Ilocos is a region in the Philippines, encompassing the northwestern coast of Luzon island. The region is known for its historic sites, beaches, and the well-preserved Spanish colonial city of Vigan.

Moreover, Marcos, officially the Municipality of Marcos (Ilocano: Ili ti Marcos; Filipino: Bayan ng Marcos), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 18,010.

Ilocos Norte gained additional prominence in December 1965 when Ferdinand Marcos Sr. became president, and again when he won a second term in 1969.

Ilocos, with its fellow Filipinos, came to witness another milestone in their history when Ferdinand “Bong Bong” R. Marcos Jr. elected as Philippine President since 2022.

In addition, by acknowledging another hero, Diego Silang y Andaya (December 16, 1730 – May 28, 1763) was a Filipino revolutionary leader who allied with British forces to overthrow Spanish rule in the northern Philippines and establish an independent Ilocano state.

There’s more to witness on this region!

For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.