Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point – Exploring La Union and The Point Residences Launch

The second day of our Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point experience is a  hectic one. We were able to have a mini tour within the resort, the rest of the gang were able to surf in San Juan, had a quick La Union tour and the main event – The Point Residences Official Launch.

I'm like a bird... a Thunderbird LOL :P

I'm like a bird... a Thunderbird LOL πŸ˜›

I woke up at around 7:30AM – and that’s already late! Instead of going straight to the breakfast buffet, I ended up surfing the net while I’m in bed πŸ˜› Ruby and I went to the lobby by 8AM to meet up with the other bloggers. The marketing staff of Thunderbird Resorts gave us a quick tour while we’re riding at the golf carts.

Let the pictures show how wonderful the place is!

Let's play bump cars! Errr... bump carts! Errr... no :|

Let's play bump cars! Errr... bump carts! Errr... no 😐

Wonderful Tree :)

Wonderful Tree πŸ™‚

Let's play golf in Santorini!

Let's play golf in Santorini!

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

The Beach

The Beach

View from Top

View from Top

I managed to take some pictures. You can check my gallery here.

Byahilo the surferdude :P

Byahilo the surferdude πŸ˜›

After our quick breakfast, we went straight to San Juan, La Union to try out surfing. I wanted to try surfing again, but I ended up taking pictures and went to the place where we stayed last year.

Mr Pink and River the Dog

Mr Pink and River the Dog

I saw Mr. Pink, one of the veteran surfing instructor under Luke Landrigan. Too bad he wasn’t there but his pet dog River is!

Some of our companions enjoyed surfing while the rest enjoyed watching them πŸ˜›

Ma-Cho Temple in San Fernando, La Union

Ma-Cho Temple in San Fernando, La Union

Ma-Cho Temple in San Fernando, La Union

Ma-Cho Temple in San Fernando, La Union

We went straight to Ma-Cho Temple. This is my favorite among all the Chinese temples I’ve visited. It is strategically located adjacent to the South China Sea. The caretaker also allowed us to take pictures. I was able to pray and asked two questions. I wouldn’t reveal what I asked here, but it has something to do with my plans for 2011 πŸ™‚

Halo Halo de Iloko - Magpasarap ka muna!

Halo Halo de Iloko - Magpasarap ka muna!




Since we’re all tired and hungry, we went to the famous Halo-Halo de Iloko, which has the slogan ‘Magpasarap ka muna’. LOL πŸ˜› Ilocano food ftw!

'Unruined' Mama Mary in Pindangan Ruins

'Unruined' Mama Mary in Pindangan Ruins

Pindangan Ruins

Pindangan Ruins

Our next destination is the Pindangan Ruins, which is believed to be the oldest church in La Union. The church was completely ruined sometime in the 18th century because of a big earthquake.

Centennial Tree, is that you?! :P

Centennial Tree, is that you?! πŸ˜›

I am not really sure this is the Centennial Tree, but I want to believe that this is the one because it’s really huge πŸ˜€

Inya ti istorya dita Balay ni Atong?

Inya ti istorya dita Balay ni Atong?

Hello, Roomie!

Hello, Roomie!

We also found a very interesting house at the back of Pindangan Ruins. It is called Balay ni Atong. We were tempted to knock and so we did πŸ˜› Unfortunately, walang tao 😐 Anyone who can share what this place is? I think it’s a restaurant at night.

After touring around La Union, we all went straight to Thunderbird and stayed in our room for two hours. Our room tempted us to sleep and relax a bit πŸ˜›

We are asked to go to the Registration Area at 5PM for the launch of The Point Residences.

Before the grand launch

Before the grand launch

The Toast

The Toast

The Point Residences Grand Launch was attended by some of their most important officers. To make the event more special, Gov. Ortega of La Union went there to show moral support.

As the sun sets at Poro Point

As the sun sets at Poro Point

The program proper ended immediately. I managed to take this picture which i personally like.

Me and Tito Raymond :)

Me and Tito Raymond πŸ™‚

We ate dinner at 7PM and while the rest are partying, I ended up going to my bed to sleep at 7:30PM and woke up at 10PM to meet up with Tito Raymond, who happens to be in Thunderbird that day too! He went there with the rest of his colleagues at work to play golf. It’s been a long time since we both talk in a serious matter. It was a perfect opportunity to catch up and discuss personal things. πŸ™‚



I went back to our room with a big smile on my face πŸ™‚ I so love my bed, the room, the place. <3 That’s THE POINT of the trip πŸ˜›

I’ll be narrating more on the pool and last day adventures at Thunderbird La Union. I’ll be writing a separate detailed entry about The Point Residences at soon πŸ™‚

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14 Comments to Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point – Exploring La Union and The Point Residences Launch

  1. Bubba
    October 20th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Hey Mica!

    Who arranged for your tour in La Union? I wanna go around La Union too but i dont know how to get to places =)


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  2. Robbie
    October 21st, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Ang gondo gondo tologoooooooooo!!!!!
    Isasama ko na talaga ang La Union sa mga must-go-to-places ko next year! πŸ˜€

  3. josh
    October 21st, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    wow πŸ˜€ saya siguro dito pag every night may tanduay ice πŸ˜›

  4. Will
    October 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Wow. Ang ganda ng place! Pag ako yumaman talaga, pupunta ako sa lahat ng lugar sa buong Pilipinas amp!!!

  5. Vic
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Hi Mica, the place are so captivating. My eyes really enjoy browsing all the photos. The place is world class. I wish to dropped by at La Union when I fly to Luzon.

  6. The Photoblogger
    October 25th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    ang ganda ng pics! i love ur last pic most and also your nice tree pic πŸ˜€

  7. pusang-kalye
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    asan na comment ko? bat parang di nag-appear.hehehe

  8. pusang-kalye
    October 26th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    wl naman na palang approval approval eh—weird. alam ko nagcomment ako dati. dinelete mo ba Mica? lol

    nways—about thunderbird PORO point, I guess it’s everybody’s dream to be in a Mediterranean inspired resort like that. tapos yung isolation nya is a perfect getway for me. yoko na ng maingayn—well, minsan, hahaha.

    pero aminin mo. iba mag-alaga ang Thunderbird. galante kung galante sa tour. tama?

  9. Micamyx
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    @Bubba – Hello! Thunderbird tapped a certain travel agency to help us with the tour. You can contact DOT La Union for more information. I’ll post more details once i get home πŸ™‚

    @Robbie – Go! Daan ka na rin ng Pangasinan at Baguio πŸ˜€

    @Josh – I bet πŸ˜›

    @Will – Pangarap ko rin ‘yan πŸ˜€ Pwede rin one place at a time. Ganda ng Pinas!

    @Vic – Go Vic! Where are you based now?

    @The Photoblogger – Thanks Van! I love that tree shot too. I am so fascinated with tall trees πŸ™‚

    @Pusang Kalye – Sa kabilang post yun hehe yup ganda talaga sa thunderbird. Perfect getaway πŸ˜€

  10. HeyNica
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Hi Mica, the tour guide was from the DOT, but yes there are travel agencies that offer tours.

    By the way, La Union Governor is Manuel Ortega. πŸ™‚

  11. Micamyx
    November 3rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    @Hey Nica- Wah fail! Espino nailagay ko which is our Governor sa Pangasinan LOL T_T Thanks for the correction πŸ˜›

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  12. Brenna
    November 5th, 2010 at 4:43 am

    i secretly despise you for your long legs girl. LOVING the jumpshot.
    pahiram naman ng legs oh!. :p

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