On an attempt to escape from the busy city for a while, a friend and I decided to back to a place we first visited on a somewhat educational trip back in college. That was way back in 2010, I think; and man this place is so far different now from how I remembered it back then.
Unlike the more commercial beach destinations in the Philippines, Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte) is somewhat underrated. It is perfect for a vacation, especially if you’re not really after the beach parties and whatnot. The beach is perfect and man, I clearly came to the city a different person after this trip.
We stayed at Evangeline Beach Resort—which probably serves the best mango shake in the whole wide world.
The place was nice, cozy, and their service was impeccable. I thought online reviews were exaggerating but no, they were all telling the truth about it.
DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH THE FOOD. My friend and I were surprised at how delicious their food was. As what my friend said, never have I ever ate on a place where I liked absolutely everything they served; until Evangeline Beach Resort happened.
We took a walk after a quick swim and lunch. We visited the place we stayed in 2009. That’s a walk down memory lane if you should call it.
And now. The food.
I actually have more photos of food in my iPod but the quality is nothing compared to what I have uploaded so far, so I chose to just feature the HQ shots I have.
And then there’s me with my barely combed hair.
Then, it was time to go. A storm was fast approaching before we left so, the tide was quite high.
Should you want to visit Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, I strongly suggest you pick Evangeline Beach Resort.
Official travel song: Even The Nights Are Better (Air Supply)