Category Archives: Ilocos Sur


Baluarte Zoo Vigan City


Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, is home to Baluarte Zoo. Its about 10 minutes outside of the city, heading towards the China Sea. Its not a big budget type of zoo. Don’t expect any extravagant shows or pen areas for the animals. A lot of animals actually roam free within the walk areas as the guests.

Besides its low …

SANTA MARIA – Ilocos Sur

Santa Maria Iloco Sur Philippines


On the map, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, only looks like a 5 hour drive. Don’t be fooled, the trip is closer to 10 hours, with three quarters of the ride being in single lane driving. Santa Maria is by no means a quick gateway from Manila.

I stayed with friends of the family in the small fishing barangay …