Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church
Site Classification: Pilgrimage
Level of Development: Main Attraction
Location: Brgy. Central East
Access Road: National Highway
Distance from Municipal Hall: 0.23 kms
Description: Saints Peter and Paul Parish is one of the oldest churches in the country. The church was founded in 1850 and was canonically finished on April 25, 1587 by the Augustinian missionaries. The church was damaged during the 1892 earthquake, was restored in 1895 and was damaged again in 1944 while the stone convent was destroyed in 1955. The convent was latere on restored and in its place, stands the present Sacred Heart School.
The San Pedro Bell is also a main attraction in the church for it has returned home after 115 years in the hands of Americans. The bell was originally presented to Friar Mariano Garcia on behalf of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in 1883 by Governor Mariano Balancio and Hilario Calica. It remained in the church belfry until 1901 when it was removed by U.S. forces stationed in the Philippines. It was later taken to the United States by General Thomas Barry. The circumstances surrounding the removal of the bell and its journey to the U.S. remain lost in history.
Site Classification: Agri-Tourism
Level of Development: Major
Location: Brgy. Urayong
Access Road: National Highway
Distance from Municipal Hall: 7.09 kms
Description: The propagation of viticulture within the Philippines began in Bauang, La Union with Lomboy Farm as the pioneering vineyard in 1972. For over four decades, founder and so-called “Grape King” Avelino Lomboy has supplied the country with freshly grown grapes. He has also served as the trailblazer for the establishment of other family-owned grape farms, including likewise widely visited Gapuz Grape Farm.
Picking juicy red grapes is a unique farm tourism experience in Bauang, dubbed as the Fruit Basket of the North. Apart from the seasonal grapes, other produce such as dragon fruits and guapple are also available for pick and pay. Offering this kind of experience are farms in Barangay Urayong.
The guapple, unlike the common guavas found almost anywhere in the country, is a large fruit with a very thick and crispy flesh a tangy sweet taste. It is round and pear-shaped fruit rich in Vitamins A, B, and C. A guapple fruit weights 300-500g. Bauang has 50 farms with a total land area of 50-hectare plantation of guapple. The aim of the LGU is to come up with other products made from guapple such as pies, candles, jam and others, making guapple not only a table top fruit.
Bauang Bakawan Eco-Tourism Park
Site Classification: Natural
Level of Development: Underdeveloped
Location: Brgy. Parian Oeste, Brgy. Pudoc, Brgy. Payocpoc Sur
Access Road: Parian Oeste – Nagrebcan Road
Distance from Municipal Hall: 3 km
Bauang earned the appellation as “Beach Capital of the Philippines” during the 70’s for its pristine beaches and is still a most sought-after swimming area as shown by the continuous influx of tourists and establishments of new resorts.