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Laoag Travel Guide, Philippines

Laoag, Philippines – Overview: Ideal blend of economic growth & cultural heritage

Laoag, Philippines is the ideal mixture of economic growth and cultural heritage. Let us have a look at few of its strong features:


Laoag is situated in the province of Ilocos Norte in Philippines. The city is bounded by Cordillera Central Mountain towards the east and the South China Sea towards the western periphery. The land area of Laoag is roughly 127 square kilometers.


The town of Laoag is being marked by two distinct climates. This is the general norm for all the provinces and towns of the area. Dry season commences from the month of November and ceases during April, whereas the wet season runs between May and October. During the dry season, relative humidity soars to a shade under 80 percent. The coastal influence of the pacific and the occasional sea breeze makes the climate quite pacifying. During the wet season, the general monsoon climate interspersed with thunderous typhoons is witnessed.


Natives of Laoag are largely Ilocano. The exception is the fact that this town keeps the Roman Catholic Church at the backstage. Aglipaya and protestant churches have mass following in the city. Here, people are diligent workers. Sex ratio is even and house sizes are 5 on an average.

Culture and festivals

Christian and catholic holidays mark the place. It holds many fiestas and commemorates. Few among them are organized in the memory of its patron saints. Protestantism and other sects have also been on the rise. This has made the fiesta a multi-sectarian thing. There is the Jesus of lord movement and it celebrates its own fiestas. All the festivals are marked with music, food, processions and a lot of street dancing.


Laoag International Airport connects it to the outside world. Again, the Cebu-pacific and the Philippine Airlines are the two top airline services of the area. The city’s international airport is well adept in handling both the domestic and the international traffic. Currimao port and other small piers are the chains that form the trading and tourist links for Laoag.

The roads of the city are well built and highways are functional. Perhaps, a Toyota Granvia van or some other SUV are the ideal means of transportation. The city is full of various tricycles and Jeepneys. Bus links are just as strong as others. Philippine Rabbit Bus Company and RCJ lines are among the top bus services.

Laoag has the ideal blend of economic growth & cultural heritage. It can give you everything you wish for in a relaxing vacation.

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