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Transportation: Vigan City Islands Philippines

Air Transportation
A secondary airport called Mindoro Airport is located at Brgy. Mindoro. It has one asphalted runway, 900 meters long and 30 meters wide. At present, only chartered and private planes use it. The airport is a sleeping asset of the municipality for it does not, in any way, generate revenue. Plans have been made for the expansion and commercialization of said airport to attract tourist and to enlighten the boredom of coming to Vigan from Manila and some other parts of the Philippines.

Land Transportation
Vigan City has sufficient transport system. There are four Bus Companies operating within the its vicinity such as: Philippine Rabbit Bus Line, Dominion Bus Corp., Partas Trans. Co. and Aniceto Transportation. They operate direct bus services from Vigan City to Manila, Baguio, Laoag and other parts of Luzon.

Mode of Transport
Mode of transport within the city is purely land base. Vehicles for public use include jeepneys, tricycles and calesas. Buses, Mini-buses and jeepneys provide transportation to places outside Metro Vigan. The Metro Vigan transport system is serviced by tricycles, which were color-coded for purposes of identifying the municipality to which they belong. The tricycle number is permanently attached on top of the side car specified by different colors; green for Vigan, red for Bantay, yellow for Caoayan, orange for San Vicente and blue for Sta. Catalina.

A horse drawn vehicle, locally called "calesa" is also servicing the locality. It is an ideal transportation for sightseers particularly tourist

Common dishes

Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).

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