Ilocos Norte is best known as the home province of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The province has many old Spanish Churches, the best known being St. William's Cathedral in the capital city, Laoag. There are a number of popular beaches in the province, including Currimao, La Paz, Seksi Beach, Pagudpud, the Saud Beach, and the Fort Ilocandia beach.
In the Northern Philippines is a province where the country’s rich Spanish colonial and American colonial and revolutionary past co-exist to the day. Here, a centuries-old World Heritage church and forts symbolic of Spanish rule have stayed alive together with Western Occupation period pieces marred with revolts led by native nationalists and instigators of independence. The place is Ilocos Norte, a rugged land of a unique people who have kept history and beauty preserved.