Friday, April 16, 2010

Philippines - Pagudpud

Pagudpud is sometimes called as Boracya of the North. It does have gorgeous white beaches backed by rows of palms. It's also good snorkling and dive spot. The beaches around here don't have much in the way of services or beach toys. Hang-and-do-nothing types will find Pagudpud a hidden paradise.

Sent by Yolanda.

This is from Wikipedia : Pagudpud is a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines. According to the latest census, Pagudpud has a population of 20,385 people in 3,804 households.

The town is bounded to the south by the town of Bangui and to the east by the Cordillera Mountain Range, the town of Adams and the province of Cagayan. The South China Sea lies to the west and north. The town rolls over mountains, hills, valleys and flat coastal land. It lies 45 miles north of Laoag City, the provincial capital, and about 350 miles north of Manila. They reside in 3,804 homes that are spread across 83 square miles. Most make their living through farming, fishing and subsistence retailing. Tourism is a growing part of the economy.

Pagudpud was made a municipality on February 5, 1954. Unlike Laoag City, the province's only autonomous city, Pagudpud derives its authority from the provincial government. It had previously been a part of the neighboring town of Bangui.

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