Monday, September 26, 2011

Up North: Thunderbird Resort Poro Point, La Union

Holy Week. It's one of those public holidays in the Philippines that everyone, from all walks of life, look forward to. You see, it's a long holiday! Families, friends and even individuals plan their vacation during the very long weekend of holy week.

Most would trek to the beach, as this holiday coincidentally fall during the summer. My friends and I decided that we would do the same. But with a twist. We will take on a long road trip. Up in the north of Luzon. And we shall try to hit three places of interest in the four days that we will be combing the expressway.

First stop. Poro Point, La Union.
Welcome to the Thunderbird Poro Point Resort and Casino. And we've been ogling this place since we first heard of it, less than a year ago. In fact, when we got there, the place is still on its soft opening. We love soft openings! Usually, the place is still raw and non-rhythmic. We like getting to the know the place beyond its veneers.

The scenery took our breath away. Such a beautiful place to muse about life.  
View from the top.


Sunsets in Poro Point can be quite amazing, too. 

I've learned that when you travel with friends, you learn more from them. And the long hours on the road cease to be uncomfortable; it can be a timeline for the endless recollections long after the tan lines have faded.

A long road trip is more worthwhile when you spend it with the one you love.



(Photos: courtesy of Tyrone Arreglo)

Address: VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Philippines 2500
Tel. No.: (+6372) 888-7777
Fax No.: (+672) 888.3888

Rate: P7,000++/night/room (maximum of 4 pax/room) 

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