The City of Vigan's tourist potential is based on its
cultural heritage composed of more than 180 ancestral houses, administrative
and religious structures, public squares and other historical landmarks
within the poblacion, and built during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Being the only surviving colonial town in the entire Philippines,
Vigan is being developed as a primary tourist destination in Region
Vigan is a unique environment in both its natural and
man-made features. It is traversed by two river systems namely;
Govantes River and Mestizo River. Its tributaries flow into the
Pangada River in Sta. Catalina, Caoayan River in Caoayan, Boquing
River in Bantay and the Bantaoay River in San Vicente.
Unlike other municipalities with towering mountains,
Vigan is mostly plains with gently rising hills on the southern
portion. Most of its lands are devoted to agriculture which are
located outside of the urban center or poblacion. The coastal plains
found along the western side of the city bounded by the South China
Sea are predominantly settled with Mindoro Beach as its location.
Welcome to Vigan City Islands