Dos Hermanos Islands in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte Is An Enchanting Natural Wonder of Blue Lagoon
If you are taking a trip to Pagudpud, you should also include the world-famous Blue Lagoon, also known as the Maira-ira Cove in your itinerary. It is home to pristine white sand beaches and breathtaking spots.
This includes two small island-like rock formations in its northern coast called the Dos Hermanos Islands.
The Dos Hermanos Islands in Pagudpud are two cone-shaped mountains in Blue Lagoon.
Legend has it that these islands were once two brothers who vowed to be together until death that when they died during a storm, they emerged from the sea as the twin islands, thus its name which literally translates to “two brothers”.
Surrounding the small islands are the pristine turquoise water and the white sands of the beach shore just meters away. It is also a part of the enchanting Blue Lagoon, along with other spots such as the Bantay Abot Cave and Timmantang Rock or Lover’s Rock.
Tourists frequently visit the islands, especially during low tide season. The nearby beaches along the Blue Lagoon are also a spot for paddle boarding, surfing, and snorkeling activities where a lot of tropical fishes can be observed.
IMAGE Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte
If you are planning to go near the islands, bring your aqua shoes as there are smaller rocks and corals under the water.
How to get here:
- From Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, take the Pan-Philippine Highway/AH26 heading north-east. Once you reach the Barangay Balaoi welcome sign, make a left turn then drive straight ahead. You will pass by Bantay Abot Cave, Hannah’s Beach Resort, and Casa Consuelo. Your drop-off point is the beach resorts along the Blue Lagoon.
Address: Maira-ira Point, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s March 2019 issue.
Written by Deneca Ordinanza