Travel

Please Read This First: 🙂 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): (Almost Everything You Need To Know)

Here’s the Sagada Super Post. Almost everything you know for planning your very own cost-efficient, organized and fun Do-It-Yourself Sagada getaway  is here. If you don’t find it here, email us at team@visitsagada *dot* com
Again, Visit Sagada is NOT a travel agency nor are we affiliated with any travel agency. We strongly discourage you to […]

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Landslide Advisory Post-Pepeng

As you guys would’ve heard, Typhoon Pepeng (international name Parma) pummeled Northern Luzon for almost a week. The storm dumped over a meter of water in some areas and has triggered landslides and flooding all over the Ilocos regions, Cagayan, Isabela, Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Mt. Province and Baguio City.
Halsema is now closed but […]

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Travel: Landslide Advisory

Typhoon Morakot (Philippine code: Kiko) wreaked havoc in Northern Philippines and made parts of the Halsema Highway (the vital strip of road that links many of the Cordillera’s towns) virtually impassable. Fortunately, there was no reported casualty or injury as a result of the landslides.
The biggest landslide occured along the roads of Sabangan, Mountain Province […]

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Ilocos (Vigan, Laoag and Pagudpud) to and from Sagada

Northern Luzon is one of the most visited areas in the Philippines. The western side of the Ilocos region features the historic streets of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the iconic churches of Paoay and Bantay, the Marcos stronghold of Batac and the famous beaches of Pagudpud.
I was on holiday in Pagudpud when I had the urge […]

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Holy Week/ Holidays In Sagada: What To Expect

I took this shot of Bomod-ok Falls December 23  last year. No one was there and we had the place to ourselves. We could just leave our stuff at some random rock and you can forget about it. The days running up to Christmas aren’t that busy for Sagada, actually. It gets much more crowded […]

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The Sagada Budget Matrix

We’ve been noticing a lot of questions regarding how much money is needed to tour Sagada so we’ll do another budget entry.
It’s simple math.
Let’s start with the things that you can do absolutely nothing about – you would really have to pay this amount.
Getting There
The fare going to Sagada regardless of where you go – […]

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Ten Long Weekends For 2009

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has just declared eight “long weekends” for the year of 2009. You may want to consider these dates when scheduling your Sagada itineraries. I got this list from the popular travel blog Byahilo.
6 April – Araw ng Kagitingan instead of April 9
9 April – Holy Thursday
10 Apr – Good Friday
1 May […]

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ATM in Sagada

You will no longer have to go on a 45-minute jeepney ride to Bontoc just to withdraw cash from an ATM. Sagada now has its very own MEGALINK automated teller machine located  inside the Rural Bank of Sagada. There are plans to move the machine to the precinct to allow for 24-hour access – but […]

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Fare Adjustment Summary

Effective June 2008, the bus lines that service the routes from Manila to the major hubs around Sagada have made considerable fare adjustments.
Victory Liner have increased the price of the ticket for Manila to Baguio from 380-390 (~10 USD) pesos to 450-460 (~ 12 USD) depending on on which station you choose to depart from […]

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Long Weekends: Just Enough Time For Sagada

Since the genesis of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration, holidays that were supposed to be celebrated during the middle of the week have been “moved” to a Monday or Friday to create a string of three non-working days. This is an effort to encourage local tourism and give people ample time  to spend with their friends […]