Travel Guide Going North: What to do at Fort Ilocandia Resort
Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Back in 2005 blogging was the least of our priorities. Job-related travels, business proposals, boosting sales, creating client smartcard templates, etc. are some of the multi-tasking activities that eats up most of our time. Submerged to technology-savvy companies when biometrics, proximity cards, smart cards are considered new and hardly even heard.
We were given the opportunity, the marketing department and production team for a three (3) days/ two (2) nights stay at Fort Ilocandia Resorts, the same group that developed and manages Fontana Resorts in Clark, Pampanga. A short business trip and a short leisure trip in the North of Luzon.
Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel is situated in Barrio Calayab, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. It is 10 minutes from Laoag International Airport and 9 kilometers from Laoag City. We were lucky to have an arranged pick up point from airport to destination courtesy of Fort Ilocandia. A welcome drink and singing staff clad in Ilocano costume entertained us with their Ilocano songs. If I were an early blogger then, I must have documented everything from Laoag airport down the last step from Ilocos. I’ll be sharing selected worthy pictures/images, to make this virtual trip informative to some of our readers. Taking you back in 2005.
“Fort Ilocandia Resorts is an upper class beach resort famous among expatriates. The resort hotel complex is composed of five buildings, made of Spanish-inspired architecture and finished in cool red bricks. It has 267 rooms with private balconies offering a view of the sea and possessing the features and qualities of Ilocano century-old quarters and constructed to accentuate the antiquity of a colonial house.“
3 days – Buffet breakfast was so facinating
Ilokano foodie like bagnet, pinakbet or anything with bagoong!
Laoag isn’t white sand, it’s just the sun on its highest point 🙂
pictures are deceiving though!
is curiously occupied by Koreans 🙂
Check out the waves! 🙂
Fort Ilocandia Resorts
Barangay 37, Calayab, Laoag City
Ilocos Norte 2900, Philippines
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