Santiago City, Isabela: The Gem of North Luzon

Santiago City, Isabela, is a vibrant city in the Philippines with a rich cultural heritage, diverse population, and growing tourism industry. It is led by Mayor Alyssa Sheena T. Dy and a council of ten members​1​. It’s part of Isabela’s 4th legislative district, currently represented by Joseph S. Tan​​.

The majority of the city’s population speaks Tagalog and Ilocano, and English is generally understood, particularly in the business community and in schools as the medium of instruction​​. The city hosts several festivals and events throughout the year that showcase its rich cultural heritage, including the Balamban Dance Festival, Pattaradday Festival, and the Feast of Saint James​.

The city serves as a gateway to the plains of Cagayan Valley and is well-connected with several major roads and bus terminals. There’s also an Integrated Transport Terminal and Commercial Complex for public transportation, and the city even has taxis, which is a first for the region​.

Natural Wonders

Santiago City and its surrounding areas are rich with natural attractions that are sure to captivate nature lovers. One must-visit site is the breath-taking Dariok Hills, a sprawling expanse of verdant hills perfect for hiking and picnicking. The Balintocatoc Viewpoint, another popular destination, offers panoramic views of the Cagayan Valley, with lush rice terraces and distant mountain ranges providing a stunning backdrop.

The city is also known for being a jump-off point for tourists heading to northeastern Luzon, with nearby attractions including the Quirino Province, Magat Dam in Isabela, Banaue Rice Terraces in Cordillera, and white sand beaches in Aurora Province facing the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago City Isabela Drone Shot Aerial 360 Degree Photo

Santiago City, Isabela, is a province in the Cagayan Valley, where we took a 360-degree photo to fully see its beauty. On December 31, 2022, an aerial photograph was taken.

Now you can see and point top view where you are in Santiago City, just screenshot it and share it with your friend.

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My hobbies are flying a drone, I'm not a professional photographer but I'm enthusiastic about taking unique aerial shots.