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Agoo

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Agoo is in La_Union.

Understand[edit]

Agoo is in the southern part of La Union provinces and is the commercial hub for the second district. It is a first class municipality with a population of around 65,000 people. Located at the bottom of the Jose D Aspiras highway which connects La Union with Baguio and about 30 minutes north of the Urdanetta exit from the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway it is a comfortable 3 hours drive from Clark International Airport, 5 hours from NAIA Airport in Manila and 1 hour from Baguio City.

While it is not on the tourist trail there is a lot to see and do in the town and it is popular with international tourists who are not keen on being constantly surrounded by other tourists but would rather experience true Philippine life.

Agoo Town Square.jpeg

History[edit]

Agoo has a long history, having been established in 1578 it was, even prior to Spanish settlement of the country, a key trading port for the Philippines with countries like Japan, China and Korea. The town was administered by the Augustinian order until 1898.


Get in[edit]

There are a number of bus companies that service Agoo including Partas, Farinas and Victory Liner. There are also options to get in via private transfers and even taxis from Manila and Baguio.

Major Bus Companies:

Private Transfers Private transfers can be organized by most accommodation providers and taxi drivers in both Metro Manila and Baguio are usually happy to quote a flat fare. Indicative pricing for transfers:

  • Baguio: PHP3000-4000
  • Angeles PHP5000-6000
  • Manila PHP 7000-9000

Rates depend on the type of vehicle.

There is a pretty [comprehensive information post on Facebook which covers a lot of the options in more depth].

Get around[edit]

Agoo is well serviced by distinctive blue trikes which will get you anywhere in town for a few pesos and further afield by negotiation.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Charity
  • Check out the Town Square
  • Beaches in San Nicholas, San Julian
  • Museo de Iloko

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Pugad Adventure
  • Take a Banka Boat Trip
  • Have a beach front BBQ in San Julian

Buy[edit][add listing]

Agoo is not really the sort of place that you go for a shopping spree but the city market is one of the largest in the region and well worth checking out if you're after some amazing local produce and souvenirs.

Eat[edit][add listing]

The best food is to be found at some of the great little roadside stalls that sell a range of local favorites. You'll also find food hawkers in and around the town square and near the market.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Agoo Restobar
  • Sunset Beach Resort

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Blue House, Agoo - vacation apartments in Barangay Sta. Barbara very near the town market. A few minutes to the beach and within easy reach of the highway. Phone: 072 682 0995

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