. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui where you can find the windmills.
Read here how to get from Baguio to Vigan
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 Vigan to Pagudpud
HOW TO GET FROM VIGAN TO PAGUDPUD BY BUS
If you want to get from Vigan to Pagudpud by bus. First part you have to go from Vigan to Laoag. There are a few daily buses going to and from the two places for no more than 100 PHP for one trip. The travel time from Vigan to Laoag is around two hours.
From Laoag, there are vans and buses serving Laoag-Pagudpud route 100-120 PHP depending where are you stopping. The vans start at 5 15 am. The schedule of the vans are almost every 1-2 hours when they get full.
You can also take a bus from Laoag to Pagudpud. It will take around 2 hours. Prices will be around 120 PHP.
Vigan to Pagudpud travel time will be around 4 hours. If the transfer in Laoag is fast it will take that time. If not it can be until 5 hours. Once in Pagudpud you can ride a tricycle to your final destination.
Vigan to Pagudpud Bus Direct
The only way you can from Vigan to Pagudpud is catching a direct bus coming from Manila stopping by Vigan. It will stop by Laoag. If not you will have to transfer as we mentioned above.
Vigan to Pagudpud bus fare will be around 100 PHP Vigan to Laoag. Plus 120-150 PHP from Laoag to Pagudpud.
Vigan to Pagupd by Car
If you want to get from Vigan to Pagupdud. The distance from Vigan to Pagudpud is 160 kilometers. Vigan to Pagudpud travel time will take you 3 hours and half 4 hours to get there.
Traveling by car or a van can be a great option if you are traveling in a group or with too much luggage.
Read here how to get from Laoag to Vigan!
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 a 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
There a lot of options when it comes to accommodations in Pagudpud. There are cheap hotels, mid-range ones and luxury resorts that you can choose from. There are resorts with amazing views as well as amazing amenities.
We chose two options where to sleep in Pagudpud: Evangeline Beach Resort in Saud Beach and Kingfisher which is a lonely place perfect for relaxing and water activities 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
We had an amazing staying at Evangeline Beach Resort Our room was big enough for the three of us with all the comfort that we needed like hot water, fridge and yes good wifi connection. There is a pool area which was perfect for us since we were traveling with our little one 6 years old.
Just one minute walking distance from Saud beach and their restaurant with seaview. The food was delicious and all the staff was super friendly and helpful with us!
KINGFISHER RESORT IN PAGUDPUD
Kingfisher is a few kilometers far from Saud Beach. It’s located in the windest part of Asia so you will have the best opportunities if you like surfing and other watersports. Also great place for relaxing in the area with the hammocks. It’s quiet and ideal for disconnecting of the real world.
ALTA VISTA ILOCANDIA INC.
Located in Ar-aro-o, Alta Vista Ilocandia Inc. Features a garden and a terrace. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Guests can have a drink at the bar. A continental breakfast is available daily at the property. Room rate starts at 1,940 PHP a night.
BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT
Buena Vista Beach Resort is located in Pagudpud. There’s a fully equipped private bathroom with bath and free toiletries. A continental, American or Asian breakfast is served at the property. A private beach area is also available on site. Price starts at 2800 PHP a night. Great deal in this list of Pagudpud Beach Resorts.
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