La Union is know for its pristine beaches and diverse food. This province knows exactly how to make a good balance between old and new influences to give way for newer and fresher perspectives.
How to get there:
If you’re coming from Manila, you will have to travel by land for six to eight hours as traffic is, as always, unpredictable.
But the long and tedious travel sure is worth it as La Union has a lot of wonderful offerings in store for anyone who wishes to experience its heavenly beauty.
Pottery Lesson @ Red Clay Pottery Crafts
San Juan, La Union
Surfing @San Juan, La Union
If you are a beginner, no worries because most resorts in San Juan offer surfing lessons and surfboard rentals. Surf's up!
Grape picking @Lomboy farms(vineyard)
Bauang, La Union
Bauang, La Union is already known for its grape farms where visitors can tour around the vineyard. If you are craving for some grapes, you can also harvest your own. Grapes harvested are priced at P250.00 per kilo.
San Gabriel, La Union
If you are hungry for an adventure, this one is for you. You can reach this breath-taking view after two hours of trekking into the mountains. There is no entrance fee (or some sort), although you have to pay for a tourist guide (if you want to reach here safely).
Pugad Adventure Park
Pugo, La Union
Tired of Vitamin Sea? You can head to this adventure park and try their zip lines, rappelling, all-terrain vehicle(ATV) rides and their star attraction, Australian rundown.
Bahay na Bato Open Art Gallery
and Pebble Beach
Luna, La Union
The beach of Luna, La Union have no sand, only pebbles all the way to the sea! And just recently, the Bahay na Bato (House made of small rocks) was built to attract more tourists. You can also see other figures surrounding the house made of... of course, rocks. You can also pick some pebbles on the beach as souvenir. So basically, what you will see here are rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Yay!
Where to eat
Halo-Halo de Iloko
City of San Fernando, La Union
Their halo-halo is a definitely must-try food whenever you visit La Union. And of course try other ilokano dishes on their menu as well.
These are just some of the many places to explore in La Union. This province is a gem, never miss a chance to visit it!