Top 10 things to do in Laoag

  1. Sandboarding in La Paz Sand Dunes
    Address: Brgy. La Paz, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
    Experience the thrill of sandboarding down the steep slopes of La Paz Sand Dunes, one of the most popular attractions in Ilocos Norte. The sand dunes offer a unique landscape that gives visitors a feeling of being in a desert.
  2. Visit Paoay Church
    Address: Paoay, Ilocos Norte
    Paoay Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful churches in the Philippines. The church features a unique Baroque architecture that is a blend of European and Asian design.
  3. Try the Famous Ilocos Empanada
    Address: Various locations around Laoag City
    Ilocos Empanada is a popular local delicacy that is a must-try for visitors. It is a deep-fried pastry filled with vegetables, egg, and meat, and is best served with vinegar dipping sauce.
  4. Explore the Malacañang of the North
    Address: Brgy. Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
    The Malacañang of the North is a presidential museum that was once the official residence of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. The museum features a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the Marcos era.
  5. Swim at Saud Beach
    Address: Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
    Saud Beach is a beautiful white sand beach located in Pagudpud, a town north of Laoag City. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.
  6. Visit the Sinking Bell Tower
    Address: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
    The Sinking Bell Tower is a historical landmark in Laoag City that is slowly sinking into the ground. The tower was built in 1612 and is one of the oldest structures in the city.
  7. See the Bangui Windmills
    Address: Bangui, Ilocos Norte
    The Bangui Windmills are a group of wind turbines located along the coast of Bangui Bay. The windmills provide clean energy to the surrounding towns and offer a stunning view for visitors.
  8. Visit the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
    Address: Batac, Ilocos Norte
    The Marcos Museum and Mausoleum is a memorial museum dedicated to former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. The museum features a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the Marcos era, and the mausoleum houses the remains of the former president.
  9. Try the Famous Bagnet
    Address: Various locations around Laoag City
    Bagnet is a crispy deep-fried pork belly that is a popular dish in Ilocos Norte. It is best served with rice and vinegar dipping sauce.
  10. Visit Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
    Address: Burgos, Ilocos Norte
    Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is a historical landmark that was built in 1892. The lighthouse offers a stunning view of the South China Sea and the surrounding landscape.