Ilocos Norte: A Kaleidoscope of Nature and History
Sharing the soulful, historic land that was once Provincia de Ilocos with Ilocos Sur to the south, Ilocos Norte promises a beautiful medley of man-made and natural wonders. Its history is tinted with revolts and political conflicts during the Spanish colonization, while its cultural heritage is painted with Hispanic influences, manifested in the enduring stone structures around the province. Besides a glimpse of history, Ilocos Norte also serves as an epic destination for those looking for adventure and magnificent natural scenery!
Ilocos Norte is approximately 100 km. away from the capital of Ilocos Sur, Vigan, and about 500 km. from Manila. Its capital, Laoag City, serves as the gateway to Ilocos Norte, with Laoag International Airport and major bus terminals located here.
Travel time: 10-12 hours
Bus terminals: Cubao – Partas Cubao, Rabbit Bus Lines, and Dominion Bus Lines; Sampaloc, Manila – Rabbit Bus Lines, Maria de Leon Transit, and Farinas Transit
Travel time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Route: Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Laoag International Airport
Travel time: 8-9 hours
Route: Take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and MacArthur Highway, passing through Ilocos Sur and Paoay before reaching Laoag City.