Archive for August 3rd, 2012
After going around Vigan we decided to start traveling again to Ilocos Norte. Our original plan is to book a hotel in Laoag but on the way we found a sign of Playa Resort Hotel. I remembered our itinerary and asked the husband if we still can swim. He took a detour and we end up in Brgy. Curimao where Playa is. Seems like the resort was deserted since it was a rainy month and at that time there was a typhoon visiting the Philippines. We check out the rooms and saw some restaurant equipment supply along the way. The husband decided that it is best to just stay in the hotel for the night. I would not really refer this hotel to others since I don’t like the smell of the water that is coming out of the faucet. It smell like it was not used for ages. Also the beach outside is dirty, the sand is black plus the water is not something you would want to swim. But still since our daughter wants to swim we just let her. Here are some pics.
There are so many places to go in Vigan. We are lucky we booked in a hotel near Plaza Burgos. There is a queue there of ‘kalesa’ which will take you around Vigan for PHP 150 per hour. This are some of the spot that we went to :
When we reached Vigan it was raining and almost dinner time. For some reason my 3g is not working and I was stuck in the page about custom t-shirts online, so we just go around to look for a hotel. We end up in Plaza Burgos since I saw the sign Ilocos Tourism Center. I asked the husband to go down and asked the guard of a restaurant. He told us there hotels on our left but they don’t have any parking lot but on the right there is Vigan Plaza hotel and they have a parking lot. So we decided to book the suite of Vigan Plaza hotel. It really live up to the theme of Vigan. Old houses with wide open windows. I am so happy with it. Here are some photos.
After having lunch in Pangasinan we started traveling to Vigan. According to my MAPS, it’s about 2 hours and 47 minutes. Around 3 hours and there are 16 municipality to passed by. Believe me, I somehow memorized the names of the places we passed by since the husband and I started to play a game if how many barrios are we still going to pass before we finally reached Vigan. I would say I was so surprised when I realized we would passed by a road that has mountains on the side and it was really raining. I have this wicked imagination that maybe there would be landslide and I was really scared. The husband kept on laughing on me. I just let out my nerves when I saw that we are almost to Vigan. And yes, even at night and raining Vigan is still a sight to behold.