When you’re travelling around the Philippines, it’s always nice to pull into a locally run resort and chill out for a while.
Recently, I found myself in Agoo in the southern part of La Union and we had some time on our hands so we wanted to find somewhere to grab a beer, a bite to eat and a nipa hut for the afternoon.
(For those of you that haven’t discovered Agoo yet, check out the below video, which gives a great overview of some of the festivals and historical sites for which the town is famous.)
After having a chat to a few local trike drivers we were recommended to head for Barangay Santa Monica and the strangely named Mommy J’s Leisure Point with the promise of ice cold Pale Pilsen, a swimming pool, a BBQ area and a private nipa hut for a few hundred pesos. That sounded pretty good to us so we thought we’d give it a go.
Suffice to say we had an absolutely awesome time. The newly opened resort has a huge swimming pool with a conference room as well as at least 15 good sized nipa huts that can be hired from 350 pesos per day.
They have a full range of both alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments as well as snacks and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them. In fact, while we were there we even booked my daughter’s first birthday party.
Check out the slideshow for some pics and be sure to like them on Facebook. Next time you’re coming through La Union, stop by for a frosty one!
Agoo itself is also well worth exploring with loads of historical sites and plenty of things to do for the whole family. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay then check out The Blue House Vacation Apartments which are centrally located and reasonably priced.
Just up the road from Agoo is Baguio City, a great place to escape the heat. Check out M G Martin’s piece on Baguio here. If you’re planning on a journey taking you further north into the Illocos region then be sure to read about Reece Ferguson’s quest for Marcos here. The historic town of Vigan is also within easy reach of La Union.