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Popular Cagayan Hotels

Hotel Joselina - Aguinaldo

52 Aguinaldo Street, Centro 6, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Cocoon Traveler's Inn

Luna Heights Commercial Center, Luna Street, Centro 2, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

9.2 / 10

Excellent

Hotel Joselina - Caggay

Maharlika Highway, Caggay, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Mango Suites - Tuguegarao

Rizal Street corner Balzain Road, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Balai Cagayano

Dugo San Vicente Road, Diora Zinungan, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

Pozo Rubo Beach Club and Camping Site

San Vicente - Gutan - Lubac - Anguib Road, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

Country Inn Hotel and Restaurant Santa Ana

Barangay Samuk - Samuk, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

Anguib Beach Club

San Vicente - Gutan - Lubac - Anguib Road, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

Hotel Juliana

2-B Blumentritt Street Corner Gonzaga, Centro 04, Annafunan, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Hotel Carmelita

No. 9 Diversion Road, Balzain, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Hotel Lorita

67 Rizal Street, Centro 10, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Balai B+B

53 Burgos Street, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Benjie's Place

2 Cayosa homes, Pengue Ruyu, Tuguegarao City, Philippines, 3500

Taj Hotel

7B Taft St. Centro 08, San Gabriel , Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Villa Saturnina Beach Resort

Brgy. Rapuli, Sitio Racat, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

9.1 / 10

Excellent

Hotel Casa Angela

Aguinaldo Street corner Taft Street, Centro 2, Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

Jhon Rey Beach Resort

Ipil, Gonzaga, Philippines, 3513

Hotel Kimikarlai

7 Arellano Street Extension, Ugac Sur, Tuguegarao City, Philippines, 3500

Orquidia Beach Resort

Zinungan, Santa Ana, Philippines, 3514

Pulsar Hotel and Restaurant

Capitol Hills, Caggay , Tuguegarao, Philippines, 3500

others

About

Located on the northeastern edge of Luzon Island, Cagayan is one of the northernmost provinces of the Philippines. For so long, it has largely gone under the radar of most travel guidebooks, but it’s spectacular beauty is now slowly being revealed as more visitors take the road less traveled into this historic and picturesque province.

 

At A Glance

Although located at a considerable distance from the Manila, Cagayan was actually one of the first of the provincias to come into existence during the Spanish colonial period, being founded by the conquistadors in 1581. Today, the province is home to around 1.2 million people, but its beguiling landscape comprising  verdant mountains, dense forests, beautiful beaches, and mighty rivers has mostly been untouched by civilization.

 

How to Go

By plane

Direct flights to Tuguegarao City, the province’s capital, are available daily from Manila. Visitors coming from Cebu, on the other hand, can take any one of the weekly flights available.

By land transportation

Provincial buses with terminals in Cubao in Quezon City and in Caloocan City (both in Metro Manila) offer daily trips to Tuguegarao City. Buses heading all the way to the northern town of Claveria will also pass by Tuguegarao. Take note that a bus trip to the province can last for around 12 hours or more if you are coming from Manila.

 

Getting Around

If you need to go between major cities and towns in Cagayan Valley, you will have to ride an intercity bus, jeep, van, or multicab. You can explore each city or municipality on foot, or you can also hire tricycles that can take you to popular locations.

 

Tourist Attractions

Cagayan is mostly famous for its natural marvels. The town of Claveria in the northwest is surrounded by lush grasslands and windswept hills reminiscent of Batanes landscapes. The same is true with the protected island of Palaui in the northeast. This island is also the site of the Cape Engaño Lighthouse, a historic structure built in 1892.

Other popular attractions include the scenic Taggat Lagoon and the graceful cascading Mabnang Falls, both of which are near Claveria. There’s also the seven-chambered Callao Cave near the town of Peñablanca, in which the local Catholic Church often holds services for the faithful.

 

Top Things to Do

Thanks to its coastal location, the province has an extensive shoreline where travelers can enjoy a plethora of aquatic activities. The area around the town of Santa Ana in the northeastern coast of the province is famous for its white-sand beaches and splendid waters. Aside from swimming, you can also do snorkeling and diving in the waters around Palaui Island, located just off the coast of the town, which is part of a protected marine area.

Inland, visitors can head over to the Peñablana Protected Landscape and Seascape, where the famous Callao Cave is also located. Here, you can enjoy an idyllic boat ride down the Pinacanauan River, which is best done at dusk when you can witness the flight of tens of thousands of bats as they emerge from their caves in the forest.

Of course, a trip to Cagayan will not be complete without one paying a visit to its centuries-old churches. These include the Saints Peter and Paul Metropolitan Cathedral in Tuguegarao (1761), the Church of San Antonio de Galicia (1765), the Basilica of Our Lady of Piat in the town of Piat (1875), and the Saint Philomene Church in Alcala (1881).

 

Where to Eat

When you visit Cagayan Province, make sure not to miss out on sampling the pancit batil-patong, which is the best-known culinary specialty in the province. In Tuguegarao city, famous panciterias include Gretchen’s and Billy Jack’s Panciteria.

 

Nightlife

Cagayan Valley is mostly known for its nature destinations, so even in larger cities like Tuguegarao, there’s little by way of nightlife. The downtown area does have a collection of resto-grills where you can enjoy a drink or two with your friends.

 

Where to Stay

The capital city of Tuguegarao has a number of hotels where you can stay in. These include the 4-star Holiday Plaza Hotel, as well as smaller places like Hotel Joselina, and Las Palmas de San Jose. If you’re heading to the town of Sta. Ana up north, you can stay in the beachfront Costa Carina Resort.

There are many other inns and bed & breakfast places all over the province where you can stay overnight for reasonable prices.

 

Travel Tips

  • It is best to bring your own camping gear and food if you plan on staying overnight in coastal areas where there are no resorts.

  • You can also ask some of the locals, who may be willing to rent out a space in their home.

  • Make sure to take home a festoon of longganisa (sausage), which is also one of the specialties of northern Philippine provinces like Cagayan.