Pagudpud lies on scenic Bangui Bay, about 60km north of Laoag, and is highly popular with local tourists.
Their favorite destination is the long stretch of beautiful, white, palm-lined sand called Saud Beach, the backdrop for many Philippine Films.
Sunsets here are one of the picturesque views in the Philippines, as the area is located in the northernmost west part of the country, enabling one a full direct view of the sun.
Cathy’s Home Stay in Pagudpud: An Affordable Accommodation
However some of the resorts on Saud Beach are not exactly suitable for those on budget like us.
Wondering where to stay without emptying your pocket?
Perhaps the most affordable and decent one available is Cathy’s Home Stay.
You could try to surf the internet and I’m sure her place would come highly recommended, Maam Cathy is so accommodating that she doesn’t fail to check on her guests. She also offered a free ‘sundo’ upon our arrival in Pagudpud.
How to Find Cheap Food in Saud, Pagudpud?
Now the hard part, looking for an affordable dinner meal in the area.
After sunset, we walked along the shore of Saud in search of an affordable place to eat since we were on a budget. But find none.
We also asked the locals and they told us that almost all of the restaurants here offer high end dishes. But they said that if we are really on a budget, we could visit the small store nearby for they sell canned goods and cook them for a fee but way much, much cheaper.
And so we choose the cheaper option not knowing that the store is still a kilometer or more away. It is already night time and there are no street lights along the way, since the store is located in the outskirts of the more populous part of the Beach.
But then the trek was still fun. Grappling in the dark, with no flash lights, hearing the sounds of night forest animals, with the picturesque night starry sky above you. Quite an experience.
We were able to eat at the said ‘sari-sari’ store for only 50php each. *with softdrinks, 2 cups of rice, viand, and some chichirya to eat on the return night time trek. hehe
Saud Beach Morning View
The next morning we woke up early, walked by the shore and spend some time capturing wonders that lie before us before we started our day tour around Pagudpud.