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Due to the temporary closure of Boracay, beach lovers are now going to North Luzon to find an alternative destination to keep them cool thi...

DIY Travel to La Union

Due to the temporary closure of Boracay, beach lovers are now going to North Luzon to find an alternative destination to keep them cool this summer. I recommend La Union, one of the best surfing destinations in the Philippines. A lot of local and international tourists flock here to enjoy the endless summer and world-class surfing year round.


Surfing is the most recommended activity to do in La Union. Local and foreigners alike usually go Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan to surf all day especially for surfing enthusiasts. This is also the perfect place to learn surfing. A lot of of groups offer surf lesson from basic to advance surf lesson. Rates starts at P400 per hour which includes surf board and personal instructor. If you already know how to surf, you can rent surf board for P200 per hour and P500 for half day. The best time to surf is during peak season which is from July to October.



If you are going to stay in La Union for overnight or for a couple of days, you can find here best of the best resort, hotel and hostel. Some of the top resorts and hotels include Awesome Hotel, P and M Final Option Hotel, Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto de San Juan Hotel Resort, Aureo Resort La Union, Bali Hai Beach Resort, The Little Surfmaid Resort and ThunderbirdResorts

Circle Hostel La Union

Kahuna Beach Resort La Union

For those looking for a budget-friendly accommodation, no need to worry! I recommend Circle Hostel La Union, Camp Avenue, Urbiz Garden Bed and Breakfast, G Hotel, Chill'n, Charlie's Hangar Surf Hostel and Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel.


Destinations to visit in La Union include Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel, Ma-cho Temple in San Fernando, Pugad in Pugo, Tapuakan River in Pugo, Gapuz Grapes Farm and Pebble Beach of Luna.




If you are looking for places to eat, I recommend to eat in Above Sea Level La Union, Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel, Surf Shack, Gefseis Greek Grill, El Union Coffee and Elyu Hideout.

La Union can be reached after a 5-7 drive or bus ride northward from Metro Manila. You can take Partas Transportation, Dominion Bus Lines or Viron Transportation Co., Inc. Travel fare is from 480 to 580.
  • Partas Transportation – Cubao-   816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Partas Transportation – Pasay - Tramo corner Edang St., San Roque, Pasay City 
  • Dominion Bus Lines -  EDSA corner New York St., Quezon City
  • Viron Transportation Co., Inc. - 1209 Dapitan corner Blumentritt Streets, Sampaloc, Manila
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