2018 LIST OF BUDGET HOTELS AND INNS IN VIGAN CITY
ABOUT VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR
Ilocos Sur is located on the Luzon Island, more specifically in the Ilocos Region. It is surrounded by Ilocos Norte, Abra, Mountain Province, La Union, Benguet and the South China Sea. Vigan City is the capital of this province. In 1572, Juan Salcedo (a Spanish conquistador) founded the province of Ilocos and it was in 1818 that Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur got separated.
“Samtoy” was what the region was called before. It formed the Ilokano word “sao ditoy” which means “our dialect”. Eventually, the Spaniards then called the region “Ylocos” or “Ilocos”. The province is comprised of 2 cities and 32 municipalities; comprising a total of 768 barangays. Ilocanos are what mostly inhabits the province thus having Ilocano as the main dialect. Some of other dialects used are Pangasinense, Visaya, Tagalog, and English.
In the terms of religion, majority follow Roman Catholicism while the others are Aglipayan Church, Buddhism, Protestantism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Born Again Christians, Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witness and Islam. The climate of the province is mostly dry than wet. The dry season is from October to May while most rainfall occurs in August and January to February has the least of it. Ilocos Sur’s economy includes farming, producing rice, vegetable, corn, fruits, root crops, tobacco, tigergrass, and cotton. Loom weaving, jewelry making, furniture making, blacksmithing, and ceramics are also part of the province’s economy.
If indulging in the history is the kind of tour that one wants then Ilocos Sur is the place to be as it is considered to be the “The Heart of Ilocandia” and “The Heritage Village of the Philippines”. Memories of the Spanish culture are very rich in this province, more especially in Vigan, making the city part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage. Different artifacts and heirlooms such paintings, sculptures, furniture, porcelains, jars, and memorabilia can be found on the museums that are actually old houses.
The must see places at Vigan are Calle Crisologo (a street with traditional Spanish homes all over), Crisologo Museum (former residence of Floro S. Crisologo – one of the most important politician of the region), Syquia Mansion (birthplace and home of the former President Elpidio Quirino), Baluarte Zoo (a zoological park owned by Chavit Singson), Pagburnayan Vigan Jars (the place where one can witness how the locals are making pots using a potter’s wheel), St. Agustin Parish Church (it houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Charity) and the Secret Garden (a very beautiful garden in the heart of the city).
Aside from Vigan, other tourist destinations on the province are the Bantay Belfy (a bell tower situated at the top of a hill thus gives a panoramic view of the province), Tirad Pass (a very historical and significant pass where Gregorio del Pilar fight for the escape of Emilio Aguinaldo), Sta. Maria Church (a Baroque church and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Northern Luzon Heroes Hill National Park (a mountain scenery where activities like trekking and mountain biking can be done). Famous delicacies in the province are Vigan Empanada, Bagnet, Vigan Longganisa, Tinubong and Sinanglao.
BUDGET HOTELS IN VIGAN CITY
You can book your Vigan Hotel on the links provided below. By clicking the links below you can avail of the discounted rates to various hotels in Vigan City.
RF Aniceto Mansion Tourist Inn And Restaurant
Plaza Burgos, Mena Crisologo Street
Bongtolan, Vigan City
My Vigan Home
14 Plaridel St. cor. Bonifacio St.
Playa De Oro Resort
Brgy. Mindoro, Vigan City
Socio Pastoral Center
Archbishop Palace, Vigan City
Vigan Heritage Mansion
Cor. Liberation Blvd. & Crisologo St.,Vigan, Ilocos Sur
P. Burgos St., cor. V. de los Reyes St.
Casa Teofila Lodge
Pantay Daya, Vigan City
29 Mena Crisologo St.
Quirino St. cor. Liberation Blvd.
V. delos Reyes St. cor Salcedo St.
Bonifacio St. cor. Quirino Blvd.
Hotel Salcedo de Vigan
La Feliza Tourist Inn
#8 de los Reyes cor. Florentino St.
La Fernandina Hotel
Mabini St., Vigan City
Vigan Plaza Hotel
Plaza Burgos, Mena Crisologo Street
Villa Angela Heritage House
#26 Quirino Blvd., Vigan City