Nestled in the province of Ilocos Norte, the city of Laoag is a perfect example of a Philippine city that combines old with the new. Wandering around this clean and gorgeous city, you will find that the new modern buildings are integrated well with the existing older architectures from the Spanish colonial era. Besides its architectures, Laoag City offers plenty of sights and places of interest for visitors that have come for a short weekend trip or even for a more extended stay. From parliament buildings to museums, and a wide selection of local and international restaurants, craft markets and shopping centers, Laoag City is accommodating to all travel preferences.
There is something special about the way that Filipinos showcases their festival celebrations, that applies too with the local people of Laoag. Let yourself be engulfed in the festivities of the Laoag people during their most happening festival known as the Pamulinawen Festival. It is held annually on the first week of February and involves plays, dances, parades, food fair and other merry-making activities. This would be the best time to visit Laoag if you love the party scene.
Legazpi Airport - The airport serving the city of Legazpi is known as the Legazpi Airport. Located only 5 kilometers away from Legazpi’s main city center, this commercial airport terminal is the busiest domestic airport in mainland Southern Luzon. Airline carriers that operate daily scheduled flights to and from the Legazpi Airport terminal include Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines and Cebgo Airlines.
Laoag International Airport - Named after the city itself, the Laoag International Airport serves the general area of Laoag with regularly scheduled domestic and international flights. The airport terminal also serves to the nearby cities surrounding the province of Ilocos Norte seeing as it is the only airport in the region. The Laoag International Airport connects the city to various destinations such as Manila, Clark and Macau via airline carriers like Philippine Airlines and Royal Air Philippine.
Due to Laoag’s geographic location in Northern Luzon, the city is highly prone to powerful typhoons from the southwest monsoon. Therefore, prior planning is compulsory for a trip to Laoag considering these weather conditions. Generally, the city of Laoag experiences warm to hot temperatures year-round with two well-pronounced seasons that are the dry and wet season. The dry season starts in November and lasts until April. It would be an ideal time to plan a visit to Laoag as there are low chances of rain during this period. The months of May till October is the wet season, which may attract the occasional powerful typhoons.