Perhaps it was fate that led us to Candon. We hopped on a Partas bus as we initially intended to leave and go back to Manila. But suddenly, we decided to make a side trip to Candon and visit the uncle of Pao who lived there. Our itinerary did not indicate any side trip to Candon, but we felt very spontaneous anyway and see Candon before we finally left for Manila.
And it was a sweet experience to visit Candon because we discovered yet another gastronomic adventure in the town of Candon.
Due to Spanish colonization, perhaps every town in both Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur has a Roman Catholic church in the heart of their town. True enough, for Candon, in the midst of the center of their town lies their very own Church alongside their town Plaza.
It was newly painted and restored at the time of our visit. However, I heard that the traditional and former appearance of the church seemed more appealing to its locals. But nevertheless, I still found the church beautiful regardless of the opinion of the other people.
Since we visited during the Christmas time, most of the houses were adorned with beautiful Christmas lights to welcome the spirit of the season. Uncle Ton’s house was not to be missed as he beautifully decorated his home with his collection of Christmas houses and Nativity sets well-lit by warm Christmas lights.
There’s are other tourist spots to be seen in Candon. There are beaches nearby, but we were not able to visit the beaches anymore since our trip was just purposefully to visit Uncle Ton. But there’s a promise of great food encounters just by strolling around its streets. And just around the corner could probably be one of the best restaurants that we have tried in Ilocos.
Cafe Bossa Candon would perhaps be one of Candon’s best kept secrets. It was an old home converted into one of the hippest and yummiest restaurants in Candon. It was like an art gallery turned into a cafe as it featured various eccentric artworks displayed all over the restaurant. Besides the cool vibe of the place, the food was more than awesome!!! I would not let you down by giving a thumbs up to the yummy goodness of Cafe Bossa.
I highly recommend Cafe Bossa and all the yummy goodness there is to be found in its quaint restaurant. If one day you find yourself lost in Candon, and you’re thinking of something unforgettable to do, visit Cafe Bossa!