Agri-Tourism in La Union
Agri-tourism shall serve as the mechanism to spur higher and transformed tourism activities and to intensify the marketing of investment potentials. It leverages on the endowed resources, natural beauty and hospitable and happy people of the province to improve competitiveness.
La Union goes beyond the legal definition of “agri-tourism” as the drawing power and potential economic impact of both agriculture and tourism are recognized. The agricultural assets of the province will be developed and tourist destinations will be promoted. Attractions may feature recreational and sports activities, gastronomical fare and ethnographic and cultural sites mostly located in the rural areas. Products, services and amenities as well as other resources of the province will also be improved and standardized to promote an appreciation of the local culture and to ensure proper accommodation of tourists.
La Union agri-tourism, therefore, are clustered attractions that either have agriculture and tourism elements or both. These clustered attractions are called circuits.
Five (5) Agri-tourism circuits were developed in the province composed of strategically-grouped LGUs based on geography, current assets and interdependence to contribute to the overall development of agri-tourism in La Union. These are the Northern, Central, Central Eastern, Southern and Southern Eastern tourism circuits. Each circuit is to be fully developed and is envisioned to provide a variety of agriculture and tourism products, activities and sites accompanied by support services and amenities necessary for La Union to be the Heart of Agri-Tourism in Northern Luzon and consequently, to achieve sustainable local economic growth for the benefit of the people of La Union.
Agriculture, Agre-Business & Fishery
- Feed Mill
- Post-Harvest Facilities
- Fruit/ Meat Processing
- Exotic Fruits Production and Processing
- Organic Fertilizer Production and Organic Crops
- High Value Commercial Crops Production and Processing
- Livestock and Poultry Production, Processing and Packaging
- Expansion of Marine culture Projects/ Aquaculture
Tourism & Eco-Tourism
Leisure Flying (Skydiving)
Religious Tourism (Pilgrim Mountain Resort, Retreat Houses)
One-Stop Medical Tourism Center (coordination between hotels and hospitals)
Development of Tourism Spots in La Union such as Surfing in San Juan, Tapuakan River in Pugo, etc.
Establishment of Eco-Tourism Facilities/ Nature Parks/ Mountain Resorts/ Man-made Forests
Infrastructure & Property Development
Retirement Village with Complete Wellness Center
Concert Centers and Amusement Parks
Establishment of All-Weather Track Oval with Physical Fitness Center
Convention Center in La Union
Low-Cost Housing Projects
Cold Storage Facilities
Development of Road Network Creating Alternate Routes Connecting Rural and Urban and Inter-Municipality
Upgrading of Drainage Facilities (drainage canals and road-widening)
Water Sources Development
Construction or Pipe-laying of Water Transmission and Distribution Pipelines
Water Distribution Upgrade or Expansion
Expansion of the Post-Harvest Facilities like Solar Dryer or Warehouse
Unique Upgrading of Existing Facilities
Ecological Waste Management
Septage Treatment Facility
Sewerage System and Water Treatment Facility and Waste Management Facility
Light Sea Craft or Vessel-Manufacturing Facility
Steel Plant for Manufacturing Steel Rods or Bars
Smart Security System to Protect Provincial Boundaries
Upgrading of Facilities for Centers of Excellence and Training in Research and Development