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Welcome Cagayan Valley Region

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ABOUT

Situated in the northeast part of Luzon, Cagayan Valley is an administrative region composing of five provinces and four cities.

Location

Best Time to Visit

For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.

Fast Facts

Area: 28,228.83 km² (10,899.21 mi²)

Population: 3,451,410

Density: 120

Regional Center: Tuguegarao

Languages: Ilocano; Ibanag; Ivatan; Itawis; Gaddang; Yogad; Isinay; Ilongot; Filipino; English

Provinces:

REGION 2 – Cagayan Valley

PROVINCELAND AREA KM2POPULATION
Batanes219.0117,246
Cagayan9,295.751,199,320
Isabela12,414.931,593,566
Quirino2,323.47188,991
Nueva Vizcaya3,975.67452,287
Total
28,228.833,451,410

Cities: (4) Tuguegarao; Ilagan; Santiago; Cauayan

Barangays: 2,311

Major Industries:

  • Crop (Palay, Corn, Sugarcane, Tomato, Peanut, Coffee, Coconut, Sweet Potato)
  • Mining
  • Milling
  • Machineries
  • Food Processing

Getting Here

The best way to get to Cagayan Valley depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.

The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.

AIRPORTS

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BUS TERMINALS

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SEAPORTS

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Getting Around

The following are the modes of transportation available in this region. 

Suggested Budget

Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily.  Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.

ACCOMMODATION
FOOD
TRANSPORTATION
ATTRACTIONS
AVERAGE DAILY COST
Budget
Accommodation: $7
Food: $5
Transportation: $5
Attractions: $20
Average Daily Cost: $37
Mid-Range
Accommodation: $30
Food: $15
Transportation: $10
Attractions: $25
Average Daily Cost: $80
Luxury
Accommodation: $70
Food: $30
Transportation: $15
Attractions: $30
Average Daily Cost: $145
 

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SEE & DO 

  • Aglipay Cave and Campsite
  • Aguinaldo Shrine
  • Balay Santiago
  • Balete Pass
  • Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat
  • Buntun Bridge
  • Butaka Shrine
  • Cagayan River
  • Calayan Island
  • Callao Cave
  • Calvary Hills and Chapel of Transfiguration
  • Capisaan Cave
  • Chawa Cave
  • Communal Pasture Land
  • Farm Tourism Distination
  • Governor’s Rapid
  • Honesty Shop
  • House of Dakkay
  • Ilagan Sanctuary
  • Imugan Water Falls
  • Jackpot Cave
  • Mactol Falls/San Pugo Falls
  • Magat High Rise Dam
  • Mt. Matarem
  • Mt. Uho
  • Old Loran Station
  • Our Lady of Atocha Church
  • Palaui Island
  • Portabaga
  • San Carlos Borromeo Church
  • San Jose Church
  • Santa Ana
  • Shrine of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang

EAT & DRINK

  • Alcala Milk Candy (Cagayan)
  • Carabeef (Cagayan)
  • Chicharabao (Cagayan)
  • Corn coffee (Isabela)
  • Corn pastillas (Isabela)
  • Dibang (Bantanes)
  • Lunis (Bantanes)
  • Pancit Batil Patong (Cagayan)
  • Pancit Cabagan (Isabela)
  • Pancit Cabagan (Quirino)
  • Perante oranges (Nueva Vizcaya)
  • Royal Tubikoy (Quirino)
  • Tapuy (Quirino)
  • Turmeric rice (Bantanes)
  • Uvud (Bantanes)
  • Various kakanin or rice delicacies (Isabela)
  • Vizcaya ponkan (Nueva Vizcaya)
  • Vunung (Bantanes)

WHERE TO STAY

Where to Stay in Cagayan Valley Region

Book Online & Save Money

Book your room with these trusted online booking sites.  Booking online in the Philippines almost always guarantees the best price and a room when you arrive.  We use these sites frequently to get the best prices and enjoy convenient bookings. Click each of the buttons below to find the best place for you at the lowest rates.

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

  • Bambanti Festival
  • Kulay Festival
  • Palu-palo Festival
  • Payuhuan Festival
  • Vakul-Kanayi Festival

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Patrick

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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