Rock Formations of Pagudpud - Ilocos Norte

Found in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud in the province of Ilocos Norte, Timmangtang Rockand Bantay Abot Cave are two of the most famous and visited rock formations in the municipality of Pagudpud.

Rock Formations of Pagudpud

Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot Cave Details

With a distance of roughly 300 meters away from each other, these two rock formations are clearly visible to tourists heading to Maira-ira Beach or Blue Lagoon. From the National Road going to the said spots, the first of the two rock formations that you'll see is the Timmangtang Rock.

Timmangtang Rock

Bantay Abot Cave

timangtang rock, Ilocos Norte, Pagudpod
Team Nicerio visits Timmangtang Rock

This rock formation is covered with lush green vegetation which makes it look like a huge sea turtle's shell left by its owner on the shores of Pagudpud. There's actually nothing special to be done in Timmangtang Rock but shoot photos. Others would climb up the rock to take photos of Bantay Abot Cave from a distance.

Timmangtang Rock as seen from Bantay Abot Cave

Bantay Abot Cave as seen from Timmangtang Rock

Bantay Abot Cave, on the other hand, is not really a cave but a weather-worn rock formation. Unlike Timmangtang Rock, Bantay Abot Cave is quite hidden from plain sight. In order for you to reach the "cave", you need to go down a concrete staircase and pass by a rocky portion of the beach (did I also mention that you might get wet?) before finally reaching Bantay Abot Cave.

Team Nicerio visits Bantay Abot Cave

Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot Cave Entrance Fee

It's FREE to visit and explore Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot Cave.

Why visit Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot Cave?

Although there is nothing much to do in Timmangtang Rock and Bantay Abot Cave, these two rock formations offer an amazing view of Pagudpud's beautiful scenery. They are also a perfect backdrop for those Instagram photos that you can share with your friends. 

Getting there:

Timmangtang Rock


Bantay Abot Cave



Florida Bus lines have buses that ply from Manila directly to Pagudpud. The ride costs P500. (Don't worry the buses are the Deluxe type with toilets at the backside.)

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