Paraiso-ni-Anton (Anton's Paradise) is a just several meters from the Agua Grande River Park.
The cool waters of the mountain stream are reputed to have miraculous healing properties. You will have to try them and see for yourself.
Many people stop to take a sip of these waters and others fill up containers to take home.
Also there are several stalls selling local products, fruits and shell art and colored pebble trinkets
In addition to the healing powers of the water local people believe it is enchanted by a white lady.
To ensure that the White Lady will not jump out at motorists and as a sign of respect, motorists traditionally always sound their horns three times when close to the falls
The Pagudpud community is situated to the north of Bangui and its now famous windmills and inland lies the massive Cordillera Mountain Range, the largest mountain range in the Philippines. Lying to the other side of the mountain range is the province of Cagayan. To the North and the West are the warm waters of the South China Sea. Take a swim.
Like all well kept secrets they get discovered by astute international tourists and travelers are today they are becoming enormously interested. Recently one of Australia's most respected and important international travel writers ranked Saud Beach as Number 1 on the list of the Top Ten best Asian Beaches. discover Pagudpud before the tourists find out.
The local vicinity comprises really magnificent and almost deserted beaches, spectacular waterfalls, arresting scenic 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 nearby. Just imagine a beach without too many tourists, no noisy jet skis, no strip of bars and not even a McDonalds restaurant! Such a place still exists here in Pagudpud.
Pagudpud is situated amongst verdant emerald mountains, luxuriant valleys, rolling hills and flat coastal plains. The 20,000 plus inhabitants who live in Pagudpud and the surrounding area subsist on rice farming, general farming, fishing, and the fresh fish and lobsters are delicious and economical here and more latterly tourism is increasing
Because Pagudpud is so uncommercialized there are limited places to stay and you need to book well ahead.
The most outstanding element about Pagudpud is the charming people, get genuine 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, lazuline blue skies; the most stunning aquamarine blue and crystal clear water and effervescent white sands. Does it sound too good to be true? It truly is that picturesque!
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