Where: San Juan, La Union
Who: Mr, Mrs & Little Miss Wanderlust
When: : Little Miss Wanderlust's Birthday
WhatL Birthday Surfday
Region I - San Juan, La Union
Only a few hours (5-6 hours to be precise) from Manila, is one of the closer surf spots from the capital. Barangay Urbiztondo is the entry point to the surf spots of the Ilocos region. Beginners love this area known for its peeling waves and short rides. There are plenty of accommodations you can choose from, and many of them are beachfront. You can do pricey villas or budget-friendly home-stays.
From Manila there are several bus companies but the most reliable to San Juan, La Union is PARTAS bus which has lots of schedule back and forth. Trip is around 6-7 hours.
Then there's always the private vehicle which cuts the trip to 5-6 hours from Manila to NLEX - SCTEX - then just following the national road to La Union province, just a few kilometers away from Poro Point, you would reach San Juan, La Union.
As mentioned above, there are a lot of places to stay for you to choose from, depending on your budget and preferences when looking for accommodation.
Mr & Mrs Wanderlust's Reviews
Kahuna Beach Resort
Price: $$$ (around 5,000php)
Service: 4 star
Facilities & Amenities: 4 star
Restaurant (foods): 4 star
Bar: 4 star
Overall: 4.5 / 5
Surf - that's what we came there for. Nice small waves for beginners and also bigger waves on the western part of beach but is rocky and has lots of reefs so only for seasoned surfers. It is also good to know that the surf turf is run by locals so even though it is a bit commercialized, you know money is going to the locals which is good.
Beach bum and chill out. Just watch them surfers catch waves
Have a picnic
BONUS: Video of our surf trip in San Juan, La Union. For more travel videos check out the Sights & Sounds page!
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