Nueva Vizcaya province lies within the heart of Northern Luzon. It is geographically located at the southernmost part of the Region and is often referred to as the gateway to Cagayan Valley. Its capital is Bayombong.
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Nueva Vizcaya could be reached by at least four regular entry points, aside from reaching it by air travel. These are through the Dalton Pass reaching the first town of Santa Fe; through the Daang Maharlika, entering the town of Diadi; through the Vizcaya-Banaue Road entering the town of Bagabag and through the Vizcaya-Benguet Road, entering the town of Kayapa.
Since Nueva Vizcaya’s birth as a province, traces of the culture and customs of its early settlers–the Ilongots (Bugkalots), Igorots, Ifugaos, Isinays, and the Gaddangs–can still be seen. The influx of civilization and the infusion of modern technology to the life stream of the province induced many immigrants from adjacent provinces to migrate to this province.
Air-conditioned buses (Baliwag Transit, Victory Liner, etc.) bound for Cagayan Valley pass by the province. For independent motorists, take the North Luzon Expressway and exit at Sta. Rita. Nueva Vizcaya is accessible through the Cagayan Valley Road (Daang Maharlika) and is about 268 km north of Metro Manila (approx. 6hrs of travel by land).