A few months ago, I was assigned to shoot several spots in Pugo, La Union, and Tapuakan River was one of those places on the list. It was my first time to go there but I’ve heard that it was Pugo’s only ‘tourist’ destination.
This particular location we went to was Tapuakan Resort, and we had to pay a small amount to enter the place. I couldn’t exactly remember how much it was, but I think it was only about 20 or 50 Pesos. Upon arriving, there was just one group of students who were playing volleyball on the side. Not too many people, and not too many amenities too… but that ain’t a bad thing. The laid back, relaxed and uncluttered environment was much appreciated. The place doesn’t really look like a ‘resort’ but is a pretty good place to visit and cool off. Besides, Pugo is only about 45 minutes away from Baguio. The thing, however, that attracted me the most to this place was these awesome rock formations on the river. They were huge and quite flat, so you could step on them. The little landscape photographer in me was just clapping in utter excitement.
I wasn’t able to shoot that much since we had to go shoot in other places, but I’m pretty happy with this one:
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I would definitely be visiting Tapuakan River again, and shoot a whole lot more than what I already have.