Thank goodness for air travel, people no longer have to endure over 12 hours of road trip from Manila to reach the exquisite Laoag City and the rest of the Ilocos region. This small, compact city is considered the jewel of the northern Philippines with its reasonable amounts of stunning views and heritage sites.

The most popular attraction in Laoag City is La Paz San Dunes where one can enjoy a heart-wrenching 4×4 ride or a more leisurely sandboarding activity. You may also visit the 16th Century Laoag Church, first built of wood and thatch. Today, it’s an impressive sight of Italian renaissance architecture reminiscent of the city’s Spanish-colonial era. Laoag City is also surrounded by prized attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church, Malacañang of the North, Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock Formations, Rizal Amusement Park, Vigan, and the beaches of Pagudpud.

Here’s a list of beautiful places to visit in Laoag including top things to do & the best Laoag tourist spots.

To make your trip planning easy, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app. Seeing all your saved locations on the map will help you get started on planning your Laoag itinerary and know the best areas to stay, near places you want to go.

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1. Laoag Cathedral (St. William’s Cathedral)

Location: Brgy. 14, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte province, Ilocos region, Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Sinking Bell Tower

Location: Beside the Laoag Cathedral (St. William’s Cathedral). Save on Google Maps.

3. Aurora Park & Tobacco Monopoly Monument

Location: Laoag City, 2900 Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

4. Paoay Church (San Agustin Church)

Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

5. Malacañang of the North (Malacanang Ti Amianan), Paoay

Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

6. Paoay Lake

Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

7. Paoay Sand Dunes

Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

8. La Paz Sand Dunes

Location: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

9. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos

Location: Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

10. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Burgos

Location: Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

11. Bangui Windmills

Location: Bangui, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

12. Pagudpud

Location: Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

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13. Marcos Museum and Mausoleum (Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center), Batac

Location: Batac, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

14. Batac Empanada & Miki (Noodle Soup)

Location: Brgy. 1-S Valdez, Batac, 2906 Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

15. Batac Heritage Sites

Location: Batac City, 2906 Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

16. San Nicolas Heritage Sites

Location: San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

17. Sarrat Church (Santa Monica Parish Church)

Location: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

18. Bacarra Church and Domeless Belfry (St. Andrew Parish Church)

Location: Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Save on Google Maps.

Where to go near Ilocos Norte & beyond

Vigan & Ilocos Sur

Location: Ilocos Sur province, Ilocos region. Save on Google Maps.

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La Union

Location: La Union province, Ilocos region. Save on Google Maps.

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Tuguegarao & Cagayan Province

Location: Cagayan province, Cagayan Valley region. Save on Google Maps.

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Places to visit in Laoag

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Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

Where to Stay in Laoag

Click below & search recommended Laoag hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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