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Vigan City

Vigan City is located in the Philippines, in the province of Ilocos Sur. It is situated on the western coast of the island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea. It is known for its preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture, which has earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Vigan City is the capital of Ilocos Sur and is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the Philippines. Its cobblestone streets, ancestral homes, and churches are well-preserved, giving the city its unique charm and character. The city is also known for its popular tourist attractions, such as the Vigan Cathedral and the Calle Crisologo, a street lined with ancestral homes.

Vigan City has a long and interesting history. It was established in 1572 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo, who named it after his hometown in Spain. In the 19th century, the city became an important trading port and was even visited by the famous British explorer and naturalist, Alfred Wallace. During the Spanish-American War, the city was occupied by American forces and was the site of the Battle of Vigan in 1899.

Today, Vigan City is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. It is also an important cultural and economic center in the region, with a vibrant local economy and a wide range of cultural activities and events.

Excursion tips for a day in Vigan City

As a tourist in Vigan City, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in one day. Here is a list of activities you can do to make the most of your time in Vigan City:

- Visit the Calle Crisologo, a World Heritage Site and the most iconic symbol of Vigan City. Stroll down the cobblestone streets and admire the unique Spanish-style architecture.

- Take a tricycle tour of the city and explore the city's colorful history and culture.

- Visit the Bantay Bell Tower, a centuries-old bell tower that is a popular tourist attraction.

- Visit the Syquia Mansion, a former residence of President Elpidio Quirino and his family.

- Explore the Vigan Cathedral, a centuries-old Roman Catholic church.

- Visit the Plaza Salcedo, a public square that is home to the famous Dancing Fountain.

- Visit the Vigan Heritage Village and explore the city's traditional culture and architecture.

- Visit the Crisologo Museum, a museum dedicated to the Crisologo family and their contributions to Vigan City.

- Take a boat ride down the Mestizo River and admire the beautiful views.

- Visit the Baluarte Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature park with a variety of animals and plants.

- Shop at the Vigan Public Market and try some of the local dishes.

- Visit the Vigan City Museum and learn about the city's rich history and culture.

- Visit the Vigan Pottery Village and watch the potters create their art.

- Take a cooking class and learn how to prepare some of the local dishes.

- Explore the nearby towns of Sinait, Santa, and San Vicente and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

- Take a day trip to the nearby beaches and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea.

Experience Vigan City with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Vigan City. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Vigan City

Vigan City in the Philippines has a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. During the wet season (May to October), the area experiences heavy rainfall and high humidity. In the dry season (November to April), temperatures are milder and the area is generally sunny and dry. During the summer months (March to May), temperatures can reach up to 32°C, while in the winter months (November to February) temperatures can drop to as low as 18°C. The city also experiences typhoons and monsoons during the wet season.

Cruise weather for Vigan City

Our weather forecast for Vigan City helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.0 °C
min: 26 °C
18.4 m/s
13.7 m/s
90.0 %
12.9 m
83.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 24.3 °C
13.7 m/s
11.9 m/s
39.1 %
22.8 m
82.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 24.2 °C
14.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
47.2 %
23.1 m
84.4 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 23.8 °C
15.1 m/s
12.2 m/s
88.1 %
21.4 m
84.8 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
13.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
94.1 %
16.9 m
85.4 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
10.8 m/s
23.4 m/s
100.0 %
13.6 m
93.9 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
33.8 m/s
52.2 m/s
100.0 %
8.3 m
95.0 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 25.2 °C
45.7 m/s
62.6 m/s
100.0 %
6.0 m
92.0 %
998 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 25.7 °C
44.3 m/s
60.1 m/s
100.0 %
5.2 m
89.6 %
997 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 25.6 °C
40.0 m/s
58.3 m/s
100.0 %
5.5 m
90.7 %
998 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 25.3 °C
34.2 m/s
52.9 m/s
65.7 %
8.0 m
89.0 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 25.3 °C
27.7 m/s
38.9 m/s
98.3 %
13.7 m
90.0 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 24.4 °C
23.0 m/s
32.8 m/s
99.4 %
16.0 m
89.9 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
10.8 m/s
18.0 m/s
99.7 %
20.3 m
91.3 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 24 °C
18.7 m/s
31.3 m/s
95.3 %
18.0 m
91.8 %
1,000 hPa

Cruises to Vigan City

Would you like to travel to Vigan City on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Vigan City.

Scheduled ship calls in Vigan City, Philippines
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Jan. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 07:00 pm

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