La Union Weekend Trip

Marcos visits San Juan's surfing beach and goes on day tours to San Gabriel, Luna, San Fernando & Bauang in La Union Province, Philippines.
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My last visit in San Juan, La Union was way back in 2012 during our Lakbay Norte tour. We only spent one night in town, at 11 Things to do in La Union + Tourist SpotsKahuna Beach Resort and Spa. This time, I and travel buddy, Gael, enjoyed a longer trip with detours to natural and heritage spots nearby.

This surfing hotspot had grown a hipster feel to it, attracting the upscale Manila millennial crowds. If you go here, do explore the delectable & Instagram-worthy food scene.

For our day trips, we started with a trek to Tangadan Falls and then a quick tour in San Fernando, the capital of La Union.

Then, we traveled northwards to the town of Luna, which had a beautiful pebble beach along "Bahay na Bato," a new attraction in the province.

Finally, we did a stopover at the grapes farm in Bauang on our way back to Manila.

Route Map


Trip Itinerary

Day 1

San Juan arrival

Places — Bangued, Abra » San Juan, La Union

Bangued to San Juan bus.

Arrival in San Juan.

San Juan food trip in La Union, Philippines

Start San Juan food trip.

Rest in San Juan.

Day 2

Tangadan Falls & San Fernando

Places — San Juan » Tangdan Falls, San Gabriel » San Fernando

Continue San Juan food trip.

San Juan to Tangadan falls transport via Brgy. Bucao.

San Gabriel – Tangadan Falls & trek in La Union, Philippines

Tangadan falls sightseeing.

Tangadan falls to San Fernando transport.

San Fernando & Bauang – City tour & grapes farm, in La Union, Philippines

Start San Fernando day tour.

Eat at Halo Halo de Iloco.

Macho Temple sightseeing.

Urbiztondo Beach Surf, in San Juan, La Union, Philippines

Sunset at Urbiztondo Beach.

Rest in San Juan.

Day 3

Luna & Bauang grapes farm

Places — San Juan » Bauang » Manila

San Juan to Luna jeepney.

Continue San Juan food trip.

Luna – Pebble Beach, Bahay Na Bato & Heritage sites, in La Union, Philippines

Start Luna day tour.

Pebble beach & Bahay Na Bato.

Baluarte (watchtower) & Luna Church.

Luna to San Juan jeepney.


San Juan to Bauang transport via San Fernando.

Bauang grapes farm.

Bauang, La Union to Manila bus.

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This trip is part of Marcos’ Luzon Summer 2017 & 2017 Detours series.

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