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A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH

I’ve been sick for days but couldn’t help it but to be productive, at least! Got tons of pending blog posts from previous getaways and ‘now’ is the perfect timing to make up on it. I frequently visited La Union for many reasons – surfing, chill-out, do nothing with friends and food tripping! If you’re up for an adventure then, San Juan, La Union is for you! Meanwhile, here’s a quick guide to San Juan, La Union, PH.


Normi2’s Beachfront Resort is located at Brgy. Taboc Bridge, San Juan, La Union not ideal if you’re up for surfing activity. This beachfront resort is quite far from where the surfing action is but it is ideal for family getaways that just wanted to breath fresh air.

Fatwave Surf Resort is located at Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union. A beachfront resort perfect for those who loves surfing at day and partying at night. A cheap air-condition room but gives a decent accommodation. So, if the budget is tight or you want to spend your moolah on food or other things then, Fatwave Surf Resort is ideal for you and your barkada.

Eat & Drink.

We just randomly ate on the restaurants that we passed by nearby. Everything was good and cheap. If you want some seafood better go to the dry & wet market so you can score cheap and affordable prawns, fish, squids on which you can grill at the beachside.

See & Do.

Surf. Surf. And. Lots of surfing. A trainer and a rent for a surf board cost at Php 400.00/hour. In addition to that, there’s a Tangadan Falls 340-minute drive from San Juan where you can have cliff diving. Prepare yourself for an hour trekking though. Haven’t there yet but I’m looking forward that our plan to celebrate friend’s birthday there at the end of the month will push thru.

By the way, Thunderbird Resort is also located in La Union. It is a 20 to 30-minute drive from San Juan. Well, it is one of the destinations in La Union that I would like to visit the soonest possible.


At San Fernando Market, there are a lot of thrift shops. And souvenir items such as keychains, ref magnets and delicacies.

Good to know.

Immense yourself in their culture and day-to-day living. Foods are worth to be discovered and tasted because everything they sell is delicious and affordable. Make new friends.

A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
A Quick Guide to San Juan, La Union, PH
How to get there.

Getting to La Union from Manila is really easy and tourist friendly. The easiest way is to take the bus from Manila to San Juan, it is only a 6 to 7-hour ride depending on traffic and whether you leave day or night. As for me, I love travelling at night to get enough sleep and energy needed when I arrive at the surfing haven.

From Manila (Via Bus)

Take any bus bound for Laoag, Vigan, Abra, Ilocos Sur & San Fernando, La Union. Make sure to let the conductor know to drop you off at Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union.

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Have a great time!  Hugs & Kisses, Aylin
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