Puro Island in Cabugao Ilocos Sur

Puro Island Ilocos Sur

Puro Island in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur

If you love white sand beaches that are not crowded and without commercialized resorts, Puro Island in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur is one of the best choices. There are no cottages and establishments – only the island and the white sand beach.

Puro Island can be reached from Sabang Beach in Ilocos Sur. You need to rent a boat there and the travel time is around five to 10 minutes. We stayed in the island from 12 noon to 4PM and we have only paid 500 pesos for the boat rental. But of course, we should provide food for the boat drivers.

Sabang Beach Ilocos Sur

The Colorful Boats in Sabang Beach, Ilocos Sur

Puro Island Sabang Beach

Puro Island as Seen from Sabang Beach

When we arrived in Puro Island, we were the only people there so it felt like we owned the whole island. The place was so quiet and peaceful and we could here all sounds of birds.

Though the sand in Puro Island is not as powdery as the sands in Malapascua Island and Camotes Island, I was really amazed with the crystal clear water. A lot of different kinds of fish can be seen even in the shallow part of the sea just be wearing goggles.Β I’ve been a fan of aquariums since I was in elementary and I’ve realized that it’s more fun watching fish swim in their natural habitat.

Fishermen usually catch fish late in the afternoon and at night. You can buy freshly caught seafood from them at very affordable prices. We’ve bought fresh rabbitfish and octopus from them.

As what they say, a picture speaks a thousand words so please enjoy the photos taken from the time we headed for the island until the time we went home.


Puro Island Cabugao

Puro Island Beach

Puro Island in Cabugao

Puro Island in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur

White Sand Beach in Cabugao

White Sand Beach in Ilocos Sur


Rocks and Plants in Puro Island Cabugao

A Boat in Puro Island Cabugao

Sunset in Cabugao Beach

Leaving Puro Island in Cabugao

We Should All Do Our Best in Preserving Puro Island

Trash Left by Others on Puro Island

Trash Left by Others on Puro Island

We can enjoy the island for free (no entrance fee) so we should all do our share in protecting the island. Unfortunately, other guests just leave their trash in the island and carve their names on the rocks.

Nowadays, it’s so hard to find a good place where you don’t need to spend lots of money. If it gets destroyed, it’s still US who will suffer. So let’s become responsible Filipinos by picking up our trash and dispose them properly.

I hope that Puro Island will always stay free, beautiful and most of all, unaltered by humans.

23 thoughts on “Puro Island in Cabugao Ilocos Sur

  1. Andy

    That beach looks incredible beautiful. I definitely need to get to the Philippines one day!

    I think that it is really good that you included the bit about trash at the end as well. It is important that we pick up after ourselves. We need to be responsible travelers. That is one of the things most important when traveling!

    Cheers from EspaΓ±a!

    1. Author Post author

      Hi Andy. I wish that you could visit here soon. πŸ™‚ We have lots of white sand beaches here that you’ll surely love especially if you’re a beach bummer.
      And I hope that both the locals and travelers will do their best in preserving the island.

      Thanks for visiting!

      1. Ernesto Y. Tolentino

        I’m just wondering if Puro Island is privateklt owned?, and how big is it in hectarage. Thanks.- Ernesto Y. Tolentino.

  2. #TownExplorer | @edmaration

    Hello! Good Day! I just noticed your title. I am from Ilocos Sur and have been to this place. The island is located in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Although there is a Puro Island in Magsingal too, this one is the Puro island in Cabugao.

    P.S. There is also Puro island in Caoayan, and another Puro island in Badoc, all in Ilocos! πŸ™‚ Cheers and have fun! πŸ™‚

  3. evjenov

    nice place my family went to that puro island last sunday june 05 not so crowded they like it. we will probably visit the place again but we need to bring more food next time. they told me that the boat people are very nice.they only pay 500 pesos

  4. gcel

    We are planning to go at this place, may I know what resort did you check-in at Cabugao, Ilocos Sur? We plan to stay at Monte Costa Resort.

  5. Angge

    Ask ko lang po how much ang rent ng bangka papuntang puro island, ang ganda po And if wala po cottage san po kayo nag prepare ng foods? Planing to stay in vigan po sana then mag punta dito. Malayo po ba? Hehe thank you in advance po. God bless

    1. Author Post author

      I think we paid just around 500 pesos for the boat. There are no cottages so we just brought ready to eat food and ate under the trees. Cabugao is around 1 hour from Vigan.

      1. lalala

        its 30-45 mins. drive po from Vigan to Cabugao not totally one hour po. If Cabugao to Laoag naman probably 1hr and 45 mins po πŸ™‚

  6. Angge

    Hi po. Ask ko lang if san po ba tlaga to, sa cabugao or magsigal. And if may entrance din po ba sa sabang beach before mka-pasok para mkapunta po sa puro island. Salamat po

    1. Author Post author

      Hi Angge. This one is in Cabugao. There’s no entrance fee but you need to hire a boat to go to Puro Island.

  7. BellaReese

    Hello, gusto ko lang sana malaman kung di rin ba crowded yung puro island kahit holidays? My family and I are planning to visit vigan on or before new year, and we’re planning to go in Puro Island as well. And can we bring tent? Thanks. =)

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