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Address: Pagudpud, Luzon, Philippines

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it's where the mountains meet the ocean

I've been coming to agua Grande actually for years, it's really one of pagudpuds best kept secrets, while most tourists go to the beaches and never cross the patapat bridge, they... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2015
Ryan A
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Brussels, Belgium
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Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This place is not yet overrun by tourists, so the place is still quiet and you get the feeling of calm amidst all that nature has to offer. Water is soo clean as its from the mountains.

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Thank Ingge P
Metro Manila, Philippines
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

For P25 (day rate) entrance, this isn't a bad place to stop at. The rock-boulder facade is typical of this side of the Ilocos shoreline. Good for photos but should be navigated with care by seniors and kids who may not be too agile/limber. The running water is clean but travelers need to be reminded to pick up after themselves... More 

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1 Thank Eileen R
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

This river is at the end of the Patapat Viaduct, and has lots of pools you can choose from to relax in fresh water, with a view of the sea.

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1 Thank Laurie H
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

we came here 3 years ago and never wrote my review to the place, we are coming again to Philippines for a vacay and I am compiled to write my review as this place is amazing. Far from the tourist area of the resorts, we found this gem because we are taking a huge number of people for a family... More 

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1 Thank nimfa24
Brussels, Belgium
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209 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been coming to agua Grande actually for years, it's really one of pagudpuds best kept secrets, while most tourists go to the beaches and never cross the patapat bridge, they never reach agua Grande, but it's beautiful, cold spring water running down the mountain streams overflowing into a hydroelectric plant and spilling over into the resort, the water is... More 

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6 Thank Ryan A
Seattle
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014

a cool, clean, clear river drops into the sea here. a park has been created with swimming pools, picnic huts on one of the most beautiful views in the Philippines of the rugged Ilocos Norte coastline. this place was so beautiful, the water so refreshing that we returned the day after our tour to spend a couple hours here swimming... More 

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Bacoor, Philippines
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Aqua Grande is a resort in Ilocos Norte. You can have your picture taken at the bridge where the sea meets the river.

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1 Thank Bhot D
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2014

the river is coming down from the high mountain into the big sea, where just monkeys living up, yeah would be nice, also some locals living up hill but just a few.... agua grande is ma favorite picknick place in all pagudpud area, the river is quite big as you can swimm inn it.... the water is such cooling down... More 

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Thank DonDon M
Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

It is a great spot for families during summer. The water from the mountain is cold thus refreshes us from the heat of the sun. You might want to go to the areas were water flows down like a mini falls, with the strong current, the water massages your back. Take caution especially the kids and the elderly since the... More 

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1 Thank Kaye P
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

It is simply a place where fresh and salt water meet and go into the sea... you can see fresh water from the mountains roll down the mountainside and trickle and go through bubbly streams through rocks then out to the sea... God does wonderful things.. What i didn't like were the spray paint made on the rocks..vandalisms. =(

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