Friday, October 23, 2009

Return to Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, a popular name for Maira-ira, is one place that I will never get tired of going. I was there last year on a summer where the sky was clearer and the sea calmer. This time around, the weather is gloomier and the sea much wavier but still, the place is perfect if you long for tranquility and serenity. So, despite the very long hours spent on just going there, a return to Blue Lagoon is very much worth it.

Footprints of Tres Bloggeros

Deceivingly Gentle Waves

Volley Net on a Glistening Backdrop

The Picturesque End of the Cove

The Inviting Waves of Blue Lagoon

Scattered Rocks and Corals on the Shore

Wild Vines Growing on Sand

How to go there? You need to go first to Laoag, Ilocos Norte either thru a Bus or via plane. The bus trip from Cubao will usually take you 10 to 12 hours depending on the traffic. I advise that you take the night trip so you will be there by noon. There is usually a once a day flight to Laoag via PAL so you better check the schedule of the flight and arrange your itinerary accordingly. Then, from Laoag you need to take another bus that will lead you to Pagudpud. The bus will drop you off the road leading to Maira-ira. You need to ride a tricycle that will lead you to the beach. Accomodation is not a problem there since there are lots of resorts that will cater to every kind of traveler whether you are on a budget or not. There is even a place where you can pitch your tent. Just ask around, the folks there are very friendly.

There are lots of things to see in the area. Since I was there last year, I took less photos this time and just enjoyed the place. I even cook our breakfast while my blogger-friends are shooting very early in the morning.

You can check out my entry last year on the following places of interests in Pagudpud:

Bantay Abot Cave
Blue Lagoon
Kabigan Falls
Aqua Grande
Saud White Beach

Please also check out my blogger-friends feature of Maira-ira/Blue Lagoon by clicking the following:

Dong Ho's Pagudpud Series
Lantaw's Maira-ira Masterpiece
Scud's Great Account of Blue Lagoon


  1. I would love to go there. Peace, beautiful scenery and a camera. Perfection!

  2. whoa! glorious sunrise! :D. I like the 5th photo, its well-framed :)

  3. The photos are really outstanding. I enjoyed this trip.

  4. nasan si brooke shields? :)

    deceiving nga ang waves sa ilocos. hehe

  5. na miss ko to ang mga perfext shots na 'to. lalo na ang unang photo. yung last photo masterpiece mo talaga yan

  6. Another amazing series. Love the colors of the first photo.

  7. most lovely captures at the blue the vine against the sand and the footprints in the sand design.
    have a wonderful weekend.

  8. I'll try to check your related previous posts. Must be fun to travel with fellow bloggers.

  9. terrific first pic. the 2nd and 5th pics are pretty good too. i wonder why. :D

  10. Wow what a beautiful sunrise ! ! !
    All de pictures are great!

  11. looks like a great place. if really love to see more of the north.

  12. Superb photos! Seeing Lantaw's and dong Ho's posts too, I can see that you guys are really having a terrific time right there in that place...

  13. definitely one of my destinations next year. the first photo, by the way, is simple breathtaking.

  14. The first shot is so terrific with all that awesome colors. Did you see Brooke Shields there?

  15. I like the visual tension in your Footsteps photo - they tell a story of people moving.

  16. I just love the place. It looks so beautiful.

  17. Maganda tingnan yung scattered rocks and corals pero mukhang masakit maglakad kapag nakapaa lang... jijijijijiji

    Congrats pala sa bago mong domain! naupdate ko na! jijijijiji

  18. Lovely set of pics. The photos just wanna make me stroll in the sand.

  19. Adorei a foto dos 3 bloggeros!!

  20. i like the end of the coast shot bro! hahaha... tres blogeros! onde el ika cuatro? (where is the fourth one?)

  21. LS: That first shot of the beach is outstanding, what a precious sky shot.

  22. wonderful pics esp the ones with the sun bouncing on the water :)

  23. i love the wildvine pic...
    i want to learn macrophotography : )