What comes to mind when you hear La Union?
To me, it's always the laidback, back-to-basics accommodations, chill cafes and indie restos where barkadas hangout, and of course one of the most accessible surf spots from Metro Manila!
I had no plans on going to a beach trip soon, but suddenly received an invite to experience Aureo La Union and check out their newest property (condo units). I was expecting the rugged side of LU (or Elyu) that I mentioned above, and although I really love this part of the town, I was still tired from my Japan trip that I almost said no. Good thing Marj has strong convincing powers saying, "Chill lang tayo dun!" Before I knew it, I'm already in a van with fellow social media peeps bracing ourselves for a 4 to 5-hour drive up north!
True enough, we witnessed another side of this popular getaway. It provided a bit more of what I needed as of the moment: A more chill, more private, and more tita or family friendly (hehe) 5-star beach resort where I can truly RELAX.
ABOUT AUREO LA UNION
Aureo La Union is located in San Fernando (LU's capital city), about 30 minutes away from the popular surf spot of San Juan by car. Aureo offers "a world that revolves around you". It's really a place where you can have your me-time.
Go here if you are looking for some quiet time by the beach, and would want first class luxury resort experience. Prior this trip, I was listing stuff I want to do in LU during our free times. But when we checked in Aureo, I wouldn't even want to go out because everything I need is there na!
They have two swimming pools, Aureo Café, the Sunchaser Bar, the Coast Restaurant, and a beachfront. You can also avail water activities via the front desk, like snorkelling, paddle boarding, etc.
Price list of water sports that you can book in the resort:
Some of the meals I had during our 3D2N stay. I am a vegetarian, and received a good variety and generous amount of dishes during our whole stay!
During our first night, we had a grazing table with cheese, dips, crackers, and fruits!
On our last night we had a Mexican themed party!
I shared a Superior Room (Lagoon Pool View) with Ava and realized that it's our second beach trip of the year na, akalain mo yun! Haha!
You can choose from Aureo's accommodations, including the Superior Rooms (Garden View or Pool View) and Deluxe Rooms (Beachfront or Lagoon Pool). Each room is for 2 persons but can accommodate up to 4 persons max (with additional fee for the breakfast buffet), and may have two single beds or a King-sized bed. Price per night is about Php 6500 to Php 8000. Learn more about their room rates and see more photos in their website.
We have a king size bed, and a couch. Room is very spacious and comfortable. There will be moments when it's too hot outside that I would rather just stay in and enjoy our room!
Here's how our toilet and bath looks like:
We also received some gifts from Beach Hut and Aureo. Ang sarap ng Banana Thins and butterscotch, and the sunblock is much-needed the whole trip! Thank you!
Our room offers a private balcony so we can enjoy the outdoors more--from the view of the sunset, to instant access to the pool. They really designed Aureo with their guests in mind.
Of course, we spent all our mornings, and all our sunsets by the beach. Sobrang accessible niya from our room, so I really recommend their Superior Room - Lagoon Pool View! It is also very near the breakfast buffet because #priorities, hehehe.
I never met a sunset I didn't like. ❤
It was hot, but I love the clear blue water and the clean and not overcrowded seaside of Aureo!
#TeamAvail! I can swim all-day!
Sea Park by Aureo
What a dream! You can now own a unit in La Union with Sea Park By Aureo. Designed by Ferenzo Holdings & Development Corporation, Sea Park has fully furnished, well-designed units with dining room, kitchen equipments, bedrooms, air conditioning, internet access, balcony, carpark, 24/7 security, and an access to Aureo's facilities which is just walking distance from the property!
We were able to check out the room on our second day.
They have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units, all tastefully designed! Very modern feel, I wish I can own one of these limited units! Imagine having a beach trip with your family and friends anytime you want, or even on your own when you just want to drive away from the city for a while!
Wish I can say, "With me roomie, welcome to our unit!" Haha!
With the Aureo crew! Speaking of which....
Aureo Ready??? 😆
Although my goal for this trip is to be as tita as I can be, I can't help but join in the fun every night! Umulan ng shots and 90s music! Hahaha!
The people I was with were young and crazy, kailangan minsan kumeep up! Hahaha! We gained good memories though, and found new friends in people I barely hangout with or just met that day! And as they always say during trips, what happens in Aureo stays in Aureo! 😂😀
Raiza Contawi for President! Hehehe! I love this girl, she's the life of the party and napawish ako to have even half of her hype man skills! ❤ Haha!
Everyone's so game even on our first night! We started with cocktails near the beach, then shots, and then eventually ended up bonding in the swimming pool near our rooms! 😆
With my bessy Ava and my new love, Say Tioco! She's a sweetheart!
With the beautiful girls of Aureo! Thank you for giving us a lovely summer kickoff!
We were forced (haha) to sing onstage during our Mexican night, mabuti nalang kasama ko tong mga to nai-push ang one song number! Hehehe!
Vina after our prod lol: "Kalimutan nalang natin lahat na nangyari to!" Hahaha! She was hilarious during the whole trip!
Another fam trip done! Sobrang memorable ng group nato, hehehehe! 😁
Upon researching, I learned that the name Aureo was actually derived from the latin word ORO which simply means GOLD. This just compliments the 400-meter stretch of golden beach we were lucky to have during the whole trip, from sun up to sundown. The sunsets we witnessed here were also golden, but I guess what shined even more are the great service, the beautiful amenities, and the friendships formed while we were in Aureo. ❤
Thank you so much for having me, Aureo! You were golden!!! 💛
Visit Aureo La Union:
Barangay San Francisco, San Fernando City, La Union
+63 (02) 893 1111
+63 (072) 888 0833
+63 956 768 4332
+63 917 822 5799
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