Provinces

Nueva Vizcaya Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the region of Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bayombong. Nueva Vizcaya is often referred to as lowland Baguio because of its pleasant climate. The province has basically an agricultural economy with commerce, trade, and industry contributing to its growth and development.

LOCATION

Nueva Vizcaya

Coordinates: 14°16′N 120°52′E

FAST FACTS

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

Province:
Nueva Vizcaya
Location:
16°29′N 121°09′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1839
Capital:
Bayombong
Area:
3,975.67 km2 (1,535.01 sq mi)
Population:
497,500
Density:
110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
2
Cities & Towns:
15 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Novo Vizcayano/a
Elevation:
2,454 m (8,051 ft)(Mount Bangbanglang)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3700–3714
Area code:
+63 -(078)-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:
Second Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholics are about 63%
Language(s):
Ilocano, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Gaddang, Isinai, English
Known For:
Citrus Capital of the Philippines
Major Industries:
Agriculture (pomelo, ponkan, oranges, rice, corn, abd fruits), Mining (copper, gold, molybdenum, and pyrite), Fishing”
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Year-round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:
None

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is mild, and generally warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Nueva Vizcaya. The average temperature in Nueva Vizcaya is 18.9 °C. Precipitation here averages 1160 mm.

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

Nueva Vizcaya Province Map

The Nueva Vizcaya provinceis divided into 15 Municipalities:

  • Alfonso Castañeda
  • Ambaguio
  • Aritao
  • Bagabag
  • Bambang
  • Bayombong
  • Diadi
  • Dupax del Norte
  • Dupax del Sur
  • Kasibu
  • Kayapa
  • Quezon
  • Santa Fe (Imugan)
  • Solano
  • Villaverde (Ibung)
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

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

  • Bangan Hill National Park  
  • Bansing Falls
  • Capisaan Caves
  • Dampol Bridge
  • Imugan Falls
  • Lower Magat Eco Tourism Park
  • Mt. Ugo
  • San Vicente de Ferrer Church
  • St. Dominic Cathedral
  • St. Louis Beltran Church
  • The People’s Museum and Library

FESTIVALS

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

  • Grand Ammungan Festival – May 24

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Nueva Vizcaya province.

Where in the Philippines is Nueva Vizcaya located?
Nueva Vizcaya is located on northcentral part of Luzon.

Is Nueva Vizcaya a city or province?
Nueva Vizcaya is a province.

What is the Capital of Nueva Vizcaya?
The capital of Nueva Vizcaya is Bayombong.

What is Nueva Vizcaya known for?
Nueva Vizcaya is known as Citrus Capital of the Philippines.

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

  • Bus | 6 hours | $10
  • Taxi – 4.5 hours | $82-$100
  • Drive | 4.5 hours | $22-$34
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Cauayan), however the time will be approximately the same, but the cost will be significantly more.

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

How many islands are in Nueva Vizcaya?
There are NO islands in Nueva Vizcaya. The province is landlocked.

What does Nueva Vizcaya mean?
Vizcaya is derived from the word Biscay, the name of the province during the Spanish colonial period.

How Safe is Traveling in Nueva Vizcaya?
Nueva Vizcaya is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Nueva Vizcaya the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Nueva Vizcaya province is considered tropical with significant rainfall most months of the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

GUIDES

Download Our FREE Travel Guides

We have dozens of guides to destinations throughout the Philippines. Download your FREE copy for your next trip today.

Philippine Travel Guides

DOWNLOAD GUIDES

Comment below

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.

Leave a Comment