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The Patapat Viaduct is a viaduct at the municipality of Pagupod, Ilocos Norte, a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

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The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 coastal bridge that connects the Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region. It rises along the town’s coastal mountains, which is the starting point of the Cordillera Mountain Range that snakes through Northern Luzon.

Patapat Viaduct is the 5th longest bridge in the Philippines. –
Number 1 is the Metro Manila Skyway (MMSW) – 17 Kilometers
Number 2 is the Candava Viaduct – 5 kilometers
Number 3 is San Juanico Bridge 2.16 Kilometers
Number 4 is Asingan -Sta Maria Bridge 1.4 Kilometers
Number 5 is Patapat Viaduct – 1.3 Kilometers
The Viaduct was unveiled to the public year 1986, under the administration of late President Ferdinand Marcos

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It was constructed to solve the problem of land slide in the area, which have caused many vehicular accidents as well as stranded commuters during rainy days.

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The Patapat is constructed along the Pasaleng Bay that recognize to the bridge as one of the tourist attraction in Pagupod. The inviting scenery often getting off the commuters from their cars to capture some pictures.

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This is part of the Pagudpud Northbound Tour which includes the following:
(The tour cost PHP. 600.00 for maximum of 3 persons.)
  • Agua Grande
  • Paraiso ni Anton/Bagong Lipunan Lodge
  • Timmangtang Rock
  • Bantay Abot Cave
  • Dos Hermanos Islands
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Kabigan Falls
  • Patapat Viaduct
The South Bound Tours which includes the following:
(The tour cost PHP. 600.00 for maximum of 3 persons.)
  • Bangui Wind Mills
  • Bangui View Deck
  • Cafe Bojeador Light House
  • Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.
For some details and information, please contact UDDON’S Home Stay, own and manage by Mrs. Henrilyn Uddon and Mr. Henry Uddon with mobile number +639202859087. They offers reasonable  accommodation for small and big group of guest.

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The location of Uddon Home Stay is just few walks from the Saud Beach Resort and Pagudpod Municipal Beach Park.

 

How to get there:

Travelling Pagudpod is 10-12 hours overnight bus ride. Take Florida Bus Line,
with telephone number 02-743-3809, in Cubao or Sampaloc terminal. Just sleep and when you wake up you’re there.

For Backpacker, budget travelers, the kindness of  Mr Nelson Borja is highly  recommended, the driver, tourist guide cum photographer. Mobile # +639284622293 .

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(Please refers to tour destination above) can be done in one day (for sight seeing only). But if you want an exhilarating experience 2 to 3 days is required.

 

 

 Reference:

Wikipedia