What’s there to do in La Union? Of course, surfing. To the curious beginner and the expert surfer alike, there’s no comparable joy to the adrenalin rush. So, by all means, take that trip to San Juan this summer, hop on that surf board and race with the waves.

But, here’s a top secret.

The most unforgettable adventures in La Union don’t end in the surfing hotspots. At the farms in Bauang, another must-try activity should land in your itinerary: picking grapes straight from the vines. Yes, grapes.

Unknown to many, the grapes industry in the Philippines has been around since the 80’s. So, when I found out last year that there are grapes farms in La Union, I didn’t stop until I got the chance to see real ones face to face. What’s more, it wasn’t for the eyes only because I was able to pick grapes firsthand.

* Photos taken with Cherry Mobile Flare.


ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.