Vigan, Ilocos Sur
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Adventure Diary: Vigan’s Calle Crisologo

Mena Crisologo is a Filipino politician, poet and writer.
One of his works, Mining wenno Ayat ti Kararawa, is often considered the Noli Me Tangere of the region.

Since he is well-loved and well-respected in Ilocos, he was named after the street that made Vigan City famous all over the world: Calle Crisologo.

Calle Crisologo will instantly transport you back in time with their picturesque houses and horse carriages. The houses are simple, naturally old-looking, but has survived many natural and man-made calamities.

It’s no wonder Vigan City was chosen to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the NEW7Wonders Cities!

Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Where To Stay in Vigan?

By 1PM, we’ve decided to check-in at our hotel, Hotel Veneto de Vigan, to rest and freshen up. The service of the hotel was so so, but the rooms were clean and modern. The breakfast is very limited, so you might want to consider some place else. Rating: ★★★☆☆

If money wasn’t a concern, I’d book us at Hotel Luna because the interiors of that place is just incredible, but the price didn’t seem practical for an overnight stay. Depending on the number of people, length of stay and overall budget, I also suggest you should check out the following: Hotel Salcedo, Gordion Hotel, and Grandpa’s Inn.

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Where To Eat in Vigan?

Food is the last thing you’ll ever worry about in Vigan, because there are a hundred of restaurants and cafes to choose from!

The most famous restaurant in Calle Crisologo is Café Leona, but when I entered the place, I had a gut feeling my family might not enjoy it there. Am I being too judgy or picky? I only want our night in Vigan be served with pleasant experiences by going to the best of the best. After doing my research, I’ve decided we will have dinner at Bistro Amarillo and they did not disappoint!

We ordered a seafood platter, prawns, bagnet, 2-3 plates of leche flan and 4 bottles of mineral water. Everything only cost us PHP1,100! Rating: ★★★★★


Overall Experience:

Prior to my visit to Vigan, a lot of people said that “there’s not much to see in Vigan” but I totally disagree. Although it was very quick, I felt like I’ve seen and learned a lot while I was in Vigan because I’ve watched a man form something wonderful using clay and mud; I got to roam around the house that holds so many stories about the sixth President of the country; and eat delicious good food. I thought my trip to Vigan was one of the best historical trip I’ve done in the Philippines.


Northern Luzon Adventure Blog Series:
Vigan’s Top 5 Attractions
Why You Should Visit Vigan’s Syquia Mansion
Adventure Diary: Calle Crisologo, Vigan
What To See and Do in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Top 4 Sights To See in Pagudpud: The Boracay of the North

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Mikyu Maglasang
    February 24, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Huhuhu kailan kaya ako makakapunta dito?? The place looks so photogenic without effort! And I LOVE your floating photo!! :D

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      February 24, 2015 at 9:59 PM

      Haha thank you! :) Next adventure mo here! :P

  • Reply
    Alissa
    February 24, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Vigan looks so beautiful! I want to travel here soon!

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    Nurul
    February 24, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Looking at the photos of Vigan is like being transported through time. I’m totally going to make Vigan part of my itinerary once I get a chance to travel to PH someday. It looks a lot like Georgetown, a city in Penang, Malaysia – which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site :)

    PS: Your floating photo is *thumbs up*

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 12:46 AM

      A lot of people often mention Penang, Malaysia. Now I’m curious what that place has in store for tourists and adventures. :)
      YES, you definitely need to include Vigan and the rest of Ilocos part of your itinerary. It’s quite far from the capital, but I swear, the travel is so worth it!

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    Karen
    February 25, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    I love your shots, Kisty! It makes everyone want to visit Vigan :)

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 9:29 PM

      Thank you, Karen! I’m glad that’s the effect my readers are getting. :D

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    Mimi Gonzales
    February 25, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Before I get to travel for the first time out of the country, I’d definitely have to see Vigan! I love historical places and although here in Mactan is pretty historic enough, I still rave about going there in Ilocos. I’m definitely looking forward to that in the near future! :)

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 9:28 PM

      Yes, you should! I think the PH has so much to offer but lacks proper exposure and promotion. :)

  • Reply
    Cherry
    February 25, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    thank you for this kisty! I’m actually thinking on where to eat come our trip there, and presto! glad you suggested Bistro Amarillo, it’s near the place where we’ll stay

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      February 25, 2015 at 9:26 PM

      You’re welcome Cherry! Enjoy Vigan! :D Oh, and please let me know if my recommendation was a good or bad one. :)

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    Ice Pandora
    February 26, 2015 at 3:25 AM

    Vigan? Alrighty, I’m putting you in my to-go list c;
    Gorgeous pictures and thank you for your view
    on this not so wellknown town! Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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    Janine
    February 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    Waaah ang ganda ng photos Kisty! Super inggit ako! Kailan pa kaya ako makakapunta dito! Huhu! Nasa top list ko to sa travel bucket list ko!

    Janine
    Lime & Life

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    Jasmin
    March 1, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    I’ve been wanting to go here since I moved to Canada. You photographed Vigan so beautifully :)

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