Saud Beach in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was included in the list of 25 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World by international travel site, Travel + Leisure.
In the list released earlier this month, the renowned travel site boasted of the white sand beach and its clear water.
The write-up read, “If you’re searching for Southeast Asian beach bliss, super-mellow Saud Beach on the island of Luzon is a sure thing. Its white sand pitches gradually into the clear-as-glass water, like a real-world example of a zero-entry swimming pool.”
This is the first time Saud Beach, also dubbed as “Boracay of the North,” made it to the international travel site’s prestigious list.
The Department of Tourism celebrated the Saud Beach’s inclusion, saying it’s the first for the coastal area of Pagudpud.
The agency said, “The DOT salutes the sole Philippine entry to the list, joining the ranks of other globally-recognized beaches such as the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”