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La Union: Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point Day Tour w/o Entrance Fee
The location shoot venue of the popular movie "No Other Woman" starring Derek Ramsey, Anne Curtis and Christine Reyes sporting blue and white motif set on the beachfront of Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union.
Tutubi was able to briefly visit this luxurious resort with pricey rates to "inquire" and order clubhouse sandwich, green mango shake and just enjoy the view of one of the playgrounds of the rich and famous in the north.
Pictures of Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union:
the signature white and blue motif of Thunderbird Resorts symbolizes the colors of the sea
the spacious lobby and viewdeck with giant "sun shield"
the empty swimming pool of Thunderbird Resorts at around lunch time
green mango shake, anyone?
Tutubi's lunch actually was at a frugal roadside restaurant somewhere in Bauang with sinanglao and bulalo :P
Information on Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union:
No Entrance Fee in Thunderbird Resorts, no information though on the Thunderbird resorts day tour rate to include use of swimming pool. An order of clubhouse sandwich, 2 green mango shakes and a can of soda costs PhP750 just to give you an idea of sample menu prices. the bar is open with a 32 inch LCD TV showing an English Premiere League football match between Chelsea and Fulham FC. Not too many people around lunch, though there are people having lunch. Noone's using the swimming pool at this time of day.