Monday, May 7, 2012

Romancing Pagudpud (page 2)

The night before, we could have had a perfect night if after a quick stroll we sat at the shore and enjoy the cool wind and the soothing sound of the waves.  Unfortunately, the beckoning the bed is much louder than the waves.  We ended sleeping early for the continuation of the last leg of our Ilocos Amazing Race.  We woke up around 7 a.m. and began packing (again!).  Despite the fact that we are only carrying backpacks, the packing and unpacking thing is the most tiring part of the traveling.

Anyway, we had breakfast by the sea and waited for Kuya Ronald for the South Tour.  He arrive around 8a.m. and started with the tour.  Our first was the boudnary signage of Pagudpud.  We had a our picture taken right at the middle of the road.  Kuya Ronald was on engaging tour guide.  He took our pictures and even recommended poses and jump shots.

Next stop is the Bangui Windmills.  I know it's not your usual tourist spot stops.  Particularly for international tourist.  But the sight of the white windmills turning to produce energy was just beautiful to look at.  We did more pictures there.  Then he took us to the viewing deck of the windmills where souvenir s are sold in the area.  a small replica of the windmill costs from Php 30.00 to 50.00.

Next stop is Cape Bojeador or the Burgos lighthouse.  Set atop a hill that overlooks the wild waters of South China Sea.  It was the oldest lighthouse in the country and it certainly have that colonial feel.

After that, Kuya Ronald helped us chase after a bus going to Laoag since we are planning to get back to Manila the same day because we have a flight on the following day.

We payed Kuya Ronald Php 600.00 plus tip because he was pretty engaging and talks a lot. we will definitely promote his TOURCYCLE venture.

Ronald Ramos
Tourcycle Pagudpud

more pictures here ...


  1. been there 2x, first time was just with hubby, and the 2nd time was with the rest of the family. With the 10 years in between of my visits, I noticed the big difference. On our 1st visit, the place was more tranquil and serene, so, for me, it was more unforgettable.

    1. Thanks for sharing. Pagudpud is truly something I'd like to visit again.