TRAVEL GUIDE: Tangadan Falls, Grapes Farm and San Juan Itinerary in La Union

One of the best thing in life is to travel with your friends. It is not how far it was or how long the ride it is as long as you are with your friends, no dull moments all the time. This trip was planned last April and it becomes a reality last May 28, 2017. We bring our own car to explore La Union especially in Bauang, San Juan, and San Gabriel. We are six in the group and we are office mates and becomes travel buddies and friends. Hope it will help you and your friends and family to La Union by our one night and 2 days trip itinerary.

Our first day;

6:00 AM - meet up at Eton Centris Quezon Avenue

6:30 AM - leave from Eton Centris going to La Union

7:15 AM - reached Shell Gas station in NLEX, gas up our car for only 1600 pesos full tank, then ate at KFC for our breakfast.

7:45 AM - leave Shell Gas station NLEX and head up to La Union.

11:30 AM - reached Gapuz Grapes Farm

Gapuz Grapes Farm one of the known grape farm in Bauang, La Union, compared to other grapes farm, there is no entrance fee at all, free of taking pictures within Gapuz Grapes Farm, we are not forced by our tour guide to buy grapes or anything in Gapuz Grapes Farm but because we have a conscience we bought grape wine for 200 pesos, take note that your tour guide will give you some grapes for tasting and also grape and guyabano wine tasting to let you decide to buy before leaving Gapuz Grapes Farm, to illiterate we are not forced to buy but because we have conscience we bought grape wine. if you will decide to buy grapes you can either choose to pick the grapes or buy the picked grapes by the owner, grape-picking is 350 pesos per kilo.

12:20 PM - we leave Gapuz Grapes Farm and head up to San Juan to check in at the resort, we avail their cabin room through for 5600 pesos per night and the room can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, 2 rooms, Sala with tv set, terrace and parking area, both rooms are air-conditioned and own comfort room and cabinet, one with one queen size bed, the other room with 2 double deck.

1:00 PM - we decided to eat at the restaurant in San Juan I think it's about 10 minutes ride from our hotel.

2:30 PM - we went back to the resort and had some rest.

5:15 PM - we go back to San Juan to try surfing, unfortunately after we arrived at the beach, the surfing lesson is until 6 pm only and they did not allow us to avail it, instead of trying to surf we decided to take some photos of the beach with surfing board.

5:45 PM - we decided to go back in resort and play volleyball then swim at the beach then tried their swimming pool

7:20 PM - went back to our room o take a bath.

8:30 PM - we went back to San Juan and ate at Chako for our dinner and bought drinks at Moonleaf in front of Chako

10:00 PM - went back to the resort to take a rest because we have an early trip to Tangadan Falls

Our second day;

4:30 AM - woke up early and prepare our things going to Tangadan Falls

6:00 AM - we met our tour guide her name is Bea she worked at the resort, we avail her package going to Tangadan Falls actually only for tour guide not included the transportation. her tour guide package per head is 400 pesos a total of 2400 pesos but we gave 2500 pesos instead, we are accompanied by Bea and her two brothers, better to have two or three tour guides for safety passing through each running waters. 30 minutes ride in a jeepney going to San Gabriel, start point going to Tangadan Falls - 35 pesos per head

1 hour and 30 minutes - total time of trekking going to Tangadan Falls but because we are photo enthusiast we reached Tangadan falls for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. You have to rent a life vest going to the fall for 50 pesos each and if you want to use balsa to experienced the water from the falls you have to pay 200 pesos because we want to experience that we avail their balsa. We've stayed for about 1 hour at the falls, it was an amazing experience and we really enjoyed the cold water of the falls. Before you leave at Tangadan falls you have to pay for the environment fee, 20 pesos per head.

10:00 AM - we've started to trek going back to the starting point at San Gabriel but before reaching San Gabriel we decided to try free diving but you have to pay your vest for 100 pesos and another 20 pesos for the zip line (manual).

11:40 AM - we reached San Gabriel and wait for our tricycle going to the resort

50 pesos per head - tricycle transportation

12:10 AM - we reached the resort and started to pack up our things while some are taking a bath before heading back to Manila

1:15 PM - check out at the hotel and  eat at restaurant for our dinner before leaving la union

2 PM - we leave La Union, going back to Manila.

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