travel tips

By Land

Trail run participants can get to Pagudpud Ilocos Norte via 10 to 11-hour drive from Manila via NLEX, SCTEX, TPLEX and MacArthur Highway. Those who would rather sit back and let others do the driving can take a bus. Fariñas Liner, Florida Liner and Partas Line offer daily service from Manila to Laoag and vice versa (including De Luxe or Sleeper Buses which are faster but pricier). Some bus lines even go past Pagudpud. Local shuttle vans can be rented from Laoag to Pagudpud.

By Air

Philippine Airlines flies from Manila to Laoag daily from NAIA Terminal 2. From Laoag International Airport, a land transfer is needed to get to Pagudpud.

Where to stay

There are numerous hotels and homestays available in Pagudpud and Saud Beach, which is 10 minutes away from the race venue. View or download the list of recommendations below.


View or download a list of accredited resorts and homestays here. Book a place to suit your budget and group size. Please note that we do not take reservations and all bookings must be made directly with the resort or homestay operator.

Roster of Homestay and Resort at Saud (pdf)