FEATURE for the MONTH of March 2007...
Pagudpud Island, Ilocos Norte Philippines
Pagudpud island in Ilocos Norte Philippines has been known to be an enormous place because of its wide and beautiful beaches. There are also affordable resorts located along the shores of Pagudpud island. People living on this island are also very safe, friendly and reliable. The language that you usually hear is Tagalog, but don’t be afraid, a lot of Filipinos speak English. Pagudpud island has been known to be a clean and green apparently in a different world.
These days that Pagudpud is becoming the surfing capital of the Philippines, you might as well learn surfing during your stay there and go skinny dipping, boating and swimming all day. Aside from these got-to-dos that need water, you can pamper yourself in taking pictures of some of Mother Nature's beauty while mountaineering to Kaibigan Falls and walking along the historic streets and landmarks of Vigan, Batac, and Laoag. One big warning that the folks in Ilocos will give you is not to swim too far from the shore because the waters there have a very strong undercurrent that can pull you far off the shore. And since you won't be in the region more than once a year unless you're an Ilocano, visit the Marcos' Mansion and the Marcos Museum to get a taste of their lifestyle during their time in power.
Peso Power: The place is worth the trip and money to be shelled out as most visitors would say. Expect some big cash shelling for nothing of such superb beauty can come cheap, though local shopping costs less they do back home.
In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii. Not to mention the inviting views, clear blue waters, and white sand. Pagudpud promises its visitors a magnificent experience in a secluded paradise.
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