Reasons To Visit Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao is the capital of Cagayan province in the Philippines offering a wealth of things to see and do for travelers whether it’s exploring the many historical landmarks across the city or experiencing the vibrant cultural life. Some of the top attractions around the city include the beautiful St. Peter Metropolitan Church and the St. Hyacinth Church, while the city is also the home of one of the longest bridges in the Philippines - the Buntun Bridge. Tuguegarao can also be a very lively and contemporary place with its interesting festivals and cultural events such as the Afi Festival each August.
Arriving In Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao Airport is located around 4 km from Tuguegarao City and handles a range of domestic flights across the Philippines. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Tuguegarao, you will not be able to make the journey directly as no carriers provide direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport handles regular flights from Manila, enabling UAE-based travelers to make the journey all year round with just a single transfer. You can use our guide to find the best time to book your flight tickets to Manila from the UAE. Also if you're planning a stopover in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila.
At Tuguegarao Airport you will find very little available in terms of facilities and amenities, so it is advisable to bring any must-have items you need with you. However, expansion work has been going on at the airport so more options may open up in the future as renovation work continues. Getting from the airport into the city is conveniently possible by taxi, with taxis available just outside of the terminal building.
Tuguegarao Travel Information
Where to stay: Hotels in Tuguegarao for every budget
As a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you are entitled to enter the country on a visa free basis for up to 30 days. During the summer in Tuguegarao you can expect very warm temperatures with average highs of around 35 degrees from April to August, while it still stays fairly warm for the rest of the year. However, be advised that there is a lengthy rainy season in the region beginning in May and continuing until December. The local time zone is four hours ahead of the UAE so don’t forget to change your clocks when you land, while prices in Tuguegarao will tend to be cheaper compared to the UAE so a small budget might go a long way.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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