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Ma Cho Temple View

Ma Cho Temple View

The Ma-Cho Temple is located in San Fernando, La Union and was built on September 11th, 1975. It’s a Taoist Temple and is built in the hills above San Fernando. It looks out on the China Sea and is a place where people of all kinds come to ask for luck from a Chinese Diety named Ma-Cho.

Balauarte Watch Tower


Balauarte Watch Tower

Built by the Spaniards during their heydays, the mighty Baluarte was used as watch tower and observation post by the authorities for impending danger from the sea. Not from typhoons or tsunamis, but from the Abu Sayafs at that time, the Japanese, Chinese and Moro pirates who took pleasure in raping coastal towns and settlements.

Because of its massiveness and height, the Guardia Civils are able to warn the residents of Namacpacan, the original name of the town of Luna, and prepare the peace officers to defend the properties and lives of their constituents. Like a guardian looking over its subjects, this ancient structure had served well its very purpose for countless times in the past.

Today, Baluarte stands in disarray, vertically cut in two because of eroded base and foundation, its two halves stand through concrete post supports on its sides. Like an old wounded soldier, it still stands in the pebble beaches of Luna, watching its industrious stone pickers finding a way for survival amidst the scorching hot sun. Time will come when this historic landmark will be finally and totally washed ashore, but the Baluarte which saw the Luna brothers grew, will continue to be a representation of the people of Luna, strong and united like its cemented bricks. Let’s just hope that this historic structure will still have more years to witness its people’s efforts for a better tomorrow

Sebay Beach Resort

Sebay Beach Resort in Urbiztondo

Sebay Surf Central is ideally located in the Heart of Northern Luzon’s Surfing Capital, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. Surfing enthusiasts flock to enjoy the waves of the famous San Juan Cove. Throughout the year, various competitions, activities and parties are held right in front of Sebay. San Juan is famous for the beautiful sunsets. affordable seafoods and the best surf spot for beginners and pro alike.

Urbiztondo

Urbiztondo in La Union

For starters, try Barangay Urbiztondo. This is the entry point to the surf spots of the Ilocos region. Beginners love this area known for its peeling waves and short rides. There are plenty of accommodations you can choose from, and many of them are beachfront. You can do pricey villas or budget-friendly homestays.

Learning to surf here is very inexpensive compared to other surf spots around the world. And although it is quite commercialized, the surf turf is still run by locals, which makes all the difference. The town’s surfers have organized themselves into a club, and they give lessons to pretty much everyone they talk to. There are surf schools and tutorials for every level.

Another local tradition has put this place on the map: pottery. The famous dalikan or cooking stove, created from red clay and soil, is handcrafted ‘til today as it’s preferred by the locals.

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