Provinces

Apayao Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Apayao is a landlocked province in the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is the town of Kabugao. The province is almost equally mountainous/hilly (Upper Apayao) and flat (Lower Apayao) with intermittent patches of valleys and plateaus.

LOCATION

Apayao

Coordinates: 17°45′N 121°15′EE

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Apayao
Location:
17°45′N 121°15′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1995
Capital:
Kabugao
Area:
4,413.35 km2 (1,704.00 sq mi)
Population:
124,400
Density:
27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Apayao
Elevation:
1,386 m (4,547 ft) (Mount Lambayo)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3807–3814
Area code:
+63 -(074)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fourth Class
Religion(s):
94% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Ilocano, Isnag, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Philippine eagles, natural wonders
Major Industries:
Palay, corn, coffee, root crops, vegetables lanzones, citrus, bananas and pineapples, durian, santol, rambutan, coconut and mangosteen.
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
February
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is under Corona’s Type III Classification. It is characterized by relatively dry and wet seasons, from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year. Heaviest rain during December to February while the month of May is the warmest.

The best time to visit is during Apayao’s grandest celebration, the Say-Am Festival, every February 14.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Apayao Province Map

The Apayao province is divided into 7 municipalities:

  • Calanasan
  • Conner
  • Flora
  • Kabugao
  • Luna
  • Pudtol
  • Santa Marcela
 

ISLANDS

N/A

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Apayao province: 

  • Agamata National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Carmella Falls
  • Lussok Crystal Cave
  • Maton Underground River
  • Maxibab Falls
  • Mt Solo

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Apayao throughout the year:

  • Fruit Harvest Festival (September and October) – Conner
  • Say-Am Festival (February 14) – Pudtol

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Apayao province.

Where in the Philippines is Apayao located?
Apayao is located at the northernmost tip of Luzon.

Is Apayao a city or province?
Apayao is a province.

What is the Capital of Apayao?
The capital of Apayao is Kabugao.

What is Apayao famous for?
Apayao is famous for Philippine eagles.

How do I get to Apayao?
There are several ways to get to Apayao, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus via Abulug, Cagayan
    Bus to Cagayan | 12 hours | $14-$15
    Tricycle to Luna, Apayao | 15 minutes | $1
  • Drive | 10.5 hours | $44-$64
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Laoag or Tuguegarao) and take a van or bus to Luna, Apayao.

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How many islands are in Apayao?
There are NO islands in the province. Apayao is land locked.

Is Apayao safe?
Apayao is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate of Apayao is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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