Two of the most popular destinations in La Union are San Fernando (the capital city) and San Juan (the surfing capital of the Northern Philippines). Of course, better book them ahead of time to avoid any hassle in your trip. You may see the schedule and rate in phbus.com. San Juan La Union is on the west part of La Union Province and it's also a second class municipality in the province of La Union. North Swell happens when the northeast trade winds (locally known as the amihan winds) bring consistent swells to the coastline. I also observed many of the instructors teaching their students to stand up planting their back foot on the board first, and then getting up.

Now, with the newly constructed TPLEX or Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway, travel time was lessened down to 4 hours. West 4th Street, 5:00 AM – Exit and Stop-over at Pozorrubio, Pangasinan (TPLex), 7:00 AM – Arrival at San Gabriel, La Union, 8:00 – 8:05 AM – Travel going to jeepney terminal, 8:05 – 9:00 AM – Jeepney ride from terminal to Tangadan Falls, 9:00 – 9:30 AM – Trek going to Tangadan Falls, 9:30 – 10:30 AM – Swimming at Tangadan Falls, 10:30 – 11:00 AM – Trek back to the base camp, 11:00 – 11:45 AM – Jeepney ride going back to Jeepney terminal, 1:00 – 1:15 PM – Travel to Baluarte Ruins, 1:15 – 1:30 PM – Photo-ops at Baluarte Ruins, 1:30 – 1:40 PM – Travel to Kamay na bato Art Gallery, 1:40 – 2:00 PM – Photo-ops at Kamay na bato Art Gallery, 2:00 – 2:20 PM – Travel to man-made forest, 2:20 – 2:40 PM – Photo-ops at man-made forest, 3:00 PM – Check-in at Basallo’s transient, 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Prepare for surfing/swimming, 8:00 – 8:30 AM – Prepare for surfing/swimming round 2, 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Rest/Prepare for lunch, 12:00 – 12:15 PM – Travel to Ma-Cho Temple, 12:15 – 12:45 PM – Photo-ops at Ma-Cho Temple, 12:45 – 1:10 PM – Travel to Poro Point Lighthouse, 1:10 – 1:25 PM – Photo-ops at Poro Point Lighthouse, 1:25 – 2:10 PM – Travel to Gapuz/Ancheta/Salino Grapes farm, 2:10 – 3:00 PM – Grape-picking and photo-ops at at Grapes farm, Thunderbird La Union (Php 500.00 entrance fee per head), Breakfast Day 1 – Php 700.00 per head head at carinderia near jeepney terminal going to Tangadan falls, Lunch Day 1 – Php 700.00 per head at carinderia near jeepney terminal going to Tangadan falls, Dinner Day 1– Php 2800 for 10 pax at Mang Elyu Boodle Island, Breakfast Day 2 – Php 120 per head at McDonalds , Lunch Day 2 – Php 1200 for 10 pax at Bless Mamihan and Bulaluhan.
In comparison, Siargoa will cost you 200 PHP per hour and only 400 PHP for full day. If you prefer hassle-free vacation, there are travel agencies like Sole Adventours that offer surfing packages for a minimum of Php1,800 (USD36) per person depending on hotel accommodation. If you want a hassle-free vacation, JMX Travel and Tours is offering a La Union trip package. There are a lot of surf spots in La Union that caters to various skill levels. 1 hour is enough for beginners since it is very tiring as well. Ma-Cho Temple is located at Quezon Ave., San Fernando, La Union.

It is more crowded than any beginner surf area I have ever seen, and remember I am from California. Please take note that this is also a rainy season. Should you want to add/dispute something in this article, please leave a comment below. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); La Union is a province in the Ilocos Region, the business and financial center. If you are an experienced surfer wanting to surf the Philippines you will be better off going to Siargoa. Partas – (+632) 725 7303 / (+632) 725 1740, Genesis – (+632) 421 1413 / (+632) 853 3115, Farinas – (+632) 731 4507 / (+632) 731 4375.

Wander (@loveeatwander), Surfing is what put the province back on the tourism map. During the summer you could literally walk across the backs of the beginner surfers as they jockey for position in the beginner area for surfers. You can set aside a safe budget of Php1,000 (around USD20) for a round trip fare between Manila and La Union. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it's only PhP400 for an hour, and can extend if you're having a lot of fun (provided you pay for the extra hour, haha)! You will never run out of options. Tall, dark and funny. There is no entrance fee at Baluarte Ruins. Although I gave this attraction 3 stars, the Surf School deserves 5, and ultimately my rating is based on the location. While most destinations in the Philippines come to life during summer (March-May), San Juan has two surfing seasons: If you prefer hassle-free vacation, there are travel agencies like. Tangadan Falls is located in San Gabriel, La Union. If you want to explore the province more, check out: For more virtual and interactive live updates, you can check our, If you are looking for a reliable travel agency to help you with your trips and itinerary, contact out travel partner, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa DIY Travel Guide, san juan la union surfing capital of the north, Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary DIY Travel Guide, Cebu City Tourist Spots – Cebu City Tour DIY Guide, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnEvRGf2qJQ. We would love to hear from you! The water is clear… and cold! Genesis – (+632) 421 1413 / (+632) 853 3115 Your discretion to do so. La Union offers also a good beach as well if you do not want to go surfing and you only want to relax and enjoy nature. You may contact them in their facebook page. There is a large sign on the beach put up by the government warning beginners not to surf the point. I had the best time and will make sure to be back for more.. There are plenty of accommodations dotting the beach all around La Union, in San Juan especially. The first day I was there I counted 300 people in the water including swimmers who were swimming right among the beginners. Make sure that you track the time with your surf instructor especially the time you started to surf. Hi I'm Roland. All buses run every hour except during the wee hours of the morning from 2AM-4AM. enough and used a rubber board since I am a beginner (safety reasons). Experience the waves and beautiful sunset at the beach. Of course, this is one of most thrilling part of the trip… to surf! Thank God Siargoa is not like this at this point. LA UNION SURFING SPOTS.
Add PhP200 more if you will be needing a surfing instructor who will teach you the basics of surfing. Also, because they have over-developed the place, many of the trees have been cut down creating beaches without adequate shade. This place is Manila by the surf, with a dense population and buildings stacked right next to each other. However, "the point break" is not even a point break. The road trip from Manila to La Union used to take 5-6 hours. There are flights from Manila to San Fernando. more, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites, Main reason I went to La Union was to learn to surf.

There are plenty of accommodations dotting the beach all around La Union, in San Juan especially.

In this place, you will see the handcrafted arts by Mr. Bong Kim, who is married to a Filipina. Surf board rental and instructor fee – Php 500 per hour per head**Grapes and Blueberry juice – Php 2700 for 12 bottles + 3 free bottles**Grapes – Php 350.00 per kilo (price may vary depending on the season), Tangadan Falls – Php 250.00 per headKamay na bato Art Gallery – Php 25.00 per head**Parking at Kamay na bato Art Gallery – Php 50.00 per vehicle for 10 pax sharing**Parking at Grapes farm – Php 50.00 per vehicle for 10 pax, Meal – Php 660.00 per headEntrance/Environmental/Parking Fee – Php 285 per headTotal cost per head = Php 945.00 per headTotal cost per head (including other expenses) = Php 1750.00 per head. Eat. The trainor was kind. Note: Hotel or transient cost, and van rental or gas/toll are not included as it may vary depending on which one you will avail or use. No matter what your religion is, the temple is open to the public. South Swell is brought by the southwest monsoon, known as the habagat winds to locals. And if you do feel that the place is over-developed, just checck out my last photo to see what is coming to this beach.

Here are the places that you can visit in La Union. So here we are at San Juan La Union, fear again almost stopped me from learning to surf. Nearby, cities in Tabok, Bacnotan, Cabaroan and south of San Fernando right down to Bauang also boast a good swell depending on time of year. San Fernando is the capital of La Union Province. There are a lot of surf spots in La Union that caters to various skill levels. Some of the most popular are as follows: Of you want to break away from the mainstream, other towns also have waves for surfing. Same thing with Baluarte Ruins, this place only deserves a few minutes of photo-op… like this. La Union offers also a good beach as well if you do not want to go surfing and you only want to relax and enjoy nature. Surfing is what put the province back on the tourism map. With a tight-knit community of surfers, foodies and travelers, La Union is also where many beginners head over to for their first crack at surfing the waves.