Laoag, derived from the word "light," is one of the sunniest regions in the country. This is highly practical, considering that Laoag has an abundance of outdoor activities, both natural and manmade for locals and tourists to enjoy. Laoag is situated in the north of Luzon in Ilocos Norte territory.
Laoag faces the prevailing monsoon climate of Northen Luzon, complemented by a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October. Occasionally, Laoag experiences typhoons. The best time to visit Laoag will be during summer, which starts in March and lasts till the end of May or sometimes drags until the first week of June. Since those are the busiest months for tourism, the price of hotels and flights will be the most expensive within these months. Hence, tourists are advised to book in advance to save budget. The off-peak time would be during the rainy season, which is from May to October whereby tourists are likely to find the traveling and accommodation cost inexpensive.
Naga Airport ‒ Naga Airport or locally known as Paliparan ng Naga, is a public airport that serves Naga city and its metropolitan area. This airport is located in the provincial capital, Pili. The distance between this airport and the city of Naga is 9 kilometers. Both domestic and international airlines operate from this airport including Philippine Airline, South East Asian Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Naga Airport has a 1,402-meter long, concrete runway. Facilities provided at the airport that are beneficial to travelers include tourist information and assistance center, hotel and travel agency representatives and taxicabs.
Laoag International Airport ‒ Laoag International Airport, is the main airport that serves the general area of Laoag. It is situated in the province of Ilocos Norte. The distance between the airport and Laoag city is around 8 kilometers. The main airlines that operate in this airport are Philippine Airline, Cebu Pacific, Sky Pasada and Royal Air Philippines. Two codeshare flights, Etihad Airways and All Nippon Airways are also operated by Philippine Airlines on behalf of the said airlines. This airport, which has been designated as a secondary or alternate international airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, has a 2,420-meter runway.
Both Naga and Laoag have high temperatures on average throughout the year. Usually, it will be dry and sunny throughout the years with little rains except during wet season or typhoon season of which heavy rains and thunderstorms are to be expected. Also, Laoag experiences four to five tropical cyclones on average every year. The average maximum temperature in Naga is around 28 and 32 degree Celsius, while the average minimum is approximately 22 and 24 degree Celsius. Similarly, Davao notes an average maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celcius while having the same average minimum temperature as Naga. However, the weather in both regions could be unpredictable due to the typhoon occurrences. Hence, visitors are advised to check the weather reports as flights might be affected by the typhoons.
Laoag is one of the main tourist destinations in the Philippines. There is a variety of activities to be explored in Laoag such as partaking on the beach, water and dunes, visiting museums, and so on. Three top spots that visitors should not miss when visiting Laoag are La Paz Sand Dunes, the Sinking Bell Tower and Museo Ilocos Norte.