Information about Patapat Viaduct
Patapat Viaduct, which is is elevated 31 meters over sea level was constructed by Hanil
Development Co. Ltd. under the management of DPWH-PMO-PJHK and is maintained by the
Department of Public Works and Highways. The concrete bridge was completed and opened to the public in October 1986.
Dubbed as the French Riviera of the Northern Philippines, the now famous Patapat Viaduct is
attracting the attention not only of local tourists but foreign as well. The bridge conforms to the winding mountain side of the town’s coastal mountains primarily to solve the problem of landslide that have caused a number of vehicular accidents in the past.
How to get there
The Patapat Viaduct is a highway—more than 30 meters above sea level. The 1.3-kilometer long coastal road in Ilocos Norte municipality can be located in Pagudpud district. It is a busy street found at the coastal areas of Pagudpud linking Cagayan Valley Highway in Laoag to Maharlika Highway.
Best time to visit
You can visit it anytime, regardless of weather or day.
Why is Patapat Viaduct a popular tourist site?
Since the bridge snakes around the coast at the foot of the North Cordillera Mountain Range, it gives a breathtaking experience with nature.
Are there nearby attractions in Patapat Viaduct?
On a very clear day, the islands of Fuga and Calayan in Cagayan Valley are visible to the naked eye.
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