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After six hours of travel time from Tuguegarao, we arrived we arrived at the Kapuluan Vista Resort in Pagudpud to have lunch. The resort, hotel, and restaurant is owned by couple Mr. Mike and Alma Oida and they’ve been running the place since 2006.

Lunch at Kapuluan Vista Resort
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

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Kapuluan Vista Resort, Hotel and Restaurant

They gave us a preview of the food that they serve in the restaurant. What was striking about their menu is that the ingredients are taken from their garden. Their items are prepared fresh, with no preservatives added. Don’t panic they’re organic!

kapuluan resort food
1. Flower Decoration, 2. Kapuluan Kinilaw (Polynesian Style), 3. Cabbage Parsley Soup, 4. Bagnet Ceviche

They opened the course with a Margarita which was a welcome treat that a lot of us were craving for after a long drive. A couple of appetizers and the main dish in between, we ended the meal with their eggless leche flan. A bit strange to hear but we devoured the dessert in no time nonetheless. One of my favorite dishes served was the bagnet ceviche.

kapuluan restaurant
1. Chicken Kilagwil and Breaded Fish with Fern Salad, 2. Margarita, 3. Eggless Leche Flan

After eating and a bit of chit-chat, we stepped outside so that we could start our surfing activity. The Kapuluan Vista Resort also offers surfboard rentals and surfing lessons to the more active guests.

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heading outside

We didn’t get to stay overnight unlike last year’s Lakbay Norte 2 participants, but the surfing adventure was enough to excite me.

kapuluan resort

The staff were friendly and one sweet treat would be when you are greeted by their resident poodles “Julia” and “Drew” who were very playful.

julia dog pagudpud
Julia (the dog) and Kara of TravelingUp

Kapuluan Vista Resort
Sitio Baniaran, Barangay Balaoi
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
+63 (920) 9522528 / (920) 9285273

Website:  www.kapuluanvista.com
E-mail: kapuluan_vista_resort@yahoo.com,
Facebook Page:  Kapuluan Vista Resort Hotel and Restaurant


***Lakbay Norte 3 is an eight-day Media familiarization bus tour organized by the North Philippine Visitors Bureau to Rediscover the North of Luzon, Philippines.lakbay norte

Check out my other Lakbay Norte 3 adventures here:

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17 comments… add one
  • mukhang masarap nga yung bagnet… no wonder it's your favorite…now ko lang narinig ang eggless leche flan… ang cute ni Julia… hehehe!!!

  • andy Bella

    Hmmmmmmm…………sarap sundan ang batang to sa travel nya…..

  • I am writing about Pagudpud din ngayon. I miss na! Isa sa mga locations in the Philippines na I want to stay at for my location independent chorva 😀

  • @mervz: haha, say Hi to Julia for me! 😀

    @andy Bella: let's keep on travelling!

    @Micamyx: haha, sulat nang sulat. daming backlogs natin Mica. pero ok na rin yan. go go go. excited na ako sa April mo 😀

  • Hey Ed, thanks for the pic and the link! 🙂 One of the best meals of the trip. I miss the beach!

  • I'd like to take my friends here.. You know Vijay Lo right? 🙂 How much is the stay per night? I want to go back in Pagudpud… 😉

  • @Kara: no prob! thanks for letting me post this! haha. yep, the bagnet, the bagnet! 😀

    @Cherrey: ey cherrey, yep Vijay was my classmate back in elementary. Pagudpud's a nice place to stay overnight or even more! 😀

  • Planning to be here in Holy week.. sana di pa ganu fully booked. Wanna try that organic meal..

  • Juuuulliiaaaaaaaaaa!

  • mukhang panalo yang leche flan ah.

  • Ed, panalo ang Fern Salad with tomatoe toppings, masarap yan. Mas lalong panalo ang Eggless Leche Flan. Ngayon lang ako naka encounter ng eggless leche flan? 

  • @Mitch: you may want to contact them to reserve! 😀

    @nina: haha. hinala ko talaga na si julia pa rin ang comment mo sa post na toh nina! hehe

    @killerfillers: ayos yun! 

    @Bonzenti: haha, natuwa rin kami nung malaman namin kung ano yun.

  • isa to sa pinakapaborito kong resort sa Pilipinas. I just saw this from outside. kaya still looking forward to check-in here. i like the way they retained the tropical aspect of pagudpud unlike the large one in the main beach.

  • Ugh! Ito yung mga post na dapat iniiwasan dahil sa mga food photos. Wahaha!

  • @dong ho: punta ka dun uli. saya kasi maganda talaga yung resort nila, nagkocompliment sa beach and the surroundings. 😀

    @robbie: hahaha, kain na rob!

  • Hi Edcel, thank you for this post. Been planning to stay in this resort.  Do you have any idea kung ano ang price range ng food nila? 😛 

  • @chocoholiccynic: Hi, sorry, haven't checked the price. maybe you can email them on FB. 🙂

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