A special worthwhile break from the medical mission was the boat trip from the resort to the white sand beach.There is whiter, softer, sand everywhere else in the Philippines, but compared to the earthy, solid, sand that lines the beach resort, the former was a nice change.The fisherman can fit up to four people in one catamarand (spelling?) and...more
I don't know the exact location of "The Venue" restaurant since we just happen to pass it by along the highway of Bauang. It's between Cabana Beach resort and Bauang town proper. "The Venue" have a nice native appeal to it.They serve mostly filipino dishes such as crispy pata, sinigang na hipon, inihaw na pusit. The food is satisfactory but if you want fresh shrimp don't order the sinigang na hipon because you will only be dispappointed. One serving of the dishes i mentioned is good for 3 people. The service is okey.
Favorite Dish: We tried the crispy chicken and it's quite okey
Almost every night the sunset is jaw dropping!! There are some clubs in San Fernando that is close by. High Altitude is the most popular of them. It's up on the hill in San Fernando. (Ask a tricycle driver to take you there) Or if you want an evening meal there are some good seafood places to chose from. Long Beach Resort Hotel does great seafood.
Dress Code: Clothes
To go to Bauang, La Union there are numerous bus liner you can ride on. It takes about 5-6 hours travel time.1. Victory Liner in Edsa, Cubao (Tel. No. (02) 7274534) . 2. Partas Bus in Aurora Blvd. corner P. Bernardo St., Kaunlaran, Cubao, Quezon City. There's a bus that leaves every hour. Last trip is about 12mn. First trip is 2am.3. Farinas Bus in...more
There are many buses that pass through Bauang every few minutes. As there are many bus companies to chose from. Baguio is about 1 ½ hours away. You can take a bus , mini bus or Jeepney all very inexpensive. To Manila 5-6 hours depending on the time of day. I like to travel that route at night. You can get just about anywhere in Northern Luzon from...more
The people here are very helpful and friendly!! They can also give you directions if your lost.
What to buy: Shellcraft items such as hanging baskets.
What to pay: it depends on how much work has gone into an item. Fairly inexpensive though.
The South China sea is beautiful and welcoming. The hot fire-spitting sun presses each person towards the cool waters, but does not warn those entering the ocean of the treacherous under current.In fact, while taking a boat trip to the white sand beach, the fisherman warned us in Tagalog to not fall into the water along the way or even attempt to...more
Take care if Jellyfish are in season when swimming! I ran into one about 200 yards offshore! It was kind of scary. Check with locals!Every day I would go swimming just before sunset until one day while I was on my swim I felt a sharp pain across my face onto my chest! I thought I was being attacked by a shark!! And was trying to fight the thing...more
I was visiting a friend for a week in Pagdalagan Sur, Bauang. One morning i was walking out at the beach and saw a jetski moving about 50 miles per hour cruising in the nice calm water. I said to myself if i can ride one of those and found that there is a Water Sports Rental in Pagdalagan. Had few jetskis, banka boats for hunreds islands. With the price is was very good so i have enjoyed my week riding jetski on sunrise and sunset. So Bauang now had a lot to offer especially in the month of dry season. Love Bauang.
Equipment: Jetskis, Banka boat, kayak, floating bar
Well that's what it looks like in the picture. Long Beach is nice for a long walk!!
Fondest memory: I met my wife of 15 years here on this beach! She was selling seashells!