Where to Stay in Abra

Abra Accommodation

Where to Eat, Sleep, and Drink Coffee in Abra
Updated for 2019

Where to Eat, Sleep and Drink Coffee in Abra

Bangued has a nice selection of affordable places to stay, but as it’s only a small provincial town the number of beds are limited. When you plan your trip to Abra it is very advisable to book your accommodation ahead. But as Abra is becoming more popular as a tourist destination, there are more accommodations opening up to cope with the demand for more rooms.

Abra has a range of hotels to suit most budgets, from backpacker budget to exclusive accommodation. Outside of Bangued in the more rural areas and uplands accommodation is very limited. It is best to ask advice if you wish to locate outside the main areas of Bangued, Calaba and Tayum.

 

Abra Valley Grand Hotel

Abra Valley Grand Hotel
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Abra Valley Grand Hotel is ideally situated in Bangued; one of the city’s most popular locales.The hotel’s outdoor pool is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day touring the Province.

Why Stay Here: Close to town and Victoria Park.
Address: Capitulacion St, Calaba, Bangued – Abra, Philippines, 2800 
Closest landmark:Victoria Park and Casamata Hill
Prices start from: $20~ .

Abrassi Hotel and Restaurant

+ Abrassi Hotel and Restaurant 
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24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Why stay here: Close to Bangued, Live Music, Budget Rooms, The Red Couch Bar, Karaoke
Address: Pila, Patucannay, Tayum near, Bangued, Philippines 
Closest landmark
Prices start from: $10~ .

Strutz Art Garden Resort

Strutz Art Garden Resort
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The property is an oasis in the hustle and bustle of the town of Bangued and it is only 2.6 kilometers away from the central town plaza. Modern style rooms are equipped with silent inverter air conditioners, a bathroom with spacious shower, flat panel satellite TV and refrigerator etc. Each room is furnished with beautiful Narra wood furniture hand crafted in the mountains of Abra.

Why stay here: Private walled tropical garden, Great Reviews, Pool
Address: Nagtong-o, Calaba, Bangued, Bangued, Philippines, 2800 
Closest Landmark: Calaba Bridge
Prices start from: $50~ .

Hollanda Residencia, Calaba

Hollanda Residencia, Calaba
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A popular Homestay in Bangued is Hollanda Residencia Located about 2 km away from Bangued Plaza, in Calaba, a short walk from the famous bridge. Hollanda Residencia has comfortable air con rooms with CR, an open veranda, a place for hang out and sing karaoke in the evening is also available. They also have a small outdoor shop with backpacks, tents, hiking sticks and other items available

Phone 0955 497 6561 for reservations
Why stay here: Mountain Views, Quiet area of town, Communal Area, Karaoke, Friendly Staff
Address: Behind APH, Calaba, Bangued, Philippines
Closest Landmark: Calaba Bridge
Prices start from: $10~ .

Hollanda Residencia Homestay - where to stay in abra  

Escala Homestay, Mudeng, La Paz

Escala Homestay, Mudeng, La Paz.
» For reservations contact their Escala Homestay Facebook Page .
»Phone Amarte on 0917 562 5642

Escala Homestay is THE place to stay if you like to stay out of town, be by yourself and enjoy good views over the Abra River Valley. You will need your own transport to reach here or take a tricycle ride from town. Read my Review Here

Why stay here: Sunrise, Abra River views, mountaintop view, quiet.
Address: Just before Soot Bridge, Mudeng, La Paz, Abra
Closest Landmark: Soot Bridge
Prices start from: $25~ .

Escala Homestay where to stay in Abra

Escala Homestay, Mudeng, La Paz, Abra

Escala Homestay where to stay in abra

Escala Homestay- Enjoy morning coffee and sunrise

Other Hotels around Bangued

Origines Hotel – Calaba.
Lucky’s Hotel – Near Plaza.

Adtemco Hotel – Zone 5.
Oval Era Hotel – Zone 5.
Casa Reyna-Flores 1890 Homestay – Tayum (Contact DyKath Molina for bookings. 3-day notice to reserve)
Grand Roberto Inn
King David’s Hotel
Benedito Homestay
RF Transient Rooms

If you are unsure or need advice on Accommodation please contact AbraMazing Tours 

   

Where to Eat in Abra

One of the most popular dishes in the province is Abra Miki, which is an orange coloured noodle soup made with miki noodles cooked in a pork broth. It comes served with a hard boiled egg, bit of pork and crispy chicharon. Read my post Where to Eat Pancit Miki to find out more. Other Restaurants in and around Bangued you may like to try

  • Chats Pizza, Teodoro Balmaceda Street, Tayum, Abra – Enjoy a Museum and Pizza  at the Gabriela Carino Silang Gallery of Fine Arts. One of the best tasting pizza’s around.
  • Maria’s Kitchen – Calaba,(opposite the Hospital) serve freshly cooked budget Silog Meals and a selection of other foods. Find them on Facebook Maria’s Kitchen
  • Calaba Fiesta Restaurant – near the Calaba Bridge has a good selection of dishes on its menu
  • Kubo Ni Zek,  Poblacion, Bucay serves good affordable food
  • Mallillins Panciteria in Zone 7,Bangued, just north of the Gov.Salcedo Bridge for Pancit Batil Patong from Cagayan.
  • Noah J’s Pizzeria, just down from McDonalds has been recommended to me
  • Green Valley Bakery For quick freshly cooked budget friendly snacks such as Pancit Canton, Arozcaldo, Burgers, and various Sandwiches make your way to the Green Valley Bakery on Mckinley Street, Bangued. They also have a good selection of breads and cakes.
  • Rooftop Grill & Chill  in Zone 5, half way up the hill to Victoria Park.
  • Nana Binang’s at the end of Penarubia Street serves local abrenian and Ilocano dishes
  • Roselle’s Kambingan opposite Mikes Dept Store, Taft Street, Zone 5
  • The Food Court along Penarrubia Street for BBQ, Street food and snacks (access also from Santiago Street)
  • Kris Anne Panciteria , Agoncillo St. Zone 3, serves the usual Miki, as well as delicious smoothies and brewed coffee

And of course there are the usual fast junkfood joints such as McDonald’s, Jollibee, Chowking, and Mang Inasal which can be found around the Plaza.
In the Central Market is a row of Carinderia Eateries serving the usual local and filipino dishes.
The market is also the place to buy any supplies you may need for your trip.

 Abra Pancit Miki where to eat in abra, philippines

Gabriela Carino Silang Museum and Pizza, Tayum, Abra

Gabriela Carino Silang Museum and Pizza, Tayum, Abra

Where to Drink Coffee in Abra

Abra grows its own coffee in the Municipalities of Licuan-Baay, Salapadan, Daguioman and Tineg. Bags of roasted Abra coffee can be bought at the Pasalubong Centre by the Tangadan Tunnel at the entrance to Abra from Ilocos Sur as well as Adtempco Supermarket and the Pasalubong Centre in the plaza of Bangued.

There aren’t many Coffee shops or cafes in Abra and Luckily Starbucks has not yet arrived. As far as I know there are only four Cafes that serve freshly brewed coffee in Abra.
If you know of any others please email or message us so that we can check them out.

  • Pasalubong Centre, Tangadan Tunnel, Abra – serves fresh brewed coffee. Good for a pit stop for passing drivers and bikers
  • Strutz Art Cafe – Capitulacion St. (Ilocos Norte – Abra Rd), Zone 1, Bangued – Serves coffee, drinks and a selection of cakes. Strutz Art Cafe on Facebook
  • Casarap – a Coffee Shop operated by ADTEMPCO. It is located at Mt. Carmel Agri-Tourism & Training Center Inc., Galicia, Pidigan, Abra (Just Before the St. Joseph Seminary)
  • Gabriela Carino Silang Gallery, Tayum. Enjoy a tour of this amazing museum followed by brewed coffee in the garden.
  • Kris Anne Paciteria, Agoncillo St, Zone 3 for delicious ice cold smoothies and brewed coffee in a spacious setting under a mango tree
Casarap Cafe , Pidigan, Abra

Casarap Cafe, Pidigan, Abra

 

 

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How to travel to Abra from Manila

By Bus

  • From Metro Manila, there are three bus companies operating along the Manila to Bangued route. Partas Bus Company, Viron Transit and Dominion Bus Lines.
  • Journey time is around 10 hours
  • Fare at time of writing is P600

Bus Companies that link Bangued with other destinations are 

Bangued to Manila, Baguio – Partas Bus Company Bangued to Manila, Baguio – Dominion Bus Lines Bangued to Manila, Baguio – Philippine Rabbit Bangued to Baguio – Sambrano Bus Lines Bangued to Manila – Viron Transit Bangued to Vigan, Tuguegarao – Esonice Bus Lines Bangued to Baguio, Vigan, Laoag – BBL Transit By Air There are no airports in Abra. The closest airport is Laoag, three hours away by car.

  • Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have daily flights to Laoag.
  • From Laoag take a bus to Vigan and change there for a bus to Bangued
  • Or take any bus that is heading south and alight at Narvacan for bus and jeepney connections to Bangued
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