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Title: A hazy day to Bauang, La Union
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Bauang is known as the "Beach Capital of the Philippines" in the 1970's, thus continuing to compete most poplar beaches arou...
Bauang is known as the "Beach Capital of the Philippines" in the 1970's, thus continuing to compete most poplar beaches around the country. Both locals and foreigners swarming this favorite swimming destination. Today, Bauang is dubbed as the "Beach Capital of the North" attracting people from neighboring towns, and provinces and so people from Baguio City and Benguet.

Brief History

It is originally a part of Pangasinan 1n 1765, it is also one of the 12 original towns that formed the Province of La Union in 1850 besides from my home town Naguilian.

I've been to Bauang quite several times in my life due to its accessibility to my hometown. And, many of you as well passes by Bauang when you go to Laoag, Vigan or to any point of Northern Luzon. I enjoy swimming at the beach, sunbathing and walking along the seashore, the sand is as not as white as Boracay or Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte but the its awesome and cool. During summertime, people are everywhere along this wonderful beaches of Bauang, can't helped it because its summer, its hot!, so they need to refresh the heat of the summer to the beach. Since, Bauang is lying on the coastal of South China Sea its major industry is fishing. Yes, fresh fish from the sea, its fresh and its good for the health. So if your looking for freshly caught fishes then Bauang is the destination. There are throngs of hotels, resorts and restaurants that cater to tourists, especially expats who have made Bauang their second home. Tourists are dispersed in this area along the beaches nor in resorts, hotels or resto.

Bauang is not only the beach destination but it is also the home of Bauang Private Power Corporation, the world's largest medium speed power station. The ISO 9002 certification fied establishment, the plant has a contracted capacity of 225 Megawatts that provide power to Luzon grid.

And in terms of agriculture, Bauang particularly Barangay Orayong and portions of its barangays , are suitable for planting green and violet grapes. Guapples are also planted in the area. Unlike the common guavas, it is larger, thicker an crispier flesh with tangy taste. It is nutritious and selling brinkly in the local market, with 50 hectares plantation in the municipality for guapples. To augment the income of local farmers the municipality's Food technologist derived new products from guapples such as pies, candies and jams. The luscious fruits are commonly sold in stalls located along the national highway on the boundary of Bauang and Caba if you ever passes by to the area, try to grab some for pasalubong or eat along the road as you heading fro your destination.

Getting there

Bauang is access from different modes of transportation. Travelling to Bauang is easy with the nearby San Fernando International Airport located just 15 minutes' drive from the city center. Flights from Manila airport arrive daily and take approximately 50 minutes flying time. There are several bus services traveling from Manila to Bauang, taking around five hours. such as Partas, Farinas, Florida, Maria De Leon and among others enroute to via Vigan, Abra and Laoag. The road from Manila travels along the coastline and has breathtaking views.

Cost

Cost may varies from resorts, hotels and inns.
But if you like to just feel the beaches of Bauang and walk along the seahore you need not to enter to resorts or hotels. Just feel FREE to go to the beach.

What to see

the majestic beaches of Bauang
fishes that are being unloaded from the boat of the fishermen
the plantation of guapples, green and violet grapes
the Bauang Private Power Corporation
Bauang Public Market
the Saints Peter and Paul Church


What to do

swimming to the beach
walking/sunbathing along the seashore
jogging in the morning along the seashore
gathering of seashells along the seashore
have a visitation to Saint Peter and Paul Church, one of the oldest church in the country, bear witness to more than four centuries and a quarter of La Union's Christian legacy that carefully preserved.
bargain at Bauang Public Market

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