LGU - Bacnotan - Profile

Some 284 kilometers away or five and a half hour drive from Manila, it is a major transit area for the Manila-Ilocos Bus Route 24/7. There are also jeeps and tricycles for short trips within the municipality.

Home to the National Apiculture Research, Training and Development Institute (NARTDI), it has made Bacnotan a pilot area for support, instruction, research and production on beekeeping. Based at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) Main Campus, it came into existence by virtue of RA 9151 which then La Union 1st District Congressman now Governor Manuel C. Ortega authored. Also located at DMMMSU is the Sericulture Research Development Institute which produces quality silk.

In Barangay Carcarmay stands the towering La Union Centennial Tree which was planted way back in 1896 as certified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Like a giant green parachute, its long branches and large trunk never fails to wow visitors. For those looking for challenging adventure, the Arosip Ecotrail is the perfect place. After a 30-minute ride from poblacion and a descending hike, tourists are greeted by Zim-sim-ug Twin Falls, Pad-tok Falls and Tekdag-aso Falls. For those looking for more accessible swimming area, Guinabang Falls and Sa-pilang Falls and its pristine beaches can also be considered.

From December 27 to 30, the town celebrates its annual town fiesta which is highlighted by the Honey Festival. Parochial Fiestas include September 29, feast of St. Michael the Archangel and May 1, feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Dumanon Kayo Apo!

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