Contributed by: David James Aniñon
EXPLORING BADOC ISLAND, Badoc, Ilocos Norte.
Badoc Island is an uninhabited island located about 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) off the shore of Barangay Pagsanahan in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The island is a popular surfing spot in northern Philippines.
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How to get to BADOC ISLAND
1. If you’re from Manila or any place in the south, take a bus bound to Ilocos Norte. Bus fare from Manila is P600.00 – P800.00.
2. Tell your driver to drop you off either at the BADOC NEW MARKET, BADOC DETACHMENT, or BADOC 7-11 convenience store.
3. Once you’re in the drop off points, get a tricycle (approx P100) and tell the driver to bring you to Brgy. Pagsanahan (boat fee is really cheaper here – P800.00 or above) or in La Virgen Milagrosa (boat fee here is more expensive P1,000.00 or above).
4. Boat fee is for roundtrip transfer. Max of 6 people per boat.