It needs little introduction to the fact that the country of the Philippines is one of the well-known holiday destinations in the Southeast Asia region. Among the many tourist destinations that are popular in the Philippines is Laoag or officially the City of Laoag. As the provincial capital, Laoag is a major commercial and industrial hub with well-developed city areas that are fun to explore when you are in town.
Laoag, in a similar manner to other regions around Philippines and nearby countries in the Southeast Asia region, is classified as having a tropical savanna climate in which temperatures are usually warm to hot all year round. The hottest months are usually around April, May and June, while the milder wet seasons around November always have a peak time to come to Laoag. Meanwhile, the off-peak season is between October and May during the dry seasons where the climate during that season can be uncomfortable. While accommodation and ticket prices tend to drop this time, visitors should check the weather reports before going to the town around this period.
Francisco Bangoy International Airport - Francisco Bangoy International Airport or also known commonly as Davao International Airport is the primary airport that is generally serving the Davao Region and Davao city specifically. Located in Catitipan, Barangay Buhangin which is about 36 kilometers from Davao city area, it is the third busiest airport in the country. It is a public airport operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Francisco Bangoy International Airport has begun operating since the 1940s and has been modernized ever since, to the point that the airport is now able to accommodate up around four million passengers annually. The recently built terminal has a Malay architecture design that is located just across the old terminal and is four times larger too. It is the hub for Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, Philippines Airasia as well as catering for flights heading to and from Manila, Clark, Cebu and many more.
Laoag International Airport - The Laoag International Airport is the main airport that serves the general area of Laoag and the nearby regions, being the only airport that can be found in Ilocos Norte. Located 7 kilometers away from Laoag, the airport is the northernmost international airport in the Philippines geographically, and as such, serves as a major charter destination for tourists from China. Just like other airports in the Philippines, this airport is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. It has a runway that is 2,780 meters in length and is made of concrete. Among the airlines that operate in this airport is Philippine Airlines as well as Royal Air Philippines with destinations to Clark, Manila and Macao. From the airport, it is easy to go in and out to the city area because there are many types of transportation available in the Laoag International Airport that are meant for the visitors.
Laoag’s weather is typically about being under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with two distinctive seasons, namely the wet season, which is when a consistent amount of raining occurs and the dry season. The average high temperature in Laoag is around 30 and 34 degree Celsius, while the average minimum is approximately 19 and 22 degree Celsius. The dry season is the time you may not want to come over to Laoag. Meanwhile, the warm and pleasant season of the year is usually from November to April. Therefore, if you plan to visit Laoag during this season, be sure to book your flight and hotel early as the reservations will run out fast during this period.