Location: Bangui, Ilocos Norte
Northwind Bangui Bay Project is a 25-megawatt wind power generation plant, the first wind power plant in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. The facility, composed of 15 wind turbines towering at 70 meters tall, provides 40% of the power requirement for Ilocos Norte.
Location: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Located 85 meters away from St. William Cathedral, the 45 meter high bell tower has sunk to the ground and leaned slightly to the right. Back then, a man on a horse can pass through the door freely. Now, tourists have to stoop down to enter the door.
Location: Burgos, Ilocos Norte
The lighthouse is one of the oldest and the tallest in the country. Built in 1892, it still sends out signals to ships passing by the Cape facing the northern portion of the South China Sea.
Bangui – Pagudpud Beaches
Location: Bangui – Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
The municipalities of Bangui and Pagudpud have a long stretch of beaches which has become a favorite tourist destination.
Location: Adams, Ilocos Norte
Several waterfalls can be found in the municipality of Adams. Visitors enjoy its cool waters surrounded by lush greenery. Local guides are trained to guide tourist in exploring the waterfalls.
Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte
This 470-hectare landlocked lake was declared as a National Park under Republic Act 5631 on June 21, 1969. Its environs have been turned into a sports complex.
Location: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
A chapel of wood and thatch was originally built on the same site when the Augustinian Friars founded the parish in 1580. In 1612, the Augustinians built the Italian Renaissance-inspired church. It is one of the biggest cathedrals in the country and the seat of the Diocese of Laoag. The deeply recessed niche shows the patron saint of the city of Laoag, Saint William the hermit.
Location: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte
This century-old church is of Neo-classical and Baroque architecture. The church, convent, and bell tower began construction in 1669 and were completed in 1679. It features a 137-meter nave that is the longest in the country, according to the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Encyclopedia of Philippine Art.
Milagrosa Shrine Of Badoc
Location: Parish of Saint John the Baptist, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
Estimated to be 400 years old, the revered image of La Virgen Milagros de Badoc is enshrined and venerated in the more than 200 year old imposing brick-and-stone baroque church.
Place: February 4 - 10
Date: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
It coincides with the feast day of St. William the Hermit, the patron of Laoag City. Highlights of event include the Dulang Food Festival, a showcase of Laoagueños cuisine; street pageantry; Calesa Festival, Komedya Ilocano; Balikbayan Night; and beauty pageant.
Place: Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Date: Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Locals are dressed with their Ilocano costumes and dance and sing around the town while given the sign of the cross made from pounded rice grains. The Ilocano word “guling” means to mark or smear.
Place: San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Date: December 25
Celebrated at a festivity in honor of the local industry of pottery. Damili is a red variety of clay used by the locals to create pots and damili tiles.
Place: Adams and Carrasi, Ilocos Norte
This is to remember the peace treaty between Itneg ethnic tribes settling at Ilocandia. Highlights of the celebration include the “panagtagnawa” rites, an indigenous sports competition, a native food cook fest, dance-drama contests, and beauty pageant.