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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 19 ( last series)

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
This is my last blog series for Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Ahh…the beach.. did you know that there’s a beach resort here in Vigan, but the beach here is wild and the waves are big! I think it’s a perfect venue spot too for surfers, but according to some, it is not advisable to swim here because of the big waves coming in to the shores.

But its okay, if you want to play around the beach and sand, you have to go here in Mindoro Beach in Vigan, not exactly in Mindoro,but it is located in Baranggay Mindoro in West Vigan. They have a resort here – the Playa de Oro Beach Resort, an air conditioned room with amenities.
Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
The Brgy Mindoro welcome arch

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Kid playing around the life guard seat tower
Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
A view of the FREE cabanas for everyone. The beach is owned by the government, so everything is free here, you can visit the beach anytime and occupy the cabanas for free.

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
A view of the horizon

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
This is around 4pm. An hours away before I fly back to Manila.


Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Wild waves coming in

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Me and the beach

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
I want to swim but all my clothes are almost used hahahaha.


Mindoro Beach in Vigan - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Senti mode ni Rey Belen

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Im glad that theres a beach here in Vigan…. but not that swim friendly like in Ilocos Norte’s Pagudpod, but you can do an hour side trip here if you want to just play around with the sun, sand and wild waves.

How to go here in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
1. There are two travel options – ride the 8 hour bus from Manila to Ilocos Sur or ride the plane go Laoag City Airport in Ilocos Norte + 1 1/2 land travel to Vigan.
2. We went here via chartered plane of Gov. Chavit Singson, we landed at Vigan City airport, if you have a company trip and want to travel by air, you can try a chartered plane by Sea Air, just inquire to their office on how to get a chartered plane.
3. Air - Domestic flights leave Manila daily for Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, which is an hour and a half ride by bus or arranged vehicles to Vigan. The city can be reached from Laoag City via Partas Bus, Fariñas Transportation, Maria De Leon Bus Lines, RCJ Bus Lines, F. Franco Trans, and Florida Bus. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph
4. By Land - The 408 km stretch from Manila to Vigan City is a comfortable eight-hour ride along the scenic Manila-Ilocos Highway. Air-conditioned Partas Bus, Dominion Bus, Aniceto Bus and Viron Transit ply the Manila-Vigan route regularly. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph
5. Getting Around - The best way to explore Vigan is on foot; the city center is small and compact, yet full of excitement. Experience a calesa ride around Vigan at P150.00 per hour per carriage. – Via http://www.vigancity.gov.ph
6. If you are in Vigan City, there are lots of transportation, you can ride the tricycle or the “kalesa”, horse drawn carriage. The “kalesa” can be rented at Php 100 per hour.


Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
http://www.vigancity.gov.ph/
For Schedules of City Events and Tours please contact the City Tourism Office. Tel No: (077) 722-8771,

Baluarte in Vigan City

http://chavitsingson.net/baluarte/index.html
Opens - 7am-6pm eve
ryday, entrance is free
Tel # 6377-722-7186

Historic Town of Vigan @ UNESCO
Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/502

* Thanks to Governor Chavit Singson for inviting us to tour around Vigan City

Read my complete Vigan travel blog series
for any questions or inquiries, feel free to email me at azrael@gmail.com

Discovering Vigan City - Ilocos Sur trip part 1

WIP - Dancing fountain of Plaza Salcedo in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 2
Cathedral of Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 3
Plaza Burgos in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 4
Calle Crisologo in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 5

Party at Baluarte in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 6

Inside Gov. Chavit Singson's home - Baluarte citadel in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 7
Animal encounters at Baluarte zoo in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 8

BurnayJar factory in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 9

Vigan Plaza Hotel - Ilocos Sur trip part 10

Hidden Garden in Vigan–Ilocos Sur trip part 11

Syquia Mansion in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 12

St. Augustine Church in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 13

Bantayan Belfry in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 14

Café Leona in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 15

Vigan Empanada - Ilocos Sur trip part 16

Loom weaving - Ilocos Sur trip part 18

Mindoro Beach in Vigan - Ilocos Sur trip part 19 ( last series)

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.

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