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Rustic Strip of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte Philippines

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte Philippines Unlike the more polished and crowded beach strip of Boracay, Ilocos Norte’s Pagudpud offers the more tranquil traveler a more rustic taste of Philippine waters. The northern-most stretch of Saud beach has sand as fine and white as those found in the beaches of Boracay.

Pagudpud, however, is a rougher experience compared to Boracay. You won’t find long bar strips close to the sea. You won’t be offered a variety of five-star-hotels, either. The biggest, most expensive beach resort in the area is the Saud Beach Resort which enjoys the prime spot in Pagudpud’s long white-sanded stretch.

Farther south, the accommodations consist of three to two-star rooms and chateaus. You can choose to stay in the beach chateaus of the town of Bauang. The sand there, though, is a bit courser compared to Saud Beach’s, probably owing to the visible caves and rock formations close to the bay.

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Visiting Boracay Island in the Philippines

boracay island travelThe Philippines is an archipelago of 7107 islands in South East Asia. The country is still struggling to compete with neighbors Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam as the prime tourist destination.

One of the most visited places in the Philippines by tourists is the island of Boracay. It is around 35-minutes of air travel south of its capital Manila.

Boracacy is considered as one of the best beaches in the world by noted travel magazines. It has all reasons to belong the list with its 7-kilometer stretch of white sand beach that remains cool even under the scorching heat of noon.

Getting to the island is very easy. The airplane will land in Caticlan and you can get a boat ride going to Boracay. Depending on your choice, the boat can dock on stations 1, 2, or 3 of the island.

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