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Saud Beach, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

We visited Saud beach for the first time before summer of this year and arrived late noon. We really never thought of being entertained with the view, what we only thought is getting rested and just prepare ourselves for the nextday. We were surprise that the owner of the homestay is eagerly convincing us to go down the beach and witness the sunset. She is so persistent and convincing – she sounds like selling something really nice and cheap. We went down in interest and walk across the road down to the beach at exactly 5PM just right on time while the sun still in full circle and approaching the horizon, we are surprised and astonished to see the incomparable beauty of sunset in this side of the island.



A bewitching feeling covered us while standing in front of a perfect ball of fire that is approaching to touch the horizontal ocean surface, illuminating the water with its golden rays. Some fisherman’s boat passing left and right like a float in a parade as they sail smoothly; at the left side are little windmills in perfect row – at far it seems that its rotor blade were rotating gently and gracefully while being blowned by the cold and calming breeze of the air from the far atlantic.

Tell me this is not worth the travel? We only had a day here since we already booked a room at the opposite beach which is the Blue lagoon. But the one hour experience is something you can treasure for a lifetime. Thanks to Ate Mariefe for the encouragement.

Going back to the real world, this beach is located at the northern edge of Luzon two hours from Laoag City where the nearest airport is located. It is also compared to Boracay due to its white sand beach stretching in a kilometer long. But this beach creates a huge difference especially on the experience that it can offer. Saud beach is one of the best beaches to go for a summer vacation or travels when you aim to experience the best taste of rustic Philippine water. Saud caters a long white beach with no colored stains of garbage from end to end, green blooming coconut trees aligned the entire coast, local home cooked food that will let you taste the culture and the local’s way of living, lesser crowd and an affordable accommodation that offers nothing but a tranquil traveler experience.

How we got here?

From Vigan we took a bus from Bantayan to Laoag. The two hour ride cost us Php 120.00. From the terminal where the bus dropped us, we took a tricycle going to another bus terminal this time bound to Pagudpud. It is another 2 hour worthful ride that cost Php 60.00 each. We got off from the bus in front of Pagudpud Municipal Hall where numerous tricycles are waiting to be hired. Since the owner of the homestay that we contacted has a tricycle, the ride to the Saud beach was for free – a very kind deal.

Perhaps, you may wonder why we didn’t take a bus straight to Pagudpud from Vigan. According to the staff that I spoked to in Villa Angela, the bus that travels straight from vigan to pagudpud has a schedule, they also stop at the Vigan terminal to load which will  eat a lot of our time. They advised us to go to Bantayan and wait for the Bus to Laoag where we can take another ride to Pagudpud. Though I haven’t tried the other way, I can say that this way is also good. J

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Christeen is a 20 something Filipina, a student of life and a corporate employee who travels as she possibly can. Off from work, she's into crafting, fashion designing, taking photos, practicing yoga and telling stories from her journeys.

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7 comments:

  1. nice photos. I hope you can add me into your google circle. Thanks

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  2. Hi, I'm currently finishing up my paperworks for my thesis, basically in my thesis I will be featuring Saud beach. It would be very helpful if you could send me the contact details of the owner of the place you rented. If you could send it to my email, jonathanbalonso@gmail.com . Thanks very much and more power to your blog :D

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  3. Hi, I'm finishing my paperworks for my thesis and gonna be featuring Saud beach. It would help me tremendously if you could send me the contact info of the owner of the place you rented. Pleas send it to jonathanbalonso@gmail.com. Than you sooo much! more power to your blog :)

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  4. Great photos, beautiful places and awesome helpful write-ups. Hope you have more travels Christeen! <3

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