When In La Union

I had a chance to joined fellow b/vlogger to explore LA Union and this was made possible by Jacq Travel and Tours.

The package comes with a one-night accommodation and the city tour includes the following popular Landmarks to visit in La Union popularly known as “elyu” to millennials.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan also known as St. Catherine of Alexandria. A Catholic church in the Municipality of Luna, formerly known as Namacpacan in  La Union.

I asked some parishioner who is the Lady of Namacpacan, and they will answer you “Si Mama Mary”. The Our Lady of Namacpacan used to call by Ilokano people as “Apo Baket”.

Our Lady Namacpacan
Photo by Barquera

But what is known to the Shrine is the water from a well besides the church they claimed the water can heal.


Baluarte in Barangay Victoria the restored 4-century watchtower. The structures were classified as a National Treasure in 2014. I learned from an article that the tower collapsed during a typhoon Lando. The tower lies along the shore of West Phillippine Sea.

Kamay Na Bato with entrance fee. Just a few minutes drive from The Baluarte. Another tourist destinations showcasing the sculpted arts made from stones and wood drift and other 3D artwork by a Korean artist Vong Kim.


St. John the Baptist Church another Catholic church located in the municipality of San Juan, La Union. The church is also considered one of the historical places in the province being a century-old church, constructed in 1707 at San Juan, La Union.


Man-Made Forest, it reminds me of similar landmarks in Bohol’s Man-Made forest.


San Juan Beach – As we all know “elyu” is one of the surfing destinations in the country. We visited the place before sunsets, which is also spectacular. Though, the sand is not as white as Boracay you can still hang out with your friends as you sit back and relax with its dirty white sand.


Ma Cho Temple – The Guardian of The Sailors A Taoist Temple situated on a hill, 70 feet above sea level. It was built in 1975 located in Barangay II, San Fernando La Union facing the China Sea. It is also recorded to be the biggest Taoist Temple outside China.

Gapuz Grape Farm Among the popular places in La Union, another interesting place to visit is the Grape Farm, one of these popular vineyards is Gapu Grape Farm. They have no entrance fee but grape picking cost you P350/K. The staff will offer you a free fruit wine tasting.



Poro Point Lighthouse


Nothing special in this place, just a typical lighthouse named after it barangay, Poro. I guess going in there is out of the way unless you will go to ThunderBird. The Security Guard will not allow the tourist to go upstairs to the lighthouse.

If you want a hassle-free and a budget-friendly tour package visit :



📲 GLOBE: 0905 5705 181
📲 SMART: 0919 2949 188
📧 EMAIL: jacqtravelandtours@gmail.com


Published by barquera

I am an HR practitioner by profession. I have a passion for writing but definitely not a writer. I created this blog 2008 just to journal my thoughts, ideas and my opinions that went through my mind. Now I'm back into blogging after almost 6-year hiatus.

3 thoughts on “When In La Union

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Engagement Imperative

People & Leadership . Total Employee Experience . Human Resources

Recovering Superwoman

One Day at a Time...

Filipinang Manunula(t)

This is how i express myself


(the heARTist)


Ticking off every item on my ultimate bucket list

Juan Bautista Stories

Books, Stories, Blogs & Merchandise


Conscious Thought: Driven by Intelligent Awareness

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire


life & travel / vida & viajes

Endless Roaming

Australian Traveller that loves to "Roam" our globe, creator of ENDLESSROAMING.COM sharing the experience through word and photography. Currently residing in my home of Newtown Sydney


I dont have the answers, just a lot of questions.

Kangaroo’s Pouch by Ara Casas-Tumuran

Motherhood | Breastfeeding | Lifestyle & Events

our home With Fayeath

When that thing called Marriage, Kids, Motherhood, and Parenting happened

%d bloggers like this: