Pagudpud is in the tip of Luzon. This is actually the gateway of Ilocos Norte (where my father’s clan is) and Cagayan Valley (my mother’s hometown). As a kid we usually pass by this route, I was able to ravel the changes thru the years. Its a 4 hour drive from Laoag to my Mom’s, which oftentimes I am sleeping from the entire trip.🙂 There are actually great places if you go beyond Pagudpud. Just like in Santa Praxedes, Claveria or far up Santa Ana. If you are looking for a different getaway, with a different beach, where the mountains, lands and beach meet, this is the perfect adventure.