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Thunderbird Resort (Poro Point) La Union

Thunderbird is a 65-hectare resort in Northern Luzon, Philippines. You can find it at Poro Point in La Union province, Ilocos Region (not to be confused with the branch in Binangonan, Rizal).

You might have already been here or have heard about this spot. It’s known for its extensive Santorini-inspired structures built on the beachside.

Inside Thunderbird Resort and Casinos in Poro Point, La Union, Philippines

We were supposed to visit Thunderbird only to look around but ended up eating lunch there because the 1,000-peso day pass was consumable at the restaurant and the pastry shop. Today, I’m sharing my experience and letting you know how our experience went.

The Place | Surroundings

The whole place, in general, was beautiful and spacious. The resort had a unique vibe which I believe was brought about by the Greek-inspired architecture. The open spaces complimented the Blue and White buildings everywhere.

Book a room in Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos | La Union Ilocos Sur, Philippines

They have their version of LA’s Urban Light, which I failed to take a photo of because it was far from the entrance (but you could see it from afar in the image below).

Inside Thunderbird Resort in La Union, Ilocos Sur Philippines | LA Urban Lights Thunderbird Resort

The views here are breathtaking. There is so much open space, and you are sure to get your much-needed privacy. It's perfect for families and couples who want a good break from work or stress. If you want more time, you can also book a stay. I've seen promos online from different websites like Agoda and Booking.

Dining Experience

The consumable day pass fee can get you a decent meal. They had a lot of options on the menu, and everything was available. I ordered Grilled Deviled Chicken while the rest had pasta. My order wasn't the best, but I enjoyed the all-meat pizza. It was so good.

Pianosa Restaurant Thunderbird Resort Poro Point La Union, Ilocos Sur Philippines
Olives Restaurant in Thunderbird Poro Point, La Union, Ilocos Sur
Olive restaurant Thunderbird Resort Poro Point | Ilocos Sur
L-R: All meat pizza and grilled deviled chicken with rice

For drinks, I had a hot mocha, then some alcohol. I like what they did with the coffee. As you can see below, they personalized my drink by writing my name on it. That was creative. I appreciate the effort.

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