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Information about Agua Grande

4.2
64 Google reviews
Type
Park
Distance From City Center
9.6 km
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
4.2
Number of reviews
64

Agua Grande

Agua Grande is known for its eco-friendly and non-carbon producing mini-hydropower plant. The Agua-Grande River was introduced in 1983 and supplied Pagudpud, Bangui, Dumalneg, Adams, and Burgos with sustainable and alternative electricity. 

Additionally, Agua-Grande and Mabogabog provided water for turning turbines. A report on the hydro plant was commissioned by the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative. The power stations, installed over the years in Pagudpud and nearby to the villages of Pasuquin and Bacarra, have an electricity generating capacity of 4.5 megawatt. 

Agua Grande has a swimming pool full of the freshwater of a mountain spring, which is surrounded by cottages, bordered by the vast blue waters. Nearby the attraction is a cross graved on the tree, the legendary Paraido ni Anton, and many more. 

 

How to get there

Agua Grande is located in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. In order to get here, ask the driver of the tricycle or jeepney to drop you off exactly at the river park. You can also join a guided tour in order to get here. The Patapat Viaduct is located about 1 kilometer away, in case you want to make a detour afterwards.

 

Best time to visit

Agua Grande is an all-year round destination. However, it is best visited during the warm season, from November to April, to avoid rainfall. 

 

Entrance fee

There is a minimum entrance fee to this attraction.