Unlike our Laoag and Pagudpud stops, we didn’t hire a guide to tour us around Vigan. We visited all tourist spots by taking a rickshaw. The downside of this is that it showed me that tricycle drivers in Vigan are not trustworthy. I think they charge tourists at a much higher rate compared to Laoag and Pagudpud. I would suggest asking your hotel receptionist for estimates on how much the fare would cost from point A to point B. Before riding the rickshaw, have an agreement with the driver on how much the trip would cost.
Calle Crisologo, Vigan Cathedral, Capitol, and Plaza Burgos
Our hotel is in Calle Crisologo and the other spots here are walking distance from the heritage village.
Vigan River Cruise
The cruise would take you upstream and down stream. The cruise would narrate the history of Vigan using life-sized dioramas complete with voice overs. I think this is not a very popular tourist attraction. When we visited, it was just us who was on the boat.
We also stopped by this secret-but-everyone-knows-about it garden. It’s just a garden, nothing fancy.
Bantay Bell Tower
We were approached by an elderly local to tour us around the bell tower. I won’t post the pictures here but he sure knows how to have pictures with the tower. For a small amount of money, it’s a fun experience. 🙂
Our Cordillera Inn booking comes with a complimentary breakfast. For reference, here’s what they look like:
For lunch, we headed back to Cafe Uno that day. Here’s what we ordered: