Urdaneta City Convention and Sports Center | Things to do in Urdaneta City-Pangasinan
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Houses relics and remembrances of Urdaneta past. It relives the history and heritage of a now vibrant city.
Urdaneta is called the Divisoria of the North because it has the biggest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables. The produce come, not only from Urdaneta, but from neighboring municipalities and provinces. The market operates everyday for 24 hours, with most stalls open, even at wee hours of the morning. Buyers and resellers from all over the Philippines flock to this market to get wholesale prices. Make sure you wear comfortable footwear when you visit, and brush up on your haggling skills, because some sellers will still give you a discount, especially if you buy in bulk. There is a staggering variety of fruits and vegetables available: tomatoes, ginger, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions--you name it, the market has it. Even the rare ones are sold here-- from root crops like yacon, to the superfood, kale.
This newly-renovated park, located beside the Old City Hall, is named after one of Urdaneta’s best local chief executives. It provides local residents with a recreational area to relax, recharge and reflect.
Where to stay
Lisland Rainforest Resort opened its doors to the public on January 5, 1994.
It originally started as a summer retreat for the Lourdes Ichon Sison Family. The legacy of Lourdes Sison, fondly remembered as Mama Loleng, was to value the family and keep family ties as close as possible. She built an ancestral home in the 5-hectare property that encouraged and fostered family bonding. For years, the ancestral grounds became the vacation retreat for the exclusive use of family members. However, since the vacation retreat would only be used about two to three times a year, a proposition developed for a place which could generate full utilisation of the property, as well as provide a recreational facility for the community. Urdaneta, then a growing town, still lacked a recreational facility which offered swimming. The nearest swimming pool was either located in the local hotel or public pool, some 25 kilometers away or alternatively, the beaches of San Fabian, Lingayen and Dagupan.
Lisland Rainforest Resort opened with 12 cabana rooms, with a hotel pool that was open not only for hotel guests but to the public, as well. The development of a picnic ground with nipa huts and snack bar later expanded into a resort, offering first class restaurant, cottages and seminar/convention facilities. What was originally conceived as an exclusive summer retreat for the Sison Family has grown into a full service resort for general patronage.
Lisland Rainforest Resort is located in Km. 182 McArthur Hi-way, San Vicente, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. Lisland is along the highway, 150 meters away from the junction leading to Dagupan to the west and Baguio to the north. The Resort sits on five hectares land covered with 800 full-grown trees such as acacia, mango, ipil-ipil and other fruit trees, which gave rise to the “Rainforest” in the resort’s name.
Strategically located at Urdaneta City, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Getting there and around
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