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A comprehensive budget travel guide to visit Vigan Mindoro Beach

Vigan (Ilocano: Siudad ti Vigan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Vigan) is the capital of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the few towns left in the Philippines whose old structures have mostly remained intact, and it is well known for its sett pavements and a unique architecture of the Philippine colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture that is still abundant in the area, mainly the Bahay na Bato houses and an Earthquake Baroque church. 

The entire city of Vigan was later inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage City after being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). 

In May 2015, Vigan City was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities, putting Vigan on the world map as a top tourist spot that should be in any traveler’s bucket list.

The locals are more than happy to show you around top Vigan tourist spots and other places of interest, including a number of parks and museums, a beach facing the West Philippine Sea, and a safari-like zoo, to mention just a few of its must-see attractions.

MINDORO BEACH is only 15 minutes from the town proper of Vigan by tricycle, but it is a great place for relaxation, and to watch the sunset. Unlike other beaches facing the China Sea which are mostly white sand, this 3-kilometer stretch of beachhead is covered by black sand, rich in iron ore or magnetite, a rare precious mineral commodity. Black sand is known among health experts to be therapeutic and beneficial for people with dry skin. As a community beach, Mindoro Beach is free for anyone who enjoys the sun and sea.

Here are some pictures of The MINDORO BEACH:

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