The Most Northwestern Province

by Tourism Philippines

Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte is the province in the most northern part of the Ilocos region of the Philippines. It is known for its stunning coastlines, rich history, and unique culture. Its provincial capital is Laoag City.

Ilocos Norte also has another city: Batac City and a total of 21 municipalities.

Visitors to Ilocos Norte can explore the iconic Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its distinct baroque architecture. Additionally, the province boasts the mesmerizing La Paz Sand Dunes, a popular filming location. Don’t forget to see the Bangui Windmill Farm.

The province is home to numerous attractions, including the iconic Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, the historic Paoay Church, and the Malacañang of the North. Visitors can also explore the sand dunes of Paoay, go on a heritage tour in Vigan City, or simply relax on the beautiful beaches. The culinary scene in Ilocos Norte is also a must-try, with famous dishes such as bagnet (crispy fried pork belly) and empanada. The province truly offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality.

Don’t forget to have the right supplies before traveling. Read our blog: What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (

Bangui Windmills in Pagudpud by
Paoay Church Ilocos Norte by Wikimedia
by Apong Glenn

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