San Juan: River Resort of San Juan, Abra

Nipa huts dotted the river in San Juan

Simplicity of barrio life in San Juan (San Juan, Abra)

Since Abra River has many tributaries, it is often been utilized as river resort. One of the towns that benefited this kind of tourism is San Juan, a quaint, little municipality situated at the northernmost part of Abra.

The makeshift huts made by the locals are commonly sights to see along the river during summer. They are available for vacationers who want to enjoy eating while relaxing to the view and sound of the stream. Children will enjoy the gentle current and shallowness of the river especially summer. Also, most of the huts have videoke available for rent – a perfect place to hit the high notes without disturbing the neighborhood, he he. For around 200 pesos or more, you can rent one of those cottages and enjoy the rustic scenery of San Juan.

San Juan River Resort

Perfect shade for summer (San Juan, Abra)

When the rainy (typhoon) season comes where the river becomes scary, it’s time for the huts to be disassembled.

DIRECTION

From Bangued, ride a jeepney bound to San Juan. A 27-kilometer ride should cost more or less 50 pesos. Expect one way bridges along the way.

 

Made of cogon and bamboo, a typical hut can be built in one to two days (San Juan, Abra)

After passing this one way bridge is the town proper (San Juan, Abra)

After passing this one way bridge is the town proper (San Juan, Abra)

Nipa hut is great for feeling the cool breeze of the countryside minus the summer heat (San Juan, Abra)

Nipa hut is great for feeling the cool breeze of the countryside minus the summer heat (San Juan, Abra)


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