15 May 2018 - 4 min read
The “surf season” is October to April, also known as North Swell Season. This is the time when hanging amihan (northeast trade winds) consistently produces the waves that you need for surfing. During this season, waves in La Union can reach up to 2-3 meters on a good swell.
If you're driving to La Union, take the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). Travel time is only three to four hours and will have you surfing in La Union in no time. But if you're planning to ride a public transportation, here are a few options for you:
Alternatively, you can ride a bus going to Vigan or Laoag. Be sure to tell the conductor that you need to be dropped off at San Juan, La Union. You can also mention the name of the accommodation that you’re staying at. You’ll need to shell out PHP 400 to PHP 600 for the one-way bus fare.
Here's where beginners and advance surfers usually go surfing in La Union.
Photo from Flotsam and Jetsam FB Page
Since surfing will be your main activity here, it’s suggested that you stay around the San Juan area as it’s the nearest spot to Urbiztondo Beach. Check out these accommodations for a comfortable stay in La Union:
Address: La Roca Villa, Surfers’ Road, Urbiztondo, San Juan What guests say: “It was more than what we expected. We checked in early and didn't have any problems, in fact, our room was upgraded from a deluxe to a studio with a balcony, which we really enjoyed. The location was great, it was really near all the food spots as well as near the surfing area but without all the people. Our room was clean and really spacious. Thank you very much for the memorable stay!” Book La Roca Villa Resort Hotel here
Address: 12500 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan What guests say: “Feels just like home. The vibe is great, staff are friendly. Facilities are clean and well-maintained. Love the coziness and aesthetics of this hostel! I love the benches at the backyard overlooking the sea. Would definitely come back next time.” Book Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel here
Address: Ili Sur, Urbiztondo, San Juan What guests say: “The ambiance and amenities are at par internationally. Building aesthetics are mediterranean inspired, a welcome sight for local tourists. Clean rooms, pool and surroundings. Reasonably priced. Food is also great, must try are their pizza and nachos. The owner is there most of the time chatting with guests. Stunning view from the restaurant and the food in there was also satisfying. Great place and I'll absolutely coming back.” Book Villas Buenavista Hotel and Restaurant here
Ready to go surfing in La Union? Before you hang ten, make sure you book your stay withTraveloka!]]>