Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.
Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.
It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!
INTERESTING TOURIST SPOTS
St. Catherine Parish (Our Lady of Namacpacan)
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It was in the year 1871, when an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary was brought along its shores by a lucky stroke of fate, which eventually became venerated as the Image of Our Lady of Namacpacan. – Source: http://www.launion.gov.ph
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It was more natural before with lush foliage and no barriers, everything was natural. Down the stream there are turtles basking on the rocks. It used to be a long walk from Paraoir-Pitpitac or through Cabalitocan and traversing bamboo bridges by the old tramo or train tracks across the rice fields. – Source: http://facebook.com See Photo Gallery…
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In the municipality of Bacnotan, which is widely popular for its cement deposits and Sea Urchins, there’s a Barangay called Carcarmay, named after a tree that bears a sour-sweet yellowish fruit that grows abundant in the area. It is not however famous because of Carmay but because of an Acacia tree that has become the place’s witness of its growth in the various stages of our history. More than a hundred years old, it still stands majestically at the center of Carcarmay Community School, giving shade to countless graduation rites and various school and community programs. – Source: http://www.launion.gov.ph See Photo Gallery…
Poro Point Board Walk
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Another object of tourism and recreational interest, “Key West of the Philippines”. It is the home of the Presidential Rest House, the Catalnaan. A Philippine Navy Detachment is also strained south of the point. Also now being occupied by the Philippine Air Force. West of the point, before reaching Camp Wallace, are huge gasoline and oil depots and warehouses of big firms, all of which activity, cargo, warehousing and international shipping occur as routine activities. – Source: http://www.launion.gov.ph
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Located along the coast of La Union and only an hour away from Baguio, Fiesta Casinos – Poro Point houses the most exciting tables and high-paying slots in the Northern Philippines. Fiesta Casinos – Poro Point offers more than 20 table games and 260+ slot machines that all high rollers, amateur and professional players, and slot players would surely enjoy. – Source: http://www.thunderbirdresortslaunion.com
Botanical & Zoological Garden
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Located in Sitio, Japan, Cadaclan, City of San Fernando. Showcased are following: Shade Garden, Sunken Garden, Evergreen Garden, Arid Paradise, Fragrance Garden, Fernery and Palmery. Escape from the pressures of everyday life. Enjoy yourself in a natural garden, a serene Japanese setting, an herbal wheel garden, an arid paradise and more theme gardens, a romantic hideaway or a classical landscape. Find out too, our way of conserving plants and biodiversity in the midst of La union’s rolling hills. La Union Botanical Garden is home to a collection of Beautiful plants from the tropical Regions of the world. Many are indigenes to the Philippines. Visitors are requested not to pick any part of the plants or remove any plant material from the garden commercial photography is allowed by prior arrangements. – Source: http://www.launion.gov.ph
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The Province of La Union is blessed with majestic waterfalls because of the continued protection of trees in its mountains that help keep our bodies of water flourish, constantly nurturing Mother Nature all year round.
An example of which is the enchanting Tuddingan Falls in the Municipality of Naguilian. Unlike other waterfalls in the province which have poor accessibility, visitors have the luxury of walking on a 700-meter cemented pathway with grills beside Bagulin Road up to the hill overlooking the waterfall. – Source: http://www.launion.gov.ph
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Tapuacan River (also known as Pugo – Cleanest Inland River of the North, Region I) is located in Barangay Cares, municipality of Pugo, La Union, Philippines (the smallest/inlet town which is sited in the foot Santo Tomas mountains range and about an hour away from Baguio City passing through the Aspiras, formerly Marcos Highway leading to the Ilocandia Region).
In Ilocano terminology, “tapuakan” means “a place where one can jump as high”. In the exquisite river, cool and pristine water flows from the town’s streams amid a huge rockbeds or awesome large (huge and quite flat) rock formations surrounded by forests and a water fall. – Source: http://Wikipedia.org See Photo Gallery…
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This basilica is located in La Union’s oldest town, Agoo, founded in 1578. This is not really an old church, having been constructed in the 1970s. It was consecrated as a Marian shrine in 1978 and elevated to a rank of Basilica Minore by Pope John Paul II in 1982. No wonder there’s a statue built in honor of the most well-loved Pope of all times, at least in my book, Pope JP2. – Source: http://visitpinas.com
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