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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

La Union Surf Travel Guide: Riding the Waves

La Union is the surf capital of North Luzon.  Thus, there are a lot of resorts around the Bauang, San Juan and its capital San Fernando CityLa Union is very accessible to tourism since there is the San Fernando Airport and a lot of bus lines are available.  The dominant language is Ilokano.

La Union City Map

La Union Climate
The climate in La Union is a prolonged dry season with only little precipitation during November to May.

La Union Trip Budget
The Budget for a La Union Trip ranges from 1,500 php to 4,000 php.  Your La Union Trip Budget should include allocations for the following:

  • Souvenirs (Pasalubong)
    • Dried Fish
    • Basi
    • Sukang Iloko
      Accomodation (Where to Stay at La Union) - around 600-5,000 php per person
      • China Sea Resort  (Paringao, Bauang) - (072) - 705-0833
      • Coconut Grove Beach Resort (National Hi-way, Paringao, Bauang) - (072) - 6076604
      • Hotel Ariana (Paringao, Bauang) - (072) - 705-0050
      • Lola Nanny's Resort (Ubizondo, San Juan) - (0920) 4091030
      • Marand Resort and Spa (McArthur Hi-Way, Baccuit Sur, Bauang) 
      • San Juan Surf Shop (Ubiztondo, San Juan) - (072) - 720-0340
      • Thunderbird Corporation (Poro Point, San Fernando City) - (072) 888-7888
      Transportation (How to get to La Union)

      Public Transportation
      • Airplane
        • Seair
      • Bus
        • Partas
        • Dominion Bus Lines
        • Philippine Rabbit
        • FariƱas
        • Maria de Leon
        • Viron
      Private Transportation (via car from Manila)

      • Take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) up to Exit 85 to get to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).  Exit at Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac and follow the National Highway through Pangasinan.

      La Union Itinerary

      There are two options in making your La Union Trip Itinerary:

      1. Avail a tour with a planned out itinerary from travel and tours companies
      2. Plan you itinerary by considering the following:
          a.  La Union Trip Samples Itineraries
          b.  La Union Trip Activities By Area

      Agoo, La Union
      Bacnotan, La Union
      • Arosip Eco-Trail
      • Baroro Bridge Marker 
      • Centennial Tree
      Luna, La Union
      • USAFIP, NL Military Shrine and Park
      Naguilan, La Union
      Pugo, La Union
      • Kultura Splash Wave  and Water Park
      • Marcos Park
      • Pugad: Pugo Adventure
      • Tapuacan River (cleanest river in the north)
      San Fernando City, La Union
      • Bascil Ridge Monument
      • Battle of San Fernando Marker
      • Cathedral of Saint William the Hermit
      • Children's Park 
      • Christ the Redeemer Statue
      • La Union Botanical & Zoological Garden
      • La Union Science Centrum & Museum
      • Ma-cho Temple
      • Moro Watch Tower
      • Pindangan Ruins
      • Thunderbirds Resort Poro Point
      • Wallace Air Station
      • Seven Hills:
        • Capitol Hill
        • Heroes Hill & Freedom Park Stairway
        • Pagoda Hill
        • Bethany Hill
        • Mirador Hill
        • Mariner's Hill
        • Miracle Hill
      San Juan, La Union

      •  San Juan Beach
        •  Surfing
          • Surfing Lessons Rate: 150 - 400 php per hour
        • Kayak
        • Beach Swimming
      • Swimming at Bakes Swimming Pool

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