Ahhhh, Pagudpud. Finally!
After 7 gruelling hours of riding in the rain and then dried by the wind and the sun, we are here.
What can I say about Pagudpud…wait I will ask my friend Wiki..
Its white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water makes Pagudpud a haven for tourists. Maira-Ira Point is also an emerging attraction with its secluded beach known as the Blue Lagoon. Access to this public beach is from a secondary concrete road on the north side of the Maharlika Highway just before approaching the Patapat Viaduct. On the way to the Blue Lagoon, a sea arch can be seen. Coconut trees line much of the town’s coast. On a clear day, the Babuyan Islands are visible from Patapat National Park.
The Patapat Viaduct, elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km concrete coastal bridge that connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. Located more than 16 kilometers from the town proper, it offers a scenic view of Pasaleng Bay– a view that leads towards wide and pristine beaches backed by mountains with breathtaking waterfalls Kabigan and Mabaga, along with the many cool, refreshing springs waiting to be discovered within.
I love Pagudpud. The beaches are nice and the people are friendly.
The entrance fee to this beach is only 100 pesos.There are sari-sari stores nearby where you can buy cheap meals and booze. You don’t need a lot of money to visit pretty spots like this, that I guarantee. And did I mention the Home-Stay?
A home-stay is an actual home of the residents nearby. They let you rent a room in their home or even rent the entire house for I think 400 per head. What’s cooler than that.