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Vigan City and beaches

Brisbane, Australia
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Vigan City and beaches

Hi guys & girls,

Could I possibly request your advice please?

My girlfriend and I are planning a 7 night trip to the Philippines in August, we are interested in a one or two centre stay (beach + interesting city), I love small cities, my girlfriend loves the beach.

Someone recommended we spend a few days in Vigan City, Ilocos Region which I am happy with, are there nice beaches in or close to Vigan? Would the one location keep both of us happy or is there another area in the same Ilocos Region for nice beaches, scenery and nightlife?

Also, are there any decent websites for renting holiday houses in the Philippines?

Where possible I much prefer to rent a property rathewr than stay in a hotel but I have been struggling to find anything half decent?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Vigan City and beaches

Vigan is not the place for nightlife and beaches. Vigan is absolutely beautiful as a UNESCO heritage city but its not what you are looking for based on the above brief.

Nearby Pagudpud has nice beaches but is a very sleepy uncommercised place.

Boracay or Alona Beach Bohol will suit you better.


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