Our exploration continued as we visited the famous attractions in Vigan and scoured the place for the best food options. Good news, we’ve got a travel list for your future trip!
PLACES TO VISIT IN VIGAN
Who would ever miss visiting the street in the Historic City of Vigan who claimed its spot in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites? It felt like time-travelling in a Spanish era when old illustrious houses were all lined up in a cobblestones streets.
The street lights were cozy and evoke a romantic vibe at night. There was such a calming feeling brought about by our brief stroll in Calle Crisologo.
Horse-drawn calash is one of the main attractions in Vigan. For 150 PHP per hour, you can have a tour around the city in Kalesa. In our case, we just hailed one “kalesa” to tour us around Vigan.
Bantay Bell Tower
Bantay Bell Tower served as a watch tower during the Spanish colonization. There is a Tourist Center at the entrance where you can register in case you want to go up to the tower to see the panoramic view of the city.
This place is free for those who want to experience pottery. Burnay jars are being made here. These jars are primarily used to store wines, vinegar, or fermented fish sauce.
Baluarte or fortress is another attraction in Vigan owned by the famous politician Chavit Singson. Activities and attractions that you can enjoy inside include: butterfly farm, horse riding, shooting range, and a mini zoo.
Old and elegant churches are among the places you can document in your Vigan exploration.
“Don’t talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens. ” – Alex Garland
FOOD PLACES TO TRY
So we just heard that Hotel Luna is the only hotel museum in the Philippines to date. Interesting right? But wait there is more! They also have a buffet lunch for only 650 PHP. Yes, at this price, I had my unlimited bagnet (a specialty food in Ilocos) and a lot more sumptuous specialties that really deserved a two thumbs up.
These Mango Tapioca were really good so I got six for myself!
It just dawned to me that you can indulge in local specialties without spending much by scouting for places like Hotel Luna. The food are not only good but also unlimited! Such a wonderful realization.
After our lunch, we strolled around the hotel to see their displays. Indeed, we’re so full for another treat!
The search is not yet over! Kusina Felicitas is the place to go when you are craving for tasty bagnet or the famous Vigan Longganisa. We are not sure if we’re just very hungry after our Sand Dunes experience but we seriously finished all that we ordered in this place and the food were all superb and affordable!
Do you have any other food and travel recommendations that we can still add on the list? We’ve only just #VIGAN, share your suggestions and let us know your experience here, we are excited to know!