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Through the Travel Insider's Lens: The Quiet and Unassuming Beauty of North Luzon

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Choose Philippines | Feb 02, 2016

When we think of the two neighboring regions, we envision surfing, bangus, and endless partying. But for the locals who have lived there their entire lives, life is more than just parties: living in La Union and Pangasinan means a life close to nature and to family, and always enjoying the present.

Fishing Village at San Fernando, La Union.

A small waterfall as a preview on the way down to Tangadan Falls.

One of La Union's hidden gems, Tangadan Falls, La Union.

Mt. Balungao, as seen from the zipline.

San Juan, La Union rocky beaches, perfect for lovers.

The best honey can only come from La Union Honeybee Center.

Mt. Balungao zipline, the longest zipline in the Philippines, and perhaps Southeast Asia, at 1.4 KM long.

Remember the glorious fallen at War Memorial Park behind Pangasinan Provincial Capitol, Lingayen.

One, if not the, cleanest river in the Philippines, Balingasay River, Bolinao, Pangasinan.

A river runs through Punta Riviera Resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Last January, Choose Philippines was invited by NLEX and the North Philippines Visitor's Bureau to travel to Northern Luzon and see what it had to offer travelers like us. The trip was sponsored by Victory Liner Inc, Petron, DOT Region 1, La Union CVB, Pangasinan CVB & Provincial Tourism Office of Pangasinan. Stay tuned for more articles about our recent trip to the North, only here at Choose Philippines! 

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