Last week, my family and I spent gloriously relaxing days in Ilocos Norte to celebrate my birthday and our tiny baby’s second month. That was one special trip because my parents were also with us. We went there on a road trip and I totally agree to what most travelers say: it is one amazing destination to fully enjoy breathtaking seascapes and landscapes!
I’ve been to Ilocos Norte on a Girl Scout field trip way back when I was in high school but it was only in this trip that I got to embrace its beauty. Maybe because we’ve resided in the mountainous area of Pagudpud and that we passed by the amazing Patapat Viaduct each time we visited another destination? I don’t know, I was just so captivated!
The Patapat view is just one of the several must-see beauties when travelling to Ilocos Norte and luckily, we got to visit most of them. How can one not love Ilocos when it has all these amazing places?
Oh well, the destination closest to my heart is The Blue Lagoon.
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our baby’s second month at the Blue Lagoon Cove in Pagudpud to let him feel the beach breeze. All through out our trip in Ilocos, our baby just stayed in the hotel or in our car since we didn’t want to expose him that much. On his second month birthday however, we both agreed that he deserved a little treat.
So, early morning of May 23rd, Baby Trey partied at the Blue Lagoon. We stayed there for a few hours, right after sunrise and shortly before the sun was too hot already. We loved enjoyed swimming there and loved our breakfast by the nipa hut (Nipa hut rental in Pagudpud beach was around P500-800, big enough to accommodate a small family).
I loved that the lagoon has perfectly bluish water with an amazing view of the forested mountains. The beach is a stretch of off-white sand (similar to Boracay’s Boat Station 3). The sea is generally calm when we came but the water is quite deep.
It has been two months already? Two months of breastfeeding, changing nappies and so on? How. Time. Flies. It has been two months of enjoying that sweetest baby scent I always funnily wished to bottle! Wishing my baby more and more and more beautiful months and years to come!
We truly had a great time in Ilocos. And as much as I’d love to keep writing and sharing our wonderful experiences in one single post, I am breaking our Ilocos Norte trip per destination just so to make it organized, short and sweet. I hope you’ll come back to enjoy the view with us soon, and I hope you don’t mind if our loads of photos will do the storytelling why we love Ilocos most of the time!