Vigan City is the capital city of Ilocos Sur. The city itself (Historic Town of Vigan) has been designated as UNESCO Heritage Site in 1999. It is unique among Philippines’ towns because it is the most extensive and only surviving historic city of the country that dates back to the 16th century Spanish colonial period. It has also been recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities of the world in May 2015.
We spent almost 4 days in Luzon but technically, it took us only 2 days to enjoy Ilocos. The 2 days are set aside for our travel to and from there. And so, number of days to spend will depend on your mode of transportation, place of origin, even the choice how to travel within Ilocos’ tourist sites: exclusive tour or backpacker style.