Top 10 things to do in Ilocos Sur Province

  1. Baluarte Zoo

    Address: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    Baluarte Zoo is a popular tourist attraction in Ilocos Sur. It's a 80-hectare property that features a mini zoo, butterfly sanctuary, animal shows, and a museum. Visitors can interact with animals such as tigers, ostriches, and camels.

  2. Calle Crisologo

    Address: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    Calle Crisologo is a historic street in Vigan City that features Spanish colonial-style houses and cobblestone streets. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll and admire the architecture, or ride a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) for a more authentic experience.

  3. Bantay Bell Tower

    Address: Bantay, Ilocos Sur

    Bantay Bell Tower is a 16th-century bell tower that was used as a watchtower during the Spanish colonial era. Visitors can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

  4. Hidden Garden

    Address: San Fernando, Ilocos Sur

    Hidden Garden is a beautiful garden that features a variety of plants, flowers, and vegetables. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, which serves traditional Filipino dishes.

  5. Vigan Heritage Village

    Address: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    Vigan Heritage Village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features well-preserved Spanish colonial-era buildings. Visitors can take a guided tour or explore the area on their own.

  6. Pagburnayan Pottery Making

    Address: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    Pagburnayan is a traditional pottery-making process that has been practiced in Vigan for centuries. Visitors can watch skilled artisans create pottery by hand, and even try their hand at making their own piece.

  7. Quirino Bridge

    Address: Santa, Ilocos Sur

    Quirino Bridge is a historic bridge that was built in the early 1900s. It spans the Abra River and offers a stunning view of the surrounding mountains.

  8. Lapog Wind Farm

    Address: Lapog, Ilocos Sur

    Lapog Wind Farm is a renewable energy project that features dozens of wind turbines spread out over the hills. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the benefits of wind power.

  9. St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral

    Address: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral is a historic church that was built in the 18th century. It features a baroque-style facade and beautiful stained glass windows.

  10. Bessang Pass Natural Monument

    Address: Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

    Bessang Pass Natural Monument is a protected area that features a variety of flora and fauna, as well as scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can go hiking or camping in the area.