Ilocos: The New Zealand of the Philippines

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

The southern part of the province is full of surprises. Ilocos Sur is quite a spectacle offering you tastes of our culture and history while a few hours on the road will bring you to majestic views of bridges and the abundance of mindblowing waterfalls. It’s one of those places where “you-just-have-to-be-there”.

Let’s start off with Vigan.

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

One of the wonder cities of the world, Vigan is no doubt a complete stunner!!!

From the historical streets of Calle Crisologo to the wonders of pottery to the amazing longanisa, poqui-poqui, tinuno, and guyabano wine, the city is a must-visit.

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

A few hours drive from the wonder city will take you to the stunning views of the Quirino bridge. Tucked away from the municipality of Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur, on the other hand, there rests a gorgeous waterfall with crystal clear emerald waters offering you the best 20-peso balsa experience!!! Don’t believe me? Go see it for yourself!!!

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

Pinsal Falls, one of the best kept secrets of Ilocos Sur, is a complete haven because of its isolation that makes it perfect for those longing to spend their trips with bits of relaxation away from the chaos of the more touristy destinations. The abundance of waterfalls and the overwhelming beauty of the place will surely bring tears to your eyes. It’s that incredible.Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas
Ilocos: The New Zealand of Pinas

Indeed, New Zealand is an awesome country to visit, but there’s nothing like experiencing the beauty of our own.

Pinas is too beautiful. And Ilocos is a proof that you need not to go too far to experience natural wonders because we all have it here.

All the beauty.

And everything in-between.

Please choose Pinas. Choose our country over anything else.

We hope this article is able to remind you how beautiful our country is before you book your next international flight.

Enjoy your next adventure, dearest explorer.

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If you are looking for nice places to visit in Ilocos, Check out Rivermount Hotel and Restaurant or Playa Tropical Resort.

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For more of Hannah’s Adventures, follow her on Instagram at @hannahcepe or like her page on Facebook at: hannahcepephotography


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