Here's a rundown of what we've done on our 4th day in Ilocos.
Got a chance to taste Vigan’s famous longganisa during breakfast. It has a powerful taste of garlic in it compared to the normal sweet tasting longganisa in Manila.
Syquia museum shows the late President Elpidio Quirino’s home and life. Some interesting piece I saw was the replica of Juan Luna’s Spolarium, old expresso bottles, antique furnitures and a very old fashion ref which functions without electricity.
A private owned garden cafe where we can buy plants; or can just chill with nature; of maybe you can do both.
After the Kalesa Tour, we went back to the hotel to pack our things and do some last minute pasalubong shopping. Our plan was to leave Vigan at 6pm, so before leaving we need to fill our hungry stomachs. Ate at Café Leona, we wanted to dine outside on the streets to experience the al-fresco dining like eating along Paris’ side streets but it was too hot to stay outside. We just ate inside and imagine we were somewhere else since everyone inside are foreigners. We tried sisig bagnet; can't have enough of bagnet. hehe!
@630pm, we bade Vigan goodbye and endured the 8-hour bus ride going home.
5000PHP or less
several people asked me how much my Ilocos tour cost. I'll give you the breakdown of my expenses...
day1 manila-pagudpud bus via RCJ 500
brunch (saud beach resort) 150
dinner (terra rika) 150
entrance fees/tips/ misc expenses 100
Total for day1= 900
day2 brunch (saud beach resort) 150
dinner (emohour restaurant) 150
polaris resort (2400/2 nyts/ 3pax) 800
Total for day2=1100
day3 lunch 150
dinner (max's restaurant) 150
guide/van transpo (5500/5pax) 1100
laoag-vigan bus 120
Total for day3=1520
day4 grandpa's inn (2100/1nyt/3pax) 700
lunch (cafe leona) 150
kalesa tour (600/3pax) 200
bus to MNL 370
Total for day4= 1420
GRAND TOTAL = 4940PHP
*this does not include pasalubong expenses
this would be even cheaper if you bring your own food for breakfast like cup noodles, biscuits and breads, and if you have a larger group to share the expenses with.
Ilocos smitten us; hope you can visit it too!