Nueva Era: A Must-Visit In Ilocos Region

Nueva Era, a third-class municipality in Ilocos Norte, is becoming a favorite destination in Ilocos Region as it recently opened an eco-cultural park offering the experience of staying overnight in a tree house. Yes, you read it right! The eco-cultural park was created to highlight the Tingguian culture and allowing tourists to enjoy the great outdoor in the area. You can enjoy a tribal dance at the park too. 



Me enjoying the Nueva Era View Deck.
Welcome to Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte!


Aside from the eco-cultural park, Nueva Era is also known having a view deck, offering breathtaking views of the mountains being shared by the Provinces of Ilocos Norte and Abra in the Cordillera Region. Nueva Era is one of three mountain municipalities in Ilocos Norte. This town is an hour drive from Laoag City via the Dingras road.

According to the 2015 census, Nueva Era has a total population of less than 10,000. Politically, this town is being subdivided into 11 barangays.


HOW TO GET TO NUEVA ERA

To get to Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, from Manila, ride a bus heading to Laoag City. Bus operators include Partas, Maria de Leon, Florida among others. Travel time from Manila to Laoag City is approximately nine hours. Bus fare is around Php 700 to Php 800 per person. Travel tip: Travel at night to save an accommodation.

From the bus terminal in Laoag City, ride a tricycle heading to Nueva Era-Banna jeepney terminal. Tricycle fare is around Php 11. Nueva Era is an hour drive from Laoag City. Jeepney fare is around Php 60-80 per person. Please reminded that the first trip to Nueva Era from Laoag City is at 6 AM.

Abot Falls, Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

PLACES TO VISIT IN NUEVA ERA
  • Nueva Era Municipal Hall
  • People's Center
  • Nueva Era Eco-cultural Park
  • Nueva Era View Deck
  • Abot Falls

Side Trip: Visiting Lola Magdalena, a National Living Treasure awardee from Lumbaan, Pinili, Ilocos Norte. Lumbaan is just a 15-minute ride from Poblacion, Nueva Era.

Abel-Iloco souvenirs are super cheap here! Swear!

View Deck, Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

TIPS & OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Take a whisle-stop at the Nueva Era tourism office for updates & trip schedules 
  • The Nueva Era jeepney terminal is located at P. Soriano street in Laoag 
  • Trekking to Abot Falls takes 10-15 mins 
  • Level of trekking difficulty: 2/5 
  • Always bring bottled water & food 
  • Nueva Era is being dubbed as the 'Little Baguio' 
  • At the view deck, you can roam around as far as you can as there's no limitations yet from the local government of Nueva Era 
  • Roads going here are still being repaired & cemented 
  • Motorcycles & tricycles are the most common mode of transportation here 

Ready to fall in love with Nueva Era? Tara na!

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