Bantay Abot caves are located in Sitio Gaoa, Balaoi. It means a sea mountain with a hole.
The naturally sculpted hole was steadily eroded by waves until it was wrecked by an earthquake during the 1980’s. It’s sort of like a giant donut! The waves continue to wash through and shape the hole.
It is also sometimes called the underground sea, as the top of the cave is covered by lush green vegetation.
Inside the cave is a church, and once inside you hear the muffled echo of waves breaking and also the birds singing as swallows also inhabit the cave.
The sea shore around the Bantay Abot cave is white sand and shells. It’s a great place to just sit and meditate or be close to the sea. It is also a great photograph spot for a Bantay Abot Instagram photo.
The district is situated to the northwards of Bangui and its now famed Bangui windmills and inland lies the monumental Cordillera Mountain Range. The largest mountain range in the Philippines, and over the other side of the mountain range lies the province of Cagayan. To the North and the West are the warm waters of the South China Sea.
International tourists are nowadays becoming greatly interested and recently one of Australia's most respected and influential foreign travel writers graded Saud Beach as Number 1 on the list of the Top Ten best Asian Beaches.
The local Ilocos Norte district comprises genuinely wonderful and almost abandoned beaches, dramatic waterfalls, stunning scenic vistas. You get a real genuine get away from the rat race feeling. It is no wonder that so many movies and television commercials are filmed nearby. Why don't you consider a beach without too many tourists, no noisy jet skis, no strip of seedy bars and not even a McDonalds restaurant! Bliss!!
The best element about Pagudpud Ilocos is the tremendous inhabitants. You will get genuine and authentic Ilocano hospitality and friendliness, not only the most amazing beach in Asia but the friendliest place in Asia.
Ilocos Norte and Pagudpud Ilocos is synonymous with balmy tropical sunshine, lazuline blue skies; the most gorgeous turquoise blue and crystal clear water and sparkling white sands. Does it sound too good to be true? It honestly is that stunning! Come visit Bantay Abot Caves.
Pagudpud is located amongst lush emerald mountains, luxuriant valleys, rolling hills and flat coastal plains. The 20,000 citizens who call Pagudpud home and the surrounding region subsist on rice agriculture, general farming, fishing and the fresh fish and lobsters are delectable and economical here. Latterly tourism is increasing, not to many though I hope. Bantay Abot Caves are part of the Pagudpud Tour.