TRAVEL Spots in the Philippines
The Paoay Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, having completed its construction in 1710. It was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and was then included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site’s collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.
It started as nothing more than your average day-use beach resort: a couple of cottages, their own access to the beach, and excellent service. It was good back in 1995, but time and tourists have moved forward since then. Even with that, Cebu White Sands still stands as one of Lapu Lapu City’s best resorts.
Are you still looking forward to knowing more about the prominent figures who shaped the history of Ilocos? Have you ever fancied knowing more about one of the three martyr priests, Padre Jose Burgos, or the country’s 6th president, Elpidio Quirino? What about everything that has to do with Ilocos’ own spirit, basi? Let us take you to Ilocos Regional Museum Complex to know more about them!
Hotel Felicidad offers its guests a cultural representation of the lush lifestyle back in the Spanish times. Strategically located in the heart of Vigan City, the historic landmarks of town such as Plaza Salcedo and the dancing fountain, Vigan Cathedral, and Plaza Burgos can be easily accessed from the hotel.
Ever stayed in a hotel and museum all at once? Along the streets near Calle Crisologo, we found the only museum-like hotel in Vigan—Hotel Luna. Built during the 188os by Don Jose Florentino, for his daughter Doña Carmen Florentino, this Filipino old house with a touch of sophisticated Spanish interiors has been rebuilt, extended and restored into a high-class museum-hotel.
Hotels may be plentiful in the city of Vigan, but most of them are heritage homes that have been given an upgrade. They may retain the aura of a heritage house, but they can’t be compared to Villa Angela Heritage House in terms of being a true heritage of Vigan City. See what Villa Angela has to offer that made Tom Cruise choose this as his very own accommodation.