Pagudpud is a group of beaches in the northern province of Ilocos in the Philippines. It earned its monicker as the “Boracay of the North” with its blue waters and white sand beaches lined with coconut trees. It is not as crowded and developed as Boracay but these only add to its charm.

It consists of three large beaches: the Saud beach, Maira-Iraand the Pansian beach. Saud beach is the “main” beach and where most of the resorts and hotels are located. Maira-Ira, a 20 km tricycle ride from Saud, has Luzon’s whitest sand beach. It has calm waters good for diving and snorkeling. Pansian beach is the farthest among the three and is near the border of the Cagayan province.

There are few watersports facilities here compared to Boracay and Laiya, which lends to its laid-back character. If you’d like to make more out the trip, you can head off to the Cape Bojeador lighthouse and the Windmills of Bangui Bay.

Map of Pagudpud

From Manila, take a bus going to Laoag or Claveria. From there take a minibus to Pagudpud. Below is a Google Map of Pagudpud.

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List of Pagudpud Hotels and Restaurants:

Terra Rika Beach Resort
Contact No: 0918 937 1752
Email: terrarikadiveresort[at]

Apo Idon
Contact No: 0918 933 4464

Northridge Resort
Contact Number: 0920 220 5089

Saud Beach Resort
Contact Number (Manila): 02 928 9853

Villa Del Mar
Contact Number: 0920 553 4161
Clean and comfortable air-conditioned rooms. Just a few steps away from restaurants and bars but far enough to blur the noise. The ground floor of the hotel has a videoke machine!

[Photos by Jef Cris]


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