|Pack of cigarettes||$1.14|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$4.10|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.15|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.69|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.48|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.20|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$86.62|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$126.20|
The Province of Ilocos Norte is situated north part of Luzon, one of the Philippines’ island divisions. It is also the last province in the northern part of Region 1. Moreover, Ilocos Norte is composed of two cities – Laoag and Batac, The former is the city capital of the province while the latter was recently became a city. Visiting Laoag or the entire province can be feasible by land and air. If you opt for the bus, which is certainly cheap ranging from Php.600 to Php.900 depending on the type of bus that is regular air conditioned, Deluxe or Super Deluxe, but the ride may take 8 to 9 hours travel. While, when taking the airplane, this would be possible with cheap flights to Laoag from Manila, which takes only an hour travel.
From Laoag International Airport, you will have a 10 to 15 minutes ride to the city proper. From the city proper, a tour within the vicinity is a must-have in your itinerary list. Here is a list of the attractions you can take by foot:
Laoag which means “Light” is a small city where you can spend a day touring, eating and shopping. It is the city which can be your starting point when touring the whole Ilocos Norte province. Then, spend the second day and third day touring the neighboring suburbs or you can go ahead up to the last town of Ilocos Norte.
Hotels in Laoag has a very long list catering to different type of tourists. To name a few are Hotel Tiffany, Texicano Hotel, Balay de Blas, and Java Hotel.
When planning to go to Ilocos Norte, check out cheap flights to Laoag online 2 to 3 months before the travel so you could avail the discounted air fares.