Thursday, March 7, 2013

Get Your Summer On: Lagu Beach Blanket Giveaway

"Save the sand. Save the beach."

Last week, during the hubby's birthday shindig in La Union, we were able to sample a beach blanket that's proudly Pinoy-made. It repels sand, it's allergen-free and has quick-dry properties. It's... Lagu!

Did you know that every year Boracay's shore line is slowly diminishing? Now before you lash out and say "Damn you evil resorts!", let me ask you this: Do you know how much sand per day you, the beach goer, unintentionally displace because your towel's playing backhoe for the summer? A university study estimates about 3 handfuls.

Oh. And please don't tell me you collect it. Have you forgotten? Take nothing but pictures.

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Luna on a Lagu Rosa Oscuro. One of the bestsellers.

Add to that the more obvious factors, overdevelopment and climate change... Mother Nature cannot keep up with her task of replenishing natural sand. 

"Lagu aims to be part of the solution by offering beach-goers an environment-friendly alternative to ordinary beach towels."

It sounds like an awesome cause, but how's the product like in real life? Well, It's as awesome as its cause! Indeed, it repels sand. Unlike with an ordinary beach towel, I didn't have to shake off the sand 'til my biceps are toned. In fact our toddler Luna simply picked up the blanket, handed it to me, and I tucked it in my bag. Speaking of packing, it's got a swatch of a cloth stitched on it with buttons (kinda resembles that of an umbrella's), which keeps the Lagu blanket nice and folded. Also, even though it's a roomy 45"x60", it's totally lightweight.  

And yeah, it doesn't take a whole sun-drenched day to dry it.

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Eye candy. There are 5 (soon 6) colors to choose from!

So I'm done raving, now it's your turn to give it a go! Two of you guys could win a Lagu beach blanket! You just have to "like" a couple of pages and leave a comment below answering the question: What's your fave Philippine beach? Refer to the Rafflecopter widget as your guide.

Only Philippine residents are allowed to join. Visit Lagu's Facebook page to know more about the product.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, fellow travel junkies. Get your summer on!

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78 comments:

Lakbay Diva said...
March 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM

luna is sooo cute with the blanket! i'll wait for this to go live :D

Gay Mitra-Emami said...
March 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM

good luck! :)

Princess Yaz said...
March 8, 2013 at 4:11 AM

El Nido is my beach! :)

Lakbay Diva said...
March 8, 2013 at 7:05 AM

oh my! i can't name my fave beach! hmmm can i name three??? it's nacpan beach in el nido, boracay, and dako island, siargao!

Leon Abrilla Pangilinan Jr. said...
March 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM

The beaches of Madison County...lol. Sa Borongan kasi hometwon ko yun eh..Hehehe

Charm Tamba-Dalguntas said...
March 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

my fave.... Maira-ira beach in Pagudpud!!! :-)

donabel acero said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:06 AM

El Nido is my favorite beach

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Invite ka naman sa Borongan! :)

Filipina Explorer said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Haven't really made it anywhere far lately, but Banol in Coron will always be one of my favorite beach destinations. Nagsasa, too :)

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Haha, IKR. Can't even name just one myself.

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Nagsasa's pretty not only because of the beach, but also because of the view of nearby mountains.

Mach said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Can I have two? El Nido and Carabao Island. :-)

C.A. | www.adventurousfeet.com said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM

my favorite beach would be the blue lagoon in pagudpud

escapemanila said...
March 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The beaches of El Nido :)

Iris Clamor said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Definitely Malcapuya Island in Coron!

Dyanie said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Panglao beach in Bohol! The kids love it! :)

Kitsune Smith said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Anawangin beach, Zambales is one of the most awesome i have ever been. They also have white sand like Boracay but the islands are not too crowded and there are no resorts that will accommodate you there. CAMPING in the islands is their thing to keep the beaches clean and less pollution from us humans. and lots of mountains to climb and conquer too. every visitor should implement "LEAVE NO TRACE" rule. ^_^

Koko Nerva said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Hands down, lahuy island in caramoan

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Beautiful shot! The beach is summoning.

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

This is on my bucket list!

Ava Patricia Avila said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Isla Reta in Davao :)

JUANDERFULPINOY said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I joined :D


El nido and Calaguas

Ross Tetet Umali said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Malcapuya in Coron is definitely it for me! :D

Caressa Leanne Lim said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

all the beaches in britania group of islands in Surigao del Sur :)

Suyen said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I really had to think about this one for a while. My favorite Philippine beach would be Boracay back in the early 90s. I still can't forget how big & white the beach was back then. :)

Ada Lajara said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Calaguas!

kim said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM

General Luna (Siargao) and Potipot (Zambales) are on the top of my list right now (this changes a lot!)

slowlaneontheexpressway said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Puraran, Catanduanes is my best bet. :)

Mel Banico said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Too many to mention. Haha, slambook eto. :D

Of all the places I've been to, I'd would like to go back to the Caramoan beaches of CamSur and Talicud Island beaches of Samal. Away from the crowd, my kind of beach. :)

Iris Camille Mejia Acosta said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Blue lagoon in pagudpud

Chea Dela Rosa said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Tambobong beach in Dasol, Pangasinan

Filipina Explorer said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I agree! Sitting on a hammock with the view of the surrounding mountains (and that beautiful lagoon at the back) transports one to an otherworldly state of serenity and contentment.

Mc Pol Androuse Cruz said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Anawangin!:)

Jesy Agregado said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

haven't gone too far but La Union would be my favorite! :)

rainbowjournal said...
March 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I love the view from the white sandbar of Camiguin. :)

JovialWanderer.com said...
March 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Palawan! :)

Jennifer Baradas-Bringas said...
March 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

apo island! my favorite snorkeling place!

Faith said...
March 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

My favorite beach in the Philippines: Boracay, especially during low season. :)

Keith Borgonia Manatad said...
March 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Liloan, Southern Leyte favorite snorkeling place with GIANT CORALS

WanderfulTogether said...
March 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Helicopter Island Beach in El Nido!

Gay Emami said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM

WHOA!

wanderlass said...
March 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Give me one of the towel. I will exchange you a nice travel journal. haha. My favorite beach in the world is Boracay!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mycoffeemug/3924167075/in/set-72157622097894641

meowbykate said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

My fave is Panglao :)

Kenneth Lagaña said...
March 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I'll go for something off-the-beaten: Sumilon Island in Cebu.

Gay Emami said...
March 9, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Haha!

Sarah Travis said...
March 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Favorite beach?

I frequent Bataan shore, it was good.
But Boracay is still #1!

chii said...
March 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

i luv siargao beaches(guyam, daku, naked islands), bantayan island; malapascua; dicantuman, coron; shimizu,el nido; secret beach, elnido;panglao, bohol; snake island elnido and puerto princesa; 7 commandos, el nido

Mai Decena said...
March 9, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Love Boracay ...:)

Riyalyn Gatdula said...
March 9, 2013 at 10:55 PM

La union and Boracay! hehe

Lala Valderama said...
March 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I been to boracay 3times... I really love so much the white sand of boracay!

Roel Christopher said...
March 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Calaguas Island

Frances Aujero said...
March 9, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Isla Igantes in North Iloilo

Frances Aujero said...
March 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Isla de Gigantes in North Iloilo.
actually i never been there but where invade that island this coming March23-24 2013 with my fellow couchsurfers!!! '360 degree view of the island when you reach the top of mountain' sandbar, lagoon similar to palawan, neighboring cute island!! #ItsmorefuninIloilo

Mach said...
March 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Is Lahuy different from Lahos?

Angela Almogela said...
March 11, 2013 at 4:24 AM

My favorite beach in the world is Boracay!

shawicortez said...
March 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM

my fave so far is laid-back Paradise Island in Port Barton, Palawan.

Gay, "salo" mode na hands ko. pakibato na nga si Lagu sa akin ;D

Ricci Adriano said...
March 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Balicasag Island in Bohol. :)

Tago Fabic said...
March 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Too many to choose from! Palawan, Boracay or Bohol are top choices! :D

blissfulguro said...
March 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM

i forgot the name of the island but it's somewhere in el nido :)

Kathleen said...
March 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Lanuza, Surigao del Sur... They may not have the beach in the world but they have the best waves for me. :D

Kelly Kanojo Morrison said...
March 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Bohol! When it was purely undiscovered and it takes a boat ride to get to a virgin island with white sand. Erm...I don't know exactly what island it was but it was a boat ride from Cagawasan, Inabanga, Bohol. Hahaha!

Francis Falucho said...
March 12, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Boracay White Sand Beach

Rachel Angcog said...
March 12, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Pagudpod island in ILocos..

Gay Emami said...
March 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Hahahaha! I honestly like Lagu so much, gusto ko rin sali sa ibang giveaways from other travel bloggers. LOL.

Lornadahl Campilan said...
March 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Wow, this seems like a very good product! Something we Pinoys can be truly proud of.

What's my favorite beach? Wow, that's so hard as I have so many faves! I love Pamilacan Island in Bohol, Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud, Banana Island in Coron, Nakabuang Beach in Batanes and White Beach in Camiguin.

Tere Decena said...
March 12, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I love boracay island.. :>

Marlene Rivera Yanga said...
March 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I love Boracay and hoping to see Amanpulo

patricia uy said...
March 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Banana Island in Coron, Palawan :)

✈ Maye Mariano said...
March 13, 2013 at 4:41 PM

All the beaches in Honda Bay, Puerto Prinsesa! :)

Ali Ramirez said...
March 13, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Calaguas Island! :D

Megan Orito said...
March 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I haven't been there but I'm planning to go there this year. *beautiful fingers crossed* =))

Claire | Traveling Light said...
March 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Can't single out one favorite beach - there are just so many! Danjugan Island, different islands in Palawan, Liw-liwa in Zambales, and more - and yes, almost any beach with sand bars like in Camiguin, Bohol and Biliran.

Morena Geda said...
March 15, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I am a beach lover and have been to different beaches in the Philippines. :) My favorite beach is Boracay Island. :) It was only last 2011 when I first got a taste of what Boracay beach has to offer and it was a great trip.

Chatt Carlos said...
March 15, 2013 at 1:14 PM

My favorite Beach was in Casiguran aurora this unspoiled paradise really amazed & interest me than popular places like Boracay , it's quiet , desolate , not too many people & tranquil , a beautiful tropical paradise that needs to be preserved from development

Tin Zablan (straypusiket) said...
March 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I'll have to say... Boracay. Although I also like Banul Beach in Palawan and Manlawi Island in Caramoan =)

Lakbay Diva said...
March 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM

aaaackkk!!! tsk tsk i didn't win :P congrats to the winners, anyway :D

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