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.
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.
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.
Dalin Bus LineThree daily trip leaves from Baguio via Tuguegarao. Terminal near CityMall.
Victory LinerOne daily trip depart from Sampaloc, Manila at 3:30PM. Terminal near Shell.
By carThe Cagayan Valley Road (Route 101) terminates here. It spurs off AH26 at Magapit, at the municipality of Lal-lo
By planeThe nearest airport is in Lal-lo (LLC) or Tuguegarao (TUG).
Aparri signIt faces the mouth of the mighty Cagayan River
Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the RosaryDespite its rather obscure history, it is one of the town's primary destinations.
CityMalladdress: Cagayan Valley Road
Novo Malladdress: De Rivera StreetHas a Savemore and a Novo department store
Hotel Aparriaddress: National Highway, Minanga
Ryan Hoteladdress: Rizal Avenue
Versoza Hoteladdress: Magsaysay Boulevard
- Calayan — An island that is home to some endemic species such as the Calayan rail