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Ilocos Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region. Ilocos Norte is known as a northern tourist destination, being the location of Fort Ilocandia, hotel, resort, and casino.

Attractions in Ilocos Norte

Bangui WindmillsBangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Bangui Wind Farm is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged in a single row stretching along a nine-kilometre shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.  Phase I of the NorthWind power project in Bangui Bay consisted of 15 of those wind turbines, each with a maximum production capacity of 1.65 MW of electric power, making a total of 24.75 MW.

Cape Bojeador LighthouseCape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was part of the Spanish government’s master plan of illuminating the Philippine archipelago. The Burgos lighthouse was first lit on March 30, 1892. t is typical of the Spanish Colonial lighthouses which is all masonry made with bricks that are widely used and produced in the area.  The lighthouse itself is of stone and coral construction with a delicate railing around the signal light itself. This combination of delicate and solid makes a stunning contrast as you loo

Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential CenterMarcos Ave, Brgy. 10-N Lacub, Batac City, 2906 Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Presidential Center, Ilocos Norte houses a large collection of Marcos Memorabilia, possibly the largest in the country. It shows Marcos through the years, all the way until he ran for president in 1965. Prior to becoming a museum and housing the late dictator’s remains, it was the ancestral home of the Marcoses. The two-story building has its main gallery upstairs while the ground floor houses the souvenir shop on the right and a mini-film showing area just before th

Malacañang of the NorthPaoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Malacañang of the North is a 5-hectare property that overlooks the serene Paoay Lake. The place used to be the residence of late president Ferdinand Marcos and his family when they visit  Ilocos Norte during their regime.  It is one of the 29 houses that the Marcos Family was able to build during their two decades regime. It was now transformed into a museum of the late president’s memorabilia after Marcos was deposed in 1986 and died a few years later.

Patapat ViaductPagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The Patapat Viaduct is an elevated road — over 30 meters above sea level. This 1.3 km long coastal bridge can be found in the municipality of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte. Connecting the Maharlika Highway in Laoag to the Cagayan Valley, this is a busy street above the coastal areas of Pagudpud. The fourth longest bridge in the country, this winding concrete beauty is said to be the northernmost roadway part of Ilocos Norte.

San Agustin Church of PaoayMarcos Ave, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Paoay Church, also known as San Agustin Church, is one of the top tourist destinations in the province. Its spectacular view from all angles occupies most tourists. t was founded by Augustinian missionaries in 1593, and was a labor of love over time and in the face of earthquakes and other disasters. According to historians, the bell tower served as a status symbol for the locals—the bell would ring more loudly and more times during the wedding of a prominent clan than it would during the weddin

Santa Monica Parish ChurchSarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

A beautiful church which as located in the heart of Ilocos Norte which was built in 1779. Sarrat Church is the biggest in Ilocos Norte and possibly in the whole Ilocos Region. The church is made from red bricks built in Earthquake Baroque and Neoclassical architecture. The church tower has a big clock that strikes every half-hour. Around the church are brick fourteen Stations of the Cross. The ground floor of the convent was converted as the parish museum and photo gallery in 1994.

Map of attractions in Ilocos Norte