Pagudpud and its neighboring towns, as well as the province of Ilocos Norte in general, are studded with places that are sure to captivate and charm your traveler's heart!

Of course, you can just opt to stay at Maira-ira Cove and revel in the serenity of its secluded white sand, aquamarine waters, and interesting flora and fauna. But since you're so near other worthy sights to see, why not set aside a day of your stay to explore?

Saud Beach

White Beach

This is where the fame of Pagudpud as a summer destination began. Saud Beach is a stretch of cream-colored sand west of Maira-ira Cove, dotted with a lot of resorts. As the starting point of tourism in Pagudpud, Saud Beach is more developed and sports a lively atmosphere perfect for crowd-watching and meeting other vacationers.

Agua Grande

Agua Grande

Dubbed “Dakkel A Danum,” (Big Water) in the vernacular, this stretch of spectacular and thunderous rapids going under and across the Maharlika Highway lies at the far end of the Patapat Viaduct. Also called by its Spanish name, “Agua Grande,” it powers the hydrothermal plant right next to it, before swirling and gurgling its way into the South China Sea nearby. People love to bathe in its crystal-clear waters, but watch out! It's really cold!

Patapat Viaduct

Patapat Viaduct

Snaking its way right along the foot of a precipitous mountainside, this segment of the Maharlika Highway going to the province of Cagayan offers a truly unique, thrilling drive and 360-degree views of pure natural scenery, only about 20 minutes south of Punta Azul by car.

Bangui Windmills

Bangui Windmills

The first-ever wind power facility in Southeast Asia lies right next to Pagudpud! Built by the Northwind Power Development Corporation, the project is composed of 15 beautiful turbines lining the windswept coast of the town of Bangui and towers up to 23 stories high. They are quite unmissable, since they are visible from the highway going to Pagudpud from Laoag.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Burgos Lighthouse

Also called as Burgos Lighthouse as it is located in the town of Burgos north of Laoag City, this lighthouse is situated majestically on a hill overlooking the South China Sea. It was built in 1892 and is still functioning to date, serving ships passing by the northern part of South China Sea. This is one of the famous historical landmarks in the province of Ilocos Norte.