Travel Guide to Immuki Island

YOU CAN BE NAUGHTY HERE

Philippines, here's another tourist destination you should visit.

Immuki Island, located in Paraoir, Balaoan, La Union, is the newest tourist destination in the North. The island offers beautiful rock formations and a natural pool, offering emerald crystal clear water. Such a perfect spot to swim! 

According to the locals, Immuki Island was popularly known as Kaparingitan. Immuki is a local term which was derived from the sea creatures called sea slugs that can thrive on the dead corals or paringit in Pangasinense. Sea slugs are locally known as Babao or Bao which refers to the female genital or in Iluko, Uki. The island's main lagoon is like a shape of a female genital. Since then, Immuki has been associated with the island.


Wait, there's more! You can be naughty here. Hahaha.☺ Aside from Immuki, locals also named the other lagoons in the island as Bimmuto, a local term referring to the male genital; and Immubet, a local term for the anus. Told you, you can be naughty here in La Union.


HOW TO GET TO IMMUKI ISLAND

To get here from Manila, ride a bus bound to Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; Bangued, Abra or to Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Then, ask the driver to drop you off at Bacnotac Public Market. Bus fare is around Php 541 and the travel time is approximately 4 to 5 hours.

From Bacnotan Public Market, ride a jeep heading to Luna. Inform the driver to drop you off at Paraoir Barangay Hall. Fare is around Php 20. Register at the Barangay Hall then walk along the narrow path leading you to Immuki Island.


TRAVEL TIPS & THINGS TO REMEMBER
  • Immuki Island is open to public from 6 AM to 6 PM daily
  • Please be reminded that there are no resorts and hostels within the area
  • Visiting Immuki Island is absolutely FREE!
  • Jeepneys and tricycles seldom ply in the area at around 5 PM
  • It is highly recommended to hire a personal tricycle driver from Bacnotan Public Market beforehand so he can drop and fetch you on the island
  • Amateur and professional photo shoots here are for free
  • Bamboo rafting is one of the most popular activities here
  • You can hire a bamboo raft from the locals for only Php 20
  • Wearing beach sandals is highly recommended due to dead corals and rocks
  • Bringing food and drinks in the island is allowed 
  • However, please leave no trace
  • Aside from Immuki Island, you can also visit the Balai Nga Bato, Baluarte, Peeble Beach, Tangadan Falls and Kapandanan Falls
TRICYCLE SERVICE & TOUR GUIDE

MARC NARCIDA; 0927 422 7054

If you're staying longer in La Union, you may contact Marc Narcida. He was our tricycle driver when we visited the Tangadan Falls and the Macho Temple in San Fernando. He's very friendly, punctual and fun to be with. Swear!

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