Tourism and Creative Industries

The tourism industry of Ilocos Norte has multiplied over the past decade, receiving an increasing number of tourist arrivals every year.

Saud Beach, Pagudpud

Only Philippine Beach listed in the 25 Most Beautiful Beaches of the World by Travel & Leisure

2018 Best Tourism-Oriented Province in the Philippines

2019 - 2nd Runner Up

2017 - 1st Runner Up

by ATOP Pearl Awards

Organized Industry Association


Tourism Assets


Total Rooms for Tourist as of 2019

155.37 KM

Coastline in 9 Coastal Towns


2019 College graduates specialized in Tourism and Hospitality Management


2020 Technical Vocational graduates specialized in the Tourism Sector

Tourist Arrival Statistics based on Accommodation Establishments

Year Total
2017 637,248
2018 659,242
2019 687,7131
2020 46,477
2021 113,481
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 637,248 659,242 687,713 46,477 113,481

Day Visitor Arrival Statistics based on Attractions

Year Total
2017 2,243,269
2018 3,003,963
2019 3,387,764
2020 307,547
2021 759,435
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 2,243,269 3,003,963 3,387,764 307,547 759,435

Potential for Investment in:

Development of Gateways The Laoag International Airport is the Northern Gateway of the Philippines and is the only International Airport north of Clark and Manila. The Currimao International Seaport is the principal port of entry of both foreign and domestic trade. major cargo handled are fertilizer, feldspar, petroleum products, cement, heavy equipment, construction materials, and trans-shipment cargo.
Hospitality Hotels, Resort, Bed and Breakfasts, Hostels, Green Hotels, Thematic Accomodation
Eco-Adventure Leisure and Recreation Cable Parks or Treetop Adventures, Camping, Glamping, Diving and other Adventure Activities
Health and Wellness Farm-to-table restaurants, Wellness Activities, Beauty and Spa
Social Entrepreneurship Retail Shops and Supermarkets, Online Marketplaces, Sustainable Water, Micropower Generation and Innovative Power Generation
Creatives Heritage Arts and Crafts, Theater, Music, Film, Entertainment, Art

Get in touch with us

Ilocos Norte Trade and Investment Promotions Center

Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol Rizal St., Laoag City, Philippines 2900

+63(77) 772-1212 loc 112

Invest Ilocos Norte

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