March 01, 2019

Pannzian Beach and Mountain Resort in Pagudpud: Every Traveler’s Dream Retreat Haven

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  • The most effective way to take a break from the busy lifestyle in the metro is to isolate oneself in a faraway place to reconnect with yourself and be one with nature.

    In the northernmost tip of Luzon in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte lies a remote beach and mountain resort perfect for those who crave for a peaceful sojourn getaway.

    Pannzian Beach Resort offers the best of nature, from the unpopulated beach, blue waters, to towering mountains, and cold breeze—except cell phone signals, television sets, and other high-tech amenities. This resort values the simplicity of life away from any urban distraction, promoting a stress-free and healthy lifestyle.

    The resort has four distinct rooms: the Duplex (Php 7,000 to Php 8,000), which can accommodate up to 7 persons; Cottages (Php 2,000 to Php 4,800) for 2 to 4 persons; Kayo rooms (Php 6,000 to Php 7,200), which can fit big groups of 8; and the Lodging rooms (Php 2,000 to Php 9,200). Travelers can expect a warm inviting vibe in each room, where most are suitable for big groups or families on a vacation.

    Kayo One (P6,000 to P7,200 per night)

    Be one with nature

    Since there is limited access to gadgets, guests can enjoy various nature activities and adventures. Adventure-goers will enjoy hiking and trekking in the mountains or swim at the beach and the Pannzian River. They can also experience fishing with the locals, go on bird walk tours, and play all sorts of sports—beach volleyball, Frisbee or just a morning run, at the large private beachfront.

    Get active in Pannzian’s outdoor sports activities

    Volunteer artists are sometimes invited over to the resort to teach arts and crafts to guests.

    Hammocks and wooden chairs are provided along the beachfront for those who opt to spend a tranquil afternoon by the beach. At night, you may request for a bonfire set up by the beach to drink, make smores, or just have a serene night out with your friends or the locals in the area.

    Set up a bonfire by the beach and enjoy the cold night breeze

    If you want to want to take a stroll around the resort, their adorable furry friends—labrador retrievers Sandy, Mucho, and Lance—will keep you company in your trip.

    Pannzian Beach Resort’s furry companions: Sandy & Lance

    Aside from exciting outdoor activities, visitors may also opt to go around Adams, a small community within the Pagudpud mountains and home to the last tribes in Ilocos region. This Adams Adventure will take you to a sightseeing experience in one of the communities’ waterfall and hanging bridge, as well as access to some local products like the Bugnay wine, cacao, and coffee.

    The area outside Pannzian Beach is also rich with tourist attractions and activities. You may trek to Kabigan Falls, visit the Mira-ira beach dubbed as the “Boracay of the North,” or go surfing in Kapuluan, a famous surf spot in Pagudpud.

    Refresh your mind whilst climbing the mountains of Pagudpud

    Healthy Eats

    Lastly, their in-house restaurant will add to your excitement as they serve you their homegrown and organic eats. Their resort’s cuisine gives gustatory comfort with its home-style dishes served with tasty elegance. In Pannzian, guests are not only cleansed with a heart-warming retreat but also with rejuvenating entrees that will satisfy your hunger.

    Breakfast at Pannzian Beach Resort

    Pannzian Beach Resort is open for private events such as weddings. They also provide teambuilding activities for schools or companies seeking retreat.

    The resort’s peak season starts from mid-March to mid-June, and mid-October to mid-January and the rest of the year is their low season.

    For room rates and inquiries, you may visit their website and Facebook page, or contact them at (02) 646-9020 and

    How to get here:

    • By car: Pannzian Beach Resort is 2 hours away from Laoag City. Drive straight north via Pan-Philippine Highway passing through the towns of Bacarra, Pasuquin, Burgos, Bangui, and the Pagudpud Bayan. You may use Waze since the resort is situated almost near Pasaleng Bay.
    • By bus:  From Manila, take any bus going to Laoag City, then transfer to a provincial bus that says Junction Luna/Claveria. It will take you to Pannzian Beach.

    General Information:

    • Address: Manila North Road, Barangay Pancian, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
      Contact information: 02-646-9020 / 0920-952-0662
      Business Hours: 24 hours daily
      Check-in: 2 p.m.
      Check-out: 11:30 am
      Facebook:  Pannzian Beach
      Instagram: pannzianbeach

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese magazine March 2019 issue.
    Source: Pannzian Beach website
    Images grabbed from Pannzian Beach’s Facebook page and website
    Written by Deneca Ordinanza

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