Exploring Pagudpud – Patapat Viaduct
Aside from the famous white beach of Pagudpud, there are few places that are worth visiting around Ilocos Norte. No wonder why people are traveling up north from different areas of the country.
Patapat Viaduct – The Patapat Viaduct is a viaduct at the municipality of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon Island in the Philippines.
The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km concrete coastal bridge that connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon. It is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. is geographically located at latitude (18.5733 degrees) 18° 34′ 23″ North of the Equator and longitude (120.896 degrees) 120° 53′ 45″ East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of the world. – Source Wikipedia
What I like about the place is you can have a photo shoot in the middle of the road because there’s almost no vehicle passing by. Not to mention the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.
We once held a prenuptial shoot here. That’s why this place is very memorable for me.
The view of the shore above the bridge.
The viaduct is few minutes away from the famous Blue Lagoon. It’s also very near Pannzian Beach and Mountain Resort.