Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Patapat, Pagudpud

One of the best thing to experience in the beautiful town of Pagudpud is to drive down its famous Patapat Bridge. Passing there will enable you to see the forested mountain on your right side and an amazing view of the sea on your left side will. You just can't help but be amazed at the feeling that you are being sandwiched by the best elements of nature.

Patapat is home to the Kalbario Patapat Natural Park which was declared as protected area by the DENR. The area is composed of 3,800 hectares of forested and rocky lands. No trail has yet been developed so it is quite an arduous task if you wanna trek the place.

The park has many little falls which remain untouched by civilization.

One of Patapat's interesting place is the bus stop-over just in front of the Nature Park. I found it interesting because it is situated near a road that is constructed between two huge mountains. Moreover, the foliage above the mountains were so thick that it felt like you were entering a tunnel when you pass this road.

The never-ending flow of clear and cool water on slippy boulders is quite a challenge to trek. The cool waters however, is a reward for tired feet.

For those brave enough to do a different adventure, a visit to the old and abandoned government building just across the Patapat Nature Park will provide you with a different thrill. Locals said that the old center is haunted and guarded by a white lady who died there. An eerie feeling greeted me while I traverse the wooden bridge leading to the old building so after taking just few snaps of the facade, I decided to go back to the main street.

And finally, Patapat is most famous for its 12-km winding bridge located at the foot of the cliff of the North Cordillera Mountain Range. A stop-over at the middle of the bridge is a must to see the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the verdant mountains and the sea below. A glimpse of the old footbridge adds grandeur to the breathtaking view.

So, if you happen to go to Pagudpud, do not forget to include Patapat in your side trip. I guarantee you that you will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the sea, mountain and forests all in one place. And while you are on it, do not forget to buy a souvenir from those friendly locals there. Tourists there does not come in plenty so a small purchase could help these locals a lot.

52 comments:

  1. great post! the first time i was in patapat, i had the feeling that i was not in the philippines.:D between the mountain and the sea...stunning place.

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  2. What a great place. Thank you for taking us there.

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  3. it's amazingly beautiful there

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  4. Niiiiice page! I enjoyed scrolling through your photos - I love the beach, so this was a treat. In addition, I have to say that there's great character in your views. Thank you for sharing them.

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  5. i would love to see these little falls...

    teka maiboto muna kita dunsa talksmart

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  6. Beautiful place.
    Great series.
    I can feel the calmness and almost hear the waterfall.

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  7. for ones more you have show us a great place. excellent photos and info

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  8. really really really nice blog. amazing. =) i swear, it is so good. the pictures and the info.

    can i link you? im sure my friends would love to view your blog and i'm also promoting one of my friend's deviantart.

    http://kimpoy03.deviantart.com/ <-- you'll like it. =)

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  9. panalo na naman ang post mo bro! anong camera ang gamit mo?

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  10. sarap naman ng bakasyon!

    Ayan, binoto kita! lakas mo sa amin! =)

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  11. This does look a most beautiful unspoilt part of the world.

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  12. kuya pag napunta ko sa blog mo feeling ko nagbabakasyon ako. hehehehe

    inagts kaw=]

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  13. ive never been to any of the places that's breath taking.. di kasi mahilig gumala..

    may naalala lang ako sa pagudpud..

    "Pagudpud? what is she doing with her ex in Pagudpud?"

    naman!!! linya yan ni jericho rosales sa movie nila ni christine hermosa na forevermore..

    hmmmm..

    walang sense di ba? hehehe..

    ingatz..

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  14. lawstude, sama mo naman ako pag aalis ka. huli ko pang pasyal ng malayo last Feb sa cebu =( sama ko sama ko!! :D

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  15. Hi Norman! Great series on Pagudpud. Another spot to put on my list!!
    Blogtrotter is still in Santiago de Compostela, now inside the Cathedral… Hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!

    PS: Just voted and saw you well ahead!!

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  16. What a beautiful place. Great images...

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  17. @ luna miranda - i know what you mean, the scene in patapat is really one of a kind and really different from the usual urban life we are accustomed to.

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  18. @ vinzent - your welcome my friend.

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  19. @ leviuqse - it is and hope evryone here could experience the place. its just so refreshing there.

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  20. @ ms. hays - thanks for the nice comments ms. hays and welcome to my blog.

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  21. @ dakilang islander - sarap maglaro doon sa mga mini falls kaya lang napakalamig ng tubig. salamat sa pagboto.

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  22. @ ida - what is great about the place is that small waterfalls are everywhere although there is a greta big one that i will feature in my next posts.

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  23. @ madz sta. cruz and meredith grey - hey, nice i.d. . thanks for the nice comment and feel free to link this blog. i'll check out the link very soon.

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  24. @ madbong - thanks. loyal canon user ako bro. i use either my eos400d or my ixus75.

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  25. @ coldman - salamat parekoy. malakas ka din naman samin eh.

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  26. @ babooshka - its on the tip of the philippines and really quite far to reach so really mostly unspoiled.

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  27. @ my-so-called-quest - salamat doc at kahit paano napagbabaksayon ko kayo sa busy work and school life nyo.

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  28. @ jhaynee - its a different feel kasi eh. you will learn lots of things and study some cultures pag gumala ka. thanks and welcome to my blog.

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  29. @ gmg - hello sir. you will definitely enjoy pagudpud if you decide to finally go here in the philippines. great beaches and natural things.

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  30. @ ash - thank you. glad u like them.

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  31. Very beautiful place and a beautiful blog of yours. Through your blog, we learn much of many beautiful places of philippines. Have a nice weekend.

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  32. I miss Pagudpud so much. I hope I can go there again soon :)

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  33. your photos make me want to explore the Philippines more. beautiful photos. and another thing.. Pagudpud is one of my dream places to go to here in the country.

    kulang talaga ako sa travel. :(

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  34. wow! ganda nga ng patapat. yon pala yung lagi kong nakikita when travel magazines features ilocos.

    i wonder what causes the stones in the waterfalls to turn red. ganun din kasi sa pinatubo.

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  35. Love the pictures of the water over the rocks. Beautiful!

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  36. @ alicesg - one of my purpose in traveling is to really showcase what my country can offer in terms of tourism. my country really have lots to show.

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  37. @ kegler - ganda dun carlo no? so everyone, if you have time, visit pagudpud next time.

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  38. @ aajao - parekoy may travel companion ka naman na eh, darating din tyak na lilibutin nyo ni ayah ang buong pilipinas.

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  39. @ the dong - bigla ko tuloy iniisip yung different kind of rocks na pinag-aralan ko noong elementary. i bet its the elements kasi sa dingalan di mapupula bato eh.

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  40. @ rochelle - thanks for appreciating the pics. have a nice day.

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  41. those rocks look beautiful!

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  42. I like the second last photo; really beautiful - the place.

    [:

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  43. kakainggit naman to o...puros travel. hehe.

    nice one, and the pictures, i love it! ;0)

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  44. Real great and unspoiled nature sanctuary. Nice shots :)

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  45. ganda ng falls. kalsada ba yung nasa gilid ng mountain? maganda ng pagkakuha mo sa pic na yun na may lumilipad na ibon. at cute ang mga souvenir na seashells.

    btw, invited ka sa red carpet party ko bukas sa blog ko.

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  46. @ acey - i agree, on of the best rocks i have seen.

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  47. @ kyels - that's the famous patapat viaduct. maganda talaga yung lugar.

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  48. @ iriz - thank you and welcome to my blog.

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  49. @ BW - it was declared protected area kaya we can be sure that it will remain unspoiled for years.

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  50. @ redlan - yup. it is the patapat bridge. i have some other sharper shots of the place but i chose this one because of the bird.

    thanks for the invitation, i'll be there.

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