La Union is a fantastic choice for surfers who do not want to travel far south to Siargao, the official “Surfing Capital of the Philippines.” It can give you the same adrenaline but is easily accessible by land if you are from Manila or any point of Luzon. Besides its surfing spots, La Union has many unique attractions and heritage sites that will enrich your trip even more.
There's San Juan, a crowd favorite for having everything you could ask for—the best surfing spots with the most consistent swells, the nicest beach accommodations, and the tastiest food. The capital city, San Fernando, is another must-visit for its touristic sites, including Ma Cho Temple, Thunderbird Poro Point Resort, and Pindangan Ruins. You can also go grape picking in Bauang to match the strawberry picking experience in La Trinidad, Benguet, a nearby destination you may run to after exploring La Union.
All in all, La Union is a good stop in exploring Ilocandia and the rest of Northern Luzon including Vigan, Laoag, and Baguio City.
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The Circle Hostel - La Union
Budget Backpacker | San Juan
Costa Villa Beach Resort
Budget | San Juan
Flotsam and Jetsam
Budget Flashpacker | San Juan
Isla Bonita Beach Resort
Mid-range | San Juan
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Splurge | San Juan
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