We’ve always known Vigan as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but its recent recognition as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities gave the Ilocos Sur capital another tourism boom.
Whether traveling solo or with a group, exploring will never be dull in Vigan and nearby towns. Learn history through visiting museums and strolling along the historic Calle Crisologo. If you’re interested in arts and crafts, experience pottery-making and appreciate old-school loom weaving. If you’re not too afraid of heights, climb the Bantay Bell Tower and check out the antique bells. When you get hungry and you want a relaxing ambience, have a food and nature trip at Lilong and Lilang Restaurant inside the Hidden Garden. You may also grab their famous empanada at Plaza Burgos or CJ’s Empanada and Okoy.
Vigan will really exhaust you, in a good way, of course. Good thing is that local hotel owners are addressing the need for more lodgings and accommodations, so visitors can feel at home while in the region. I got to experience more of Ilocano hospitality while making Metro Vigan Fiesta Garden Hotel my home for my 4-day trip in Ilocos. The hotel is situated in Guimod, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, 10-15 minutes away from Vigan town proper.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Ilocos, here are 4 reasons to consider Metro Vigan Fiesta Garden Hotel.
1. Spacious, Well-equipped Rooms
Whether you’re on a honeymoon, on a family getaway, on a barkada trip, or on a company outing, you’ll find a room that fits your need. Each room has clean bathroom with good supply of water, spacious closet where you can store and organize your stuff, television with cable, electric kettle, and hair dryer. Guests can also enjoy use of swimming pool, hotel-wide WIFI connection, complimentary parking, and free breakfast.
Extra Bed Php 750
Extra Person Php 500
Note: Rates may change without prior notice
2. Ilocano food at the Garden Fiesta Restaurant
Satisfy your cravings for Ilocano dishes and feast on the restaurant’s wide array of food selections. Here are just some of the local treats that we had.
3. Function rooms and activity area for company events
Ilocos for your next corporate event? Why not? Metro Garden Fiesta Hotel has function rooms and activity area for your your seminars, workshops, and team-building activities.
4. Spa, Pool, and Lounge!
Chill with friends while singing your favorite videoke songs at The Lounge or having a dip in their pool. Or, you can have some me-time relaxing time at their spa!
5. Ilocos Day Tours!
The hotel is also offering 3 day tours: Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud. The rates vary according to how many you are in the group. If you’re alone or a party of 2-3, you can simply join other guests and form a bigger group to bring the cost down. All prices cover transportation (air conditioned van) and driver-guide fee. All tours start at 8am.