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Aparri is a town of about 66,000 in northern Cagayan. It lies at the mouth of the Cagayan River which drains into the Bashi Channel. This article covers only the mainland portion; Fuga Island, while administratively part of the town, is considered its own destination.

Understand[edit]

Aparri had been an important trading post for its location north of Luzon. While its port remained operational as a critical link to Calayan despite being largely destroyed by frequent typhoons, the town is still a major commercial center for northern Cagayan as it houses large tobacco plantations that account for much of its local income.

The original inhabitants of Aparri are the Ibanag, an ethnic group which have inhabited the area long before the Spaniards arrived. Ilocanos and Filipino Chinese also have settled here since colonial times.

Climate[edit]

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Aparri has a monsoon-influenced climate, with a short dry season between February and April, and rain for the rest of the year.

The town is at the typhoon belt, and is also an important location for typhoon tracking by the national weather agency, PAGASA, which has a meteorological station at the port.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Dalin Bus Line. Three daily trip leaves from Baguio via Tuguegarao. Terminal near CityMall.
  • Victory Liner. One daily trip depart from Sampaloc, Manila at 3:30PM. Terminal near Shell.

By car[edit]

The Cagayan Valley Road (Route 101) terminates here. It spurs off AH26 at Magapit, at the municipality of Lal-lo

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is in Lal-lo (LLC IATA) or Tuguegarao (TUG IATA).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Aparri sign (At the port). It faces the mouth of the mighty Cagayan River
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary. Despite its rather obscure history, it is one of the town's primary destinations.

Do[edit]

The town has some stretches of beach, largely unvisited, but the waves are good for surfing.

Buy[edit]

  • CityMall, Cagayan Valley Road.
  • Novo Mall, De Rivera Street (Across from the public market). Has a Savemore and a Novo department store

Eat[edit]

  • Chelsea's Diner. 9AM - 9PM.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Aparri, National Highway, Minanga.
  • Ryan Hotel, Rizal Avenue.
  • Versoza Hotel, Magsaysay Boulevard.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Calayan — An island that is home to some endemic species such as the Calayan rail
Routes through Cauayan
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