If you are a budget backpacker who couchsurfs or stays on transient houses or dormitelles, it is safe to say that this high-end accommodation in La Union is for your camera lenses and your eyes only because Thunderbird Resort here in San Fernando City might ruin your travel budget. However, for those who can afford, this resort is highly recommended.
The site is very refreshing to the eyes -- and to senses. The area is well-developed, organized, and secured. Before I entered the resort, the guards at the gate asked me first what shall I do inside and I told them I'm gonna visit the place and take some photos.
To my big surprise, they didn't allow me to enter. I waited for a while hoping they'll change their minds until they asked me to show my camera (it was a point and shoot).
After seeing my camera one of the guards said "Ay, akala ko 'yong malaki, sige ok lang," then they let me come in. The guards were thinking that I will be doing a photo shoot (e.g. for a magazine) which requires me to get a permit first.
Although they have allowed me to come in, they still advised me to ask a permission from the front desk which I later did.
Inside, I was able to take a look at the dome of the resort with artworks that actually bring you to an island in Greece virtually.
I had no plans to check in this resort or not yet at least but paying a visit was a good experience.
Thunderbird Resorts - Poro Point
VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
T: (+63 72) 888 7777
F: (+63 72) 888 3888
Rates P6300 on weekdays, 6,700 on weekdays or better yet visit their website.