Laoag City, a vibrant and dynamic growth center in the north, is a truly unique destination offering charming surprises, panoramic sand dunes, lush vegetation, scenic beaches, highland lures, historical and heritage sites. A must for tourists, it was awarded the Kalakbay Awards as Best Tourist Destination for the year 2001 and the Hall of Fame Award as the Cleanest and Greenest Component City in the Philippines for 2000, 2001 and 2002.
In Laoag, not to be missed are the massive bell tower of Saint William Cathedral, also known as the Sinking Bell Tower, Iloko Museo and the Tobacco Monopoly Monument.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air - Laoag has an international airport that is easily accessible with just a 45-minute flight from Manila via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.
Flights to Laoag International Airport:
- China- Guangzhou, New Baiyun (CAN) and Shanghai, Pu Dong (PVG)
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong International
- Macau, Macau
- South Korea: Seoul, Incheon (ICN)
- Taiwan: Taipei, Chiang Kai Shek (TPE)
LAND - Bus companies such as Partas Trans, Farinas Trans, Florida, Maria de Leon, and RCJ bus lines serve the Manila-Laoag route. These buses, have stations found along Cubao and Pasay.
SEA - The San Fernando International Seaport can accommodate al types of vessels such as cruise ships, (RORO) roll-on roll-off vessels, motor tankers, barges, cargo vessels, motor tugboats, and local fishing boats.