Patapat Viaduct - Ilocos Norte

Located in the municipality of Pagudpud in the province of Ilocos Norte, Patapat Viaduct is a concrete coastal bridge that connects Ilocos Norte to the province of Cagayan.

Patapat Viaduct

Patapat Viaduct details

Patapat Viaduct is the fourth longest bridge in the Philippines. The bridge measures roughly around 1.3 kilometers long. It is elevated 31 meters above sea level. Aside from that, the bridge is said to be the northernmost bridge in the Philippines

Patapat Viaduct - Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte

We managed to do the jump shot photo.

Anyone planning to visit Ilocos Norte, especially Pagudpod, should take time to visit this architectural structure. Trust me, the bridge would present a beautiful backdrop to your photos.

Patapat Viaduct is trully eye candy

What I like about Patapat Viaduct is the scenic environment around it. The view of the bridge snaking towards the area of Cagayan is truly amazing, not to mention the relaxing atmosphere brought by the sounds of the waves lapping to the coast of Ilocos Norte.

Patapat Viaduct has a great view of the sea.

With my visit to the 4th longest bridge in the country, I'm inspired to write a blog article about the 10 longest bridges in the Philippines. However, as of 2021, I have not yet visited more than half of those bridges.

Team Nicerio visits Patapat Viaduct

My wife and I got to visit Patapat Viaduct during our road trip to Ilocos way back in 2011. We were fortunate enough to visit it on a sunny weekday when there was very little vehicular activity on the bridge. It's one of my favorite destinations in Pagudpod

Patapat Viaduct Entrance Fee:

It's FREE to visit and pass through Patapat Viaduct.

Why visit Patapat Viaduct?

Aside from getting the opportunity to see with your own eyes the 4th longest bridge of the Philippines, Patapat Viaduct also offers one of the most scenic drives in Ilocos Norte. I highly suggest that you bring your own car and drive from one end of Patapat Viaduct to the other end particularly during a sunny day. You'd surely fall in love with the view.

Getting to Patapat Viaduct: 


By Land:

There are bus lines that offer daily trips bound directly to Pagudpud. It's an 11 to 12-hour trip, but it sure is cheaper than taking a plane to Laoag City then hopping on a bus to reach Pagudpud.


By air: 

Most airline companies offer daily flights to Laoag City. From Laoag City hop on a bus bound for Pagudpud. Although this option is quite expensive, this trip would only take 2-3 hours of your time to travel to Pagudpod.

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