The Blue Lagoon or Maira-ira as it also popularly known is located in Malingay Cove in Sitio Malingay. This hidden bay is at Mairaira Point, and is situated in a half moon shaped bay along with its fine white sands that contrast so strikingly with the blue and some say cerulean blue waters. And the first reaction is that it is absolutely breathtaking
At one end is the Nacatnagan Cliff in the east and the Dos Hermanos islands in the north. These two features are also highly regarded local attractions which are on the agenda of any local tourist
To reach this lovely place it is about 2.5 km from the main highway down a dirt road, in some ways the place is still off the beaten track and not commercialised. There are a few new resorts there and international surfers are popularising the place as its really great for some really good waves.
The local district comprises genuinely magnificent and almost abandoned beaches, outstanding waterfalls, lovely picturesque vistas, and a real genuine get away from the rat race feeling.
It is no wonder that so many movies and television commercials are filmed there. Try and envisage a beach without too many tourists, no noisy jet skis, no strip of bars and not even a McDonalds restaurant!
Pagudpud is located amidst lush verdant mountains, fertile valleys, rolling hills and flat coastal plains. The 20,000 citizens who live in Pagudpud and the surrounding region subsist on rice farming, common agriculture, fishing, and the fresh fish and lobsters are delightful and economical here and more recently tourism is increasing.
The best element about Pagudpud is the marvelous inhabitants, get unfeigned Ilocano hospitality and friendliness, not only the most amazing beach in Asia but the friendliest place in Asia.
Ilocos Norte is synonymous with balmy tropical sunshine, azure blue skies; the most stunning turquoise blue and crystal clear water and sparkling white sands. Does it sound too good to be true? It genuinely is that beautiful!