Cultural and natural wonders! The geography of the Ilocos Region (region 1) makes for a unique culture with many great tourists spots. There are a wide variety of beaches to suite any mood, and an equally wide variety of salty native dishes that are must tries. Vegetarians and Vegans of Manila and other urban areas will appreciate the abundance of fresh vegetables, and crunchy corn snacks that are so popular here. The area is also known for it’s arts and ancient architectural masterpieces.
Although there are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: San Juan, Laoag, Pagudpud, Vigan, Alaminos, Sta. Maria, Lingayen, Manaoag, Bolinao, and Luna. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
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