With such attractions as Pugo Adventure (Pugad) and Kultura Splashwave, the “Eco-adventure Destination of La Union” is fast establishing itself as the next big spot on the tourist map with a skyrocketing increase of local and foreign tourists. Conveniently located along Marcos Highway, transportation is easily available in the locality with numerous buses coming from Baguio en route to Manila, Pangasinan and La Union, and vice-versa.
Pugo Adventure, opened In September 2010, has brought herds of thrill seekers to try out its three ziplines, the longest and highest in Northern Philippines. The highest zipline measures 250 ft. and gives a breathtaking panoramic view of Pugo’s picturesque surroundings. Other facilities include two pools, picnic grounds, an ATV track and a tower for rappelling and wall climbing.
Kultura Splashwave, recently completed In November 2010, has similarly drawn tourists by the thousands because of its wavepool. This tastefully designed wonderland features several pools, waterslides, cabanas, snack houses, function halls and a hotel.
Quieter and yet just as appealing with its pristine waters is the exquisite Tapuakan River. Another place to go to for a retreat to nature is Dacanay Reforestation Park with its gigantic trees and stunning views. The budding municipality of Pugo has recently become one of La Union’s more prominent towns. It doesn’t forget to go back to its roots however with yearly celebrations of its Centennial Foundation Anniversary (January 17-23) and Parochial Fiesta (Last Sunday of December).
Dumanon Kayo Apo!
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Politically Subdivided into 14 Barangays