If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed how I seldom post about beaches and resorts. It’s no secret that I’m not as fond of beaches as I am of mountains, so on holidays, you’ll more likely find me in Cavite or the Cordilleras than in Aurora or Batangas.

Last weekend was different though. I joined our company’s team building activity at Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Poro Point in the vibrant town of San Fernando, La Union. I had a great time, so I decided to write about my experience.


Located at Poro Point, San Fernando, Thunderbird offers an amazing view of the mountains of La Union. Flanked by beaches and the sea on both sides, the resort is an ideal spot for viewing the beautiful West Philippine Sea sunset.

Thunderbird Resorts

Thunderbird skyline

Thunderbird bells


Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos has everything you can ask for in a family-friendly resort. They have something for everyone: a spa, several swimming pools, beach access, a golf course, a casino, and other areas for recreational activities.

Thunderbird pools

Thunderbird hallway

Thunderbird CR

I enjoyed the games prepared by the staff, which include:

Playing with a giant Jenga
human hamster wheel
Running in a “hamster wheel” for humans
Human foosball
Playing in a human foosball game
giant beach volleyball
Playing and running after a giant beach volleyball
hurdles on a hill
Jumping over these hurdles from hell

(I tripped from these hurdles twice and it was painful and embarrassing.)


Although the place itself is beautiful, I don’t think the staff was prepared for the throngs that drove in from Manila and other nearby provinces. We had to wait for a bit in our bus before we were accommodated for lunch, then wait another four hours to get our rooms ready and receive our key cards.

Nevertheless, the wait staff is very friendly and responsive to our needs. Throughout the day, the facilitators of our team building activities were professional and helpful enough: one of our colleagues was injured while playing the human foosball and she was treated right away.


I overheard some of my workmates complain about the food (not complain complain, they just said that they didn’t like the food). As for me, I absolutely enjoyed every meal! They served Pangasinense/Ilocano delicacies that delighted my Pangasinense heart, like pinakbet, binagoongan, and Ilocano longganisa (local sausages). They even had lato, which they presented as the “seaweed in season” haha. I only wished they had bagoong and that I had more of the grilled pusit.

Contact Thunderbird Resort – Poro Point

For more information on Thunderbird Resort – Poro Point, visit their website or head straight to their address, which you can find below. To book a room, you can also go to Travelbook.ph.

Thunderbird Resort – Poro Point
VOA Compound, Pennsylvania Avenue
San Fernando City, La Union
Philippines 2500

Phone Number: +63-72-8887777
Email: pororeservations@thunderbird-asia.com

(This blog post contains an affiliate link; that is, I will likely receive a small amount when you make a reservation for a room at Thunderbird Resort using my link, at no extra cost to you.)