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Tourist Attraction
Patapat Viaduct, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Distance From City Center
10.3 km
High season
Hanil Development Co. Ltd.
31 m
1.3 km
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Patapat Viaduct a popular tourist site?

Patapat Viaduct is one of the most scenic and photographed destinations in Ilocos Norte. The fascinating view is what makes this bridge a tourist attraction in the north. Because the bridge crosses Pasaleng Bay, motorists can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay and the scenic mountain view on the other side. 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?

There’s a mini hydroelectric plant called Mabugabog Falls that can be spotted nearby. It is an amazing view to behold especially when it just rained. On a very clear day, the islands of Fuga and Calayan in Cagayan Valley are visible to the naked eye.

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