Best Things to Do in Vigan, Philipinnes

Best Things to Do in Vigan, Philipinnes, Vigan, Philippines (B)

The town of Vigan is located in the province of Ilocos Sur in northern Philippines and is officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being so it is a destination particularly interesting for local tourists who know about its charm and who visit this place throughout the year. Vigan is famous for its picturesque cobble-stone streets, ancient mansions and well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture. There are not many towns left in the Philippines that document its Spanish history so well as here, making it a very unique place within the nation’s heritage and culture. Even though the Philippines is a world-class destination for spotless, white beaches and laid-back island life we also want to encourage people to visit the other side of this beautiful and diverse country.

Vigan definitely belongs to this other side and is not really an integral part of any touristic “must-see” list. Getting there can also be quite an exhausting experience – it took us over 9 hours with an overnight bus to finally reach this place. Bus lines such as Rabbit Bus Line or Partas serve this route from Manila and most of them head to the even further up north town of Laoag. Laoag also has the main airport within the region from which planes such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airline fly almost on a daily basis. Vigan city itself also has a small airport but we did not find any flights there directly, perhaps it is just suited for serving smaller, private planes. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Things to Do in Vigan, Philipinnes
Guide Location: Philippines » Vigan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Julian Schonfelder
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Casa Rica Hotel
  • Grandpa’s Inn
  • Hotel Linda Suites
  • Calle Crisologo
  • The Bantay Bell Tower
  • The Syquia Mansion
  • Mindoro beach