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La Union Travel Guides + Blog

La Union is the surfing capital of Northern Philippines' west coast. Explore the surfing spots and the province's interesting natural attractions, heritage sites, and food scene.

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La Union Travel Guide

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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Where to Stay in La Union

Recommeneded La Union Hotels

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

P and M Final Option Hotel

Mid-range | San Juan

Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa

Splurge | San Juan

Thunderbird Resorts - Poro Point

Splurge | San Fernando

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