Located at Brgy. Balaoi, Malingay, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Bantay Abot Cave, jutting out in the open sea, is really not a cave but an arch that resembles that of Mahatao in Batanes. It used to be a hill back in the days and was strucked by an earthquake leaving a hole in the middle. Its top is covered in lush vegetation and is complemented by the Maira-Ira Beach on one side and the Timangtang Rock, its other half, on the opposite side.
How To Get There:
● By land, take any bus bound for Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte (GV Florida Transport), or alternately, take any Laoag, Ilocos Norte bound bus (GV Florida Transport, Partas Bus, Dominion Bus Lines, Fariñas Transit) then hop on to another bus bound for Pagudpud.(10-12hrs travel time)
● By Air, take any flight bound for Laoag City Airport via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines, and from Laoag, Ilocos Norte hop on to another bus bound for Pagudpud (45mins flight time + 1hr land travel).
● Upon arrival at Pagudpud, there are numerous tricycle tours that you can choose from to take you to Brgy. Balaoi in Malingay. (45mins-1hr travel time)
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