A feel of mid-century Ilocos Norte — what Sitio Remedios is all about. The private village resort occupying 18,000 meters of land in Barangay Victoria, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, was recreated by notable neurologist/art supporter Joven Cuanang with the help of architect Rex Hofileña and local artisans.
Found these photos taken in 2009. Their website reads that lotus plants were in abundance in the Paoay Lake back in the past. Though I haven’t actually experienced a stay at the “mini Ilocos Norte” resort, I had been there a couple of times either to attend a function or meet up with people. On the day the photos were taken, we were there for a little leisurely stroll. It’s a whole town with a typical arco, a plaza, a teatro, a kapilya (church), a torre (watch tower), well-spaced Ilocano houses with terraces and verandahs adorned with Filipino furnitures (like the butaka, Quezon chairs, etc), vintage fixtures, locally crocheted and hand-loomed trimmings, and lots of pretty outdoor spaces. Not at all old as in ancient, an infinity pool and modern luxuries like air-conditioning and spa services will make your escape more pleasantly unique.
With Sitio Remedios facing the South China Sea, the authentic coastal Ilocos feel is amplified. Check out the beautiful photos of Sitio Remedios here.
American novelist/Academy award-winning screenwriter John Irving spent a few days writing in the resort. In a hushed place like the sitio, one can transiently dismiss from mind the outside world… the senses are virtually enlivened and nourished here.
Make Sitio Remedios your port of call.
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