Be mesmerized with its pristine shores endowed with all-year round breeze and curling waves ideal for water sports and activities
including surfing. Discover the hidden trails of greenery 440 meters above sea-level, and trek down the slopes to
bathe in the clear cool water of Arosip falls. Find your way around town and spot heritage
zones and relics that take you back in time. Come and visit BEAUTIFUL BACNOTAN,
the home of honey, mushroom, silk, softbroom and surfing!
THE JOURNEY BEGINS HERE
In the past, Bacnotan was only a vast expanse of wilderness inhabited by a band of natives with a crude form of government. There was a time when it was ruled by a despotic chieftain who had absolute control over all his consituents. Disobedience to his directives meant severe flogging of the culprit. After several years under the tyrannic rule of the chieftain, the people successfully overthrew him and gave him a dose of his own medicine. They flogged their chieftain to death. The english word “FLOG” is bakunutan in the dialect. The word “BAKUNUTAN” had become a byword among the inhabitants, hence the name of the town.