The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate int his province is generally dry as defined by the Hernandez climate classification—the dry months are from October to May. However, the southernmost portion, Cervantes, is humid and rain is evenly distributed throughout the year while the southeastern part of Sugpon is drier. August has the most rainfall while January and February have the least. The mean temperature in the province is 27 °C (81 °F). January is the coldest.
It’s fine to visit Ilocos any time of the year.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Ilocos Sur provinceis divided into 32 Municipalities, 2 Component Cities:
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Ilocos Sur province:
If you plan to visit the province of Ilocos Sur, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Ilocos Sur throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Ilocos Sur province.
Where in the Philippines is Ilocos Sur located?
Ilocos Sur is located along the western coast of Northern Luzon.
Is Ilocos Sur a city or province?
Ilocos Sur is a province.
What is the Capital of Ilocos Sur?
The capital of Ilocos Sur is Vigan.
What is Ilocos Sur famous for?
Ilocos Sur is famous for old churches, ancestral houses, and cobblestone streets.
How do I get to Ilocos Sur?
There are several ways to get to Ilocos Sur, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 8 hours | $15-$23
- Taxi | 6 hours | $100-$130
- Drive | 6 hours | $28-$44
- You can fly to an alternate airport (Laoag or Clark), travel time is shorter, but the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in Ilocos Sur?
There are NO islands in the Ilocos Sur.
What does Ilocos Sur mean?
Ilocos was derived from the local word “ylokos” which means “from the lowlands”.
How Safe is Traveling in Ilocos Sur?
Ilocos Sur is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Ilocos Sur the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate of the province is classified as generally arid wherein there are more dry than wet months.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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