Ilocos Norte’s best kept secret is out. Yes, paradise does exist, and it is named Adams. This little town, which used to be hidden from the rest of the world, is a study of superlatives. Located at the Northeastern end of the province, Adams has a population of 1400. It is a haven of peace and tranquility with a zero crime rate which makes it an ideal place to live. The following images will best describe this idyllic place:

paradise found

paradise found

ancient, but study hanging bridge

ancient, but sturdy hanging bridge

scarlet in bloom

scarlet in bloom

a broom maker

a broom maker

durable tiger grass "walis"

durable tiger grass "walis"

exotic baby rambutans

exotic baby rambutans

the charming Sitio Sinidangan

the charming Sitio Sinidangan

Barbados cherry

Barbados cherry

fresh from the wilderness

fresh from the wilderness

rare pitcher plant

rare pitcher plant

flowers of May

flowers of May

finding the lost horizon

... perhaps, the lost horizon.

wild bloom

wild bloom

Iyapayaos

Yapayaos

coffee berries

coffee berries

the art of tapuey making

the art of tapuey making

the wine maker and her product

the wine maker and her product

the friendly local dog, Argo

the friendly local dog, Argo

wild aba and cacao

wild aba and cacao

make my day...

make my day...

rubber-tubing adventure

rubber-tubing adventure

the Igorots

the Kankanaeys

the sweetest bananas ever

the sweetest bananas ever

downstream

downstream

blacksmithing

blacksmithing

the only modern structure in Adams, a cell site... paradise indeed!

the only modern structure in Adams, a cell site... paradise indeed!

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